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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 

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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As of 2016, the various games Jimmy plays with his guests are Water War, Charades, Pictionary, Faceketball, Pool Bowling, Hamster Ball Race, Egg Russian Roulette, Sticky Balls, Flip Cup, Tight Pants, Wheel of Impressions, Beer Hockey, Password, Catchphrase, Face Balls, Facebreakers, Beer Pong, Musical Beers, Cooler Scooter Race, Roller Golf, Beatbox, Chubby Bunny, 5-Second Summaries, True Confessions, Dubsmash, Slap Jack, Fast Family Feud, Instant Song, Pup Quiz, Explain This Photo, Drinko, The Whisper Challenge, Kid Dictionary, Random Object Football Toss, First Impressions, among others. 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 Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus (2015) See more »

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Weak and getting weaker
29 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Agree with reviewers who say that Fallon can pull off some funny bits but doesn't have the stuff to produce a consistently funny and entertaining full show night after night. Understand that a younger guy is supposed to appeal to a younger audience but the incessant giggling/shouting/screaming/hiding under the desk makes it unlikely that he will ever graduate from the third grade. He doesn't engage very well with guests on the show; the silly games are not a substitute for either serious or comic interaction with those appearing on the show. He might consider letting some of his accomplished guests, Seinfeld for example, do a comedy bit on their own. Also agree that the band doesn't add much to the show; would be better just to have higher quality musical guests and have them do two performances as on SNL. Bottom line

  • Comedy has a lot of staying power but silly gets old in a hurry;
Fallon doesn't seem to know the difference between comedy and silly. At the end of the day (haha - get it?!), Jimmy seems to have succumbed to the same problem that plagues SNL; maybe he spent too much time there - take a one-time clever and humorous idea and then repeat it over and over until viewers are sick of it.


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