The 10 Things We Absolutely Hated About Jimmy Fallon's Historic Tonight Show Debut

It would be easy to hop aboard the bandwagon of near-universal praise for Jimmy Fallon‘s maiden voyage as host of The Tonight Show on NBC. But keeping it completely real, we can’t say we loved absolutely everything about the hour.

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And so, with the acknowledgement that constructive criticism can only make Fallon’s tenure at the late-night institution funnier, smarter and more addictive, we’ve cooked up a list of the 10 Things We Hated About His Tonight Show Debut.

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Click through the gallery below for a list of the weeds Fallon might want to consider pulling from his late-night garden, then hit the comments with your thoughts.



Comments (194)

  • Hahahaha, that is awesome.

    Comment by Jared Munson – February 18, 2014 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Loved this! Please get this no talent h… off my computer screen and TV!

      Comment by majamababe – February 18, 2014 10:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hack? Hussy? What?

        Comment by Bob Johnson – February 18, 2014 10:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Heifer is the word you’re looking for.

          Comment by Mary – February 18, 2014 11:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Husk of a human being works too.

            Comment by Peter W Dawson – February 18, 2014 12:54 PM PDT  
          • Oh come on not all of us can be rail thin models

            Comment by Jen – February 18, 2014 01:20 PM PDT  
          • I agree and I apologize if the comment came up as one derogatory regarding a person’s weight. I tend to use the term when referring to annoying people but I know that’s not the common parlance with that word. My dislike of KK has nothing to do with her weight, more to do with her general fame-whoring useless ways. I merely added “heifer” as an attempt at a juvenile humor to finish the OP’s blank.

            Comment by Mary – February 18, 2014 02:28 PM PDT  
          • I thought whore is spelled with a W? =?

            Comment by O-Town – February 18, 2014 01:34 PM PDT  
          • Either that or hater. Just sayin.

            Comment by Mark – February 18, 2014 02:21 PM PDT  
      • I;m not a fan of her either but shouldn’t make you angry

        Comment by Jen – February 18, 2014 01:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Will these B!@#$es ever go away????

        Comment by MEIKO CARTER (@sabor769) – February 19, 2014 10:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • So agree with this whole article, comments, she needs to go away with her whole family.

      Comment by tvaddict70 – February 18, 2014 05:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It get tiresome to have this fat whore push down our throats all the time, and I am not going to apologize for calling her fat I am also tire of people apologizing for expressing their opinions. freedom of expression is guaranteed in the constitution and this whore is fat and vulgar.

        Comment by GORKA DE ZAMACONA (@GORKAZP) – February 19, 2014 02:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So true that put a pall on Fallon’s show, no joke she even with her psychotic baby daddy should never be on the cover of any magazine unless it’s fame whore porn slut with teenage boys monthly.

        Comment by E.F. Coleman – April 10, 2014 04:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This is the best post ever on this site!!!!! Love you guys!

    Comment by Amanda – February 18, 2014 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Very very clever. And when I looked to see who wrote this article after I read it I wasn’t surprised by the authors. Really well done by both Slezak and Ausiello. But I guess we won’t see a Kim Kardashian interview on this website any time soon….darn.

      Comment by Stacie – February 18, 2014 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh totally. I couldn’t figure out how Jimmy had done 10 things to be critical of so when all 10 slides were slamming Kim K on the show, I decided it was the best slideshow you’ve ever done. :)

        Comment by S. – February 18, 2014 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Only thing that ruined it for me was having her face on my screen long enough to LMAO at each of the comments. Nice job Michaels!

      Comment by c-mo – February 18, 2014 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I a huge Fallon fan, I clicked this link thinking I’d be mad…this was basically the best. Lol.

    Comment by ktbanks – February 18, 2014 09:26 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • *As a huge Fallon fan… (Oops!)

      Comment by ktbanks – February 18, 2014 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I did as well. I was ready to tell “the Michaels” that they clearly had their snark on. :) They got me! Made me laugh out loud (I refuse to abbreviate that!) :D

      Comment by Kim R – February 18, 2014 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • THIS!!!!

      Comment by Jill – February 18, 2014 10:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here! What a pleasant and hilarious surprise!

      Comment by TV Gord – February 18, 2014 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Got me too. I thought last night was fun and was ready to read and write a comment back (snarkitude was ready to go), and then hahahah, they got me! That was my “scratch me head” moment as well.

