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Yes, we should be talking about Jimmy. I do like the street interviews about fake news items. R.I.P. Uncle Frank.

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....He always reminds me of one of those movies where a kid is trapped in an adult's body.

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Loved seeing him perform with Russell Crowe the other night. Another reminder of why his show is the only one of its kind. Also loved the incredibly awkward interview with Bill Cosby and the hilarious interview with Joan Rivers.
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Another great Brian Williams rap song, but what was even better was his interview afterwards. He came prepared. Freestyling with the Roots was as good as ever. Really loving this show.
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Jimmy runs hot or cold for me. I find some bit really clever and or funny. Others, not so much. But there are some consistent things that I just can't stand.

1. I hate the "banter" between him and his announcer. It comes off to me as self absorbed childish oh aren't we so clever gibberish.
2. I don't like his over the top gushing over many of his guests. When he's not OMG I'm the biggest of your fanboys, he's dominating the conversation, trying to figure out jokes instead of just doing an interview.

I think the comment about him being a kid trapped in an adults body is well put. When he grows up a little more, I think he could be very good.

At this point those items keep me from watching regularly, or cause me to turn off and go to bed), when I do.
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Jimmy runs hot or cold for me. I find some bit really clever and or funny. Others, not so much. But there are some consistent things that I just can't stand.

1. I hate the "banter" between him and his announcer. It comes off to me as self absorbed childish oh aren't we so clever gibberish.
2. I don't like his over the top gushing over many of his guests. When he's not OMG I'm the biggest of your fanboys, he's dominating the conversation, trying to figure out jokes instead of just doing an interview.

I think the comment about him being a kid trapped in an adults body is well put. When he grows up a little more, I think he could be very good.

At this point those items keep me from watching regularly, or cause me to turn off and go to bed), when I do.

I like the banter with Steve. It's funny. I couldn't agree more with your second complaint. It's one of the reasons I think guests like being on the show, but it makes some interviews really hard to watch. Last night Brian Williams dominated the interview, which made it so good. It's not often someone shuts Jimmy up like that. Overall though it's just a really fun show.
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Late to this, but having seen snippets of him recently, I have to say that Fallon's interviews are embarrassingly bad, hard to watch for any length of time. I don't understand how he has any guests at all.

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I don't understand how he has any guests at all.
Eh? See all of the previous comments.

Which show would you rather be a guest on? One that was all fun and games and nice questions or one that involves being grilled about what you did that got in the news or with more repetitive questions from the marketing machine to promote your latest paycheck?


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Agreed. There's probably booze and other "relaxants" in the green room, you're lobbed softball questions and get to play games instead of getting the third degree from the host.
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Ruh Roh, Brian Williams fans. There's a new rap mashup out there. Sir Mix A Lot's "Baby's Got Back", with several guest appearances.

Scott Pelley and Diane Sawyer are demanding equal time! (Well, maybe. )
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Eh? See all of the previous comments.

Which show would you rather be a guest on? One that was all fun and games and nice questions or one that involves being grilled about what you did that got in the news or with more repetitive questions from the marketing machine to promote your latest paycheck?
Ummm...a grilling from Jimmy K or David Letterman, yes, those have to be pretty nerve racking.

I would have thought that celebrities would be tired of the fawning and sucking up, and the ROFL at whatever mildly amusing comment they might make, and certainly not want it captured for posterity on national TV.

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I tune into late night TV to be entertained. Not to see someone get grilled. The Tonight Show with Leno was unwatchable to me. Now it's pretty much the only show that I can stand. Conan is OK some nights, but he still has the air of someone that's working on a show he never wanted.

I've given Seth Meyers a chance, but his show is 100 percent s*it. Late Night has always been a place where the hosts do wackier stuff, but Seth's show is incredibly by-the-numbers and boring. Do monologue. Walk to small desk. Make inane small talk with band. If Fred is with the band, call him a liar. Tell a "funny" anecdote about your real life. Do a bit off cue cards that leaves you behind the tiny desk that does absolutely nothing to engage the audience in the theater or at home. Awkwardly interview two guests and then bring out a music act. Bleh.

It's sad that The Tonight Show is doing more clever bits than Late Night, but to be fair Jimmy Fallon now owns late night. No one comes close to generating the viral videos that his show produces. Tough act for Seth to follow, I'm sure.
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