Listen: Jimmy Fallon on the Genius of ‘Taxi,’ and How Crying in a Carl’s Jr. Parking Lot Turned Into Triumph

  • Variety
Listen: Jimmy Fallon on the Genius of ‘Taxi,’ and How Crying in a Carl’s Jr. Parking Lot Turned Into Triumph
When Jimmy Fallon comes back to Los Angeles, he often flashes back to the lean early days of his career, when he wondered whether he’d ever make it.

“I just don’t miss those things,” Fallon said of awkward auditions and soul-crushing rejections.

“There was a Carl’s Jr. parking lot by Universal that I remember crying in,” he recently recounted to Variety‘s “My Favorite Episode” podcast. “‘This is over, I’m not gonna make it. I can’t crack it. I have no money, I don’t even know if I have a future.'”

Of course, Fallon eventually made it back east on “Saturday Night Live,” and now, “I have my own ride at Universal! How cool is that?”

Even back then, Fallon would relish visiting studio lots like Paramount, where he’d go on auditions but also geek out on pop culture history. Now, he gets
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