      Comment by RUCookie – February 18, 2014 11:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I see what you did there. Well played TVLine.

    Comment by Zayne – February 18, 2014 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lol!!!! That was funny! I was worried there for a second

    Comment by Jordan – February 18, 2014 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • SO GREAT!
    I agree with all 10.

    Comment by Lumplestilskin – February 18, 2014 09:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • GENIUS.

    Comment by Amanda – February 18, 2014 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yep. pretty much.

    Comment by cjeffery7 – February 18, 2014 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looooooooooooooooooove this so effin’ much. I was thinking the same when I saw her in that sketch “wtf is she doin’ there?”.

    Comment by Lro – February 18, 2014 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Same here. I was upset that she was on Jay’s last show, and then she hopped on a plane to ruin Jimmy’s first show. I’ve had more than enough of her and her family showing up and being worshipped for what? Having a father who defended OJ?

      Comment by Wisconsinite – February 19, 2014 07:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love you guys. Well played.

    Comment by Kelly – February 18, 2014 09:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was a little mad at first that you found 10 things to hate about the show. But I completely agree on those 10 things. So funny!

    Comment by Leah – February 18, 2014 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That was great story. Kim K.’s appearance on end and beginning of two Tonight shows has made me believe in the Illuminati.

    Comment by Mimsy – February 18, 2014 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL. Well done.

    Comment by Anna – February 18, 2014 09:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I generally enjoy this site and I have no time for any of the khardassians. I did not see the show last night but I assume her appearance was fleeting. This post just seems unnecessarily mean-spirited. It’s a bit like a not very funny joke repeated ad nauseam. Not really all that clever – did it really take two of you to come up with this idea.

    Comment by Henryp – February 18, 2014 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Why don’t I believe that you “have no time for any of the Khardasians?”

      Comment by uh huh – February 18, 2014 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes, I agree that it was unnecessarily mean-spirited. That’s why I love it so much! Meanwhile, the Ks are just…unnecessary.

        Comment by TV Gord – February 18, 2014 12:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No time for the Kardashians yet you post that you thought it was mean? So I am calling Bull and that you are still one of their remaining gullible fans.

      Comment by Melora – February 18, 2014 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Genuinely don’t have an opinion on the khardassians, but I did think the joke wasn’t that funny on slide 1 and it didn’t get better on repetition. However I appear to be in a minority of one. Doesn’t make my opinion wrong though :-)

        Comment by Henryp – February 18, 2014 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • No, I agree with Henry. I realize that the zeitgeist suggests that it’s hilarious to keep trashing the Khardashians for their becoming famous for being famous, but at some point it becomes overkill. Yeah, she really shouldn’t have been there with actual performers, but maybe a little less venom could be wasted on glorifying the act of tearing her down.

          Comment by Ed – February 18, 2014 01:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. Seems like low-hanging fruit.

      I have no love for her, but I also don’t dislike her because I don’t know anything about her aside from the fact that it’s easy to pick on her.

      Comment by Christy – February 18, 2014 03:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree, it is very mean-spirited. You’re entitled to an opinion (personally, I don’t watch the Kardashians and I think the show is too hyped up) but the comments above seem unnecessary.

      Comment by Ali – February 18, 2014 10:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Kris is that you?

        Comment by Whatevah – February 19, 2014 04:21 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Oh brother.

      Comment by Whatevah – February 19, 2014 04:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hilarious!! I also clicked ready to fight…this is awesome!!

    Comment by Jen – February 18, 2014 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hilarious! A+!

    Comment by 80s – February 18, 2014 09:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • LOL omg.

    Comment by Steph – February 18, 2014 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HAHA. Yes!

    Comment by Teag – February 18, 2014 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought we were going to have a fight, TVLine… but I’m totally on board with this list. :D

    Comment by Rebecca Bernard – February 18, 2014 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why should she ever be anywhere ever?

    Comment by Pam – February 18, 2014 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THANK YOU for saying what most sane people think!

    Comment by SAM – February 18, 2014 09:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • THIS IS SO SHADY!!!!!!
    HAHAHAHA I love it

    Comment by Justin – February 18, 2014 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well done. Well. Done.

    Comment by Erik Sternberger – February 18, 2014 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • There are a bunch of smart people around here, how do we make her go away? She’s awful.

