Late Night Highlights

First, Jay Leno checked himself in to a hospital last Thursday because he wasn’t feeling well. Fortunately he was released a day later is doing better. He should be back on tonight. It was the first time Leno, who took over the Tonight Show in 1992, missed a show because of illness.

Second, Jimmy Fallon is going to be off this week, so I’d thought review last Friday’s Late Night show. It was really packed with stuff. The monologue had one decent funny:

A fifth grader in Indiana was arrested for selling marijuana at his school. [Break for audience applauding and hollering and then being admonished by Fallon] His teacher knew something was up when she asked what three plus two was and he answered, “five ounces.”

Neil Patrick Harris was Fallon’s first guest. I’m a huge NPH fan. (I’m also a huge NPR fan, but that has little to do with this.) He is terrific on the very funny How I Met Your Mother.  He was also terrific in the extremely creative Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. (Side note: If you haven’t seen Dr. Horrible you should definitely take an hour and watch it right now.) No surprise, he was terrific on Fallon as well. Here is a great magic trick he performed on the show:

Not only is NPH funny, but Fallon looks like a kid opening up Christmas presents the entire time.

Emily Deschanel was the second guest. Since she stars on the Fox show Bones, and NPH used to be Doggie, the three of them played a hilarious game of Operation. I may be a little bias, but I think the funniest parts were due to NPH.

Larry Fitzgerald, Jr from the Arizona Cardinals was Fallon’s third guest. He’s on the cover of Madden NFL 10. He was a pretty nice guy. Here’s the quick interview:

Finally, Reggie Watts performed. I don’t think I can adequately describe who he is or what he does. So check out his website for more information.

Overall it was a very good show. I give it an A-.

– Woody

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