But did you miss Jimmy Fallon?

Fallon_lAm I the only one whose initial reaction to the news that Jimmy Fallon will take over Conan O’Brien’s chair in 2009 was… why?

I mean, I think Fallon is charming and funny — or, at least he was the last time I saw him* — but I don’t know that I want to watch him giggle his way through interviews night after night. (Who watches late, late night TV for the interviews, you ask? Good point.)

How psyched are you for Fallon’s return?

* Not Taxi.

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  • Bobbi

    Not happy about Conan taking over Leno’s spot and really not happy about Fallon taking over Conan’s. Chances are I’ll be getting a lot more sleep, which isn’t a bad thing.

  • Stephanie T.

    I agree, I think that he’s funny but not very professional. The dude giggled through his SNL sketches so many times, I swore he must have had the munchies after they were done. I mean, the giggles were funny at first but then it just got stupid.

  • Eve

    I used to have a major school girl crush on Jimmy when I was in College but after seeing him in interviews and a couple movies, I am so over him. He’s cute and charming but his self-deprecating act seems to be just that, an act.

  • EP Sato

    Feh. I always felt the Weekend Update’s strength was Tina Fey. And 30 Rock’s Lonny Ross has proven he can do the same schtick as Jimmy Fallon except he can make it funny. Ironic, because Lonny’s character is clearly a take on Jimmy Fallon.
    Hating aside, a lot of folks said similar things about Conan when he took over back in the day. It was noted how he had ZERO tv experience (other than writing for the Simpsons). The Onion’s AV Club dissed him so bad that I didn’t bother to watch Conan until the first appearance of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (which I watched only because Shatner was being interviewed that night). And let’s not forget the disses Jon Stewart got when he took over the daily show. Now, who remembers the guy who hosted BEFORE Jon Stewart?
    My point is if given a chance Fallon may grow to become a funny man in his own regard. If he sucks as bad as I think he will, there’ll be plenty of time to call him Jimmy “Pat Sajack Magic Johnson” Fallon

  • Anonymous

    Eh. I’m pretty unenthusiastic about Jimmy Fallon… the choice seems pretty out of left field, but I guess it could be worse, it could be someone like Mario Lopez.

  • Stephanie T.

    You mean, Pat Sajak, Magic Johnson, Chevy Chase,Alan Thicke Fallon.

  • Tk

    I’ll stick with Craig.

  • Snarf

    meh.

  • smasher

    Jimmy is not funny at all, in my opinion. Cute for the girls, maybe, but this guy will be watching Kimmel.

  • K.W.

    I would say “meh” if I hadn’t seen Jimmy Fallon do stand-up. The guy can be funny, so long that you don’t give him lines to blow.

  • Sarah

    Even more reason to watch Craig Ferguson (which I do, every night, even for the interviews).

  • BrandonK

    Yeah, I don’t really get this either, but I guess we’ll see how he does. I don’t expect him to be the success Conan has been, even if he’s on for 10 years. I did like him on Weekend Update and SNL in general, but he’s been kind of off the radar for a long time. I wonder if he’ll have a co-host. That’s an idea whose time has come again, I think. I miss Conan and Andy a lot.

  • Anne

    So overrated. The guy is NOT funny. I can just imagine him giggling throughout the entire monologue. No wonder I don’t stay up anymore to watch late night tv. It’s terrible and getting worse.

  • BOBSTER

    Jimmy Fallon is crazy, and that is what we need, but Connan is nuts and out of his mind. That SOB will be rocking after taking over for Leno.

  • No Thanks

    He won’t make it, I had a friend that worked on SNL and was a writer while Fallon was there, according to them he’s got a couple substance abuse problems, sniff sniff

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