Give Jimmy Fallon The Tonight Show Now!
I’d Say Goodbye to Dave, Jay, and Conan and Say Hello to the Future
By Joe Bodolai © 2010, All rights reserved
Thirty years of Top Ten lists not enough for you? Like watching internet videos from last year? What about over-produced comedy bits relying on CGI “punchlines”? Well, if you like all that, you’re going to love watching Jay and Dave at 11:30, just as you have for the last umpteen years. I’m sad to see Conan go, but he’ll be back.
UPDATE: CONAN’S RATINGS MORE THAN DOUBLE LETTERMAN IN 18-49! HE’S FINALLY FOUND HIS VOICE AND HE’S KICKING ASS.
There is no contest, however, in who is left as the freshest, brightest, and most likeable host in late night – Jimmy Fallon. With an engaging interview style, the freshest comedy bits since the early days of Letterman, and the best band in late night, The Roots, he is the host that deserves the legacy that is The Tonight Show.
(NOTE: THIS ARTICLE DATES FROM JAN. 2010) Here’s a suggestion for NBC programmer Jeff “Zucklehead” Zucker. Pay Jay his $80 million, Conan, say, $30 mil, and that’s not even half of what you’ll lose on the Olympics. Pay them off, say goodbye, then say hello to the Future. Oh, and CBS, give Craig 11:30. That way I’ll have to watch the two smartest guys in late night go head to head, but at least an hour earlier. Jimmy and Craig both deserve the 11:30 timeslots NOW!
UPDATE: Here’s Jimmy as Neil Young performing the American Idol audition hit Pants on the Ground.