Barbra Streisand was on The Tonight Show tonight, her first late night appearance in half a century. Therefore, you’d think that Jimmy Fallon would treat her like the Queen of England. Especially since, in NY she is bigger than that other English lady.
I am not sure the NBC late night host did her justice during their duet number. This should’ve been about Babs, not about him thinking he could do a good Elvis Presley. Which I don’t think he did. Or showing off he’s such good friends with Blake Shelton that he is vocal double. Finally, closing out the bit by trying to do his best Michael Buble, but in reality he just sounded like himself.
Why does everything on his show have to be about him and making people laugh at everything? It’s like he is a spoiled little kid and everything has to be about him and how cute he is. But to someone who isn’t related to the brat, he is just an annoying little child you can’t wait to get away from and wish his parents would do a better job raising him.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Fallon. I am just so tired of everything being about him. Sometimes its needs to be about the guest and not him. Like during the classroom instruments, he needs to sing louder than the singer whose song they’re singing. He’s not a singer, he’s a comedian. If he is doing something like he did with Bruce Springsteen, I get doing it in character. In ways, I think he takes those performances more seriously than like the one he did tonight.
Sorry, this has been bothering me for a while and tonight was the final nail. And the funny part is, I am not a fan of Babs. But this was a get you treat with a respect. There are certain people who earn that. One of the biggest names in showbiz who hasn’t been on late night in fifty, yes 5-0 years, I think we can all agree she earned it.
Do your schtick with your everyday guests, but don’t do it with a legend.
BTW don’t tell my dad or my NYC BFF that I wrote this post, they will yell at me for saying anything negative about Fallon. I feel bad doing it, I really do. I am sincerely sorry because I think he’s the nicest guy in late night. But just because he is late night’s baby (in age) that doesn’t mean he should act like one.
Am I alone in my feelings about Jimmy Fallon and some of his bits?
Jimmy Fallon added a new game to his The Tonight Show repertoire where he and his guest will be left looking like pigs with slop all over their faces. The first victim was Glenn Close, and the Oscar winner was not afraid to get dirty. In fact, she handled it better than the NBC late night host. Therefore, she was the winner not only of the game, but of the night too.
Hug Jackman was a guest on The Tonight Show on Wednesday. He had so much fun on the show that he didn’t leave. The X-Man made the couch his bed and by the looks of it, it was very comfortable. Too bad Jimmy kicked him out because I could watch him on the show all the time.
Adam Levine was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon and him talked about Gwen Stefani doing a John Travolta to Stephen Colbert’s name. The Maroon 5 singer explained that his Voice co-Coach was having problems saying his name before they presented and he tried to help her out. But when the time came, nerves took over.
Then the NBC late night host explained that his going up there to accept the award was unplanned. Colbore, I mean Coldbear, I mean Colbert, and him had not planned what happened next and it all came naturally.
No doubt that one little f*ck up by the No Doubt singer turned into comedy gold.
Most people are for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge because it is getting the word out and raising a lot of money for Lou Gehrig’s Disease; but there is one group who is not happy about it. They are the National Ice Council and they shot a PSA to tell people to stop wasting precious ice. The video was then released to The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to let people know exactly how they feel. After you watch it, tell me if you agree with them or will you continue wasting ice, ice baby?
Yesterday, on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon caused two of his guests some discomfort.
First up was Lindsay Lohan. When he was going though his suggestion box, someone mentioned that they challenged the Mean Girl to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Since she had not responded to that person in time, they asked the NBC late night host for some help. He worked his magic and suddenly she appeared. Something I am sure she regretted after he dumped a cold bucket of ice water on her head.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Fallon next trimmed Jared Leto’s bush on the show. Not the one that we could only see on cable, but the bush that is on his face. Something he so desperately needed, even though he didn’t want to go through with it. Too bad Jimmy didn’t take it all off. I miss the 30 Seconds from Mars’s singer’s clean shaven face. Although with that hair and beard, I can’t believe no one has asked him to play Jesus. He seriously looks like him. Doesn’t he?
Now back to Fallon, since I am a sadist, I love when he tortures people!
Sylvester Stallone was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon asked him about some of his Expendables 3 co-stars. The NBC late night host asked him if he knew Harrison Ford from working in the business for so long. Rambo told him a story that after he finished filming Rocky, he went in for an audition for some move about a space vehicle called Star Wars. As soon as he walked in, he could tell they were all like next. So before they could say anything, he gave them a one, two punch of “Let me just make it easier for you. I would look like crap in Spandex, leotards and a ray gun. I get it.” Then he added, “Guys from Space don’t have this kind of face.”
So even though he didn’t get the role in one of the biggest franchises of all time, he did OK for himself. Even though in a way Arnold Schwarzenegger almost sabotaged his career because the two of them were up for the same movies. Because of that Sly would do things like Stop or My Will Shoot, so the Terminator wouldn’t get the role. Which is a movie I really liked to be honest.
Yesterday on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon did his version of House of Cards. He mocked some of the crazy moments from the Netflix political drama and that is what made this bit so funny. Especially the surprise ending. One you don’t see coming, kind of like what happened in the series.
So check it out and vote yes on the ending.
Jimmy Fallon added a new game to The Tonight Show lineup and it’s called Karate Piñata. Basically the contestant is blindfolded, stands in the center of four rotating Piñatas and tries to kick them until they break. Which makes the person look as stupid as the game sounds, which is a good thing.
Now back to the game, when the NBC late night host was done he kicked one so hard that it came back and smacked him in the face. And with that the human became the Piñata.
So after years of being swatted at, punched, kicked and ripped open, the Piñatas finally got their revenge. What bigger way to do it, but to do it on national television.
Dame Helen Mirren was on Live with Kelly and Michael (minus Kelly) today and Michael Strahan told that since he’s a “Twerking expert” he can compliment her on her booty shaking skills. So the Oscar winner and the daytime host had a Twerk-Off and it is the best thing you will see all day.
It’s even better than the extraordinary actress reprising Mirren, Mirren on The Tonight Show yesterday. Barely, but it is better!