Jimmy Fallon’s First ‘Tonight Show’ Monologue

Jimmy Fallon kicked off his first “Tonight Show” with a monologue that was less about current events and more about introducing himself to a portion of the audience that had probably never seen him before.

Check it out above.

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  1. david t. krall says:

    from: david t. krall
    email: truthatlarge@hotmail.com

    yes ! I picked up on & noticed that also. It was smart for his staff, the producers, directors,
    and himself for jimmy fallon to briefly “introduce” ingratiate himself to a much larger and wider
    audience.& demographic..just the right amount of time to “explain” himself….well done!!! Mr. Allen & Mr. Carson would be pleased…
    To me, jimmy Fallon’s first show was a home run…just the right touch and mix for an opening show…

  2. Jacques Strappe says:

    I wonder if Fallon will be as dismissive of NBC as his predecessor. The Comcast/Time Warner Cable overlord thing is low hanging fruit, ripe for humor picking. Hit them hard and often, Fallon. Isn’t the youth market all about being subversive and biting the greasy hand that feeds you?

  3. As founding editor (emeritus) of the Saugerties Times (Jimmy Fallon’s hometown newspaper), I wish Mr. Fallon a good, long, profitable run lulling mainstream American sheeple into their nightly consumer comas, and in co-opting for his corporate handlers any potentially disruptive social initiatives that might threaten their business interests. So far, it looks as if he’s right on track. Here’s a song for his band: https://soundcloud.com/biff-thuringer/white-mans-world

  4. Mark says:

    Really? Worst introductory monologue ever. Really? “I will read jokes off of cue cards.” Really? I assume that no one watching last nights Tonight Show has ever watched the Tonight Show before. So, for the first episode, live from New York in 40 years, we skipped the introductory laugh that was important enough to tell people to expect, but not important enough to deliver. Really?

    So, I can see making an homage to the past. That makes sense. But, Mom and Dad are sitting right there – make a real joke about growing up with them. You just followed the news and the Olympics – c’mon, not a single joke about the NBC interview of Bode Miller? It SCREAMS for a video parody where the interviewer makes him cry, taunts him for only getting a bronze, calls him a little girl for crying, then turns around and kicks him a few times.

    You capture or lose the audience in the first few minutes. I would rank this as not worth staying up to watch.

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