Somebody tell Jimmy that late night talk shows aren't where he should peddle his obnoxious sketch comedy and cartoonish behavior. At first the show was entertaining simply for its novel approach, but it's become so low brow lately I'm disgusted. Hearing his back and forth with Higgins going on about DVD/monster cables or miming duck noises is mind numbing. And his inability to spark an intelligent conversation with his guest (as evidenced in his early years) are transparently supplanted by games (some you would expect in drunken frat houses) and long confusing segments where he can't help laughing at himself. Jimmy has time to hone his interviewing skills where he doesn't resort to making a spectacle out of himself and his guests.
NBC what have you done? The Tonight Show has been destroyed. Lucky for most of us - we aren't stuck with just "Network" TV. You guys took a great show that provided comedy, world information and believe it or not - even educational facts while totally entertaining its viewers. Somehow the last few years of Jay & now with Jimmy ~ its turned into crap. Is it new producers? executives? Somewhere it derailed and it did not seem to be the fault of the guy on the stage. Maybe crap was what you were going for in the first place. If so ~ yeah~ you win. I Don't blame Fallon but, He is Not "Tonight Show" quality. Well... With The quality of the show NOW - maybe he is perfect. "The Tonight Show" used to lead the pack with what the late night shows tried to beat. The bar is so low now ~ might be time to clean house & start over or just bag it. As for me - No worries as I am changing channels ;)
I just can't stomach this show. It's childish, it's predictable and it's not the least bit smart or intelligent. He does just what Leno did - he panders and sucks up to the guests like a puppy that's been abused, trying to ingratiate himself. (Leno also did this. He was afraid to offend anyone and so much so that he was just pathetic and
There's nothing smart or intelligent about him or his show. Kimmel? He's sarcastic, has brains and he's funny. Letterman? The king of snarky sarcasm and humor. But Fallon panders to the lowest common denominator. I'd guess his fans wouldn't understand sarcasm or a parody if it hit them in the face like, say, a blueberry pie. But then again, it is a proven fact that those who cannot understand sarcasm suffer from a serious brain disorder
This is about 20 minutes in S1E170 brodcast 11/25/2014. Ok it Screen Grabs and the first is during a basketball game and the caption has the players stats and his age is 114, really funny. Next was a security log in and the two words were "weiner and Hound". Immediately fallon says "dont come in dads office" as if porno or something was on. The jackass to his right kept saying "weiner hound" over and over and over 20 or 30 times. 45sec later it was over. Next was an dinner invite with typos. "Crap cakes and sweet potato hay" i swear only a few seconds short of 2 minutes nothing but stool jokes, No.2 specials, corn, peanut butter, serving crap cakes and on and on and on. Then they run the joke into the next capture with a typo that has "Anus". Sure i enjoy a shit joke occasiknally but not for my late night entertainment. Especially when it seems to be coming from two 11 year olds. I realize these times dont seem long but watch the video. It seems like its never gonna end. Theres more but you get the idea. Again he needs to be replaced with a more mature comedian.
I recommend they all take TV Broadcasting 101. Fallon mumbles, talks under his breath, and talks too fast. He interrupts guests and talks over them. I never understand the banter with Higgins, who once even covered his mouth to deliver lines in a skit! Say what? The show is unintelligible. With this issue and the constant and fawning, "we just love him/her so much," I don't watch anymore. I gave him a chance but never heard a really interesting conversation, what parts I could actually hear. Seems like a bunch of amateurs.
Class, wit ,charisma and poise had Johnny, Ed and Jay. Not a fan of Fallon, it reminds me when America voted for Bush, as if. Guy below ."Every time I see or hear this dolt I want to go put my nuts in a blender. lol
Watching Jimmy Fallon is like walking into a Rite Aid store It's empty, lifeless, and kind of sickening in a way that isn't easy to describe. Words that come to mind are Cheap, Contrived, Stupid, Over-Caffeinated.
I have tried to give this show a chance, but in my opinion, it is one of the most boring shows I have seen. The entrance where he claps (for himself, or is someone on the side encouraging the clapping?), the same comment, "hot crowd tonight," and going right into national news. I do not tun in to an entertainment show at the end of a stressful day to hear national/international news again, and not even if it supposedly has a comic spin. The game playing (playing beer pong with Annette Benning) was embarrassing; there were so many things to talk to her about in her very accomplished career. The "white pants" skit with Jennifer Lopez was embarrassing; a 40-year old man dressed in skin tight pants singing the same lyric over and over. This may have worked on a Saturday night live skit, but it was juvenile. Is there a director for this show? Do some marketing research other than NY and LA to find out if the show could have wider appeal. I hope Fallon can get centered, and I especially hope that the Roots can eventually play something with some musicality to it. I remember Carson and Leno had popular singers doing songs,
Are you not of this planet? Fallon is hands down FUNNY,FUNNY,FUNNY! He is the best face and personality for 2014- 2034 for NBC. & NEW YORK. There is life @ 11:35 pm ,now. Worth to wake up groggy! Replace him? NO WAY!
This show is sooo annoying its ridiculous ! JF might be a decent entertainer on his own - but all his "bits" are so lame ! Is there anyone ? anyone who finds Fallon remotely funny ? I think he should have been moved to the late late late late night show !
Honestly, I've never been a big fan of Jimmy Fallon. I found his child/monkey-ish characters & humor on SNL cringe-full. Needless to say, that didn't draw me to his late night show - but I did tune in on occasion just to see what the fuss was about. I figured The Roots were some band he "discovered" at a concert while stoned in college and took along for his ride up.
