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It's “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” tonight...What will it be tomorrow?
Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-22-2014 | MOTUS

Posted on 02/22/2014 8:43:00 AM PST by NOBO2012

Screenshot Studio capture #1769

To paraphrase an old Oldsmobile ad campaign, the New Tonight Show is not your Father’s 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 —

fallon obamaSomething 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?

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“Fallon’s slimmed-down diet of politics may not be a bad thing, said Erik Smith, Obama’s 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,”

Like this:

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"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

“Fallon’s skits and stunts — like the “slow jam” — bring out a softer side of a candidate and are more likely to go viral.”

late_night_jimmy_fallon_barack_obamaI don’t know about you, butt I’ve had enough viruses these past five years to last a lifetime.

So with that by way of deep background, Lady M’s Thursday night appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon makes more sense: her “softer side” is going viral around the world.

anigif_enhanced-28354-1392962528-1Because 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 Guy’s “senior adviser for advertising and message development,” soft or not, it’s probably not a good idea for the FLOTUS to insult the very millennials (who voted for her husband) she’s 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 didn’t even notice. They could be so busy following their bliss they don’t even care.

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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.

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All I know is that so far the new Tonight show has been painfully UN-funny. I hope that’s part of a bigger plan, because – while I hate to bring this up – that whole Oldsmobile campaign about the new Olds not being “your father’s” car didn’t end well (RIP). And you know why? Because their tag line was correct: the new Olds wasn’t your father’s Olds:

Your father’s Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 was WAY better!

I’m not drawing any parallels or anything; I just reflect, you decide.

miss us yet copy

H/T to STTF for concept

Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror


TOPICS: Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: charlesbarkley; fallon; leno; obama

1 posted on 02/22/2014 8:43:01 AM PST by NOBO2012
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To: NOBO2012

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.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 8:48:13 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: NOBO2012
Fallon won't last long.

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.

3 posted on 02/22/2014 8:50:26 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NOBO2012

Don’t know. don’t care, the program is now off the air.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 8:51:25 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NOBO2012

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.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 8:52:18 AM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: NOBO2012

Likely an Obama press conference without the reporters.


6 posted on 02/22/2014 8:54:36 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Bobalu

Nice to know where Fallon stands up front. GOODBYE Jimmy!!!


7 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:15 AM PST by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Bobalu

I loved Parr...He always had intelligent guests...not just people advertising their movies etc.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:27 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: All

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.

Plan accordingly.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:31 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: NOBO2012

Little left wing suck up will have abysmal numbers. Cater to libs and lose. Leno gave conservatives a little time. Giggling with the mooch?!


10 posted on 02/22/2014 8:55:50 AM PST by albie
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To: chris37

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.


11 posted on 02/22/2014 8:56:49 AM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: NOBO2012
Because their tag line was correct: the new Olds wasn’t your father’s Olds ...

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.

12 posted on 02/22/2014 8:57:11 AM PST by shove_it (old Old Guardsman 1962-63)
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To: skeeter

It’s target audience has become immature liberals, so Fallon might do well.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 8:58:29 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: skeeter

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


14 posted on 02/22/2014 8:59:05 AM PST by Glacier Honey
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To: NOBO2012

I hope he fails miserably


15 posted on 02/22/2014 8:59:34 AM PST by laweeks
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To: NOBO2012

I miss Jay Leno, and I hope Fallon fails miserably.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:00:22 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: Kirkwood

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.


17 posted on 02/22/2014 9:00:54 AM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: shove_it

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.


18 posted on 02/22/2014 9:01:43 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: NOBO2012
Look at little sissy pants cross his skinny little sissy legs . . .


19 posted on 02/22/2014 9:02:44 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Sacajaweau

Steve Allen & Johnny Carson “Prank-Call” Jack Paar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bex4_9J2ij4


20 posted on 02/22/2014 9:08:13 AM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: NOBO2012

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...


21 posted on 02/22/2014 9:12:25 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Zenjitsuman

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.


22 posted on 02/22/2014 9:13:27 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: laweeks

He’s a manly man, ain’t he? What normal male sits like that?


23 posted on 02/22/2014 9:17:34 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: skeeter

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.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 9:17:51 AM PST by ExNewsExSpook
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To: laweeks

Looks like he wants to hook up with a guy in the front row.


25 posted on 02/22/2014 9:19:41 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: skeeter

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.


26 posted on 02/22/2014 9:40:31 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Libs absolutely HATE being mocked.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/02/03/snl-producer-lorne-michaels-political-mockery-democrats-cant-take-joke-r

27 posted on 02/22/2014 10:09:19 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: skeeter

I’m with you.

Jimmy Fallon.

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.


28 posted on 02/22/2014 10:09:39 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: NOBO2012

Jimmy Fallon laughs at his own jokes...I can’t stand it when they laugh at themselves... and Fallon isn’t that funny!


29 posted on 02/22/2014 10:13:24 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Interesting. Thanks for the insider’s view!


30 posted on 02/22/2014 10:22:40 AM PST by skeeter
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To: NOBO2012
What will it be tomorrow?

Cancelled?

31 posted on 02/22/2014 10:28:54 AM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: NOBO2012

Kimmel will destroy him in the ratings.


32 posted on 02/22/2014 10:30:20 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: ExNewsExSpook
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.

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.

33 posted on 02/22/2014 10:30:52 AM PST by x
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To: NOBO2012

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.


34 posted on 02/22/2014 10:42:06 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Zenjitsuman

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.


35 posted on 02/22/2014 10:45:11 AM PST by Boomer One
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To: patriot08

I miss Jay Leno, and I hope Fallon fails miserably.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
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.


36 posted on 02/22/2014 10:50:43 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: Boomer One

Fallon lost my wife and ME (not I).

I hate when people get that wrong.

Fallon lost I ?


37 posted on 02/22/2014 12:31:26 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS .......... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

I hate it when people become self-appointed grammar police but especially when they’re rude about it!

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38 posted on 02/22/2014 12:48:53 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: dainbramaged

He is like the guy on the right side of the photo.
http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19fh1gb8ozg3vpng/k-medium.png


39 posted on 02/22/2014 1:35:49 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: bicyclerepair

It’s a perfectly cromulent word.

Edna


40 posted on 02/22/2014 1:42:43 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: ExNewsExSpook

Think you have nailed it.


41 posted on 02/22/2014 1:49:56 PM PST by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: patriot08
Leno was the most NOT funny comedian that I have ever listen to. His habit of repeating the punch line of every joke twice and sometimes three times was awful. We watched him most ever night for his monologue because my husband liked him and I can honestly say I rarely cracked a smile. I am glad he has moved on. Fallon will certainly be an improvement.
42 posted on 02/22/2014 1:50:13 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Zenjitsuman

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”.


43 posted on 02/22/2014 2:45:06 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: NOBO2012

An arm of the regime


44 posted on 02/22/2014 2:50:45 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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