History YMMV / TheTonightShow

11th Sep '17 1:57:11 PM Gravidef
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** The final moments of the show saw Midler personally serenading Carson with "One For My Baby," another torch song about the end of a long love affair (the perfect tribute to Carson's time on the airwaves); the emotion in her voice is palpable as she sings it. Two moments in particular stand out. At one point, a cameraman noticed that Carson himself was tearing up, and used an angle that had never been done on the show before to capture him looking at Midler as she sang. The second is even more powerful: after Midler finished the song, she was handed a large red lei (a reference to her birthplace being Hawaii), ran over to Carson, put it around his neck, hugged him...and then absolutely ''burst'' into tears. She was so overcome that she ran off the stage to cry, barely able to keep from breaking down right then and there.

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** The final moments of the show saw Midler personally serenading Carson with "One For My Baby," another torch song about the end of a long love affair (the perfect tribute to Carson's time on the airwaves); the emotion in her voice is palpable as she sings it. Two moments in particular stand out. At one point, a cameraman noticed that Carson himself was tearing up, and used an angle that had never been done on the show before to capture him looking at Midler as she sang. The second is even more powerful: after Midler finished the song, she was handed a large red lei (a reference to her birthplace being Hawaii), ran dashed over to Carson, put it around his neck, hugged him...and then absolutely ''burst'' into tears. She was so overcome that she ran off the stage to cry, barely able to keep from breaking down right then and there.
11th Sep '17 1:56:26 PM Gravidef
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* TearJerker: Carson's final regular show featured Robin Williams and Bette Midler. The latter ended up inspiring two heartbreaking moments:
** During the interview portion, Carson remarked that "Here's That Rainy Day" was one of his favorite songs. Midler immediately began singing it, and even got Carson to join in. The lyrics--"Where is that worn-out wish that I threw away / After it brought my love so near?"--are particularly poignant, and hearing Carson perform it is beautiful and sad.
** The final moments of the show saw Midler personally serenading Carson with "One For My Baby," another torch song about the end of a long love affair (the perfect tribute to Carson's time on the airwaves); the emotion in her voice is palpable as she sings it. Two moments in particular stand out. At one point, a cameraman noticed that Carson himself was tearing up, and used an angle that had never been done on the show before to capture him looking at Midler as she sang. The second is even more powerful: after Midler finished the song, she was handed a large red lei (a reference to her birthplace being Hawaii), ran over to Carson, put it around his neck, hugged him...and then absolutely ''burst'' into tears. She was so overcome that she ran off the stage to cry, barely able to keep from breaking down right then and there.
7th Aug '17 11:09:39 AM JamesAustin
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* 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.

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* 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 Creator/SamanthaBee and Director 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.
28th May '17 8:03:49 AM comicwriter
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** Tousling Donald Trump's hair has quickly become this, and may have played a part in viewers abandoning the series in favor of ''The Late Show''. In a ''New York Times'' interview, Fallon himself [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/arts/television/jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-interview-trump.html?nytmobile=0 admitted]] that the Trump interview was a "setback," and that he didn't do enough to address the controversy at the time.

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** Tousling Donald Trump's hair has quickly become this, and may have played a part in viewers abandoning the series in favor of ''The Late Show''. In a ''New York Times'' interview, piece, Fallon himself [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/arts/television/jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-interview-trump.html?nytmobile=0 admitted]] that the Trump interview was a "setback," and that he didn't do enough to address the controversy at the time.
28th May '17 8:02:55 AM comicwriter
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** Tousling Donald Trump's hair is quickly becoming this.

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** Tousling Donald Trump's hair is has quickly becoming this.become this, and may have played a part in viewers abandoning the series in favor of ''The Late Show''. In a ''New York Times'' interview, Fallon himself [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/arts/television/jimmy-fallon-tonight-show-interview-trump.html?nytmobile=0 admitted]] that the Trump interview was a "setback," and that he didn't do enough to address the controversy at the time.
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.
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