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 are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. Katie says:

    Okay, this is the best!

  2. Dav says:

    *slow clap*

  3. Favorite. Post. Ever. Virtual Standing O and Slow Clap to you!

  4. Aimee says:

    I think this is perhaps the most insightful entertainment article ever written.

  5. Chris says:

    This reeks of jealousy. Anyone who hates on Kim K. is just jealous.

  6. Deann says:

    Here is my problem with this column – KK is a fame whore and her mother is an even larger fame whore. Featuring her as the 10 reasons will ensure a lovely gift from Mama as well as “Kim was so great that Ausiello and Slezak did a whole column about her. She is sooooo wonderful!!!” Bleech!

  7. Linds says:

    Love this. So true!

  8. Mehvash says:

    oh my god this was the best!!!!!! at first i was wondering how did they find 10 things wrong…and yet…there were. awesome post. love it.

  9. The reason Kardasians are famous are because sites like this keep shining a limelight on them. If you stop and just ignore them, they’ll fade away. Three images into it, it’s all about a Kardasian. You’re just inspiring people who don’t know who they are to Google them.

  10. Alia says:

    I love you guys.

  11. Gwen says:

    This is exactly why I love your website! LOL!!! You guys are wonderful!

  12. i was reading this in class and had to stop b/c i was laughing and didnt want to get caught.

  13. Scott says:

    Excellent. Excellent. Excellent.

  14. Daniel says:

    Words cannot explain how much I love this article.

  15. Karen MT says:

    You hate her, so you give her screen/page time?? A bit bass-ackwards, wouldn’t you think?

  16. Lesleykay says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!! That was awesome. And absolutely true.

  17. skrable2 says:

    This was stupendous

  18. Stephanie says:

    I was asleep long before Fallon was on, but hearing the summaries this morning, I kept thinking Kim stuck out like a sore thumb in the lineup! Spot on! One of these things is definitely NOT like the others.

  19. lisa says:

    So, I’m guessing both michael & michael’s disdain for all things kim kardashian runs deep, no? Very funny guys.

  20. Kelly says:

    I know this is supposed to be a joke but isn’t it really dramatic? There are plenty of celebrities, and normal people in this world, a lot worse than Kim Kardashian out there. Why does it matter so much that she came out for two seconds?

  21. Timmah says:

    Late night talk is so irrelevant now, it seems fitting to have a Kardashian on it.

  22. Lorie says:

    Love this post!!!

  23. Lisa says:

    this is awesome!!! I ask myself those questions everyday.. it literally causes anger

  24. Joann says:

    Totally agree with your choice!

  25. Bob Johnson says:

    As always, I blame Ryan Seacrest!

  26. elin says:

    hahaha dorks

  27. Jules says:

    Best. Article. Ever. In the entire universe! Seriously.

  28. Tran 2.0 says:

    Hope Fallon should remain as host of The Tonight Show if anyone else takes over his place depending on how good or bad the ratings are.

  29. knd says:

    Fantastic! I was annoyed to see her there too.

  30. Tarasa says:


  31. Lecholls says:

    Hilarious! Can’t imagine why anyone would care about her. Love Jimmy Fallon!

  32. great says:

    Mike Tyson is a rapist and a wife beater.

  33. empp says:

    I was just telling my husband yesterday that one reason I love TV Line is that it doesn’t have anything about all those people who are famous for no reason I am aware of or famous for being infamous – like the Kardashians. I get enough of that on my regular news sites. Sick of them, Bieber, Lohan and whoever else seems to find their way into national news regularly. While I see the point here and do enjoy the joke, I hope that TV Line continues to keep this site free of all that and I thank you!

  34. PFitzDC says:

    Hil-arious! Please, please, please let her (and her family’s) 15 minutes run out for good!

  35. MotorCityGirl says:

    I am so in love with you 2 Michaels. You have no idea how you just made my day <3

  36. kat says:

    It’s funny and all. But also pretty ironic that you guys spent time writing a whole post about Kim K. I think it’s still kind of feeding the machine. So, well played on one hand, self-defeating on the other.

  37. Kathryn says:

    Amen. “Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?” is always my question when it comes to anything Kardashian-related.

  38. Hmm says:

    Thank GOD somebody finally said it….

  39. Mary says:

    Too funny! Very well done TVLine! Absolutely loving the shade!

  40. Lori says:

    This is the best thing you guys could have done. Hilarious and true at the same time. Fabulous

  41. jerzygirl45 says:

    Reblogged this on … but I digress and commented:
    This commentary is right on point.

  42. MissMel says:

    Ugh! The only reason they keep shoving her down our throat is because they know it will get written about. Can’t we all just sit quietly and ignore her until she goes away?

  43. Tim says:

    I did not recognize the lady in the uncomfortably tight blouse. Thanks for letting me know who it was.

  44. Pat says:

    I have to agree with a lot of the commenters, that this was a funny, funny read. I have to say, when KK came out, first words out of my mouth were,OMG what is she doing on his first show? As a matter of fact why is she on any show?

  45. Matt says:

    I agree with seven of these.

  46. Stanislava says:

    HAHAHA Love you,guys!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. TV Gord says:

    Well, there goes that TV Line exclusive interview with Kim or Kanye. Oh, the sacrifices you make for your art! :-D

  48. Lucy says:

    My favorite list of anything ever!

  49. Forwardad says:

    Laughed out loud.

    The only issue i had with show was why did Fallon feel the need to have her on. This is not the demographic they want to go after. They’re too busy looking in the mirror, they don’t watch TV.