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After 42 years out in California, The Tonight Show returned to New York City on Monday. New host Jimmy Fallon didn’t wait long to make a joke about Alex Ovechkin. In his fourth Tonight Show on Thursday, Fallon introduced a segment called Olympic Thoughts and had some fun with a recently taken Ovi photo.

“Now you guys might not realize this, but I’m basically a mind-reader,” Fallon begins. “I don’t like to brag about it, but I can tell what somebody’s thinking just by looking at them – especially when it comes to Olympic athletes.”

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“Like for example, take a look at this photo. Here we have an interesting moment from the Russia-Norway hockey game.”

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“And I can tell just by looking at the goalie that he’s thinking…”

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“The other player is thinking…”

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[laughter]

“He’s flying holding a… [acts like he’s holding a hockey stick].”

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The rest of the segment is fantastic. Check it out below.

Olympic Thoughts start at 2:15.

Thanks to @Sydneyhasnever for first posting. Thanks also to Melissa B. for emailing us about it.

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  • Topher Gee

    I was wondering if you guys saw that.

  • CapsFan4403

    “All those years of thinking The Tonight Show was terrible have paid off!”

    Fallon was terrible on SNL, his own show was pretty bad and now he has the reins of a show that has been shit for years. Jimmy Fallon is TERRIBLE and ruins all comedy bits he’s involved in.

    And whoever that “sidekick” is… Uuuggghhh… Painful…

  • Yo8

    Not funny. It should have been done on Comedy Central and not on the whiny crybaby loving network. I chuck a little just for the Harry Potter reference but that’s just weak. Kids stuff.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Watch the whole segment – it was good. This was the first joke. It got progressively weirder and more ridiculous.

  • Yo8

    The Luge one but that has been done before. Sorry, but the guy doesn’t make me laugh and the wolf prank wasn’t fun either since it disrupted the Sochi security. Our players still there.

  • MAtilda

    I am gonna be the only one in these comment saying this. But I think jimmy fallon is hilarious. He is the only talk show host (besides Ellen) that i like! Jimmy Kimmel is okay, but fallon is better, especially with JT.

  • Julie Fainberg

    Jeeez…people get bitchy when it comes to comedians. Chill out

  • Owen Johnson

    Jimmy Fallon? You mean that unfunny guy from SNL who couldn’t keep a straight face while in scenes with Will Ferrell?

    Still, he’s a better late night host than Carson Daly.

  • RT23

    I was relieved. Since this was on NBC I was assuming Fallon was going to spend his whole monologue explaining why Ovi will never be a truly great player and will never win anything and then announce that they were bumping Michelle Obama, Will Ferrel and Justin Timberlake to do a hour long live interview and tribute to Sidney Crosby.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    I like him too. Anything that involves The Roots is quality.

  • Guest

    Jimmy, your lines are rehearsed and rehearsed again and again. What Ovi does is spontaneous and unrehearsed and when he fails you can rehearse and rehearse, write and rewrite how you are going to make him look the fool, and even then it what you came up with wasn’t even that funny. Looks like the jokes on you.

  • David McCaig

    Jimmy, your lines are rehearsed and rehearsed again and again. What Ovi does is spontaneous and unrehearsed and when he fails you can rehearse and rehearse, write and rewrite how you are going to make him look the fool. Takes a lot of guts to do that Jimmy. Now why don’t you go play on goal and have Ovi take a few shots at you.