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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
    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
    Fallon's monologue was understandably nervous and unremarkable joke-wise, but there were glimmers of potential.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    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
    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. suz
    Apr 7, 2011
    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
  2. BrendonJ
    Mar 30, 2009
    I'm surprised that most people aren't even giving Fallon a chance. Though a bit nervous during the first few episodes, it really does feel like the show is finally hitting its stride. VERY funny stuff, and it altogether feels very unique. I can only see this show getting better (maybe even as good as Conan). Expand
  3. joshr
    Mar 22, 2009
    He's doing pretty good, but the roots make the show.
  4. Uko
    Jun 10, 2009
    I really try to laugh.I really try.
  5. tbbbb
    Sep 23, 2009
    haven't laughed once... too much for him. go back to SNL if they'll even take you after this show. get some new writers or something, plus.. i just don't think he's got the host personality. i'd rather watch ben stein commentate the UFC. Expand
  6. MikeS
    Mar 15, 2009
    Fallon is clearly way out of his league. His Weekend Update delivery style mixed with horrible writing is a complete disaster. He acts like a giddy fan conducting interviews. NBC's unlikely talk show host experiment should have ended with Conan. Expand
  7. ChrisC
    Mar 4, 2009
    Why is Jimmy Fallon a famous comedian? Nothing he's done in his career has been anything but incredibly stupid. He wasn't funny on SNL (He just laughed at the camera a lot in a charmingly schoolboy way), he's only made horrible movies. Why is Jimmy Fallon a celebrity?! Expand

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