Posts Tagged ‘jimmy fallon’

Final Rating: 9.6/10. First off, let me be clear on this. Ben & Jerry’s is easily the best ice cream around. They make their products the right way because they are a bunch of crunchy hippies, so the base of the ice cream is good. And then they pack it with the most extras in the game. Tonight Dough is caramel & chocolate ice creams with chocolate cookie swirls & cobs of chocolate chip cookie dough and peanut butter cookie dough. Long story short, every single on of those flavors hits. I am more of a vanilla fan than a chocolate fan, though. That’s why I couldn’t rate it a perfect 10. But this ice cream received the best rating I have ever given a food since I started doing this bloggin nonsense. I have been to the Ben & Jerry’s factory multiple times and the longest minutes of my life are experienced during the ride home after buying some fresh Ben & Jerry’s from the store. So when I say this is the best Ben & Jerry’s ice cream I have ever had, you know it comes from the heart.

And I feel just as passionately about my stance on Kimmel being better than Fallon.  Fallon has some funny skits and ideas.  But Jimmy Kimmel is just infinitely funnier/cooler than Fallon.  And oh yeah, Kimmel would never EVER pull a stunt like this.

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To view the rest of my 15-second food reviews, simply click the word Playlist at the top of the video below and choose a review.

 

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Nightmare fuel overload right here.  Whoopi Goldberg’s face is scary enough as is, the last thing we needed to do was merge it with the underratedly creepy face of Jimmy Fallon.  Fallon looks like a real version of Donkey from Shrek in that picture above.  Some things are left better on the writer’s room floor.  This is number one on that list.  But since I had to suffer and see this, you have to as well.

The worst part of it all is that the sketch isn’t even good.  When was the last time Whoopi Goldberg was funny?  Has she ever actually been funny?  Her best (and most quoted) movie role is when she was one of the hyneas in Lion King, right?  That was actually the perfect part for Whoopi.  A fifth tier role in an animated movie.  Even she couldn’t ruin The Lion King AKA the best cartoon movie of all-time.

Finally, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t link to the king of the different mouth game, Conan O’Brien.  Hard to believe that Conan went from the writer of some of the best Simpsons episodes ever, to unknown late night host, to the hottest name in the industry, to the host of the Tonight Show, to being relegated to TBS.  The only time I even think about Conan these days is if one of his sketches goes viral.  How can going to TBS just kill your career in the age of the internet and everyone having cable?  Weird shit.  Anyway, these talking head bits were gold back in the day.

 

 

So Jimmy Fallon pulled a switcharoo on Yankees fans, having them boo a picture of Robinson Cano.  When they turned around, Cano came out of the picture and they did everything short of throwing him a parade in the Canyon of Heroes.  If you are a fan who wants to boo someone that left your team, that’s fine.  But have a backbone and stand behind what you say/do.  If Chipper Jones had ever became a Met, I would not have cheered him.  Same with Roger Clemens.  Just too much bad blood along the way.  Would I actively root against them at the expense of the Mets?  Of course not, I’m a Mets fan.  But don’t get down on your knees for the guy just because he appeared in person in front of you.  Be a stubborn a-hole and back up what you have said.  And how about the balls on the guy complaining that Cano left for the money?  Ummm, you are a Yankees fan, right bro?  I’m pretty sure their motto is “sign the best players the minute they become available because we can”.  Cano is probably the first AND last player that will ever pull a move like that on the Yanks, too.

And this isn’t a Mets/Yankees thing either, since Fallon pulled a similar prank on Mets fans talking about Matt Harvey last year.  New York does have some of the best/smartest fans in the world, but due to the sheer numbers, sometimes it feels like they have some of the worst too.  But it is nice to see Yankees fans get burned like this.  It’s the same fan base that relentlessly told Mets fans Carlos Beltran was a soft player with a gross mole on his ear the day he signed in Flushing.  Fast forward nine years and he is the next great Yankees outfielder who has always been underrated.  Give.  Me.  A.  Break.

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NY Daily News:  David Letterman has announced his retirement.  The gap-toothed comic, a favorite of Johnny Carson, will hang up his Top Ten list and Stupid Pet Tricks in 2015, he shared with the audience at the taping of tonight’s “Late Show.”  Letterman said his first call was to CBS chief, Les Moonves.

“He and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance. And I phoned him just before the program, and I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring,'” said Letterman.  “I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much. What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married.”

Letterman added, “We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down – I think it will be at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future, 2015 for the love of God, in fact, Paul and I will be wrapping things up,” he added, to a standing ovation from the audience in the Ed Sullivan Theater.  Mike Mills, bassist for tonight’s musical guest REM, broke the news on Twitter.  Letterman is the longest-serving late-night host in TV history, last year surpassing his friend and mentor Johnny Carson at the 31-year mark. His verion of NBC’s “Late Show” debuted in 1982.

This is one of those things that surprises you but doesn’t really SHOCK you.  As a longtime Letterman fan, it definitely felt like he had lost his fastball, as well as most of his secondary pitches over the last few years.  Obviously in his prime he was a Hall of Famer.  The guy changed the way these late night shows worked, going off the cuff and getting all kinds of weird with some of his skits.  Pure genius.  But it has been a while since he was consistently entertaining, and some of the new hosts/shows are just running circles aroung him creatively.  When push comes to shove, I wonder if he ever got over getting snaked out of the Tonight Show by Jay Leno and NBC.  F that big chinned bastard.

Anyway, here’s my Top 10 late night hosts you would want to hang out with off camera:

10. Carson Daly- The man who haunted my teenage afternoons with boy band and Korn music videos on TRL tried his hand at a late night show.  Either a real cool, down to Earth guy or an arrogant bastard.  I really can’t decide, but the fact he once had a nose ring isn’t helping his cause.

9. Arsenio Hall- Old Arsenio would be Top 5, but this new Arsenio just seems a little weird to me.  If we are being honest, the original Arsenio probably died in the 90s and this newest version is a robot.

8.  Jimmy Fallon- Has some funny 90s nostalgia, but his gimmick would wear thin real quick.  Always jumpy and seems to have a schtick on at all times.  Scores points for being from New York.

7. David Letterman- Clearly an old curmudgeon, but if you were able to talk to him about the crazy shit they did back in the 80s, the stories would be worth it.  If you hit a ball into his yard, he would never let you come over to get it.  But damn, that dude was funny back in the day.

6. Seth Meyers- Always seems pretty down to Earth and would clearly be more fun to be around than Fallon and Letterman.  Still not 100% sure about him though, since he has only been on TV so long.  Killed it during the White House Correspondents Dinner.

5. Pete Holmes- Easily the most underrated host on this list.  Watch this interview with James Harden and try not to laugh.  Pete Holmes is going to be a star.  The last time I said that about someone, they hosted the Super Bowl Halftime Show 2 years later.

4.  Stephen Colbert- Good dude, basically just as cool as Jon Stewart.  Clearly seems zanier and can always get half of America riled up pretty easily.

3.  Jon Stewart- Wins the tiebreaker with Colbert for being the first to have a show.  Also, is a Mets fan and was in Big Daddy.  Would definitely be cracking jokes on me in his head because he is so much smarter.

2. Conan O’Brien- Self loathing as hell and a legitimate giant in real life.  Asking him Simpsons questions like The Chris Farley Show would be amazing.

1. Jimmy Kimmel-  Easily seems like the coolest guy of the bunch.  Was responsible for The Man Show and Girls Jumping On Trampolines.  Enough said.