I know he’s not everyone’s favorite, but I actually like Jimmy Fallon. I miss him on Saturday Night Live, and when I see the odd clip of his last night show, he usually makes me chuckle. I think he’s a better interviewer than people give him credit for, and he’s successfully taken his ego out of his career, and has come across as very humble and genuine in many of the interviews I’ve seen with him lately. Anyway, Jimmy decided to chime in about the Conan O’Brien/Jay Leno drama at NBC, and with all of the sniping, stupidity, and ballsy moves, it’s weird that Jimmy comes across as one of the few adults in the situation (video below). I actually feel for the kid:
Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s ‘Late Night,’ has stayed relatively quiet about the storm brewing at the network over ‘The Jay Leno Show’ and ‘The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien.’ But now he is speaking out.
Fallon, whose 12:35 time slot is in limbo, took the high road and praised both Leno and O’Brien without bashing the network.
“Here’s what I know, Jay Leno is going to go back to 11:30. Conan O’Brien was offered 12:05, and he said he didn’t want to do that. He said it wasn’t fair to him and he said it wasn’t fair to me, which was very nice of him to say,” Fallon began.
“I’m happy to have a job. I really am. I have a lot fun doing this show. We all do. But it’s kind of weird because these are two of my heroes and two of my friends,” he added.
“Leno, I was on his show so many times before I was even at this job and when I got this job he gave me so much advice, as did Conan,” Fallon continued. “Conan O’Brien if he didn’t kick ass here for 17 years, I wouldn’t be here, I wouldn’t have a job.”
“I feel like I’ve met a great woman, I got married and now I’m finally getting to know my in laws and they are crazy,” he joked.
I guess no matter what happens, Jimmy is kind of screwed. Either they’re going to put Leno back on the Tonight Show, or maybe Conan will leave, or maybe Leno will leave, or maybe all of the above or whatever. No matter what happens, I guess Jimmy is still going to have his late-late show. Throughout it all, Jimmy has been keeping his head down which might earn him points with NBC. Maybe not, though. NBC is being run by morons. Here’s the video from last night:
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