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Jimmy Fallon, Late-Night Host?

Before he became incapable of making it through a skit without giggling, I liked Jimmy Fallon on "Saturday Night Live" and as Weekend Update host. However, I'm not sure how I feel about Fallon as an actual talk-show host, but now I have two years to ponder the possibility.

The New York Times is reporting that NBC is considering Jimmy Fallon to take over Conan O'Brien's spot on "Late Night," after O'Brien assumes Jay Leno's post on "The Tonight Show" in 2008. According to the Times story: "One move is expected to involve signing Jimmy Fallon, a former star of NBC’s 'Saturday Night Live,' to what is known as a holding deal. It would bring him back to the network and put him in position to be a prime contender for Mr. O’Brien’s job..."

What do you guys think: Would you like to see Fallon on "Late Night"? If not, who else would you like to see in the role? For my two cents,

While I understand NBC's thinking here, I just hope the network expands its search a bit beyond Fallon, who I personally think is overrated. With his over-reliance on that whole cute, giggly shtick, Fallon just doesn't seem to have the grace-under-pressure qualities required of late-night hosts. Why not look to Jon Stewart or Spike Fereston.

Or, dare I suggest that a major network actually consider a woman for a late-night hosting gig?

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blogsap blogsap 10 years
i really don't want to see carson move up. i'm not a fan. did anyone see Vince Vaughn when he stepped in for David Letterman? He was, dare I say, phenemonal.
vrico2005 vrico2005 10 years
No No No
Jinx Jinx 10 years
Jenna's Tootles?! Well I'll de darned, I voted wrong. :) ----------------------------------------------------- "We're forced to bed, But we're free to dream" Gord Downie
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
buzz ur gonna get beat down by a particular shugga LOL :jimmy:
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I know a certain popple who probably just wet her pants in anticipation. You listenin', Tootles? :jimmy: :jimmy: :jimmy:
Food Food 10 years
Buzz, I couldn't agree with you more, I also used to like him, but that was when he could make it through a sketch without laughing and also before he thought Taxi was a good career move.
Jinx Jinx 10 years
I'm not sure either. I don't know if he's quick enough on his feet and confident enough? ------------------------------------------------------ "We're forced to bed, But we're free to dream" Gord Downie
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Yeah, I can't really see him taking over for Conan. Those are big shoes to fill.
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