The Bathroom Wall

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The Bathroom Wall
Live album by Jimmy Fallon
Released August 27, 2002 (2002-08-27)
Genre Comedy rock, comedy
Length 36:49
Language English
Label Dreamworks
Producer The Soundhustlers
Jimmy Fallon chronology
The Bathroom Wall
(2002)
Blow Your Pants Off
(2012)

The Bathroom Wall is the first album by Jimmy Fallon. It was released on August 27, 2002. Most notable for the song "Idiot Boyfriend", which includes a music video. Actress and singer/songwriter Zooey Deschanel appears in the music video as the girlfriend, but is not credited.

Track listing[edit]

Songs (all tracks written by Fallon and Gerard Bradford)[1]
  1. "Idiot Boyfriend" – 3:54
  2. "(I Can't Play) Basketball" – 2:46
  3. "Drinking in the Woods" – 2:53
  4. "Road Rage" – 2:45
  5. "Snowball" – 2:05
Stand up (all tracks written by Fallon)[1]
  1. "Hope Everyone Enjoyed Homecoming This Year" – 0:22
  2. "Troll Doll Celebrities" – 4:11
  3. "Dorms, Shower Baskets & the Walk of Shame" – 1:44
  4. "Roommates" – 1:37
  5. "Hotplates, Four Digit Numbers & the Little Fridge" – 1:52
  6. "Chris Rock Was My RA" – 1:40
  7. "Gotta Get a Fake I.D." – 0:58
  8. "Troll Doll Jingles" – 7:20
  9. "Hammertime" – 2:36

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • 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

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars[3]

Reviews[edit]

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]

Awards[edit]

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

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