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2013-03-02 11:57:21 PM
They will if they go that route.
 
2013-03-02 11:58:59 PM
If only NBC had nurtured someone to take over the Tonight Show who attracted a younger demographic...
 
2013-03-03 12:00:28 AM
No way will jay let this happen.
 
2013-03-03 12:03:06 AM
2016 there will be a mini series depicting Leno as the huge douche he is, again.
 
2013-03-03 12:11:16 AM
Would be hilarious if Fallon's people put this out to screw Jay the same way Jay and Helen Kusnick screwed Carson.
 
2013-03-03 12:11:58 AM
Jimmy Fallon is one of the least funny people in the universe. Anyone who would watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is one sick puppy.

Steve Allen and Johnny Carson are screaming from their graves.
 
2013-03-03 12:13:47 AM
imgs.sfgate.com

It's that guy's fault.
 
2013-03-03 12:14:20 AM

jj325: Would be hilarious if Fallon's people put this out to screw Jay the same way Jay and Helen Kusnick screwed Carson.


ZeroCorpse: Jimmy Fallon is one of the least funny people in the universe. Anyone who would watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is one sick puppy.

Steve Allen and Johnny Carson are screaming from their graves.


WW III will not be fought over oil, fresh water, religious ideology or anything like that.

Instead it will be fought by those who think Leno sucks vs. those who think Fallon sucks
 
2013-03-03 12:15:43 AM

Happy Hours: jj325: Would be hilarious if Fallon's people put this out to screw Jay the same way Jay and Helen Kusnick screwed Carson.

ZeroCorpse: Jimmy Fallon is one of the least funny people in the universe. Anyone who would watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is one sick puppy.

Steve Allen and Johnny Carson are screaming from their graves.

WW III will not be fought over oil, fresh water, religious ideology or anything like that.

Instead it will be fought by those who think Leno sucks vs. those who think Fallon sucks


So I guess I'd be Switzerland, then, because I think they both suck. A lot.
 
2013-03-03 12:16:06 AM
I don't think anyone is surprised by this after what Leno did to Conan.

Fallon is more like Leno than Coco is anyways.
 
2013-03-03 12:20:16 AM
not this crap again, someone close down NBC already
 
2013-03-03 12:33:40 AM

ZeroCorpse: Jimmy Fallon is one of the least funny people in the universe. Anyone who would watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is one sick puppy.


I quite like Jimmy Fallon.  Sure he'll get beaten like a government mule at 11:35, but he's great on Late Night.

/and if anybody says Craig Ferguson is the funniest man is late night needs their head examined
//the crazed Scotsman bit only works for fifteen minutes
///the skleton announcer doesn't work at all
 
2013-03-03 12:39:14 AM
Laughing OL.
 
2013-03-03 12:45:29 AM

bluorangefyre: and if anybody says Craig Ferguson is the funniest man is late night needs their head examined


Then by all means, examine my head. He's got actual style.
 
2013-03-03 12:48:15 AM
Can we have just have Bonnie Hammer take over all of NBC and crash that ship into the ground and allow Netflix to salvage the good pieces?
 
2013-03-03 12:50:58 AM

bluorangefyre: /and if anybody says Craig Ferguson is the funniest man is late night needs their head examined


Ferguson is not the funniest man on late night, but his running self referential "You see what I did there" is far funnier than Fallon laughing at his joke before delivering the punchline.

// Colbert is #1, Stewart and Conan tied for #2, then Kimmel, then Ferguson
 
2013-03-03 12:54:20 AM

cameroncrazy1984: bluorangefyre: and if anybody says Craig Ferguson is the funniest man is late night needs their head examined

Then by all means, examine my head. He's got actual style.


Hey, dumb ass!  Fallon has style!  Tons of style!  It's quite impressive, in fact, how he has made sucking as bad as he does so fashionable!!1!!

/f*cking hate Jimmy Fallon
//wish he'd Fallon a pile of sharp rocks from a great height
///but am truly a big fan of cameroncrazy1984
 
2013-03-03 12:55:42 AM
polentical.files.wordpress.com
Tell a joke!
 
2013-03-03 01:25:22 AM

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: [imgs.sfgate.com image 445x313]

It's that guy's fault.


