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(Gawker)   Jimmy Fallon recreates the classic "Who's on First" routine with some very special guests (w/video)   (gawker.com) divider line 45
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2012-12-22 12:31:25 PM  
I recognized most of the special guests, but who's the fourth guy?
 
2012-12-22 12:58:40 PM  
Jesus.

This show is horrible.

How many dicks do you need to suck to stay on air?
 
2012-12-22 02:15:20 PM  
That painful and I didn't even watch it.
 
2012-12-22 02:36:17 PM  
I saw it live and it was pretty painful to watch, but Billy and Jerry were fun to see.

The interview later with BC was pretty funny, worth watching.
 
2012-12-22 02:38:05 PM  
Talentless hack
 
2012-12-22 02:38:39 PM  
I got good (ok) when the other guys showed up.

Jimmy's delivery is terrible.
 
2012-12-22 02:41:12 PM  

eyehate: Jesus.

This show is horrible.

How many dicks do you need to suck to stay on air?


See, that's the thing--he's so busy laughing at himself, and so unable to keep a straight face while actual funny people are doing actually funny things, that he can't even suck dick decently.

Really can't stand talentless hacks, so I thought I'd comment in a thread where one is prominently featured.

DIAF, Fallon.  You suck.
 
2012-12-22 02:43:05 PM  

Adan: I got good (ok) when the other guys showed up.

Jimmy's delivery is terrible.


He has no redeeming comedic qualities.  It's not just his delivery--HE'S TERRIBLE AT EVERYTHING!!1!one!!
 
2012-12-22 02:50:00 PM  
THIRD BASE!

/Haters gonna hate
 
2012-12-22 03:01:18 PM  
Okay, the guy playing Lou in that video was pretty good. Fallon, on the other hand, was worse than I expected even he could be. That was a terrible delivery. It was bad enough that it sounded like he was reading from a script instead of conversing, he also made the mistake of looking at the audience/camera the whole time and not the other actors.

MLB Network actually had a pretty good look back at Who's on First with Costas interviewing Seinfeld. It really was a brilliant sketch.
 
2012-12-22 03:01:31 PM  
Everyone else seems to have the bit memorized and is on top of it except Fallon who keeps eyeballing the cue cards to see if he has a line coming up.
 
2012-12-22 03:11:46 PM  

Adan: Jimmy's delivery is terrible.


Always has been.  No idea how he's become so successful.  I don't watch his shows, so I don't know if the content is ever technically funny on its own... but damn, he comes off as someone just breaking into comedy for the first time.
 
2012-12-22 03:14:55 PM  
A bad remake of the funniest bit ever.
 
2012-12-22 03:33:25 PM  
I guess I'm alone here, but I kind of like Fallon. Looks like he'd be fun to hang out with.
 
2012-12-22 03:34:54 PM  
Just to pipe in here, Fallon sucks. His little games with guests are good.

A Farker on another thread nailed it with a Farley "that's so awesome!" skit comparison.
 
2012-12-22 03:38:24 PM  

downstairs: Adan: Jimmy's delivery is terrible.

Always has been.  No idea how he's become so successful.  I don't watch his shows, so I don't know if the content is ever technically funny on its own... but damn, he comes off as someone just breaking into comedy for the first time.


I don't know how he ever even got on SNL. He was constantly breaking character in the middle of skits. He could barely keep a straight face even as a background actor.
 
2012-12-22 03:53:38 PM  

rhiannon: A Farker on another thread nailed it with a Farley "that's so awesome!" skit comparison.


I wasn't that poster... but I was *just* going to say the same thing.
 
2012-12-22 03:58:25 PM  
Amusing tag for a headline with the words Jimmy Fallon in it? I doubt it.
 
2012-12-22 04:07:02 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-22 04:07:29 PM  

Iamanevilcarrot: Talentless hack


Who?
 
2012-12-22 04:14:29 PM  
Kids in the Hall did it better (don't feel like looking it up now)

/Idunno, Phil Idunno
 
2012-12-22 04:15:37 PM  
Ok, I looked it up anway

Kids in the Hall Who's on First
 
2012-12-22 06:21:50 PM  
Billy Crystal didn't look pleased with the Chachi reception Seinfeld got.
 
2012-12-22 06:24:02 PM  

Cuchulane: I recognized most of the special guests, but who's the fourth guy?


What is the fourth guy, Who is the third.
 
2012-12-22 07:02:41 PM  

mr lawson: Cuchulane: I recognized most of the special guests, but who's the fourth guy?

What is the fourth guy, Who is the third.


What is the name of the fourth guy?
 
2012-12-22 07:47:47 PM  
His interviews suck, his comedic presentation and timing blow. His musical impersonations however...PURE AWESOME.

http://youtu.be/bEjQ7OnEnXg

//can't find the original, but it's amazing.
 
2012-12-22 07:52:25 PM  
wait, who was what?
 
2012-12-22 08:41:10 PM  

eyehate: Jesus.

This show is horrible.

How many dicks do you need to suck to stay on air?


i dunno but is Jimmy Kimmel the answer?

no wait..Jay Leno?

no wait...MERV GRIFFIN!

