I think the greatest, disgraceful thing to ever happen to a human being was when NBC fired Jay Leno (yet once again) due to his age and replaced him with the younger Jimmy Fallon to take over The Tonight Show. If you were privy enough to listen to Jay Leno’s farewell speech, where Leno tearfully told his audience, that one year after taking over The Tonight Show twenty-two years ago his mother died. Then the next year his father died. And the year after that Leno’s brother died. Leno painfully went on to say that The Tonight Show became his new ‘family’. (Jay Leno is married and has no chirlden) Leno reiterated that he put his whole heart and soul into The Tonight Show these last twenty-two years. Leno even took a 50% pay cut a few years back in order to keep his ‘family’ employed. Labor union and all. And despite Leno being offered more money and other jobs from FOX, CNN, and other television stations, Leno remained true to NBC.
And what did all this loyalty get Jay Leno? A kick in the ass at sixty two years of age. Thanks a lot. And out with the garbage. Here’s Jay Leno’s Farewell speech. Please have hankies ready, because you will cry:
The media has been touting about the high ratings the new Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is getting. Of course it’s only natural that ratings would be high the first week Fallon is on the air. People are curious and want to see what’s going on. According to this recent report from the LA Times:
On Thursday (2/20/14), NBC released Nielsen data that showed Fallon’s “Tonight” on NBC gathered 10.4 million total viewers during its first week, including people who watched on their DVRs up to three days after the original broadcast. That makes it the biggest overall audience for the program since the last week that Johnny Carson hosted, in May 1992.
The second week, however, Fallon’s ratings dropped about 50%:
Now, you could say that’s all due to first-week novelty. But this is Fallon’s second week, and on Wednesday night “Tonight” still delivered 5.5 million total viewers — far ahead of the 4 million that Jay Leno was averaging earlier this season.
I predict that Jimmy Fallon’s ratings will keep dropping and dropping til almost no one, except the stupid and immature will be watching. Why? Because that’s what Fallon is: immature, stupid, juvenile and idiotic for his age of almost 40. Plus, the fact that SNL (Saturday Night Live) mega-maniac Lorne Michaels who is directing the show, is quickly turning The Tonight Show into another version of SNL. Almost every night Fallon has an SNL guest on, such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Adam Sandler, Fred Armisen, Will Farrell to name a few. (In fact, most shows on NBC feature ex-SNL stars. Think 30 Rock, Community, Parks & Recreation)
Jimmy Fallon still has not mastered the art of the Opening Monologue. He can’t tell a stand-up joke to save his life. Despite over five years of doing a monologue on Late Night, Fallon is still boring. No professional coaching in the world, it seems, has gotten his monologue to improve much. His antics, such as playing Charades or doing three-legged races are sophomoric. Jimmy, you’re 40 years old now, a husband, a father and host of the greatest (used-to-be) late night TV show, can you grow up a little?
I think the lowest point so far on the new Tonight Show was Jimmy Fallon and Will Ferrell being joined by our First Lady, Michelle Obama and performing the skit EW!. Click here to view the video. The skit is based on a children’s Nickelodeon TV show of the same name. How embarrassing and utterly disgusting to see someone of such stature, such as Michelle O to be placed in a distasteful, lame, brain-dead skit! The Nickelodeon show is for seven year old children, of which, I don’t think this age group is watching the Tonight Show. Or are they? If you watch the video, Michelle O is speaking to the audience as if they really are seven years old. As if?
Don’t believe me that The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon sucks? Don’t believe the hype the liberal-ass media is giving the new show? Then how about what the viewers are saying? Here’s just a small caption of their comments:
Fallon is already getting boring. His goofy style and singing every show is so boring. His audience is so stupid too. Reminds me of the audience for the show A Different World that laugh uncontrollably at the slightest and dumbest jokes. Fallon sucks.
Little known fact that Jimmy Fallon was cultured in a petri dish, cloned from Buster Keaton’s DNA found preserved in a film canister excavated from an ancient editing shed at James Mason’s former home originally owned by Keaton- the truth. Which explains a lot, genome me that and now you know.
Jimmy Fallon is about as funny as a truckload of dead babies—His comedy is totally aimed at retarded viewers. Notice how much trouble he has trying to hold an interesting conversation with guests. leno was an expert at conversation. I guess my biggest concern would be –why does he yell so much ? -dose he know that microphones amplify his voice.
I quit watching Jimmy after two nights. I like him, but I just don’t get it; he’s not that funny. I don’t think Letterman is either. I’m done ’til Leno gets back.
Fallon is like watching an adult with severe ADHD…..horrible show…
Fallon sucks. I watch conan and was ok with Leno. Fallon is annoying.
NBC, your FCC license should be revoked. Karma is going to bite you in the butt for #1 The Mistreatment of a good man, Jay Leno and #2 for the crap viewers have to endure watching your idiotic television selections. Change the channel, people! Or better yet, start reading a good book then get a good nights sleep. You’ll be better off if you did.
And so the beat goes on.