Good lord, they both look like cartoon characters in that photo.
 
2013-03-03 02:16:12 AM
Say what you will about Fallon, but the fact the he got the legendary Roots crew to be his band is amazing and makes the show worth watching.
 
2013-03-03 02:28:28 AM

TheJoe03: Say what you will about Fallon, but the fact the he got the legendary Roots crew to be his band is amazing and makes the show worth watching.


So, what you're saying is that NBC should just cut Fallon out entirely and turn his slot into a 1 hour The Roots music variety show.

I can get behind that.
 
2013-03-03 02:40:35 AM

RoyFokker'sGhost: So, what you're saying is that NBC should just cut Fallon out entirely and turn his slot into a 1 hour The Roots music variety show.

I can get behind that.


The would be incredible, I know I'd watch it.
 
2013-03-03 02:46:18 AM
I hated Fallon on SNL, and have never watched his late night show.  Does he still laugh at his own jokes before he gets the punchline out, and ruin everything that he's ever been in?

If he gets the Tonight Show, it will probably be the death knell for NBC's late night.

I thought NBC was grooming Chelsea Handler to take over Tonight Show?  They've had her on as a guest so many times I thought they were going to make her the next Joan Rivers.


// haven't watched the Tonight Show since Leno came back.
// The show really died when they fired Conan.  now it's just the Leno show.
// I'm not allowed to use slashies at home, so this is fun
 
2013-03-03 02:55:44 AM

Rickj: I thought NBC was grooming Chelsea Handler to take over Tonight Show?  They've had her on as a guest so many times I thought they were going to make her the next Joan Rivers.


At least Joan Rivers was funny.
 
2013-03-03 03:26:57 AM

ZeroCorpse: Jimmy Fallon is one of the least funny people in the universe. Anyone who would watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is one sick puppy.

Steve Allen and Johnny Carson are screaming from their graves.


And yet, he's still better than Leno.
 
2013-03-03 04:19:42 AM
Well thank god for improvements! Jay Leno and his "Comedy for Conformists" has been stinking up that time slot with weapons grade anti-funny for years.
 
2013-03-03 04:47:07 AM
Don't watch any of these guys as a rule, but I've seen some funny Ferguson segments on Youtube.  Fallon has some funny stuff as well.
 
2013-03-03 05:17:44 AM

Trocadero: Tell a joke!


David Lynch and Louie CK? Where's that from?
 
2013-03-03 05:20:09 AM

Baron Harkonnen: Trocadero: Tell a joke!

David Lynch and Louie CK? Where's that from?


Louis CK has a show on FX called Louie, and that part of a story arc that's part of season 3 (I think). It revolves around Louis CK being offered a chance to replace Letterman and host the Late Show.
 
2013-03-03 05:40:55 AM
If people tuned out Conan's Tonight Show because they felt alienated by how self-depreciating and mocking his sense of humor was, I don't even want to know how they'll react to a guy who can't even tell a joke properly.

This has disaster written all over it if it actually happens.
 
2013-03-03 07:07:30 AM
Rickj: I hated Fallon on SNL, and have never watched his late night show.  Does he still laugh at his own jokes before he gets the punchline out, and ruin everything that he's ever been in?

He is a lot better as a late night host than a sketch comedy guy.
But that's also like saying stubbing your toe is a lot better than getting kicked in the nuts.

He's got some funny bits.
 
2013-03-03 07:33:03 AM

TheJoe03: Say what you will about Fallon, but the fact the he got the legendary Roots crew to be his band is amazing and makes the show worth watching.


But will they follow him to the Tonight Show??
 
2013-03-03 07:50:31 AM

Mentat: If only NBC had nurtured someone to take over the Tonight Show who attracted a younger demographic...


NBC wants The Tonight Show to attract the older demographic and Late Night to attract the younger viewers.

TheJoe03: Say what you will about Fallon, but the fact the he got the legendary Roots crew to be his band is amazing and makes the show worth watching.


