The man, the comedian, the legend, Jimmy Fallon is at it again. This time, the host of The Tonight Show turned to his social media fans and asked them to share their real-life plot twists. They’re hilarious, they’re surprising, and they’re as twisty as a Slytherin’s moral compass and British crinkle-crankle walls.

We’ve collected some of the best #RealLifePlotTwist Twitter tales for you to enjoy, dear Readers, so have a scroll through. Don’t forget to upvote the ones that caught your attention the most. Have your own plot twists to share from your own lives? We can’t wait to hear them! Make sure to leave a comment or two below for us to find.

The very best responses made it on YouTube. And there’s nothing like seeing something that you posted on social media making it to the big leagues to make you feel special inside. Bored Panda had a friendly chat with entertainment, pop culture, and celebrity expert Mike Sington about late-night TV shows like Fallon's and what we can all do to get our posts noticed and featured. Read on for his full insights.

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Ember
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2 months ago

Eek!

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2 months ago

This made me laugh

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Awkward....

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"The late-night shows have been adapting well to the now year-long pandemic, and continue to do so now that restrictions and lockdowns are being eased," Hollywood's Ultimate Insider Mike told Bored Panda that things are changing for the better in the entertainment industry now that there are multiple Covid vaccines being rolled out.

One great bit of news is that New York City will be allowing audiences of up to 100 in April! "I’m sure the shows will take advantage of that. My prediction is the late-night shows will be back to where they were pre-Covid this summer," Mike said.

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Justin G
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Ohhhh Marley I see ... cool name!!

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Ryan Deschanel
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2 months ago

"I did not want you to learn it this way..."

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Ember
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2 months ago

Ha ha ha!

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We also spoke to Mike about what people can do to get their tweets and social media posts noticed by Fallon, other hosts, and their teams. "All the shows have social media teams that are writing and monitoring content. To grab the late-night hosts’ attention, tag the show! They will see it, they monitor every post they are tagged in."

He continued: "If the post particularly stands out, they will forward it to the writing team for the show. Other than that, it’s just a matter of luck, or a story gaining traction on social media. The writers are monitoring social media in general, combing it for content to use. You never know when something will catch their eye, and a great story is likely to pop and catch their attention." So don't lose faith if your story didn't get noticed. Try again, keep at it, and soon enough Fallon himself will feature it!

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2 months ago

Now you can use your hairdryer!

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Ember
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2 months ago

It was meant to be ♥️

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Amelie Peacock
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2 months ago

L is for the way you look at me..................

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Some of us know Fallon only as a late-night TV show host. However, the New Yorker is much, much more than ‘just’ a comedian and entertainer. He has very creative aspirations. He’s a successful published author, having written such blockbuster hits like Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA, Everything Is MAMA, and This Is BABY.

The reason why Fallon focuses on books for families with children is that he’s a father to two girls, Winnie and Franny. For Fallon, family is everything. However, he sometimes shows his love in weird ways, like forcing them to listen to holiday music all year round. It’s a surprise that his dog, Gary, hasn’t joined Rudolph’s crew yet!

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Brendan
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2 months ago

Why would you take a test if you didn't think you were pregnant?

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That's what you get for being a creep who hits on waaaay younger women

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Final destination!

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A former senior executive at NBCUniversal, entertainment expert Mike went in-depth with Bored Panda all about late-night TV shows in an earlier interview as well. We spoke to him about how the Covid-19 pandemic had changed things and how hosts like Fallon have risen to the challenge, adapting and overcoming the endless problems thrown at them.

Mike explained to Bored Panda that TV show hosts like Fallon use social media to get closer to fans. They engage them, connect to them, and lay the foundations for a relationship. “TV hosts are sourcing material directly from social media because it’s a great way to engage with their audiences and stay connected with them.”

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Kay blue
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2 months ago

I would have done the same, spending a day playing with and spoiling a dog sounds much better than the normal work a school principal does.

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Verena Gitterle
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2 months ago

Congratulations!

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ADHORTATOR
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2 months ago

As a knife nut I understand you so well

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According to entertainment expert Mike, each of our favorite shows has a host of writers working on the material. So there’s no lack of content whatsoever. However, “nothing can top the personal, and often very funny, contributions of the fans themselves." The personal experiences that people provide can add that extra oomph that turns a good show into a great one. And fact really is stranger than fiction in some cases.

It’s no secret that the Covid-19 pandemic and the endless lockdowns, rules, and regulations have completely rewritten how we function in society. Its effect on the entertainment industry has been powerful as well. Hosts have been forced to adapt as the audiences they knew and loved left the studios and tuned in only remotely.

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Benjamin tatham
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2 months ago

Well it does say pull

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Johnny Rodriguez
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2 months ago

DU..

BluEyedSeoulite
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2 months ago

DU HAST..

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Dan Buczynski
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2 months ago

I had a similar encounter with James Hetfield of Metallica when I was 13. Long story, but he was so incredibly kind. Hung out with my friend and I for like 45 minutes. I'll never forget it.

Neale Coleman
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2 months ago

Ah, so jealous. Happy for you... but jealous!

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Evil Little Thing
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2 months ago

So lucky!

