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13 Of Hollywood's Best TV Chat Show Entrances
From Sean Connery in a jet pack to Bruce Willis in a pope hat

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Footage of Nic Cage cartwheeling onto Terry Wogan’s chat show in 1992 resurfaced on the internet this week, leading to many discussions of whether The Artist Formerly Known As Nicolas Kim Coppola throwing wads of cash at an amazed audience is the finest chat show entrance of all time. It's a tough call, and to help you make it, here are 13 other joyfully ludicrous on-screen handshakes from Hollywood’s great and good.

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KEVIN BACON REVISITS FOOTLOOSE

Interviewee: Kevin Bacon
Interviewer: Jimmy Fallon
Gimmick: Dancing with loose feet

Though he enjoys dancing with Sam Rockwell more than anything else in the universe, Jimmy Fallon decided to ban foot-tapping outright for just one night. "Say it ain't so!" and so forth. But with Kevin Bacon in the studio for an interview, it made sense – you don't want that guy busting a groove all over your nice polished floor. But then… Kevin Bacon doesn't play by the rules. Kevin Bacon strips to his vest and pounces on some parallel bars. And Kevin Bacon has quite the following. Needless to say, dancing ensues. Deal with it, Fallon.

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1 Another one
Bacon does Footloose on Jimmy Fallon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T2FpCDlyNg More

Posted by Scruffybobby on Saturday March 22, 2014, 10:37

2 CNBC
fallon's new chat show, replacing jay leno, is on sky, virgin and freesat late nites and saturdays. More

Posted by spark1 on Monday March 17, 2014, 14:11

3
Peter O'Toole was never anything but completely cool. What a guy; much missed. More

Posted by Roo on Sunday March 16, 2014, 18:29

4 Ron Burgandy?
Come on, where is Will Ferrell as Ron Burgandy announcing "Anchorman 2?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrNA7RjU91I More

Posted by 007fanatic on Friday March 14, 2014, 12:41

5 Hats off to Biggus
GREAT shout. Had no idea about Mel's horsey entrance. Several large hats off to you, sir. More

Posted by Ali Plumb on Thursday March 13, 2014, 14:55

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebxpQm5fJsI More

Posted by Dropje on Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:49

7 Is it just me or...
does this show how stale our chat shows are. Is the Jimmy Fallon show shown in the UK at all? More

Posted by LustForLeith on Thursday March 13, 2014, 12:38

8 RE: you missed another Bill Murray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage &v=oCANrotdToE answering my own question! More

Posted by skthgn on Thursday March 13, 2014, 10:30

9 you missed another Bill Murray
I know I've seen this but I couldn't seem to find it but I'm sure it's with Letterman, who does the intro for Bill Murray and it cuts to outside where a car pulls up the boot opens and two guys drag a man with a sack over his head out walk him into the theatre, sit him down, takes the bag off and he acts like he was kidnapped and taken there against his will. Can anyone confirm I'm not dreaming this? More

Posted by skthgn on Thursday March 13, 2014, 10:25

10 You missed one
I can't believe you missed this one... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IazA9PUecyQ More

Posted by Biggus on Wednesday March 12, 2014, 20:28

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Sam Rockwell is the coolest of cool dudes. More

Posted by Whistler on Wednesday March 12, 2014, 20:00

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