History YMMV / TheTonightShow

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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22nd Feb '16 2:14:10 PM speedyboris
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: A sketch on one of the 2016 L.A. shows featured Jimmy as Donald Trump, anxious about his presidential campaign. The cast of ''Series/FullHouse'' gave him advice, with the best being that someone's job as president should be about bringing people together, not tearing them apart (which is what he's been doing with his "ban all Muslims from temporarily entering the U.S." and "build a wall across the Southern border" rhetoric, among many other things).
4th Jan '16 6:58:12 PM speedyboris
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In a sketch where Conan made a big sign for the exterior of the studio, he joked, "They're gonna kick us off this Universal lot ''so'' fast." Oh he had no idea...
15th Sep '15 2:30:37 PM Calnos
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* HilariousInHindsight: On Jimmy's first night, Stephen Colbert (host of Comedy Central's ''TheColbertReport'', which airs opposite ''The Tonight Show'') was one of the many big stars to welcome him, dumping a small barrel's worth of pennies onto Fallon's desk and shouting, "Welcome to 11:30, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH]]!" It became a bit more amusing a few months later in 2014, when it announced that Colbert ''himself'' was moving to take over David Letterman's show on CBS. This meant that he was still airing at 11:30, but was now competing against Fallon on one of the main broadcast networks.

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* HilariousInHindsight: On Jimmy's first night, Stephen Colbert (host of Comedy Central's ''TheColbertReport'', which airs opposite ''The Tonight Show'') was one of the many big stars to welcome him, dumping a small barrel's worth of pennies onto Fallon's desk and shouting, "Welcome to 11:30, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCH]]!" It became a bit more amusing a few months later in 2014, when it announced that Colbert ''himself'' was moving to take over David Letterman's show on CBS. This meant that he was still airing at 11:30, but was now competing against Fallon on one of the main broadcast networks. Even better, Jimmy Fallon made a cameo on ''Colbert's'' first night on ''[[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert The Late Show]]'', bringing it full circle.
23rd Jul '15 7:15:11 AM speedyboris
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* TooGoodToLast: Thanks, Jeff Zucker!
20th Mar '15 7:03:03 AM speedyboris
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* EarWorm: "Puppies dressed as cats! Puppies dressed as cats! Sometimes life will let you down and make you say "Oh drats!", but all of you are gonna love our puppies dressed as cats! Puppies dressed as cats! Puppies dressed as cats! Puppies dressed as cats! Puppies dressed as caaaaats!"
21st Jan '15 5:39:05 AM missmoon
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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.
28th Sep '14 11:03:47 AM haloinsider
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!!Johnny Carson's incarnation (1962-1992) provides examples of:
* HilariousInHindsight: In Letterman's time as a guest shortly after it was announced that Leno was succeeding Carson, Johnny asked if Dave could imagine doing the job for another 20 years. Dave broke out into laughter at the thought. In the end, Dave '''would''' go on to host for '''over''' 20 years more, before his eventual retirement in 2015. He ended up hosting ''Late Night'' and ''The Late Show'' for a total of 33 years, just a few more than Johnny himself.
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