"O Captain, my captain, you will be missed," said Fallon. Credit: NBC/YouTube "O Captain, my captain, you will be missed," said Fallon.
Credit: NBC/YouTube


Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon teared up on his show Tuesday night as he took a moment to memorialize the comedian Robin Williams, who died on Monday at the age of 63.

Fittingly, Fallon - who like Williams, is known for his impression - got up from his desk and launched into his own impression of Williams and urged viewers to watch videos of the late comedian's standup if they never had.

"You'd watch him and you'd cry laughing," said Fallon. "And you'd think, I'm never going to see anyone like this human ever. It was just amazing. His brain was always thinking 10 steps ahead of what he was saying.He was like the Muhammad Ali of comedy."

 

To prove that, Fallon then introduced a clip from Williams' first-ever appearance on the Tonight show in 1981, before climbing onto his desk in a nod to Williams' iconic role in the 1989 dramatic film "Dead Poets Society."

"O Captain, my Captain, you will be missed,” Fallon called out from his perch.

Watch the whole thing below.

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