Tonight Show Highlights

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon:

During a recent Q&A with children, First Lady Michelle Obama said what she wants for Christmas is to sleep in late. Which is why, this year, Biden promised not to jump on her bed when it’s time to open presents.

Denmark recently joined Canada and Russia in a fight for control of the North Poll. Even Santa was like, “Are you guys crazy? Just let Putin have it.”

KFC in Japan will continue its tradition of offering customers a Christmas dinner, which includes chicken, wine, cake and Champaign. For no extra charge you can tell the cashier how you didn’t see your life ending up like this.

The comedy segment bits were “12 Days of Christmas Sweaters,” “Stocking Stuffers” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” I don’t think any of them were entertaining enough to spend your time watching, but I don’t want to be a total Grinch, so here’s Jimmy, The Roots and One Direction singing:

Chris Pine was the first couch guest. He’s in the new film Into the Woods. The interview was very good. Chris was relaxed, gracious and shared some amusing stories. There isn’t much more to say, really. It was a pretty solid late-night talk show interview. Here it is:

After a break Jimmy and Chris played a game of “Battle Shots.” It was disappointing. Jimmy, who readily admits to being ultra-competitive, ruined the segment by being a huge dick throughout the whole competition.

David Oyelowo was the second couch guest. He stars in the new film Selma. The interview was great, but way too short. David was charismatic, energetic and told some funny stories. While I understand that Chris Pine is a big enough star to warrant being the first guest, I wish David had been allowed to be the first guest on another episode. He was terrific and I didn’t want the segment to end. Here’s the interview:

Bobby Flay was the cooking guest. The segment was ok. I love cooking segments for the interactions between host and guest first, and the actual cooking second. This one, however, went by so fast and lacked enough from both categories that I can’t recommend it. I wish they had cut other parts of the show to give Bobby more time.

Fine show. I give it:


– Woody

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