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(Deadline)   Jimmy Fallon's final show as host of Late Night hit an all-time high as viewers wanted to make absolutely certain this wasn't some giant hoax perpetuated by NBC   (deadline.com) divider line 38
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2014-02-08 03:23:25 PM
Is this an ongoing joke?
 
2014-02-08 03:52:08 PM
"Perpetrated."
 
2014-02-08 03:56:34 PM
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AND!!!
 
2014-02-08 04:24:05 PM
So is Jimmy also only going to get 8 months to improve his ratings when they nose-dive after the first week?

What's NBC's backup plan, here?
 
2014-02-08 04:24:25 PM
I was expecting Fallon walking to the new set, only to pull off the mask & it was Leno. Jim Ross would then call him son of a biatch.
 
2014-02-08 04:26:03 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: So is Jimmy also only going to get 8 months to improve his ratings when they nose-dive after the first week?

What's NBC's backup plan, here?


I'm pretty sure low ratings are NBC's forte.
 
2014-02-08 04:27:30 PM
Didn't watch, don't care.
 
2014-02-08 04:29:36 PM

eddievercetti: I was expecting Fallon walking to the new set, only to pull off the mask & it was Leno. Jim Ross would then call him son of a biatch.


And ?uestlove pulls of his mask to reveal it's Kevin Eubanks. BAH GAWD, KING! THAT'S HIS MUSIC!
 
2014-02-08 04:44:13 PM
I have long since stopped watching these shows, although I tried and liked Craig Ferguson I still would rather stream something most nights as I don't care about most of the interviewees.  Fallon sucks, I don't know who watches him, even the 18 year old me that loved early David Letterman would find Fallon moronic.
 
2014-02-08 04:56:52 PM

interstellar_tedium: Fallon sucks, I don't know who watches him, even the 18 year old me that loved early David Letterman would find Fallon moronic.


I can't get into him at all, either. Some of his musical impressions which sometimes are his opening bit for a show are really farking good, but that's it...

I'd rather watch Conan or Craig host, but wouldn't mind Fallon coming on to impersonate Neil Young every now and then.
 
2014-02-08 04:57:10 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: So is Jimmy also only going to get 8 months to improve his ratings when they nose-dive after the first week?

What's NBC's backup plan, here?


As long as they don't put another talk show in the 10pm slot, he'll be fine. I'm surprised nobody predicted a loss in ratings there.
 
2014-02-08 05:00:04 PM

interstellar_tedium: I have long since stopped watching these shows, although I tried and liked Craig Ferguson I still would rather stream something most nights as I don't care about most of the interviewees.  Fallon sucks, I don't know who watches him, even the 18 year old me that loved early David Letterman would find Fallon moronic.


Yeh me too.  Having to wake up at 530 to be at work at 6 doesnt make for staying up until 11 to watch those shows.  Plus it seems like it's mostly "dry predictable monologue with forced laughter from audience followed by celebrity promoting new movie thats coming out" formula.  Ill watch Fallon's clips on youtube if he does something extra funny which is something he has done to capture the younger demo.
 
2014-02-08 05:32:52 PM

cyberspacedout: ThatBillmanGuy: So is Jimmy also only going to get 8 months to improve his ratings when they nose-dive after the first week?

What's NBC's backup plan, here?

As long as they don't put another talk show in the 10pm slot, he'll be fine. I'm surprised nobody predicted a loss in ratings there.


Are you somehow posing some crazy theory that local stations make a lot of their money from the 11pm news and as such need a good lead-in, so some show at 10 pm killing their numbers may make them start to pressure the network?  That's crazy, it makes much more sense that a network is upset about slightly lower 18-54 rating at 11:35 pm.
 
2014-02-08 06:37:44 PM

French Rage: cyberspacedout: ThatBillmanGuy: So is Jimmy also only going to get 8 months to improve his ratings when they nose-dive after the first week?

What's NBC's backup plan, here?

As long as they don't put another talk show in the 10pm slot, he'll be fine. I'm surprised nobody predicted a loss in ratings there.

