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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. 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.
  3. It was an encouraging start.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    Neither great, nor horrible, nor propitious nor preposterous. It was just a start, and in the late-night TV game, sometimes that's good enough.
  5. 40
    On a late-night show, either the non-interview comedic bits have to be inspired, or the interviews have to be smooth. With a few exceptions, neither worked all that well during Fallon's first show. The comedy frequently fell flat, and as a host, Fallon is underwhelming at the moment.
  6. The "Saturday Night Live" alum and occasional film actor began life as a man of chat by giving his best impression of a deer caught in the headlights while at the same time exhibiting flashes of comic flair.
  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
    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 everI 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
    10
    I'm surprised that most people aren't even giving Fallon a chance. Though a bit nervous during the first few episodes, it really 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
    8
    He's doing pretty good, but the roots make the show.
  4. Uko
    Jun 10, 2009
    2
    I really try to laugh.I really try.
  5. tbbbb
    Sep 23, 2009
    1
    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 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
    1
    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 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
    0
    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 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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