Late Night Highlights
Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon:
In a new interview Herman Cain said that if Rick Perry were an ice cream flavor he’d be rocky road. I don’t know. Perry’s not really any flavor of ice cream, he’s just the brain freeze part.
Vice president Biden was in New York today for the second time in less than a week…just to see if he left his wallet at the M&M store.
I read that 14 million Americans plan on eating at a restaurant for Thanksgiving. Yeah, cause when my aunts are screaming at each other, and my grandfather is on a racist rant, my first thought is, “We should do this in public.”
There’s apparently an upscale club in New York where members eat beaver tail, hard-boiled duck eggs and lamb eyeballs. Or you can just do the cheaper route and order a McRib.
The desk segment was Late Night Hashtags. It started out mediocre but ended very strong. Usually this weekly segment is available for embedding, but I can’t find it anywhere. Sorry.
Martin Short was the first couch guest. He’s a comedic actor. I’m really of two minds on this interview. On the one hand, Martin is a very talented and funny guy with an impressive resume. On the other hand his star was brightest back in the 80’s and 90’s. There are quite a few people in the past two to three years alone that would have made more relevant guests. On the one hand he didn’t really seem to have a purpose as a guest. He wasn’t promoting anything, and all the stories he told were for things that happened many years ago. On the other hand, it’s refreshing to have a guest telling interesting stories instead of just trying to promote their latest project. Overall, the interview was ok. Is it worth watching? Nope.
Kermit and Miss Piggy were the second couch guests. They are in the new film The Muppets. The interview was fine. I know Miss Piggy is supposed to be annoying, but that doesn’t make it any easy to watch her. I really want to cook that pig. But, it’s a late-night interview with muppets, and how often does that happen, so let’s watch it:
Michael Stipe was the third couch guest. He was the lead singer of the band REM. Michael looked so small and fragile that I was nervous he might actually break apart at any moment. And if I hadn’t known who he was I would have thought the producers of Late Night had just pulled in a homeless guy off the street. Despite those things the interview was pretty good and is worth watching:
My favorite part of the show came at the end when everyone played a short game of Password. It was pretty impressive that they were able to get all the guests to participate, and it had some pretty funny moments:
Good show. I give it: