Jimmy Fallon and Lionel Richie Hilariously Break Character During Parody of '80s Hit 'Hello'

by Philiana Ng 9:59 PM PDT, September 18, 2015
Photo: NBC

Jimmy Fallon went back to the ‘80s with Lionel Richie – or did he?

The Tonight Show host donned his best fro wig on Friday’s episode, where he and the 66-year-old singer performed a haunting rendition of Richie’s classic 1984 ballad, “Hello.”

Singing while painting an impressive portrait of Richie, Fallon – dressed to the nines in a metallic silver jacket – then engaged in an emotional duet with Richie, whose head “rested” atop the table.

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Poke Fun at Their Epic Bromance

They even incorporated cheesy ‘80s effects to really drive home the emotion!

But once Fallon made his way over to sing to Richie’s head – yes, that happens! – that’s when the two broke character and showed us just how difficult it truly is to maintain a straight face while performing a rather serious song.

The audience’s laughs surely didn’t help!

And just as the song ended, Richie’s head is replaced by a clay model. Trippy.

Jimmy Fallon’s had a busy week on The Tonight Show, going head to head with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting for an adorable round of “Pup Quiz” – and the Big Bang Theory star nearly died over the cuteness!