Don't know that NBC will keep them on The Tonight Show as they might scare Grandma and Grandpa.  Also depends on if Fallon stays in New York or moves out to L.A. Moving to L.A. changes more than just the timeslot.


www.nndb.com

NBC has the wrong Jimmy for the 11:35 time slot
 
2013-03-03 07:55:18 AM
  By 2015,hopefully;and whether it's Fallon or Leno or whoever...The Aristocrats will be on promoting their new 2 year deal with The Bellagio.......
 
2013-03-03 08:45:18 AM
Shoulda put The Tonight Show down Ol Yeller style the day after Carson retired.
 
2013-03-03 08:49:53 AM

bluorangefyre: /and if anybody says Craig Ferguson is the funniest man is late night needs their head examined


I wouldn't go that far, and he'll certainly never take over for Letterman (way too much of an oddball), but he really understands the late night game and enjoys turning it on its head. Too much so to take an 11:35 slot.
 
2013-03-03 08:57:42 AM
www.sonypictures.com

Lost opportunity.
 
2013-03-03 09:00:47 AM

StrikitRich: Mentat: If only NBC had nurtured someone to take over the Tonight Show who attracted a younger demographic...

NBC wants The Tonight Show to attract the older demographic and Late Night to attract the younger viewers.

TheJoe03: Say what you will about Fallon, but the fact the he got the legendary Roots crew to be his band is amazing and makes the show worth watching.

Don't know that NBC will keep them on The Tonight Show as they might scare Grandma and Grandpa.  Also depends on if Fallon stays in New York or moves out to L.A. Moving to L.A. changes more than just the timeslot.




NBC has the wrong Jimmy for the 11:35 time slot


Is it me or does Kimmel constantly looked stoned?
 
2013-03-03 09:03:00 AM
All of these late night talk shows suck ass compared to Graham Norton. And he's only on once a week.
 
2013-03-03 09:10:27 AM
GreatGlavinsGhost * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-03-03 12:16:06 AM I don't think anyone is surprised by this after what Leno did to Conan. Fallon is more like Leno than Coco is anyways.
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He was forcibly retired against his will, threatened to take his services elsewhere, NBC put him back in charge of their own volition. NBC is the bad guy in this equation, not Leno.

Plus, Conan ends up with a GIANT paycheck to do nothing for 6 months and then gets another mega deal with TBS. He certainly didn't end up on the short straw of anything other than the 'history' of the tonight show.
 
2013-03-03 09:15:08 AM

PacificaFitz: not this crap again, someone close down NBC already


Not yet, I'm curious about the "Hannibal" show coming up. After the first commercial break of the pilot episode, then you can close NBC down.
 
2013-03-03 09:24:24 AM
I'm not crazy about Fallon, but in my opinion, he's a much better writer than he is a performer. Some of his bits are quite entertaining. The problem (at least for me) is that it's painful to watch him perform because he thinks he's so damn funny. He needs to quit laughing at his own jokes.
 
2013-03-03 09:26:43 AM
I see people are still getting pissed over late night TV, who the fark cares, go to bed
 
2013-03-03 09:48:42 AM
I'm a huge fan of Craig Ferguson, and I love the utter strangeness of his show. It's something that wouldn't work well any earlier, and I'd prefer him to stay where he is. He can get away with a lot more as a late, late show than if he had Letterman's timeslot. It's not for everyone, but at that time it doesn't have to be.

I also think Jimmy Fallon has never been better than as a late-night host. The bit when he performed 'Call Me Maybe' with toy instruments is still one of my favorite things he's ever done. Now it doesn't matter if he laughs during a sketch, it's late night, so that makes it funny. (Carson would do the same thing and we'd revere him for it.)

I never thought I would like Jimmy Kimmel, but he's definitely grown on me. I'm still amazed he pulled off his Ben Afflek video, and the episode when Matt Damon took over his show (and retitled it 'Jimmy Kimmel Sucks') was brilliant.

And that's just network. Throw in basic cable and there is just too much late-night to manage. And that's a good thing.
 
2013-03-03 10:13:30 AM

Savage Belief: All of these late night talk shows suck ass compared to Graham Norton. And he's only on once a week.


So much this.
 
2013-03-03 10:24:52 AM

BizarreMan: Savage Belief: All of these late night talk shows suck ass compared to Graham Norton. And he's only on once a week.

So much this.


