This past Wednesday marked a new historic and beautiful day for not just our country, but for the entire world. On Sept. 9, 2015, two of our world's funniest human beings battled it out in one of the most epic lip sync battles of our time. Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres finally went against one another in this epic form of war. If you didn't catch it, check it out below. It's lengthy, but so worth it.
So if you're still around to read the rest of the article, great! Because now I want to discuss the importance of this phenomenon that is the Lip Sync Battle.
For starters, if you didn't know, the Lip Sync Battle was made most famous by Jimmy Fallon. When he was promoted to "The Tonight Show" after Jay Leno left, he started having these Lip Sync Battles with some of his guests on the show. The segment was so popular that it became worthy enough for its own television show. It airs on Spike TV and is hosted by none other than LL Cool J.
So why should we buy into this form of battle and entertainment? Simply put, it's entertaining. Seriously. It's hilarious. I mean, who doesn't want to see the classy Anne Hathaway swing around on a wrecking ball like Miley Cyrus?
What about the time Terry Crews was one of the worthy competitors? He gave the audience exactly what we wanted. A lip syncing of "A Thousand Miles" by Vanessa Carlton. It took us all back to a better time when the wonderful comedy "White Chicks" was super popular.
Then there was that time America's sweetheart, Anna Kendrick, showed us her true inner diva by lip syncing to Jennifer Lopez's "Booty." This performance also featured a very special appearance from Jenny From The Block herself. Yeah. That was definitely a good one.
And perhaps, my all time favorite. When John Krasinski did a flawless interpretation of Tina Turner's much hailed "Proud Mary."
So it's pretty much clear how awesome the Lip Sync Battle has become and is. I love it so much that I've competed in a couple in my lifetime (both of which I've won but who's counting?). Go ahead and enjoy my own Lip Sync Battle I did over the summer to Meghan Trainor's "Lips Are Moving."