Shigeru Miyamoto sat in with The Roots to play the Super Mario Bros. theme

He plays acoustic guitar

Say what you will about Jimmy Fallon (and trust me, my joyless co-workers have), but with this year being so terrible, I feel like we need his brand of entertainment now more than ever. You may look at Fallon and see somebody feigning excitement over every little thing, but I see somebody who actually loves what he’s doing and wants people to have fun. And not only that, but I see somebody who genuinely enjoys playing video games and (only occasionally now) highlights them on a show millions of people watch.

Take last night’s episode of The Tonight Show, for example. There was the expected Switch presentation with Reggie, and that’s fine. But then there was also this short clip of preeminent Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto playing the most recognizable piece of music in video games with one of the greatest hip hop ensembles in history, The Roots. There’s no point to it other than to make you smile. Did it work? I know my day is just a little brighter having watched it.

Darren Nakamura
Darren is a scientist during the day. He has been a Destructoid community member since 2006, joining the front page as a contributor in 2011. While he enjoys shooters, RPGs, platformers, strategy, and rhythm games, he takes particular interest in independent games. He produced the Zero Cool Podcast for about four years, and he plays board games quite a bit when he can find willing companions.