Tag Archives: Jimmy Fallon

Oh boy: Dave is Actually Tweeting! Sorta!

And yet, there is a familiarity to his Tweets. Consider this.

Then oddly Dave tweets this

 

I hope he keeps “jokingly” ripping off his fellow hosts.

Jimmy Fallon As The Doors’ Jim Morrison

I was going to post to a game show sketch (from early this AM) involving Jimmy Fallon, the Muppets & Michael Stipe originally. But then I saw this: Jimmy Fallon as The Doors’ Jim Morrison doing the theme to the old PBS show, Reading Rainbow.

Added bonus, comments include a supposed endorsement by Doors surviving member, John Densmore, as well as someone who appreciates the fact that Fallon’s people reproduced the set from The Doors’ Ed Sullivan Show appearance.

Conan O’Brien Visits NBC’s Jimmy Fallon

Article first published as Conan O’Brien Visits NBC’s Jimmy Fallon on Technorati.

Wednesday night viewers of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon were witness to the brief return of Conan O’Brien to NBC. O’Brien, temporarily back in New York, is prepping for a week-long run of his TBS show at the Beacon Theater, starting on October 31.

While barely two minutes in length, the short visit made for a great TV moment, along the lines of Paul Newman’s “Where the hell are the singing cats?” bit (shown in this YouTube clip at the 6:55 mark) from David Letterman’s first CBS show back in 1993. Wednesday night’s Conan appearance clearly took the audience by surprise. But he and Fallon were savvy enough to interact for so brief a time, it did not become awkward for the audience.

The visit ended with Conan retrieving Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, from behind one of Jimmy’s sofa cushions. Judging by the comments section at the TeamCoco blog many Conan fans hope that this is a sign that Triumph might be returning to the show’s comedic team. (Oddly enough, TeamCoco fans seemed divided on the fact that Conan had grown a beard again while on vacation).

When Conan left NBC in early 2010, NBC forbid Conan from using certain characters (The Masturbating Bear, for example) in his post-NBC creative pursuits, as the network claimed intellectual ownership of characters and sketches developed as part of the show. In terms of intellectual property, however, there is some question if NBC actually owned Triumph, given that the character was developed by Robert Smigel.

Back when I saw Conan in the final Atlanta stop of his 2010 Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, I was surprised to see a taped Triumph bit, as well as a Walker, Texas Ranger clip montage (though the Lever was renamed the Chuck Norris, Rural Policeman Handle). Of course, this was not on television. But I still hold out hope (along with many other Conan fans) that the physical retrieval of Triumph might be a precursor to his comedic return on Conan. Time will tell.

Jimmy Fallon Bonus: Kathy Bates Answers Twitter Questions

I really am getting to enjoy the bonus content that Jimmy Fallon’s staff posts on the show’s blog. The latest example is a brief interview with Kathy Bates taking questions submitted via Twitter from Fallon (and Bates) fans.

If nothing else, I appreciate the film for making me aware of Bates’ 2002 film, Unconditional Love.

Behind the Scenes: Jimmy Fallon as Bob Dylan

This Late Night with Jimmy Fallon “behind the scenes” video is fairly boring (from a behind the scenes perspective) until after the sketch (in which Fallon plays Bob Dylan–singing the theme to old 1980s Scott  Baio/Willie Aames sitcom, Charles in Charge) is over. Then you follow Fallon backstage where he relentlessly grills the folks back to stage as to if the sketch was any good. It never ceases to amaze me how much most of the late night TV show hosts (Letterman included) seem to automatically doubt their talent on a seemingly regular basis.

Missed It: Denis Leary’s Appearance on Jimmy Fallon

So, I missed Denis Leary on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the other night. Thanks to Fallon’s website, though I can embed snippets here at my site. Enjoy.

And here’s Fallon and Leary playing air hockey, with the loser giving $5,000 to The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. You have to love comedy that ultimately leads to charity.

TV: Jimmy Fallon Impresses Me

My loyalty to Craig Ferguson is unceasing. But based on this clip from last night’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, it’s a good thing that with my Tivo dial tuner I can record both Craig and Jimmy. Pop culturally, the NY Times Dave Itzkoff is dead right when he describes last night’s full-scale production (My idol Letterman never pulled off anything of this scale in his prime) as the Finnegan’s Wake of TV Parodies.

My one concern is–how long can Fallon put this much effort into one hour before he burns out or has to scale back? I hope I’m wrong and he maintains this quality, because if he does he may have the formula for late night success.