Tag Archives: Jimmy Fallon

‘The Late Show’: It will be nice to see Colbert be Colbert

What we thought might be an ongoing parlor game for late night TV watchers turned out to be a quick turnaround for CBS as the eye network set its sights on Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as the host … Continue reading

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Letterman retirement is a generational moment

Children of the ’80s, such as myself, are frequently amused these days by signs that we’re, you know, getting up there. We hear songs we helped drive up the pop charts on “oldies” stations and see movies we saw in … Continue reading

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‘Late Night’: My generation’s ‘Tonight Show’

The cover of this week’s Time magazine reminded me of the national entertainment event I am most excited to see this year: Seth Meyers’ ascendance as the fourth host of NBC’s Late Night. True, most of the hype is geared toward … Continue reading

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Derby: Fallon’s Derby rap

If you have not already seen this, you must watch Jimmy Fallon’s Derby rap. I particularly love what he did with Uncle Mo.

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After NBC’s late-night ineptitude, Conan should walk

When NBC announced early last year that it would retain Jay Leno for a primetime show after he left “The Tonight Show,” his successor, Conan O’Brien, did the only thing he could: congratulate his predecessor on his new deal. But … Continue reading

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Jimmy Fallon sings Bocephus

If you are inclined to stay up until 1:30 in the morning, you may have seen this little preview of Hank Williams Jr.’s Fourth of July appearance here next week, plus a surprisingly credible rendition of Bocephus’ Family Tradition by … Continue reading

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Ed McMahon: Irreplaceable

With the latest changing of the guard at The Tonight Show we were once again chatting about late night talk hosts, asking the question, could anyone truly replace Johnny Carson? But the obituaries Tuesday morning brought a reminder of late … Continue reading

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‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ off to a start

I can honestly tell you that I watched the very first Late Night with Conan O’Brien episodes. I cannot honestly tell you I remember much about them. In fact, watching Conan’s grand finale was a reminder the show started with … Continue reading

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