Are you somehow posing some crazy theory that local stations make a lot of their money from the 11pm news and as such need a good lead-in, so some show at 10 pm killing their numbers may make them start to pressure the network?  That's crazy, it makes much more sense that a network is upset about slightly lower 18-54 rating at 11:35 pm.


Yep. You'd think NBC would have figured out already that a successful drama like ER was the way to go.
 
2014-02-08 06:48:36 PM
ok: a friend pointed me to the muppets finale, and I gotta say, when Dr. Teeth adjusted the microphone (at around 1:02) it was a delightful touch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otRr23Brir8
 
2014-02-08 06:49:08 PM
I like Fallons show a lot.. It's much better than two old men telling out dated jokes and tired late night routines..
 
2014-02-08 07:23:00 PM
Everyone would be happier if NBC could get Fallon to wear a prosthetic chin and tell jokes about Bill Clinton.
 
2014-02-08 07:26:19 PM
I'm asleep.
 
2014-02-08 07:40:14 PM
Whatever became of Team Coco?
 
2014-02-08 08:00:36 PM

thesharkman: Whatever became of Team Coco?


Relegated out of the league
 
2014-02-08 08:59:50 PM

Nefarious: thesharkman: Whatever became of Team Coco?

Relegated out of the league


I still wonder if CBS again makes him the offer to take over for Letterman.
 
2014-02-08 09:02:03 PM
Worth watching just for "The Weight" by Fallon and the Muppets. A fantastic drop the mic ending.

I think Fallon is pretty bad at interviews, but everything else is great. I hope Tonight Show doesn't water him down too much.
 
2014-02-08 09:29:27 PM

MrEricSir: Everyone would be happier if NBC could get Fallon to wear a prosthetic chin and tell jokes about Bill Clinton.


I read this, I heard about this.
 
2014-02-08 09:46:02 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Didn't watch, don't care.


Then why are you here posting in a thread about it?
 
2014-02-08 10:54:46 PM
Fallon is awful.
 
2014-02-08 11:05:57 PM
Y'all are all too young to remember the golden age of variety shows on TV, but I would much rather watch one hour of The Fallon and Timberlake Show each week than watch a great talent like Fallon reduced to asking, "So, did you bring a clip?" five nights a week.
 
2014-02-08 11:10:39 PM

Solid Muldoon: Y'all are all too young to remember the golden age of variety shows on TV, but I would much rather watch one hour of The Fallon and Timberlake Show each week than watch a great talent like Fallon reduced to asking, "So, did you bring a clip?" five nights a week.


Agreed, as someone who grew up in the golden age of Carson, Fallon gets his guests and audiences involved like Johnny did.

And people hate on Fallon for cracking up in skits, Carson did it all the time.
 
2014-02-08 11:27:01 PM

eddievercetti: I was expecting Fallon walking to the new set, only to pull off the mask & it was Leno. Jim Ross would then call him son of a biatch.


ITS ME AUSTIN
 
2014-02-08 11:31:57 PM
Fallon is a just a good hearted, very likeable, very talented guy, who does awesome musical parodies and skits. But to this day he's awful at standup monologues, which is the stock and trade of the 11:30 show. Poor guy is gonna get sliced and diced, and it's going to be awful watching such an upbeat and happy guy get pounded.

Craig Ferguson, however, is God. I don't care who the guests are, I tune in just to watch his standup. He's a frickin' comedy genius. Like he said, some can say funny things, and others can say things funny. Craig is the latter.
 
2014-02-08 11:38:45 PM

theflatline: Solid Muldoon: Y'all are all too young to remember the golden age of variety shows on TV, but I would much rather watch one hour of The Fallon and Timberlake Show each week than watch a great talent like Fallon reduced to asking, "So, did you bring a clip?" five nights a week.

Agreed, as someone who grew up in the golden age of Carson, Fallon gets his guests and audiences involved like Johnny did.

And people hate on Fallon for cracking up in skits, Carson did it all the time.


Fallon is the closest to Carson in the "welcome to my party" aspect of talk shows, but he doesn't have what Carson had when it comes to the interviews. Letterman comes the closest to that.

