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Old 04-24-08, 07:09 PM
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I can't wait to see Fallon rehash that goatboy skit night after night after night after night after night after night after night.........
Old 04-24-08, 07:11 PM
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I like Craig a lot. Many of his gags are repetitive, but he's very quick-witted and a strong interviewer. At present, his show is consistently more entertaining than Conan's.

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Old 04-24-08, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I can't wait to see Fallon rehash that goatboy skit night after night after night after night after night after night after night.........
Wasnt that Jim Brewer?
Old 04-24-08, 09:09 PM
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yes it was.

anyway why is leno being "forced" to retire
doesnt he always win the timeslot?
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
Wasnt that Jim Brewer?
Yeah, you're right. I always get those unfunny former-SNL hacks confused.
Old 04-24-08, 10:35 PM
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Worst idea since having Pat Sajack host a talk show.
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Wow, this may be the first thread in DVD Talk forum history where every single poster unanimously agrees!

One thing you can say about Jimmy Fallon: he truly is a uniter, not a divider...
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Originally Posted by whotony
yes it was.

anyway why is leno being "forced" to retire
doesnt he always win the timeslot?
I think it has to do with him telling the network his final date and they have already moved forward on Conan's contract. If they let Jay stay they risk losing Conan to another network. I believe Leno has already expressed an interest to stay but NBC has already moved on and are betting on Conan.

Fallon's not even worth talking about so... more love for Craig. He remains the funniest late night host and does the best interviews.
Old 04-25-08, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77
It would have been interesting to see David Cross do this or maybe Sarah SIlverman.
Please don't ever get a programming position at any network.
Old 04-25-08, 09:13 AM
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I would tune in if they'd to the whole thing as "The Barry Gibb Talk Show".
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Isn't 12:35 AM past Jimmy Fallon's bedtime? Isn't he like nine or ten years old? I couldn't stay up that late when I was that age.
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I believe Conan will fail in the 11:30 slot. His humor and personality are too 'weird' for mainstream.

Fallon is just another in a loooooong line of overated SNL cast members.

People love Jay because he came from the era when comedians were actually funny. He is the funny everyman. Not political and just does what he does well.

CBS Dave is pompus and too liberal and too political in his old age. Give me classic NBC Late Night Dave anytime.

Stewart is again too political and liberal.

Kimmel is unfunny, obnoxious and well crude. He is the sterotypical 'modern' comedian/comedic writer. Fill your repertoire with jokes geared twords male 15-20 year olds and your a comedic 'genius'. Cut from the shock/rock DJ morning drive-in mold. This entire genre is tediously unfunny now.
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I like Craig a lot. Many of his gags are repetitive, but he's very quick-witted and a strong interviewer. At present, his show is consistently more entertaining than Conan's.

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I think Conan's gags are way more repetitve than Craig's. Craig does have some repetitive gags, I'll agree on that, but at least it's still funny after one time. Some of Conan's gags fail from the start or are only funny the first time.
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Originally Posted by Slumbering Fist
Pretty strange choice too. Fairly high profile actor-comedians dont exactly have the best luck as talk show hosts.
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I thought we were talking about Jimmy Fallon?
You can be high profile for being douche.

Oh, and I read another little blurb today that explains why they chose Fallon. Lorne Michaels was behind it. Oh well, I guess, in that case, it coulda' been worse. Chris Kattan, anyone? Or "that guy that played Drunk Girl."
Old 04-25-08, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I think it has to do with him telling the network his final date and they have already moved forward on Conan's contract. If they let Jay stay they risk losing Conan to another network.
Also, according to articles I've read, Conan's contract to do The Tonight Show included a penalty clause that, were NBC to not give Conan the spot at the agreed date, forces them to pay him an gigantic amount of money (reportedly as high as $40 million).
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Originally Posted by Sex Fiend
Wow, this may be the first thread in DVD Talk forum history where every single poster unanimously agrees!

One thing you can say about Jimmy Fallon: he truly is a uniter, not a divider...
You didn't read all the posts before you posted, did you?

Let's face it... the days of trying to find a unifying host like Johnny Carson are long past us. The best we can hope for is three or four pretty good shows to choose from so there's something for everybody.

I prefer Kimmel, myself. I don't find his show to be crude or juvenile at all.
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Look on the bright side: This means no Jimmy Fallon movies for a while.
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Doesnt sound like a good fit, I like conan, but the tonight show is going to be very odd with him. Gonna be sad to see Jay Leno go.
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It's a sorry world we live in, if there are people who actually find Jimmy Fallon funny.
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I find Jimmy Fallon funny
Old 04-26-08, 08:18 AM
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I think it says all we need to know about NBC that they apparently want to put the fate of their network in the hands of so many recent former SNL folks. I love 30 Rock, but I don't like this idea at all. I think they should really own it, though. Make Parnell the band leader and Sanz the Ed McMahon.

I second the David Cross suggestion though not the Silverman one. Another good option would have been Zach Galifianakis.
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I thought Fallon was funny on SNL.

I'm not so sure he'd be good at the talk show gig though.
Old 04-26-08, 07:19 PM
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I've always liked him, but then again I haven't seen him too much since his movies don't interest me and I despise snl.

The Zach Galifianakis suggestion was good, but I can't imagine anybody giving him another talk show after his vh1 show failed so badly.
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Originally Posted by Kelkee
Stewart is again too political and liberal.
The only people that say this are conservatives, because by and large they've been trained to label anyone that even remotely questions a Republican as liberal.

Stewart himself is a liberal, but his show takes potshots at any politician that does something stupid, no matter what side of the political fence they are on. Republicans take more of those hits right now because they're the party in power.

As for "too political".... duh, his show is a parody of the news, so of course it'll be political. Why is it you think that a move to a late-night talk show would mean that he would just move his entire politically-based show instead of adapting to a new style?

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