Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Going Back to Cali’ Cold Open Reminds the World How Great LL Cool J Looks in a Bucket Hat


You know, there’s a reason Kangol bucket hats haven’t caught on as society’s go-to hat. They aren’t the blue jeans of hats, as it were. To celebrate The Tonight Show’s triumphant return to L.A., Jimmy Fallon re-created LL Cool J’s timelessly ’80s “Going Back to Cali” video. Instead of sexy women prancing, grinding, grinning, and romancing, however, Fallon cruises around with the sexy members of the Roots. LL Cool J even stops in for a cameo, reminding us all that when it comes to mean-mugging in a bucket hat, his skills are second to none.