History YMMV / TheTonightShow

30th Jan '18 8:50:59 PM speedyboris
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* OlderThanTheyThink: Believe it or not, Conan's ''Tonight Show'' was not the first time the show's host got in hot water for making a joke about another state. In 1985, Johnny Carson made a joke at Nevada's expense, prompting then-governor Richard Bryan to write in and criticize Carson. He retaliated by doing a new sketch called "Lighten Up Governor Richard Bryan".

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* OlderThanTheyThink: Believe it or not, Conan's ''Tonight Show'' was not the first time the show's host got in hot water for making a joke about another state. In 1985, Johnny Carson made a joke at Nevada's expense, prompting then-governor Richard Bryan to write in and criticize Carson. He retaliated by doing a new sketch called "Lighten Up Governor Richard H. Bryan".
30th Jan '18 8:49:53 PM speedyboris
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* OlderThanTheyThink: Believe it or not, Conan's ''Tonight Show'' was not the first time the show's host got in hot water for making a joke about another state. In 1985, Johnny Carson made a joke at Nevada's expense, prompting then-governor Richard Bryan to write in and criticize Carson. He retaliated by doing a new sketch called "Lighten Up Governor Richard Bryan".
26th Jan '18 6:58:01 PM speedyboris
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* GrowingTheBeard: While the show always had hilarious moments, shortening the show from an hour and a half to one hour in 1980 really helped the pacing (some of those 1 1/2 hour episodes could get a bit protracted).
6th Dec '17 4:06:59 PM speedyboris
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The game "Pictionary" used to be played the traditional way, with markers and paper, but in late 2016 Jimmy showcased a new technology that allowed you to play a virtual reality version. Fine, except the classic style is no longer played ''at all''. It doesn't help that the drawings in the virtual reality version are sometimes harder to see, due to the contestants moving around (which, in turn, moves the picture).
21st Nov '17 6:21:48 PM nombretomado
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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.

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* HilariousInHindsight: On Jimmy's first night, Stephen Colbert (host of Comedy Central's ''TheColbertReport'', ''Series/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.
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.
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