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Old March 3 2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Discussion

So tonight, March 2, we get to see if Fallon can follow Conan's act convincingly.

Personally, I'm willing to give him a fair shot. Nobody had high hopes for Conan when he premiered either and he ended up creating (IMO) the finest late night show yet produced.

I did like Fallon well enough during his stint on SNL's "Weekend Update" but I honestly haven't been into most of the other stuff he's done. Luckily, Late Night is closer to "Update" than any of that stuff.

So if anyone catches this tonight chime in with your thoughts!
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Old March 3 2009, 04:46 AM   #2
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Re: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Discussion

This is going to be exciting. I get to see a late night host start out. I was 8 when Leno took over and didn't even know who he was.

Conan I saw two seconds of him when I was 10

If Conan's run is any indication, we'll be in for multiple "Is Fallon done?" and "Fallon Near Cancellation" for at least six years.

I say six years because that was how long it took before Conan was "safe" and not on the brink of cancellation.

Bring on the new controversial and memorable moments!
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Old March 3 2009, 04:52 AM   #3
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Re: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Discussion

I'm hoping that his youth will allow him to keep the promise of trying to engage the "geek" crowd rather than make fun of it.
It'll be a long time before we see developers of games hit the couch, but he's made that promise.
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Old March 3 2009, 04:54 AM   #4
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Yeah I heard he was considering having guests like game developers on and I think it's a great idea. You can only hear about the stuff Lindsay Lohan likes to decorate her movie trailer with for so long.
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Old March 3 2009, 05:05 AM   #5
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Yeah, I might actually WATCH a talk show if he gets a different type of guest.
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Old March 3 2009, 05:10 AM   #6
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I liked him on SNL during Weekend up so I hope he does OK.
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Old March 3 2009, 05:53 AM   #7
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Fallon's a hack who won't be able to get through shows without cracking up every two seconds like he did on SNL. Peter Griffin had a great little rant about that on Family Guy.
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Old March 3 2009, 05:57 AM   #8
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Maybe that will be his "connection" to nerdy fans. Laughing at inappropriate time, and awkward phrasing
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Old March 3 2009, 06:01 AM   #9
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Re: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Discussion

Samurai8472 wrote: View Post
This is going to be exciting. I get to see a late night host start out. I was 8 when Leno took over and didn't even know who he was.

Conan I saw two seconds of him when I was 10

If Conan's run is any indication, we'll be in for multiple "Is Fallon done?" and "Fallon Near Cancellation" for at least six years.

I say six years because that was how long it took before Conan was "safe" and not on the brink of cancellation.

Bring on the new controversial and memorable moments!
The Masturbating Bear saved Conan's career.

New idea for a drinking game. Every time he breaks and laughs, we take a drink.
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Old March 3 2009, 06:19 AM   #10
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Re: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Discussion

He's been posting behind-the-scenes videos for the last few weeks and chatting with fans on Twitter about every other day.

So it's clear he really wants to hear from the fans and be responsive to what they want.

Frankly, I'm really excited. I hope he does well for this reason alone. (I don't know if he will be good, but I'll give him 2-3 months before I make any judgements.)
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Old March 3 2009, 06:45 AM   #11
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Fallon's a hack who won't be able to get through shows without cracking up every two seconds like he did on SNL. Peter Griffin had a great little rant about that on Family Guy.
Oh yeah, make fun of someone with a Family Guy quote you can't remember. Yeah....

He talked about the 16 year old who had sex with his 24 year old teacher. He could have said Mass because a city nearby had a 15 year student and a 24 year old teacher running off to West Virginia together and no one told the reporters for over a week.
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Old March 3 2009, 06:48 AM   #12
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This isn't too bad so far. This is a good jumping off point. Assuming of course that it gets better.
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Old March 3 2009, 06:49 AM   #13
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Conan!

can't wait till he becomes a guest like Letterman on Conan

the monologue was a bit shakey. It was like a kid telling jokes in front of his parents
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Old March 3 2009, 06:53 AM   #14
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Conan!

can't wait till he becomes a guest like Letterman on Conan

the monologue was a bit shakey. It was like a kid telling jokes in front of his parents
I agree, but for a little perspective I give you Conan's first Late Night
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Old March 3 2009, 06:55 AM   #15
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I agree, but for a little perspective I give you Conan's first Late Night
Yeah I saw that a few weeks ago. He didn't do anything topical(at least not that I remember)

Its still funny after 16 years

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