Skip to comments.Did Obama Jump the Shark on Fallon?
Posted on 04/25/2012 4:48:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
RUSH: Fortuna, California. Hi, Denise. Tell me your last name is not Ilitch!
CALLER: (laughing) No, it's not.
CALLER: It's not. (laughing) You want to know my last name? I don't think you do.
RUSH: No, no, no, no, no. You don't want to give it.
CALLER: It's not Ilitch.
RUSH: I would love to know your last name but for your own privacy, safety, security...
CALLER: For my own protection, no. We're in Humboldt County, which I know is a liberal bastion and all that. But we're in a little enclave here that's very, very conservative.
RUSH: Let me tell you something, Denise. I have been to Humboldt County.
RUSH: I have made two speeches in Humboldt County -- two Rush to Excellence appearances in Humboldt County -- one at Humboldt State.
CALLER: Oh! Where they had hairy armpits?
RUSH: (chuckling) Well, yeah, in the airport there was a woman --
CALLER: (laughing) Oh yes! You can always tell if they go to Humboldt State.
RUSH: -- with her German shepherd guarding her that had hairy armpits. You're exactly right.
CALLER: The girls have hairy armpits. The closer you get to us, the more southern you get, the more conservative they are -- and in Fortuna, we don't allow that.
RUSH: What do you mean the more southern you get? What do you mean southern in Humboldt County? What did I miss?
CALLER: Well, Fortuna is about 50 miles from the (garbled) and then the farther north you get --
RUSH: Oh! Oh! Oh! The more southern you get, oh. I thought you meant the more southern you get in attitude. I'm sorry. More southern part of the county.
CALLER: The more southern part of the county.
RUSH: Yeah, yeah.
CALLER: No telling about the real southern part of the county.
RUSH: No, I'm not kidding you. When I was in the airport at Humboldt County, when I was leaving there was an obviously militant feminist. She had this German Sheppard. You could spot this a mile away. I knew what was going on the moment I walked into the waiting room, hairy armpits and all. You're exactly right.
CALLER: Yeah, see? Oh, yeah. It's just wonderful. But in Fortuna, the sun shines.
RUSH: This woman was waiting to be attacked, and there was no chance.
RUSH: Never mind.
CALLER: Oh, okay.
RUSH: What is it that you called about?
RUSH: You can't hear me because of our state-of-the-art phone system.
CALLER: I don't watch Jimmy Fallon but I saw excerpts on one of the programs that we do watch, and my skin started to crawl. And all I could equate that with was the Bill Clinton moment when they asked him, "Boxers or briefs?" And I thought, "Oh, my God this president has jumped the shark!" This may very well have been his moment, his low moment.
RUSH: I don't know.
CALLER: I wanted to throw up or take a shower or both.
RUSH: I've had a lot of people, Denise, who have written me about Obama doing the slow-jamming of the news on the show. They had similar reactions to yours.
RUSH: I didn't see it. Like you, I've just seen excerpts, video clips of it. But I really have received a lot of e-mail from people who thought it was beneath the office, beneath the dignity of the office.
CALLER: Oh, yeah. I just can't believe it. I truly can't.
RUSH: Yeah. I don't know if the Jimmy Fallon Show, I don't know if there are enough people watching that for Obama to have jumped the shark on it.
CALLER: Yes. Yeah. No. Unbelievable. There's enough people that know what "jump the shark" means, I hope. But, no, it was truly a unbelievable moment for me. My mouth dropped.
RUSH: Well, speaking of which, do you know what "jump the shark" means?
CALLER: Yes, I do.
RUSH: Tell me.
CALLER: (laughing) In Happy Days, when the Fonz... (snorts) Oh, Lord!
RUSH: The Fonz.
CALLER: When the Fonz, who always used to wear a leather jacket --
RUSH: Henry Winkler.
CALLER: -- an awesome leather jacket which worked.
RUSH: Henry Winkler.
CALLER: It didn't make any difference because it was cool. (crosstalk)
RUSH: This is so frustrating. Henry Winkler, the Fonz.
CALLER: Right. In one of the episodes, when I think they made a trip from whatever state they were in -- it may have been Wisconsin; I'm not sure. They came to California, and he was going to jump over a shark on skis. But he had swimming trunks on and his leather jacket, and that was the moment that people refer to "jumping the shark," and that was pretty much it. (laughing)
RUSH: Yeah, but what does it really mean?
CALLER: It means that was the end of Happy Days.
RUSH: That's right! That's exactly right.
RUSH: That episode, okay, jump the shark? They just went beyond. It was no longer was it believable. They went outside their formula too much.
