Happy birthday, buddy! What a whirlwind these first 40 years have been, eh? Well, we know that you’re busy and all – what with a late-night talk show and a baby at home – but we just wanted to take a moment to say thanks for…well, for a lot of things, actually.
Thank you for changing the way we look at music. It’s been a trip.
Before you and the Boss came around, we could never quite manage to whip our hair the right way…
…and only brought our B-game to lip-syncing competitions.
We can’t even begin to tell you how many time those beat-boxing tips have come in handy…
Thank you for never letting anyone take themselves too seriously.
And for always being the first one to laugh at everyone’s jokes…
…even when they aren’t really that funny.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for distracting our grandmothers with your boyish good looks. (You’ve still got it!)
And for showing our moms how to bust a move.
Thank you not only for questioning pop culture once in a while…
…but also for just going with it sometimes.
Actually, you’ve kind of inspired us to get back to the gym.
Now that we know buddies are the best motivators.
And that stuffing our faces afterwards is totally kosher. #WeEarnedThis
Thank you for understanding that some of us need a little incentive to get excited about sports…
…and that if we are going to go to the game, we want to look cute doing it.
Somehow, you’re always able to patiently explain the rules to us, too, which we appreciate.
Of course, you completely get it that we need to blow off steam every once in a while, too.
You really do throw the best game nights.
And Twitter is a better place thanks to you.
— Stefen Colalillo (@StefenColalillo) October 2, 2013
A new study says it costs $245,000 to raise a child until they turn 18. Or about $600 if you just give them an iPad. #fallonmono
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) August 20, 2014
Thanks for reminding us to celebrate the child within.
And for showing us the true value of friendship.
It’s crazy cute.
You remind us of the importance of staying true to your roots.
And that family always comes first.
Seriously though, thank you for all the jokes, both good and bad.
Happy 40th, and here’s to 40 more!