Skip to comments.It's “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” tonight...What will it be tomorrow?
Posted on 02/22/2014 8:43:00 AM PST by NOBO2012
To paraphrase an old Oldsmobile ad campaign, the New Tonight Show is not your Fathers Old Tonight Show:
Fallon, who is eyed a bit warily by some Republicans, had first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday they have a chemistry between them
Something Like Oxygen and Magnesium: OMg!
after launching his new show on Monday. He said recently that his show will not be the place to go for in-depth interviews with politicians and candidates.
Oh noes! No more in-depth slow-jamming the news with the Prezzie?
Fallons slimmed-down diet of politics may not be a bad thing, said Erik Smith, Obamas senior adviser for advertising and message development during the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. As opposed to what Smith called a sense of cynicism toward politics that Leno and Letterman exhibit in their monologues,
"The president spoke today on the Obamacare website glitches. He said he's bringing in "the best and the brightest" to solve the problem. Why didn't he bring in the best and the brightest in the first place? See, this is typical Washington. They only bring in the best and the brightest as a last resort." Jay Leno
Fallons skits and stunts like the slow jam bring out a softer side of a candidate and are more likely to go viral.
I dont know about you, butt Ive had enough viruses these past five years to last a lifetime.
So with that by way of deep background, Lady Ms Thursday night appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon makes more sense: her softer side is going viral around the world.
Because who can resist a video of the FLOTUS in a three-way hand-hug and twerking fest with 2 guys dressed in teenage drag? Ew!
Note to Erik Smith, Big Guys senior adviser for advertising and message development, soft or not, its probably not a good idea for the FLOTUS to insult the very millennials (who voted for her husband) shes trying to persuade to sign up for Obamacare by calling them knuckleheads. Leave that to Charles Barkley.
Or at least Frank Caliendo channeling Charles Barkley
Of course I could be overreacting: maybe the mils didnt even notice. They could be so busy following their bliss they dont even care.
So: the torch has been passed: from the old guy who took a few potshots at the sitting president to the new guy who has a chemistry with the First Lady.
All I know is that so far the new Tonight show has been painfully UN-funny. I hope thats part of a bigger plan, because while I hate to bring this up that whole Oldsmobile campaign about the new Olds not being your fathers car didnt end well (RIP). And you know why? Because their tag line was correct: the new Olds wasnt your fathers Olds:
Your fathers Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 was WAY better!
Im not drawing any parallels or anything; I just reflect, you decide.
H/T to STTF for concept
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
Moochelle and all of the members of the regime probaly laugh their a$$es off thinking about how they’ve been able to continually fool the moron “knuckleheads” that are the core 0bamunists.
But maybe he wasn't supposed to - just long enough to avoid any troublesome Obamacare jokes through the elections this November.
Yeah I'm that cynical.
Don’t know. don’t care, the program is now off the air.
I shall never watch this latest, sad iteration of the once wonderful “Tonight Show”
I miss Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Johnnie Carson, and even Jay Leno.
Likely an Obama press conference without the reporters.
Nice to know where Fallon stands up front. GOODBYE Jimmy!!!
I loved Parr...He always had intelligent guests...not just people advertising their movies etc.
fallon is just making sure we understand that while he may invite pubbies over to eat in the kitchen they will NEVER have a seat at the table.
Little left wing suck up will have abysmal numbers. Cater to libs and lose. Leno gave conservatives a little time. Giggling with the mooch?!
Jay was liked by a more conservative audience than that awful troll Letterman. Moochelle on the first night? I can hear the remotes clicking the channel changer.
Jimmy's Tonight Show is definitely NOT my Tonight Show. I watch the late local news and weather and get a good night's sleep instead.
It’s target audience has become immature liberals, so Fallon might do well.
Watched the mochelle interview and it made my stomach turn.
Wonder how much it cost the tax payer to send her there with the secret service and her friends and personal staff.
Her comments regarding the little people working jobs they hate just shows her disconnect with America
I hope he fails miserably
I miss Jay Leno, and I hope Fallon fails miserably.
Like Durante said, Good night, and Good night to Jay Leno where ever you are.
Now turn off the tv and get some sleep instead of watching another unfunny liberal.
The entire thing is just a vehicle to produce stunts to get passed around the internet and praised by vapid hipsters as being “epic” or “the most awesome thing ever done”.
It’s all about getting the most views and likes.
Steve Allen & Johnny Carson “Prank-Call” Jack Paar
I have NEVER, NOT ONCE, laughed at anything Failon did. Seriesly.
And I will even be generous and admit that I did once get a good yuk out of something Will Farrel did.
I did watch last Mondays show... zip, zero, nada. But according to NBC and all the other media wiseguys, this is more important than the second coming.
One thing I can’t figure is that the dames seem to die for this dude. What’s up with that? He looks like a growed up version of one of Beavers friends...
