History YMMV / TheTonightShow

26th Mar '17 11:12:47 AM dsneybuf
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* AdoredByTheNetwork / CreatorsPet: He makes the network a good amount of money for not much cost or risk, and they've been afraid of the possibility of him competing against their programming on another network.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork / CreatorsPet: He makes the network a good amount of money for not much cost or risk, and they've been afraid of the possibility of him competing against their programming on another network.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: NBC made all the wrong decisions by pretty much everyone's observation.
26th Mar '17 11:11:36 AM dsneybuf
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks / ExecutiveMeddling: It was barely even anywhere near close to being the same show.

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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks / ExecutiveMeddling: TheyChangedItNowItSucks: It was barely even anywhere near close to being the same show.
22nd Jan '17 12:35:52 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* MemeticMutation: It's become a running joke in the comments section of the show's [=YouTube=] page of calling Jimmy out on his [[{{Corpsing}} fake laugh]].
29th Dec '16 10:57:38 AM nombretomado
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* NeverLiveItDown: Double subverted. Despite what some DavidLetterman fans think, Leno ''did'' live down the "talk show wars of '93" ... and that situation for Jay vs. Letterman became a popular topic once again (in which even ''Tonight'' itself gave it some LampshadeHanging).

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* NeverLiveItDown: Double subverted. Despite what some DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman fans think, Leno ''did'' live down the "talk show wars of '93" ... and that situation for Jay vs. Letterman became a popular topic once again (in which even ''Tonight'' itself gave it some LampshadeHanging).
21st Dec '16 4:22:44 PM DrPsyche
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* NeverLiveItDown: After learning that he had spectacularly bombed a blind date with Creator/NicoleKidman (in that he didn't even ''realize'' it was one), subsequent guests have reminded him of his EpicFail.

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* NeverLiveItDown: InternetBackdraft: His interview with Donald Trump wherein he tousles his hair inspired a lot of flack as to whether or not the show had a Pro-Trump agenda. Many other celebrities like Samantha Bee and Director [[Creator/TheCoenBrothers Ethan Coen]] have accused him of supporting Trump and humanizing him, with the latter even going so far as to say Fallon was one of the people responsible for Trump's election.
* NeverLiveItDown:
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After learning that he had spectacularly bombed a blind date with Creator/NicoleKidman (in that he didn't even ''realize'' it was one), subsequent guests have reminded him of his EpicFail.
17th Sep '16 12:00:31 AM bombadil211
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: During the last week of Leno's first run as host, he had Conan O'Brien on as a guest. During the interview, Leno repeatedly stressed that NBC did a great thing by keeping Conan on through a couple of very poorly-rated years and letting him find his footing and eventually become successful. As it turned out, NBC wasn't interested in giving Conan a second opportunity to play around to find what works.
16th Sep '16 1:25:00 PM SPBurke
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** Tousling Donald Trump's hair is quickly becoming this.
8th Apr '16 9:33:02 AM speedyboris
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The music accompanying "Random Object Toss" sounds similar to "Sweet Georgia Brown".
5th Apr '16 8:42:22 PM Premonition45
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* MemeticMutation: "Coco", the nickname Creator/TomHanks bestowed upon him during the second episode of his tenure.
1st Mar '16 10:10:01 AM speedyboris
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!!In general:
* ToughActToFollow: Every new version of ''The Tonight Show'' is inevitably compared to the one that preceded it; for example, Jay Leno's version was compared to Johnny Carson's version. Conan O'Brien's version was compared to Leno's ''first'' version, etc. Occasionally the hosts will call attention to this; after one music act, Leno quipped, "This is not your father's ''Tonight Show''."

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