While most people who watched this week's announcement by Apple of the new iPhone 6 are talking about the new device's bigger screen size and other tech specs, we here at Starpulse were most entertained by a couple of ads the Cupertino-based company unveiled during the presentation. After the first ad, featuring two people humming the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey while holding the new phones was played, Apple CEO Tim Cook asked the crowd if they who knew who the off-camera singers were. Cracking a big smile on his face, he said "Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon!"
The unexpected celebrity cameo put a smile on a lot of people's faces, which I suppose is what the now epic Timberlake/Fallon bromance is mostly known for. Here are some of our favorite moments from Hollywood's current most loved duo.
History of Rap
Musical improvisation has always been a strength of Jimmy Fallon's, so it's no surprise that he and Timberlake came up with the idea for these covers of influential rap songs back when Fallon was on Late Night. The initial skit was such a success that the duo has reprised the skit with four additional editions since then, including capping off Fallon's first week as host of The Tonight Show with History of Rap Part 5.
I've personally always wondered if they have to practice their moves for this bit or if they are just so naturally talented that they can get up there and mostly wing it.
Barry Gibb Talk Show
Back when Jimmy Fallon was a regular on SNL, the Barry Gibb Talk Show was one of the first times Fallon and Timberlake worked their magic together. Fallon played lead singer of the Bee Gees Barry Gibb and Timberlake played his brother Robin.
The first few times this skit was performed, it was hilarious not just because of the impersonations but because Timberlake couldn't keep a straight face during Fallon's antics. Both have perfected their performances over the years, culminating in their most recent appearance in December 2013 that had none other than Barry Gibb himself (and Madonna) showing up to guest star in skit.
When SNL announced that Fallon and Timberlake would both be coming back to SNL in December 2013 to co-host the show together, everyone's hype meter took off to the stratosphere. The show's cold open did not disappoint, with Timberlake reprising his role (with an assist from Fallon) as a pitchman for various services or products who uses current popular songs to get his point across. "Wrappingville" got the show off to a hot start that it wouldn't let up on, as the episode became SNL's most watched of the season. You can watch the full video over at NBC.