I realize that Jay might well be a democrat, and that is fine, there’s a lot of democrats in this country.
Jay struck me as a decent man, and that’s what counts.
I cannot stand Letterman, I think awful troll is a perfect description of that person.
And I do not want to see Moochbutt under any circumstance for any reason. I have never seen anything so hideous and thoroughly repugnant in all my life, and I never want to see it again.
He’s a manly man, ain’t he? What normal male sits like that?
Couldn’t agree more...Fallon was a success at 12:30 (in part) because of Jay Leno’s lead-in, and the fact that his core audience (18-34 year olds) finally flip on a TV about that time at night.
NBC had the same vision with Conan O’Brien five years ago. Conan was younger and hipper, and bound to bring in a more desirable demographic. He was gone in six months.
Fallon will flop as well. Leno’s old audience will find something else to watch and the younger, club-and-party crowd won’t change their viewing habits, either. If you see Letterman and/or Jimmy Kimmel close the ratings gap by this summer, you’ll know that Fallon is in serious trouble. NBC will give him more time to build an audience, but the hand-writing is already on the wall. One reason Fallon will get more time is because they don’t have a back-up plan if he fails. Seth Meyers? Give me a break.
Meanwhile, Jay Leno is biding his time and deciding what he wants to do next. Despite the brave face he put on in recent months, Leno was not really happy with the way the transition was handled (again). He dominated late night ratings, generated a ton of money for NBC and even took a pay cut to keep some of his staffers on the show. NBC showed its gratitude by hustling him out the door (again) and installing younger, hipper host Version 2.0.
Leno claims he’s done with late night—and he doesn’t need the money. But I don’t think he’s through with getting his revenge on NBC. I believe Leno will have a new show on the Fox broadcast network by this fall (early 2015 at the latest). Fox can offer him something the other networks can’t—a 30-minute jump on the competition.
Fox doesn’t program the 10 pm EST hour of primetime, so most of their affiliates have their late news at that time, meaning a Leno talk show on Fox would be cleared to start at 11 pm. That meshes well with viewers who tuned in for Leno’s monologue and turned off their TVs before the show ended.
If Leno returns to late night, I can see Fallon at #3 or even #4 in the time slot within two years. At that point, NBC will have to write another $60 million check (that’s ow much they had to pay to get rid of Conan), and they’ll be scratching their heads over how the killed one the biggest cash cows in the history of broadcast TV.
Looks like he wants to hook up with a guy in the front row.
why is it that comedians have to be liberal?
They used to joke about Bush all the time, but, it’s as if Obama is off limits for some reason.
The tone of the political humor on these shows has definitely changed since Obama became president.
I’m with you.
Wasn’t some sort of small time bit player on SNL? (yes)
He wont last long. Seems like your everyday Joe Schmuck that could part time at Jiffy Lube on the weekends.
Jimmy Fallon laughs at his own jokes...I can’t stand it when they laugh at themselves... and Fallon isn’t that funny!
Interesting. Thanks for the insider’s view!
Kimmel will destroy him in the ratings.
You could be right. With all this publicity it seems like the only place he can go is down. College kids and hipsters will find something else to watch. So will a lot of Middle America.
NBC franchise shows like Today and Tonight do tend to hold an audience whatever they do, though, because there are enough people out there who just keep on doing what they've always done. The fact that Fallon isn't very edgy cuts both ways. The same blandness that turns many off will be reassuring to some people.
Fallon is not going to last in this gig if he doesn’t sharpen it up a bit. Sounding like a younger version of David Letterman, sucking Obastard’s kiester, is going to get him fired for poor ratings.
Fallon lost my wife and I on the third night. In many ways he has more talent than Jay Leno, but the Tonight Show was not designed to be a talent show. The new format (and Fallon) are just not for us.
I miss Jay Leno, and I hope Fallon fails miserably.
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I tolerated Leno almost till the end and when he announced his ‘best friends and most influential guests were going to be his choices for the last week etc’ and Bill Maher was on or near the top of the list, I decided I didn’t need any more Leno.
Granted we can be friends with our adversaries but to me it is/was somewhat of a statement...”In case you wondered which side of the aisle I ‘really’ liked”....
I was going to give Fallon a try - just to see what the new format may be etc but when his guest list was announced and it included moochelle in the 1st week, I decided I had seen and heard all I wanted to know about Fallon.
Fallon lost my wife and ME (not I).
I hate when people get that wrong.
Fallon lost I ?
I hate it when people become self-appointed grammar police but especially when they’re rude about it!
He is like the guy on the right side of the photo.
It’s a perfectly cromulent word.
Think you have nailed it.
Now the Progressives control all the late night talk shows—anti-Obama comedy will go underground. next they will shackle Jon Stewart—and keep him from saying anything about “The Dear One”.
An arm of the regime