Anthony Weiner announced that he is running for mayor of NYC on YouTube and the late night hosts had a field day with it. You might remember he was the US congressman who Tweeted pic of his Weiner, so the fact that he is once again running for office is enough of a joke by itself. So when he posted an ad on YouTube Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon all did their takes on his announcement on their shows yesterday, while Jay Leno just made a joke about it in his monologue. Making his YouTube video even funnier than he intended it to be.
When it comes to how I ranked the bits, they are in the order I posted them. Which was your favorite?
NBC announced today that Seth Meyers will be replacing Jimmy Fallon on Late Night, who is replacing Jay Leno on The Tonight Show in 2014. Does anyone besides Robert Greenblatt and Lorne Michaels actually think this is a good idea? Seriously has he proven himself to be worthy of the job? Does anyone even know who he is? I am sure I am not the only one who confuses him for Andy Samberg. I do that because he hasn’t done anything for me to remember him by. He is a snoozefest. Which I guess is a good thing because that is what people are trying to do when they actually stay up to watch the NBC late night show at 12:35a.
I just thought of a few people who are loving this idea The head of CBS Les Moonves, Craig Ferguson, who hosts The Late Late Show, David Letterman, who produces LLS, The head of ABC Paul Lee and the people behind Nightline because their shows just got a major ratings boost.
BTW my theory still is that Robert Greenblatt will be replaced this summer and the new head of NBC will keep Leno on The Tonight Show and Fallon on Late Night. I mean it is the only the thing that they have that is #1, so why would they mess with it?
Yesterday on Late Night, Jimmy Fallon was reading off the requests from the Audience Suggestion Box and he fulfilled one fan’s dream. Dan asked if he could get closeup serenaded by Lady Antebellum, who were guests on the show. What that means is the band will sing just inches away from his face. Quickly Dan learned that some things sound much better on paper as compared to having three people sing right into your ears. I think his eyes were saying Need You Now to go away. Seriously how awesome was expression when he realized what a mistake a made.
Now when it comes to Lady Antebellum, dang they sounded amazing harmonizing to him!
John Krasinski was on Late Night yesterday and he challenged Jimmy Fallon to a game called Lip Sync-Off. Basically the two men lip sync a song and who ever does it better is the winner. Well at first it started off slow, but the The Office star finished it off in a big way. His last song was Boyz II Men’s I’ll Make Love to You and he serenaded the NBC late night host with it. It was so sexy that now I think Emily Blunt is one very lucky woman to have him as a husband!
Steve Martin was on Late Night yesterday to promote his album with Paul Simon’s wife Edie Brickell and the Wild and Crazy Guy made such a grand entrance! So grand that Fallon did to Martin what Jimmy Kimmel does to Matt Damon every night and ran out of time. In fact it reminded me of when Damon was on Kimmel’s show for the first time and the ABC host read off all of Damon’s movies instead of interviewing him. And Martin’s 2 and a half minute stroll into the studio reminded me of when Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert made a triumphant walk down to Kimmel when they were on his show in Brooklyn.
I am not saying the soon-to-be-Tonight Show host copied his future competitor, just saying I see there are some resemblances to what he did.
Now when it comes to Steve Martin, it is such a feel good entrance that I just had to share it with you! Seriously didn’t it put a smile on your face? And didn’t you love the surprise cameo in the bit?
Jimmy Fallon is not chicken to reuse a successful bit, so he brought back the all-clucking version of a song for Late Night on Friday. This time instead of using Blake Shelton and Nick Offerman, he had Amy Poehler and Michael Buble dress up as chickens and cluck their way through Some Nights by Fun..
I don’t know what it is about this bit, but there is just something so happy about it. It just brings a smile to my face, maybe because it is so stupid that it is smart fun..
Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon were honored at the Time 100 event and Dr Oz greeted the NBC late host in his own special way. As the ABC host said, “it wouldn’t be a party without @DrOz grabbing a handful of testiecles”. And boy does he have a handful!
