It’s finally here! The season premiere of FOX’s breakout hit Empire is tonight, and everyone is gearing up for all of the epic juiciness. During its first season, Empire’s ratings were unprecedented, ending on a super high note of 16.9 million viewers for the season finale. Actress Taraji P. Henson was nominated for an Emmy for her role as Cookie Lyon on the show. It looks like even The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon is also obsessed, because he did a spoof on the show called Jimpire. Here are 8 reasons Jimpire is the best thing you’ve seen all week.
1. The Logo
The name is just too good!!
2. Jimmy’s Hair & Costume
The perm alone would be iconic on it’s own, but Jimmy’s name is “Juicy Jim” in the skit and its just too much.
3. Questlove as Jamal
This is an image that you can never un-see.
4. Black Thought is Hakeem
From the thick gold chain to the glasses, this literally a mirror image of the show. His mangled version of “Drip Drop” is also scream worthy.
5. Steve “Higgy” Higgins as Cookie!!!!
Peep the red pinky nail!!!
6. This Ass Shot!
Now THIS is an ass!
7. When the Real Cookie Shows Up
You can’t have any type of Empire without the REAL Cookie Lyon.
8. And then Juicy Jim passed The Tonight Show to…… DONALD TRUMP?!!!
Watch the entire hilarious skit below: