No host in the 60-year history of "The Tonight Show" has had his name in lights on a marquee outside of 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City — until now.
Jimmy Fallon had a goosebump moment on Monday's show when he unveiled a new marquee bearing his name above the Sixth Avenue entrance to the iconic building.
Fallon lit up the marquee, which says "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,'' in advance of Monday night's show.
The marquee is on one of the busiest streets in the heart of Manhattan and helps promote the show's return to New York, after 42 years of being filmed in southern California, where it was hosted by Jay Leno until Fallon took over in February.
The show was originally filmed in the 30 Rock studio in its early days in the 1950s, when it was hosted by Jack Paar and then Johnny Carson, but now Fallon is the first "Tonight Show" host to get his name on such a prime chunk of real estate: the previous hosts weren't listed on a marquee, and it's the first one in its spot. The marquee was also built to accommodate having a band play on top of it, which Fallon requested.
“This makes it exponentially harder for them to fire me,” Fallon joked to the New York Times. “I guess this means they put a ring on it.”