Seriously how many kinds of awesome is this picture, from what Dr Oz is doing to Fallon to the expression on the Jimmys’ faces? I mean how much more perfect could it be? BTW back in 2010 Dr Oz grabbed Kimmel’s boys on Jimmy Kimmel Live, so Fallon shouldn’t feel like he was the only one who got the special hello!
Tom Cruise was guest on Late Night yesterday and Jimmy Fallon challenged him to a game of Egg Roulette. Basically the two men have to a chose an egg from a carton of a dozen of them of which 8 are hard boiled and 4 are raw. The first one to smash two raw eggs on his head is a loser. And after just two tries Tom Cruise was declared a loser. I don’t think he will be an omelet any time soon.
Bill Cosby made quite an entrance on Late Night yesterday and Jimmy Fallon couldn’t keep up with the dancing 75 tear old. Seriously the Jell-O pudding man, can still wiggle it like the product he was selling all of those years ago. Don’t you just love the way he moves because it is so smooth.
For months if has been rumored that Jimmy Fallon would be taking over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno and today NBC announced it will be happening next Spring.
Jay Leno, who hosted the show for 22 years said “Congratulations Jimmy. I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”
And Fallon, who will be moving the show back to 30 Rock, had this to say about his quick promotion, “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.”
NBC justified their stupid decision by saying, “We are purposefully making this change when Jay is #1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was #1. Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time. I’m thrilled he will become the sixth host of ‘The Tonight Show’ at exactly the right moment, in conjunction with our coverage of next year’s Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia.”
Well got to hand it to NBC, who is sinking faster than the Titanic, they are really out to destroy the network. I mean how and why do you get rid of the only thing that you have that is #1. Today lost that title to Good Morning America within the last year. Their primetime is behind CBS, ABC, Fox and Univision in the ratings. So the only thing they had going for them was their late night block. Well not anymore.
I just think that Fallon isn’t ready for the job. When he takes over The Tonight Show, he will not even have been hosting Late Night for 5 years. While he is great with his musical numbers and his games with the guests, he still needs to work on the rest of his show. I think his monologue isn’t fluid enough and his interviews are more about him than the guests. Plus he kisses their a$$es so much, it is hard to watch. That is why you never see any of his interviews getting international attention like the other hosts because there is nothing to them. He really needs to work on that before he takes over the primo late night show. Either that or just have him do skits and games with the guests instead of interviewing them.
Plus his other problem is because he is keeping the show in NYC, he will be competing with David Letterman for the big guests. Since his ratings will plummet (see Conan O’Brien’s when he took over The Tonight Show who is better off at TBS), The Late Show will be getting the big names first.
Now when it comes to the ratings, I honestly predict that The Tonight Show will fall to third place behind Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Late Show. I think that JKL scared NBC so much that they got rid of Leno and because of that it will make Kimmel’s show #1. I think the Leno deserters will be tuning to Kimmel because they haven’t been tuning into Fallon in all of this time. I think they will be discovering Kimmel over the next year and they are going to stay with him. I am not saying that because I am fan, I just think he will be more what they are looking for.
So what about the rumors that Seth Meyers is slated to get Late Night? I think that is a f*cking ridiculous choice. Who is he? He has never become a name. NBC needs to get a name in that job and someone who can do a talk show. Meyers has no experience and his inexperience might be the push in the ratings that Craig Ferguson needs to be #1 at 12:35a.
Finally I still don’t think this change is going to happen. Even though NBC announced it, I think that Robert Greenblatt is going to be fired after this TV season ends in May and he will be replaced by someone with more brains. That person will keep his only #1 time period as is and not f*ck with the one thing that isn’t broke.
Seriously NBC are you drinking the Kool-Aid from Jamestown? I think everyone is wondering what you are doing over there?
UPDATE: David Letterman really ripped Jay Leno and NBC a new one tonight on The Late Show at 11:35p on CBS. He really killed it tonight, but then again this was only 22 years in the making.