That said, I have given The Tonight Show w/ Fallon an honest chance. I get the format. I thought this might be a new beginning and a new way to access and enjoy this comic. FALSE. Fallon comes off as SO out of his depth but is so self absorbed he doesn't even realize it. I've seen his musical "performances" with various it's embarrassing. He's like an irritating child version of Rich Little trying to Karaoke and parody thinking the world loves him - when he really should just sit back in The Chair and be the reverent host he out to be - instead of some overgrown child getting his romp in a musical candy shop - oblivious to humility or reverence. Fallon IS NOT the legend he makes himself out to be - if anybody actually buys it. I'm guessing many people are just watching out of habit (and many of the masses probably don't care/are not discerning. They feed their babies McDonalds, too), others are just watching it like how people are drawn to a car accident. Is THAT the bar NBC wants to meet for the new Flagship of late night entertainment?!? I certainly hope not.
Can we just chalk Fallon off as a bad decision and move on to some else? Someone better and more deserving. This child is insolent, immature, self-absorbed - and generally unworthy of the crown he has been given.
. (one day later): Just to boil it down - Fallon as-is is NOT FUNNY, he is irratating, immature & repulsive. His humor is too petty & self-absorbed for the time slot. Maybe keep him on lates, but this brand is not worthy of the dignity (and potential awesomeness) of the Number 1 late spot. Perhaps George Clooney?
As an Australia viewer I can't believe that Jay Leno has been replaced by this immature, anxious looking man (comedian?) who laughs hysterically at his own (written for him) jokes. Everything that happens on his show is artificially over the top and unfunny.
Poor NBC: forever on the hunt for the young demographic. It's sad to watch. They've had a lock on late night for decades now, and they keep throwing it away. We watched them do it with Conan, and now here comes Jimmy. Why does this happen? It's called 30 Rock. Not the show, it's the building. It's where the programming execs work, and just happens to be the same location as SNL, and Conan & Fallon's 'Late Night' shows. Burbank is 3000 miles & 3 time-zones away. Every year a new crop of New York twenty-somethings arrives at 30 Rock, and with Lorne Michaels and the SNL kiddies along for backup, the pressure on management to "younger-ize" is irresistible. This time they've also had the Fallon crew pushing as well. The only reason outlander Leno wasn't forced out earlier is the incredible blowback it would have created.
What NBC and these programming novices don't understand, is that at the end of the day, we don't want to watch the antics of a young frenetic squirrel. Most of us see enough of that during the day. Fallon's (and Conan's) humor comes off as demeaning and biting. Jumping through outlandish skits, letting the ego-maniacal host bomb the musical guest, or sucking up hard on celebrities is the stuff of PRIMETIME. At the end of the day, we don't want to party. We want a slower, older, wiser and more stable person delivering our entertainment. We want a TALK show. We want Daddy. On the other hand, the late, late night spot works well as a destination for always energized & rebellious teens & college kids, but most of us have gone to bed by then.
Sure, we could see Leno's punchlines coming a mile away, but there was some comfort in that. He wasn't my all-time favorite, but he was honest, real, and down to earth. And he wasn't obsessed with having or giving the last laugh. The same thing could have been said about Johnny Carson. One thing is sure, Leno won't be coming back. Letterman has become just a cranky, snide old man. Kimmel is so obsessed with his backpack of ethnic & family shtick, it's too annoying to watch. Someone like Brian Williams would knock them all dead.
Thank you, NBC, for ending my decades-long addiction to late night TV. As painful as watching Conan was, at least I would check to see who was on that night. With Jimmy, I don't even care. Yes, he has a very talented staff, and his skits can be very funny, but that was true of Conan. Jimmy's energy belongs in primetime. You won't catch me staying up to watch him. Or the now unfunny SNL either.
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I have a really hard time watching the tonight show since Fallon replaced Leno. The show lacks substance with the guests and Fallon's monologue stinks! Why would you ever replace Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon? Leno was number one! What more did you want?? I will not be watching the Tonight show anymore since it now sucks!
Ugh! "Painful" is the correct word. What a mess. NBC believes the hype they created. And no offense to people who think the Roots are good, but their sound is thin and lacking musicality. Horrible all around. Can't bear to watch it other than to keep track of how bad it really is. I doubt it will last long. Then again there is no accounting for people's taste.
I think that it is inevitable that Jimmy Fallon will fail on the Tonight Show. He is no comic genius like Conan O'Brien or an uber standup comedian like Bill Maher or Jay Leno (despite what you think of his jokes). These three individuals are seasoned pros that have worked extremely hard at their craft over the years and Jimmy Fallon has barely made it out of high school. He needs another decade or so to hone whatever it is that he brings to the table.
I can assure you that I am not wasting my time watching this television program.
If you compare Jimmy Fallon to Carson,Letterman,Leno,O'Brien or even Jimmy Kimmel,there is one big are all genuinely funny stand up biggest similarity and you can throw Bill Maher in here too,is they all can't act in a movie to pay the those gentlemen,save Leno to a degree,can be a little acerbic if the guest is is a professional ass kisser who just isn't that unscripted banter are their collective best qualities and generally are the funniest moments of their skits are usually channel changers,maybe 5 % are is a worlds class ass smoocher however and if the guests were walking,you would just see Fallons feet hanging out of their Jimmy Fallon does have is connections,in with his mentor,Lorne Michaels,his guest book will always be full and lets face it,it's easier giving an interview to Fallon,than to somebody with wit,who may throw in a few good spirited zingers and actually get you to open up a be honest,I could only stomach watching Fallons show,begining to end,several times,but I have also seen more than enough.
You guys at NBC are being paid millions a year and yet you keep making the same mistake over and over again again. I will take your job for half the price, keep Leno and keep the ratings up. Simple. The ratings are going to go down with Fallon. Bring Leno back....
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