Barbara Cochrane
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2 months ago

Sooo, then is this Rammstein?

Jackie Porter
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2 months ago

3 Members of Rammstein, the keyboard player, bassist and one of the guitarists

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Forty-Two
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2 months ago

du

Max Roma
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2 months ago

du hast

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chillchillpill
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2 months ago

DU HAST MICH!

kjorn
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2 months ago

lot of artist who came to the 'festival d'été' like to walk around in the old city. pretty place to hang around in the summer

Candace Fitzpatrick
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2 months ago

Jealous! I’m in love with Oli and also Quebec City! I almost bought tickets to their show that was supposed to be in Montreal this summer but good thing I didn’t!

Candace Fitzpatrick
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2 months ago

also I watched a random Christmas movie on Netflix that was German and thought "wouldn’t it be funny if Rammstein was in this?" and then all of a sudden there’s a strange character near the end and it was Flake! (The guy in the pic with the white shirt)

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Vanta Black
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2 months ago

Were they shopping for dildos?

Abhainn
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2 months ago

bruh, wtf?

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VeryDarkMatter
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2 months ago

lucky you!

Sheanna Caban
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2 months ago

That's them? I would have never noticed them

Anon Anon
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2 months ago

Lucky duck! That's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Very envious because Rammstein rarely comes to my country, and when they do, tickets sell out almost immediately.

Schrodinger's Cat
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2 months ago

Ich tu dir weh...

Cybele Spanjaard
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1 month ago

Shopping? yep even pop stars shop..LOL

Kevin Burgess
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1 month ago

Du Hasst

Doris Bennett
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1 month ago

WoW!

Amanda Hunter
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1 month ago

Cool.

Kelly Hartle
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1 month ago

That was a benefit to going to IU in the 1980's--John Mellencamp lived in the next town over and could often be seen around town.

wenchie
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2 months ago

Ha Paul was smart, taking advantage of the power of perspective standing in the front.

Paulina Prazmo
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2 months ago

Till is missing 😁

Vanta Black
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2 months ago

Half the band is missing.

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CatWoman312
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2 months ago

I need him to be my friend and bring that kind of luck into my life

Ashley Lynne
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2 months ago

Wow!

Colin Matthews
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2 months ago

Du hasst nichts

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2 months ago

I love this!

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However, Hollywood’s Ultimate Insider Mike believes that late-night hosts have done an amazing job at coming to terms with the new circumstances, no matter that some people believe that the energy of the shows themselves has changed. Fallon and the other hosts are, in Mike’s opinion, heroes who were forced to adapt to the new normal just like everyone else.

"I commend the late-night hosts for soldering on during this months-long lockdown. So many people are isolated and alone now, and they are welcome and familiar faces we can safely bring into our homes,” the expert shared.

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Sooo,, did you bang?...

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2 months ago

Lol

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2 months ago

awww that's a cute plot twist!

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“I would even say what they have been doing over the past several months has been somewhat heroic because it hasn’t been easy for them. They knew early on though, the need was there, and they stepped up to the challenge," Mike told Bored Panda.

Mike said that, in his personal and professional opinion, the material that the late-night hosts have been putting out has been top-notch. And an improvement over what we saw in pre-pandemic times. We have to agree with him on that! The hosts have been great.

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PhybreAwptic
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2 months ago

Good thing you have some good karma built up. You've got a wig coming to you no doubt.

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Verena Gitterle
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2 months ago

Hope you`ll be well soon

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well he is the only person in your story that also needed to go the same way as you. it would have been strange if he wasn't there

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“I think their material has been better than ever. Over the past year, there’s been a wealth of material in the news to utilize. The energy is there, but it’s a bit different. They’ve had to adjust to trying times and having no audience, but have done so admirably.”

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Katherine Boag
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2 months ago

That's how the swingers get you

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Ember
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2 months ago

This politically correct fear of offending others is insane.

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2 months ago

yayyyyyy!!!!!!

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It’s not just wishful thinking, though. Mike pointed out to us that the ratings for the shows have been doing great which means that the new approach had been working. “What they’re doing is paying off in the ratings which have been stronger than ever. They’ve been providing much-needed comfort and familiarity that people are craving now."

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2 months ago

oop-

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Ember
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2 months ago

...that poor kid....lol

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Good son

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Which real-life plot twist was your favorite, dear Pandas? Did any of these genuinely catch you unaware (we know a lot of these got us!)? Got any fun stories with shocking surprises that you’d like to share with us and all of the other Pandas? Well, we can’t wait to hear what you have to say, so reach out to us and the Bored Panda community with a friendly comment.

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Lily
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fun

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If you can't do basic math to make yourself "be" a few years older...

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2 months ago

You reported yourself, your extra vigilance is most welcome

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2 months ago

You made me smile :-)

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Amelie Peacock
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2 months ago

nononono nope nu uh i think not

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lol petty much edit: don't understand how calling an ex petty gets me downvoted, but ok.

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Should've negotiated a better contract...

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2 months ago

gOoD oNe mOM

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He used that big D energy

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Javiera Gotelli
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2 months ago (edited)

Did anyone actually think a PANDEMIC would last less than a year??

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