The best thing Fallon could do for the Tonight Show is bring back the idea that all the guests stay on the couch and talk among themselves. Some of the greatest moments in Tonight Show history came from the guests interacting with each other, instead of just telling canned anecdotes and promoting their current project.
 
2014-02-08 11:55:21 PM

Solid Muldoon: theflatline: Solid Muldoon: Y'all are all too young to remember the golden age of variety shows on TV, but I would much rather watch one hour of The Fallon and Timberlake Show each week than watch a great talent like Fallon reduced to asking, "So, did you bring a clip?" five nights a week.

Agreed, as someone who grew up in the golden age of Carson, Fallon gets his guests and audiences involved like Johnny did.

And people hate on Fallon for cracking up in skits, Carson did it all the time.

Fallon is the closest to Carson in the "welcome to my party" aspect of talk shows, but he doesn't have what Carson had when it comes to the interviews. Letterman comes the closest to that.

The best thing Fallon could do for the Tonight Show is bring back the idea that all the guests stay on the couch and talk among themselves. Some of the greatest moments in Tonight Show history came from the guests interacting with each other, instead of just telling canned anecdotes and promoting their current project.


Agreed.
 
2014-02-09 12:06:48 AM

Solid Muldoon: Worth watching just for "The Weight" by Fallon and the Muppets. A fantastic drop the mic ending.

I think Fallon is pretty bad at interviews, but everything else is great. I hope Tonight Show doesn't water him down too much.


Yeah, just watched that.  Freaking great.  His musical stuff he does is top shelf and his skits are pretty good.  Of course, all I know of the Fallon show is from Youtube.
 
2014-02-09 12:25:15 AM
How anyone finds him funny is well beyond me. And he's a bit too much of a celebrity brown-noser for my liking.
 
2014-02-09 01:20:25 AM
Fallon was a big reason why I stopped bothering with snl.
Leno was a big reason why the late night talk show genre itself became nothing more than empty, crass self-promotion.

as you might guess, Ill be tuning in to watch Fallon's wacky antics with the same zeal as that guy from 'singled out' who is somehow still employed,
 
2014-02-09 01:40:40 AM

theflatline: Solid Muldoon: theflatline: Solid Muldoon: Y'all are all too young to remember the golden age of variety shows on TV, but I would much rather watch one hour of The Fallon and Timberlake Show each week than watch a great talent like Fallon reduced to asking, "So, did you bring a clip?" five nights a week.

Agreed, as someone who grew up in the golden age of Carson, Fallon gets his guests and audiences involved like Johnny did.

And people hate on Fallon for cracking up in skits, Carson did it all the time.

Fallon is the closest to Carson in the "welcome to my party" aspect of talk shows, but he doesn't have what Carson had when it comes to the interviews. Letterman comes the closest to that.

The best thing Fallon could do for the Tonight Show is bring back the idea that all the guests stay on the couch and talk among themselves. Some of the greatest moments in Tonight Show history came from the guests interacting with each other, instead of just telling canned anecdotes and promoting their current project.

Agreed.


^^^
This

mark12A: Craig Ferguson, however, is God. I don't care who the guests are, I tune in just to watch his standup. He's a frickin' comedy genius. Like he said, some can say funny things, and others can say things funny. Craig is the latter.


^^^
Also This
 
2014-02-09 06:25:19 AM

Funbags: Fallon was a big reason why I stopped bothering with snl.
Leno was a big reason why the late night talk show genre itself became nothing more than empty, crass self-promotion.

as you might guess, Ill be tuning in to watch Fallon's wacky antics with the same zeal as that guy from 'singled out' who is somehow still employed,


You sound like a blast.
 
2014-02-09 09:10:56 AM
loved the last-waltz camera moves.
 
2014-02-09 04:54:00 PM

Funbags: Fallon was a big reason why I stopped bothering with snl.
Leno was a big reason why the late night talk show genre itself became nothing more than empty, crass self-promotion.

as you might guess, Ill be tuning in to watch Fallon's wacky antics with the same zeal as that guy from 'singled out' who is somehow still employed,


Jenny McCarthy is still employed?
 
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