Last week, the team behind The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon announced they’d be filming a very special episode of the late-night show set in Puerto Rico, focused on raising awareness about efforts to rebuild La Isla del Encanto in the aftermath of Hurricane María. The episode is slated to feature appearances from a long list of celebrities, including Chef José Andres, Bad Bunny, José Feliciano, Ozuna, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose famed Broadway musical Hamilton opened in Puerto Rico on January 11. According to The New York Times, Miranda convinced Fallon to film the Puerto Rico episode around the same time of Hamilton‘s run on the island (though the opening night was met with a standing ovation, Miranda’s views on PROMESA have sparked controversy among many boricuas).
Over the weekend, Fallon’s team was spotted all over the island filming segments for the special episode, from ziplining in Toro Verde to walking the streets of El Viejo San Juan. A video making the rounds online shows Fallon attempting to dance bomba y plena (we’ll let y’all be the judge of his moves).
In another clip that leaked on Instagram, Bad Bunny and a full band walk down the streets of Old San Juan performing a lively rendition of “Mia,” his collaboration with Drake. Ozuna and Jose Feliciano were also spotted filming at La Fortaleza Gardens; a press release states that the pair will perform an acoustic version of “En Mi Viejo San Juan,” which is sure to be a WTF collaboration for the ages.
Check out all the photos and video below. The special episode of The Tonight Show airs on Tuesday, January 15 at 11:35 p.m. EST.
— PuertoRicoSeLevanta® (@PR_selevanta) January 12, 2019
— Jimmy Fallon BR (@FallonBrasil) January 13, 2019
Jimmy Fallon and Bad Bunny hanging out around Old San Juan Puerto Rico like a bunch of kids is the kind of content I didnt know I needed.
— rocketqueen (@deviIette) January 12, 2019
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El programa The Tonight Show con @jimmyfallon que se transmitirá desde Puerto Rico el próximo martes, tendrá las participaciones de @Lin_Manuel, el @ChefJoseAndres, y en la parte musical, contará con @badbunnypr ,José Feliciano, @ozuna y una parte del musical "Hamilton". via @yosoymolusco #Badbunny #lanuevareligion #puertorico #Elconejomalo #siemprepicheo