Tonight at 11:35p on CBS, David Letterman is saying goodbye to late night after 33 years, a third of a century. Not only has he influenced many people, he has been a big part of all of the remaining talk show hosts’ lives. Jimmy Kimmel was obsessed with him since he was a teenager. Conan O’Brien would still not be on the air had Letterman not come on to Late Night to save it. Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon were guests on his show when they were starting out. Finally, Seth Meyers wouldn’t have a show if Jay Leno didn’t screw Letterman out of The Tonight Show.
So in the last few days, all of the above took time out of their shows to rightfully salute their hero. So watch them pay tribute to the man who they all have to thank for their jobs. Without him Kimmel would still be doing radio, Conan would be writing for The Simpsons, Fallon would be doing unwatchable movies, Ellen would have another sitcom and Meyers would still be on Saturday Night Live. Come to think of it… Joking, they are all better when they are!
Jimmy Fallon has done some really funny bits on The Tonight Show and Late Night, but, in my opinion, his funniest bit came yesterday with Bono. Back in November, U2 was supposed to play the NBC late night show for a week, but Bono got into a bicycle accident and broke his arm. Therefor, the band had to cancel their appearances on the show.
Now, almost 6 months later, the band returned to the show. They couldn’t return without making fun of Bono’s accident, so they did. What happens next, had me laughing the hardest I’ve laughed since I saw Meet Joe Black. Press play and you will understand why.
Not only did they do this segment, but the Irish band actually played a NYC City Subway stop. I would have loved to have been there to hear that because the acoustics down there must’ve been phenomenal. I saw them at the Philips Arena in Atlanta and they sounded like crap. Never go to a concert in that piece of sh!t arena.
Today is hump day, and I have some news that will help you boys get through the day. Yesterday, while playing a game of Catchphrase on The Tonight Show, Sofia Vergara admitted she sleeps in the nude in order to get Jimmy Fallon to guess the phrase birthday suit. Can you believe he didn’t get it? Well, probably because he was too busy picturing her sleeping without any clothes on to get any words to form in his head. If he wasn’t doing it, I am sure half of his TV audience was doing it for him.
Jimmy Fallon thinks that Robert Downey Jr is emotional, so the NBC late night host decided to do an emotional interview with him on The Tonight Show. Basically an emotion would appear on the screen and both of them had to act them out. One of them was “lack of confidence” and during it Fallon said, “I have a tiny pen!s!” Who knew?
Jimmy Fallon challenged Blake Lively to a game of Say Anything on The Tonight Show yesterday. Basically one person says a word and then the other person says another word until one of them stumbles or goes blank. The loser of each round has to get Scotch tape put on their face by the winner. Well, the NBC late host lost all three rounds and the Gossip Girl made him look like he should be on Botched. You know, like he got some really bad plastic surgery.
Madonna was on The Tonight Show yesterday and she told Jimmy Fallon she is a closet comedian. So the NBC late night host told the musician to try some of her standup on the show right then and there. For the first time in decades, she had her cherry popped by telling jokes about all the younger men she’s been dating recently. Her jokes were so bad, it made her latest album sound as good as Like A Virgin.
So down a pitcher of watered down beer or several Long Island Iced Teas and maybe you will think she is funny. You know, practice the same method you would at a comedy club to make those comedians funny.
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots performed Holiday with Madonna and some classroom instruments on tonight’s The Tonight Show. What more can you say about their performance of one of her earlier hits, but that it was totally bitchin’.
Yesterday on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Kat Dennings played a game of charades with Michael Douglas and Jon Cryer and things got interesting when Duckie got his own movie. That’s right, the Two and a Half Men star got Pretty in Pink. You’d think it be easy for him to act out his most famous film and you’d be wrong. He tried, but the Wall Street star just couldn’t get it. His opponents knew what he was doing, but not his partner. That makes you wonder what was Douglas doing in the ’80s or should I say who wasn’t he doing when that movie came out?
Ricky Gervais was on The Tonight Show last week, and Jimmy Fallon asked him if he had ever been to the White House. He had been once and of course there was an interesting bed time story to go with it.
He was in Washington DC for the premiere of one the Night at the Museum movies and he was getting his suit cleaned. The phone rang and it was Ben Stiller informing him that they were invited to go to the White House right then and there. Since he didn’t have anything to wear but the clothes on his back, he went in them. Only problem it was his pajamas. Thankfully for him, they were a nice black pair and no one noticed. At least they didn’t tell him they did.
Too bad, they weren’t cotton ones with pink bunnies on them. How awesome would that have been?
Oh and he also told a story about how he peed on his girlfriend the first time he slept over at her house.
Helen Mirren was on The Tonight Show yesterday and Jimmy Fallon commented on how proper her accent sounds. He then wanted to see if it sounded just as elegant if she downed some helium. When he asked her about it, her reaction is so precious you will love her even more. It was a like a little girl being all bashful when she is sweetly embarrassed about something.
Once she was done being all shy about the offer, she grabbed the balloon and tried it out. Even though her voice was high and squeaky, it still sounded dignified.
Only Mirren could make something like sucking on balloon seem classy. If I try it, I sound like an imbecile. How do you sound when you get into the helium?