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Samuel L. Jackson Performs Slam Poetry, Talks Marvel Mafia on Fallon

After the performance, Jackson said he had never seen an episode of the sitcom.

By Justin Ray
|  Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014  |  Updated 9:23 AM EDT
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The actor pays tribute to the '90s sitcom with a poem performed in Jackson's signature flare.

The actor pays tribute to the '90s sitcom with a poem performed in Jackson's signature flare.

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson hit "The Tonight Show" Tuesday and performed slam poetry about the television series "Boy Meets World" before talking about his Twitter account and the Marvel Comics Mafia.

For his poetry spot, Jackson stood at a mic while smoking a fake cigarette and sprouted lines about the '90s sitcom like: "Topanga, Topanga, Topanga, beats the heart of Corey, a story as old as time. Daughter of hippies, name of a gypsy, Topanga! Cory cried."

"That was fantastic," Fallon said when Jackson joined him at the desk post reading. "Thank you for doing that. Are you a fan of 'Boy Meets World'?"

"Uh, no. I don't think I've ever seen one single episode of that show," Jackson said. "I was Googling last night like what? So I just let it go and flew with it.

Fallon chatted briefly with the "Captain America" star about his past Broadway experience and how Jackson's wife LaTanya Richardson is currently appearing on stage in New York.

"Well somebody's gotta be out there there making movies and stuff so it's her turn," Jackson said. "She's doing 'A Raisin in the Sun' with Denzel Washington." 

"Brand new actor, you guys look out for him, he's really talented," Fallon quipped.

"He's got a shot at being something," Jackson joked.

Talk turned to Jackson's lively Twitter account that has amassed almost 3.5 million followers. Back in 2011 on "Late Night," Fallon helped Jackson send his very first tweet (which was, unsurprisingly, profane).

Fallon also mentioned that Jackson once tweeted a picture of himself wearing a shirt that read "I'm Not Laurence Fishburne," referring to an awkward exchange the actor had with a Los Angeles news anchor who confused the two stars.

"I had to stop and think, 'was I in a Superbowl commercial?'" Jackson said.

Fallon moved on to the topic of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," in which Jackson stars as Nick Fury. Also in the movie as Captain America is Chris Evans, who hilariously avoided discussing the movie's plot during his recent appearance on the "Tonight Show."

"He tried to explain the movie for three minutes and I had no idea what the heck he was talking about," Fallon said. "He was very vague and I guess Marvel doesn't want him to say what the movie is about?"

"We do have issues with that cause they'll kill us or just replace us with people that look like us and nobody will know that we're not there anymore," Jackson said.

"Next thing you know Laurence Fishburne as Nick Fury," Fallon said.

Watch the slam poetry performance above. You can also view some of the interview below.

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