Maybe the fact he only has to come up with one show a week increases the quality of said show.

Fallon is endearing and seems to enjoy the job. He'll connect with a mass audience just fine and people here will biatch about him.
 
2013-03-03 10:45:45 AM

Dawg47: Maybe the fact he only has to come up with one show a week increases the quality of said show.


I think part of it is they don't spend the time trying to come up with a 10 minute monologue every show.  Then bringing on all the guests at once lets the show go in so many strange and different directions.  American chat shows are boring in that pretty much every guest is asked the same questions, in the same order then comes up with a mildly amusing anecdote, then they go away to be replaced by someone else.
 
2013-03-03 10:51:33 AM
All I have to add to this conversation, and it's not much, is fark Helen Kushnik.  Without her, Letterman would be the Tonight Show host, and everything would be right with the world.
 
2013-03-03 11:13:08 AM
Opened the link on my iPhone, which then closed my browser and sent me to the App Store for a stupid game app.

Please don't post crap links.
 
2013-03-03 11:43:23 AM
Obvious? More like Unlikely.

And poor Conan. Got screwed royally by NBC, and it pretty much stunted his career. His TBS show is just not that good. He looks like he's uninterested and just going through the motions. It's really too bad, because he was probably my favorite late night host for many years.
 
2013-03-03 12:31:44 PM
Is Fallon still playing stupid games with the audience?  If I wanted to watch a game show, I'd DVR a 'good' one like Price is Right or Jeopardy.
 
2013-03-03 01:03:59 PM

ZeroCorpse: Jimmy Fallon is one of the least funny people in the universe. Anyone who would watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is one sick puppy.


Fallon has by far the best music guests. I don't really hate Fallon nearly as much as others here, but I otherwise find his hosting portions generally uncomfortable to watch. Thankfully, they posts the music guests' performances online so I can just skip all the host segment bullshiat.
 
2013-03-03 01:07:00 PM
I remember reading a book about SNL where people used to have talks with Fallon before their skit aired and threaten him that if he upstaged it by laughing at himself that they would beat him senseless.
 
2013-03-03 02:04:24 PM
This whole thread failed.

Jay Leno tells some Obama jokes (THE HORROR, THE FARKING HORROR) and some oh-so-offended type liberals automatically try to install Obama fanboy Jimmy Fallon into the Tonight Show.

That figures. It will never happen. NBC saw their ad dollars at 11:30 die with Conan and it would be the same with Fallon. The guy that follows Leno will be bland and middle of the road because that is safe. It's why Leno got the gig in the first place.
 
2013-03-03 02:31:14 PM
I wonder what closet he had to hide in to find that out..
 
2013-03-03 02:59:11 PM
In Canada, we have our own worst TV show host of all time:

www.ryerson.ca

OF ALL TIME.
 
2013-03-03 03:52:15 PM
Jay Leno should just do a show about cars.

His videos on his website about his garage are fascinating.  There was one of him showing off his new 3D Scanner and printer that was quality television.  He was using it to fabricate a part for a steam powered car.

I'm telling you Jay's Garage would be a hit on the discovery channel.
 
2013-03-03 05:21:10 PM
If Fallon takes the job he's an idiot.

It's not about the host of the show it's about the brand. Jay Leno works as part of the Tonight show brand. Conan did  work with the brand. Letterman wouldn't have worked with the brand. They wanted to do their own thing. The only way it would work is if they changed the name of the show. Which is not gonna happen.
I've been really impressed by fallon, but if he goes for Leno's slot the same thing will happen to him as Conan and Letterman.

/I would support the Roots variety hour as well.
 
2013-03-03 05:25:42 PM

roughridersfan: In Canada, we have our own worst TV show host of all time:

[www.ryerson.ca image 120x120]

OF ALL TIME.


Wow, Mike Bullard lost a lot of weight!
 
2013-03-03 05:34:20 PM
Anyone see "The Late Shift" on HBO (it was a book too)? It was a movie about Leno and Letterman that tried to make us sympathize with millionaires whining and crying about what time slot they're going to get. fark all these people. They're just there to tell lame jokes and promote their guests' newest project.
 