CALLER: And when Obama did that last night, the only thing -- or whenever it was. That's when I saw the excerpts. When the president did that, the only thing I could think of... The picture that I saw with Fallon in the foreground and the president in the middle, and then I guess the band was behind him and it was all dark and everything, would have been better if there had been a billowing of smoke and a big cigarette hanging out of his mouth. It was truly, truly nauseating.
RUSH: Well, we'll see. As I say, I have a lot of e-mails from people who have that reaction. But I don't want to make too much of the e-mails in terms of anecdotal analysis. I never do that, but I would never assume the whole country is having the same reaction that people e-mailing me are having, but people on... (interruption) Yeah. On TV, people remember what they see. There's no question. But again, we have to look at where our culture is, and to a lot of people, Obama is not even "the president." He just the biggest celebrity in the country, and that's cool.
I mean, the whole concept of the presidency for a lot of young people is not some august, serious, highly respected, most-respected office. It's the most powerful, but he's the biggest celebrity of the United States, even more so than he is president of the United States. I mean, you can go all over Twitter today and read the people out there who thought the slow-jamming was great, because it's new. "We've never seen a president do it before! It's hip. He's like us! He can relate to us." There are people that have that reaction to it, too. I mean that's where we are culturally.
He jumped the shark in 2008.
Hussein is the first President of the Idiocratic future.
He did Fo Shizzle.
Fallon: "Mr President. You know my audience is nothing but a bunch of drugged out losers living in their mother basement, right?"
Obummer: "Sounds like my voting base."
For some reason I have no idea what “slow-jamming the news” is.
Young people still mostly like the dog eater, for the same reason kids also like worthless teachers who give free A’s to the students and act like their friend instead of an authority figure and educator.
It is possible Hussein is trying a bit too hard to be cool these days, but America is now a celebrity obsessed reality TV culture and society doesn’t seem to mind it’s politicians acting as if they are on American Idol.
Still, Obama is not as popular as he was and he knows he could be in trouble come November. Inserting himself into every pop culture event is only going to get him so far.
Rush’s audio montage of Obama’s retardation on Fallon and Romney’s mature admirable speech last night, was nothing short of brilliant. I hope he replays it a few more times this week.
What did he do? I can’t stomach watching him on TV. I immediately change the channel when he comes on.
Jumped for sure! I have noticed that the only people he seems to go to talk to are High Schools and College campuses. He can only speak to young adults because the Mature ones who voted for him are questioning themselves now. You can rest assured that he will continue to try to garner the youth vote, and he will continue to denigrate the office of the Presidency by doing so. He looked ridiculous doing the Fallon show.
He did look ridiculous. It was a lousy bit. Not very funny. Just kinda dumb. If I were on O’s campaign staff I’d be pretty angry with the writers on Fallon’s show. Made O look foolish and trite.
Ok, well first there was “auto-tuning the news”, in which people used the Autotune software that can change the pitch of voices to make it sound like news anchors were singing the news, usually to a hip hop/r&b beat. Now, Fallon has mutated that into “slow-jamming the news”, which was basically Obama sitting on a stool reading stuff in his normal Obama tone, while Fallon did his best Barry White impersonation in between the lines Obama was reading, as if it was a “slow jam” r&b song where the singer starts talking all seductively in between the verses.
NOT many great "kewl to the kids" attributes I'd say. Sad and pathetic, really.
Hey, if Obama wants to go on shows like this and make himself look like the stupid ass he is, then I’m all for it.
Doesn’t this violate the Equal-Time provision.
He's turning into That Guy...he keeps popping up everywhere that any other person of his age or interests wouldn't ever care or need to be.
Ding, dong...knock knock knock...open up it's Me--Mr. Kewl Kat. Yo. Hello? I know that y'all are in there having a party and have been WAITIN' for me to show. It's me--The Bam-Bamster. Hello? Guys? Kids? Um...please? I've got Pop Rocks and autographed pics of me....
Hahaha, hilarious. You got it exactly right ;)
Perhaps, but then when those "young people" get out and realize they have been cheated, betrayed, and can't find a paying job, they figure out the "free A's" were cheap attempts to keep the "friend" from losing his/her job.
Just sayin' - there's a wakeup call coming this summer and fall for the college graduates who wind up back in mama's basement, with no money.
The cheers at UNC yesterday may be boos by November.
Looks like some of the after-birthers have finally had enough. Who woulda thunk it?
The article never said what Obozo did on The Jimmy Fallon show. Or, am I missing something?
Hmmm... I find it hard to believe that Fallon is that clever.
I agree... jumped it BIG TIME!!! The comments from readers of the articles on this are negative every which way you turn. It would seem that even our young are totally turned off. It would seem a lot of people felt like they needed to take a bath last night!