The Rum and Popcorn 100

I got a lot of problems with these people!

83. Late Night With Who?

So the plan to promote Conan O’Brien to the Tonight Show generated a ton of excitement.  And then the announcement of his successor generated a lot of dread. Jimmy Fallon is the next One, and Lorne Michaels better know something we don’t (which he might, he’s got the track record, I got a string of half-assed blogs). Look, it’s not like we want to see him fail. Really.

But laughing too long at your own jokes, repeatedly cracking during sketches, and second-rate song parodies are what we expect from our local morning zoo. That’s not going to cut it at 12:35 when your other options are 500 channels, some which might have softcore ‘romantic’ films and sports scores and updates with idiots laughing at their own jokes.


December 11, 2008 - Posted by | pop culture, television | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Jimmy Fallon and his wife first met The Roots last Memorial Day Weekend when they performed at the Jazz Reggae Festival @ UCLA. The Roots played an amazing set, and Fallon instantly hit it off with them backstage. They’ve been in touch ever since, and now The Roots are Fallon’s in house band for his late night TV show

    Comment by jrf09 | December 16, 2008 | Reply

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