2013-03-03 05:41:03 PM

Devo Cornholiosky: roughridersfan: In Canada, we have our own worst TV show host of all time:

[www.ryerson.ca image 120x120]

OF ALL TIME.

Wow, Mike Bullard lost a lot of weight!


Remember this one?

had70.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-03 06:15:07 PM

KWess: Devo Cornholiosky: roughridersfan: In Canada, we have our own worst TV show host of all time:

[www.ryerson.ca image 120x120]

OF ALL TIME.

Wow, Mike Bullard lost a lot of weight!

Remember this one?

[had70.files.wordpress.com image 240x240]


AUGH!!!
 
2013-03-03 06:18:33 PM
Daily Show & Colbert Report.

That's all the late night you need.
 
2013-03-03 07:26:03 PM

roughridersfan: In Canada, we have our own worst TV show host of all time:

[www.ryerson.ca image 120x120]

OF ALL TIME.


www.comedycouch.com

storage.canoe.ca

 2 new challengers have appeared!

/hot links!
 
2013-03-03 10:51:40 PM

Mole Man: roughridersfan: In Canada, we have our own worst TV show host of all time:

[www.ryerson.ca image 120x120]

OF ALL TIME.

[www.comedycouch.com image 201x251]

[storage.canoe.ca image 640x480]

 2 new challengers have appeared!

/hot links!


www.sctvguide.ca

/Hot like snow is not.
 
2013-03-03 11:24:02 PM
Jay Leno. Douche bag.

Cobalt O'Bunion. Harvard Lampoon guy.

/can't decide which is worse but I watched the Harvard Lampoon guy when I had cable. I haven't watched the douche bag since he...well, since he was a douche bag...for the third time
/I actually miss Andy Richter. He gave all of us fat guys hope.
 
2013-03-03 11:40:31 PM
Geez, thank for dredging up Bullard. I had blacked him out from my memory.

I remember watching one episode of Thicke of the Night.

Sammy Maudlin - now THERE was a show!

I loved the SCTV stuff.

I remember when John Candy bought a share of the Argos and was visiting the stadiums. During the warmups, he was on the sideline - I yelled how, "HEY, IT'S JOHNNY LARUE!!!!" He turned and laughed. Apparently he was a really nice guy if you met him up close.
 
2013-03-04 06:50:44 AM
 I still don't get how NBC "Screwed" Conan..He had a chance..It didn't work..AT ALL..His ratings BOMBED.
He wasn't funny as a talk show guy. He moved to TBS, and solidified the fact, that he isn't funny as a
talk show guy.  Conan may be a great behind the scenes guy, writer, producer/idea guy. His really late
show was a cult hit with college kids and stoners..It doesn't work at the earlier slot that has to appeal to
people that don't go for "wacky" comedy before bed.

 I also don't get the hate on Leno..I just don't get it. He's entertaining. No, he is not Johnny Carson.
Carson was the master. Carson was also a career maker and a powerful guy. It doesn't appear Leno
wants that kind of thing. IMHO he's a fairly laid back dude that really just wants to tinker on his cars,
hang with his wife, play with the cat and do some stand up on weekends.
 
2013-03-04 08:23:53 AM

Mr. Shabooboo: I still don't get how NBC "Screwed" Conan..He had a chance..It didn't work..AT ALL..His ratings BOMBED.



Except his ratings didn't bomb. He was actually competitive with Letterman in the 18-49 demo (which is the one advertisers actually pay for) and that was with a 10pm comedy talk show stealing most of his thunder. But Leno most certainly bombed at 10pm unfortunately his contract was so iron clad that they couldn't get rid of him.

As far as getting rid of Leno I can actually see it happening. I mean they wanted to get rid of him back when they tried to bring in Conan but he essentially straight up told them that if they fired him, he would get a talk show at ABC, and then the Tonight Show would go from being the #1 show in the ratings to probably #3. But now depending on how good Kimmel's contract is, Leno going to ABC might not be an option for him. Plus I imagine like everything else on network tv the audience for late night is probably shrinking. And Leno is very expensive. So maybe they are thinking that if the ratings are going to be low from now on, the smart play would be to get the cheapest guy possible as the host, and hope he can get decent ratings and create buzz when it comes to promoting NBC shows and Universal movies.
 
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