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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 2, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6
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  • Summary: Jimmy Fallon takes over for Conan O'Brien as NBC shuffles its late night talk show roster in 2009.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Talk & Interview
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    75
    Fallon seemed a bit nervous in his monologue (who wouldn't be?), but quickly found his rhythm, firing off some snappy one-liners.
  2. It was an encouraging start.
  3. Jimmy Fallon took NBC's late-night slot for his first test drive early this morning, and it needs a little tuning up. It also showed some promise.
  4. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    50
    Fallon's monologue was understandably nervous and unremarkable joke-wise, but there were glimmers of potential.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    40
    The way things turned out, it was no worse than rather bad, and Fallon, if he can quit squirming long enough, should take a modest bow.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    Despite solid tune-in out of curiosity about the new kid, Fallon’s Late Night got off to a rocky start, with uninspired writing and taped pieces, an at-times visibly nervous host and a first guest, Robert De Niro, whose taciturn nature made him a poor choice for the assignment.
  7. 30
    Even granting lots of leeway for opening-night nerves, this was a pretty bad beginning for the Saturday Night Live alum.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 52
  2. Negative: 30 out of 52
  1. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    I think the people laugh because nobody is laughing at his jokes. the roots are probably the only reason i watch not including the clips and hashtag skits. Expand
  2. Dec 28, 2013
    10
    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is the best talk show ont v right now, it´s funny, creative. And Jimmy Fallon is a really talented host he´s even good at singing. The Roots also give the show a great ambient, they are always ready to play songs at any moment. Expand
  3. suz
    Apr 7, 2011
    10
    I love Jimmy Fallon, he is refreshing and multi-talented, he can sign, dance and he is funny. He beats Conan all to pieces. If Jay ever decides to go I hope they choose Jimmy. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2012
    0
    Just awful.
    This guy doesn't know how to interview people, and his jokes revolve around retelling the guests' jokes.
    Unfunny jokes with
    weird timing and an unpleasant host personality.
    Jimmy Fallon should stick to sketch-writing, because this is just awful.
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