The Bathroom Wall

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The Bathroom Wall
Studio album with studio tracks by
ReleasedAugust 27, 2002 (2002-08-27)
GenreComedy rock, comedy
ProducerThe Soundhustlers
Jimmy Fallon chronology
The Bathroom Wall
Blow Your Pants Off

The Bathroom Wall is the debut studio comedy album by American talk show host Jimmy Fallon, released on August 27, 2002. The first five tracks of the album consists of studio songs, with the remainder of the album consisting of stand-up comedy material. The album is most notable for the song "Idiot Boyfriend" and its music video, in which actress and singer/songwriter Zooey Deschanel appears in the music video in the uncredited role of Fallon's girlfriend.

Track listing[]

1."Idiot Boyfriend"Gerard Bradford, Jimmy Fallon[1]Studio recording3:54
2."(I Can't Play) Basketball"Bradford, FallonStudio recording2:46
3."Drinking in the Woods"Bradford, FallonStudio recording2:53
4."Road Rage"Bradford, FallonStudio recording2:45
5."Snowball"Bradford, FallonStudio recording2:05
6."Hope Everyone Enjoyed Homecoming This Year"FallonLive stand-up0:22
7."Troll Doll Celebrities"FallonLive stand-up4:11
8."Dorms, Shower Baskets & the Walk of Shame"FallonLive stand-up1:44
9."Roommates"FallonLive stand-up1:37
10."Hotplates, Four Digit Numbers & the Little Fridge"FallonLive stand-up1:57
11."Chris Rock Was My RA"FallonLive stand-up1:40
12."Gotta Get a Fake I.D."FallonLive stand-up0:58
13."Troll Doll Jingles"FallonLive stand-up7:20
14."Hammertime"FallonLive stand-up2:36
Total length:36:48



  • Producer: The Soundhustlers
  • Engineers: Ben Arons, Dan Milazzo, and Kevin Scott
  • Assistant engineers: Aaron Kaplan, Doug Sanderson, Antony Zeller
  • Mixing: Mark Ronson, Justin Stanley, Marie C, and Gabe Chiesa
  • Mastering: Brian Gardner
  • Set Design: Michael DeNaire
  • Design: Kyledidthis
  • Photography: Mick Rock


Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]


Allmusic described it as Fallon's "mix tape of high school fights, bad athletic performances, and collegiate experimentation combined with a dose of rock & roll mayhem"; two of the songs ("Idiot Boyfriend" and "Road Rage") were AMG "Track Picks", as were two of the stand-up comedy routines ("Troll Doll Jingles" and "Hammertime").[1]

The Rolling Stone liked the "fifteen minutes' worth of songs" and called "Idiot Boyfriend" the "second-best Prince parody ever, after Beck's 'Debra'"; the rest of the album was said to be "padded out with lame stand-up on college life (the fridges are small!), celebrity impressions and troll dolls."[4]


The Bathroom Wall was nominated for a Grammy in 2003 as the Best Spoken Comedy Album.[5]


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