/what do I win?
//Maury Rivera
 
2012-12-22 08:45:49 PM  

eyehate: Jesus.

This show is horrible.

How many dicks do you need to suck to stay on air?


A bag. A whole bag of dicks.
 
2012-12-22 09:28:10 PM  

Cuchulane: mr lawson: Cuchulane: I recognized most of the special guests, but who's the fourth guy?

What is the fourth guy, Who is the third.

What is the name of the fourth guy?


Exactly
 
2012-12-22 09:42:58 PM  

The Incredible Sexual Egg: Cuchulane: mr lawson: Cuchulane: I recognized most of the special guests, but who's the fourth guy?

What is the fourth guy, Who is the third.

What is the name of the fourth guy?

Exactly


wooOOOooo!!!
 
2012-12-22 09:45:37 PM  
WOW! More hate for Fallon than even *I* can muster!

Not a fan but I actually kinda like this; it sure got better the longer it went.

Yeah, I can't stand his breaking character and constantly laughing at his own jokes, especially because they aren't very funny but this and his revamping of 'Call Me Maybe' and to a lesser extent 'All I Want For Christmas' were actually watchable.

But yeah, he's a talent-less hack.
 
2012-12-22 10:03:47 PM  
Don't get all the Fallon hate. He does some really great stuff. He's also one of the few people who's ever had a late night show who isn't a complete jackass (Carson, Chase) or a complete headcase (Letterman, Leno). He's better than Leno, Letterman, and even the disappointing Conan, and IMO second behind Kimmel.
 
2012-12-22 10:06:15 PM  

Adan: I got good (ok) when the other guys showed up.

Jimmy's delivery is terrible.


Exactly.  Fallon was the weakest part of the skit, and it was saved when he shut up for other guys.  The guy playing the sports writer was pretty good.  The "Who?"/"What?"  back and forth was amusing.
 
2012-12-23 12:37:12 AM  

italie: His interviews suck, his comedic presentation and timing blow. His musical impersonations however...PURE AWESOME.

http://youtu.be/bEjQ7OnEnXg

//can't find the original, but it's amazing.


Jimmy Fallon's Neil Young Fresh Prince impersonation is damn hilarious. His.other standard comic fare sucks though.
 
2012-12-23 01:14:14 AM  

velvet_fog: Don't get all the Fallon hate. He does some really great stuff. He's also one of the few people who's ever had a late night show who isn't a complete jackass (Carson, Chase) or a complete headcase (Letterman, Leno). He's better than Leno, Letterman, and even the disappointing Conan, and IMO second behind Kimmel.


Well, as a Fallon hater, allow me to clue you in from my perspective.

For many of us he signifies that late 90's SNL changing of the guard that took the show from hit-and-miss comedy (but still worth watching) to the decline into utter shiatfest that it is today.

Every time we saw his face all it did was remind us that but for subtle twists of fate we could have been watching Phil Hartman, Chris Farley or Norm MacDonald. And we hated him for it.

I'll admit I've stopped on the channel to catch a few minutes of his show here and there. I've even laughed once or twice (though I'm quick to remind myself: "self, you're supposed to hate this guy. Cut it out.")

He's not as insufferable as he once was, but he is still a camera-staring hack. He makes me laugh exactly as often as my broken clock gives me good time.

As to the comparison to other late shows, they are all pretty shiat. If I had to suffer through any, I'd pick Conan (quirky funny), Craig (really quirky scotish funny) or Leno (the "fark it, whatever, I'll just watch this, maybe jaywalking will be on" funny).. though 99/100 if my TV is even on at that hour it'll be tuned to Daily Show/Colbert hour.
 
2012-12-23 01:21:35 AM  
This (new window) is my favorite modern version of Who's On First.
 
2012-12-23 01:45:41 AM  
Why do I want to punch Fallon in the face?
 
2012-12-23 03:35:21 AM  

AeAe: Why do I want to punch Fallon in the face?


Don't ask him he's busy in the outfield.
 
2012-12-23 05:19:15 AM  
"who cares"

"he's on second!"
 
2012-12-23 08:10:47 AM  

Into the blue again: THIRD BASE!

/Haters gonna hate


This.

/Enjoyed the redux.
 
2012-12-23 08:56:25 AM  
I get so disappointed when I see a Jimmy Fallon Capital One commercial and it's him doing his characters and *doesn't* have the baby.

/Fallon and Baldwin can DIAF
//Goths and the Baby FTW!
 
2012-12-23 12:38:37 PM  
That was awful..
 
2012-12-23 03:14:34 PM  
My disdain, albeit irrational, for Fallon goes to a deeper and more personal level. I blame him and Drew Barrymore(mostly him, though) for the Cardinals losing the 2004 World Series.
 
2012-12-23 08:40:37 PM  

coffee fiend: My disdain, albeit irrational, for Fallon goes to a deeper and more personal level. I blame him and Drew Barrymore(mostly him, though) for the Cardinals losing the 2004 World Series.


Let it go. It was the Power of Dave Roberts.
 
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