    Comment by J – February 18, 2014 09:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Clicked on this thinking I’d be upset because I thought the show was great, but this is hilarious. Well done. I totally agree – I don’t get why she was there. She did not deserve to be.

    Comment by CJ – February 18, 2014 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Lmao.

    Comment by Et al – February 18, 2014 09:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yeah, I’m VERY up on pop culture, and I’ve heard the name, but she was the only person who walked out that I didn’t recognize. I’m proud of that. I don’t watch any reality TV shows though, so that plays a role.

    Comment by Ryan – February 18, 2014 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are so lucky. I don’t watch reality shows either but I still know who she is, along with the rest of her family, and Honey Boo-Boo, which both outrages and depresses me.

      Comment by SAM – February 18, 2014 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It’s also a little embarrassing…I know exactly what you mean.

        Comment by c-mo – February 18, 2014 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • It’s called The Soup, about the only show worth watching on E

          Comment by Chaos – February 18, 2014 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i love this so much!!!!!

    Comment by mary – February 18, 2014 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wondered why she was there, too. But then again; the more we complain about how much we hate her, the more she’ll be around.

    Comment by s3steele – February 18, 2014 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ha ha love it! That was my big complaint as well! That and the set décor.

    Comment by Sunny Mc (@mcdeallover) – February 18, 2014 09:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ha, well played and I ABSOLUTELY agree with all 10.

    Comment by Kre – February 18, 2014 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • omg..this is so perfect!!!! Wish she would go away!!!

    Comment by katrina – February 18, 2014 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Thank you for saying it, 10 whole goddamn reasons for it! I was thinking the same thing. What the hell she was doing there?

    Comment by hanitje – February 18, 2014 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Five star article TVLine. I’m kind of a Jimmy Fallon fan and after watching his debut I was wondering “Were there really 10 things to absolutely hate about it?” and then i read this…made my day! :)

    Comment by Rich Abey – February 18, 2014 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ha!!!!!! I clicked on this so expecting to be infuriated. Too funny!!!!!!! I think it helps your case that when she came out my husband said “Who the heck is that?” lol!!!

    Comment by Lina – February 18, 2014 09:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A BIG thanks to the Michaels for this on point editorial! She is a Fame Whore! That is the only reason behind everything she does. 2 words. Sex Tape.

    Comment by d – February 18, 2014 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When I saw this, I couldn’t think of one thing I hated about the show, except Kim! Well played, TV LINE, well played!!!!

    Comment by Jill – February 18, 2014 09:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Like the others, I almost didn’t read this post because I really enjoyed last night’s show and couldn’t imagine 10 negative things. Have to admit ~ you nailed it!

    Comment by Carol C – February 18, 2014 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nicely played. I did not, in fact, recognize that as Kim Kardashian and I was confused. Thanks for clearing that up and also making me feel pretty good about myself that I cannot pick her out of a crowd.

    Although, now I can. Damn it!

    Comment by Chelsea – February 18, 2014 09:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well played guys, well played

    Comment by Carol – February 18, 2014 09:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is just AWESOME! Thank you!

    Comment by Potch – February 18, 2014 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This was the best article about Fallon’s debut so far. I often wonder the same WHHYYYYYYYY? myself whenever I see a Kardashian of any type anywhere

    Comment by Katrina – February 18, 2014 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hilarious!!!!

    Comment by Kristen – February 18, 2014 09:52 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Haha, this! Thank you!

    Comment by Ann – February 18, 2014 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I agree with reasons #1-#8 & #10, but #9? Garbage!

    Comment by Chris Wieneke – February 18, 2014 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A+

    Literally laughing out loud.

    Comment by Sarah – February 18, 2014 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This wins the internets.

    Comment by Patrick – February 18, 2014 09:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best. Post. Ever. I agree…..whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?

    Comment by willhowcoop – February 18, 2014 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • HAHAHAHAHA LOVE YOU Michael A & S…that’s so Michael K of you

    Comment by Sara – February 18, 2014 09:59 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ok I clicked on this fully intending on being angry since I loved the show last night. But this was awesome! lol I don’t understand why they had her sully Jays last show and now Jimmys first one. The NBC execs must have some kind of binding agreement with Kanye West

    Comment by Amber – February 18, 2014 10:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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