Jimmy Fallon hosts the Tonight Show and interviews celebrities, plays games with them and has a musical or comedic guest perform.
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The show's studio, NBC Studio 6B, was the same studio that The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) was originally broadcast from. This was the first time "The Tonight Show" was regularly broadcast in New York City since Carson moved the show to Burbank in 1972. See more »

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When Jimmy arm wrestles with his guests, both of them can be seen holding the edge of the table with their other hand for leverage and support. See more »

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Referenced in David Bowie: Lazarus (2016) See more »

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No longer watching the TONIGHT SHOW
8 January 2015 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Fallon has a modicum of talent and can pull off some funny bits but hosting the 60 minute TONIGHT SHOW 5 nights a week is obviously more than he can handle. He seems like an okay guy but he's an example of The Peter Principle in play.

Johnny Carson was the Gold Standard for hosting this show. He had charisma and depth. He could do political and social commentary, do comedy skits and handle all kinds of interviews from the serious to the silly. I still watch him on DVDs - stuff I've seen and enjoyed before.

Leno was good and usually worth staying up to watch. Politically, he leaned left but Obama was easy fodder for his jokes. Leno's interviewing skills didn't match Carson but he could handle man-on-the-street stuff and showed us how ignorant too many Americans are.

I've given Fallon about 10 tries but concluded he's not worth staying up for or even setting the DVR. The band is absolutely awful. Don't know what Fallon's ratings are or how long his contract runs but I will not be among his viewers.


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