The Bathroom Wall

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The Bathroom Wall
Live album with studio tracks by Jimmy Fallon
Released August 27, 2002 (2002-08-27)
Genre Comedy rock, comedy
Length 36:49
Label Dreamworks
Producer The Soundhustlers
Jimmy Fallon chronology
The Bathroom Wall
Blow Your Pants Off
(2012)Blow Your Pants Off2012

The Bathroom Wall is the debut album by Jimmy Fallon. The first five tracks of the album consists of studio songs, with the remainder of the album consisting of stand-up comedy material. It was released on August 27, 2002. This was most notable for the song "Idiot Boyfriend", which included 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



  • 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
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3/5 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]