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Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Meyers was always flat and boring on SNL too. He had no personality.

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Yoshifan823
Feb 19, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


"The Wolf of Ball Street"

Also, Jimmy looks like a 5 year old wearing Shaq's blazer.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Sometimes
people need a reminder
that Nazis are supposed to be
on the wrong end of the gun.


Shredded Hen

Yoshifan823 posted:

"The Wolf of Ball Street"

Was that a joke on Fallon? If so, that's pretty funny because tonight on Conan there was a sketch with a porno version of WoWS called "The Wolf of Wang Street".

Chand0X
Sep 15, 2003


Frackie Robinson posted:

Obviously it's way too early to make a judgement on Meyers or the show, but I felt like that entire monologue bombed pretty bad; it was pretty uncomfortable throughout. The pacing just felt unnatural, for whatever reason it comes across way different than when he's sitting behind a desk with a nifty graphic to the side.

I think we're still counting bodies.

Hannibal Smith
Jan 31, 2003

Sweet Sassy Molassy


DJ Pauls Gimp Arm posted:

Speaking of Pete Holmes, did anyone see the new episode last night? Was it just me or was it a bit disappointing? Didn't seem to come back from the hiatus with much gusto, but it's only one episode and they can't all be winners.
Biggest disappointment for me was that he didn't have an in-studio comedian for a guest. Normally the guests are my least favorite part of talk shows, but Pete has such a unique way of interacting with them that they're usually the highlight of the show. I also appreciate that his monologue isn't just ten minutes of, "Hey, did you hear about this?"

Even though it doesn't always hit, I really like the show. It's the first time since way back when Conan was on Late Night that I want to make sure and catch every episode of a talk show. I still enjoy Conan on TBS, but I don't feel bad if I happen to miss a few days.

Yoshifan823
Feb 19, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


I'm actually kinda excited for Late Night tonight, partially because I missed last night and want to see how Meyers does, and partially because I think it's hilarious that they have Kanye West and Russell Wilson, who are on complete opposites of the "How Scary Is That Black Person" dichotomy.

SunshineDanceParty
Feb 7, 2006

That man has the largest penis I have ever seen. I actually don't even know if he has mumps, forgot to look. I was distracted - by the largest penis I have ever seen


I bet Russel Wilson always has some chapstick in his fanny pack.

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008



Aphrodite posted:

Meyers was always flat and boring on SNL too. He had no personality.

I liked him on Weekend Update mostly because he played a good straight man to all the characters. I'm still not sure how that's going to translate to this format. If they're trying to play things as conventional as they looked last night, I don't know if it's going to work. At the very least he's in need of a sidekick.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Paul Rudd lip synching to Queen may be one the greatest things I've seen in my entire life. Tayne would have been proud.

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually




Ramrod XTreme

Deadpool posted:

Paul Rudd lip synching to Queen may be one the greatest things I've seen in my entire life. Tayne would have been proud.

Seriously the man is a national treasure based on his talk show appearances alone.

Robnoxious
Feb 17, 2004



I dunno why I'm giving Seth Meyers a chance when over on Channel 2 I can watch a pantomime horse and a gay skeleton robot banter back and forth.

In other words... rear end Mde!.

Fred Armisen has been funny since next to never.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Sometimes
people need a reminder
that Nazis are supposed to be
on the wrong end of the gun.


Shredded Hen

Deadpool posted:

Paul Rudd lip synching to Queen may be one the greatest things I've seen in my entire life. Tayne would have been proud.
For real.

I saw Anchorman 2 in theaters and loved it but I may go see this R-rated version in theaters because that clip he showed was amazing and I'm sure it'll be good for at least several laughs.

e: I'm watching tonight's Seth Meyers and it's just no fun. His monologue fell mostly flat for me, Fred Armisen is unfunny and a lovely band leader, his set isn't charming at all, the interview chair is stupid close to his desk, he did the audience plant thing that Conan does, and maybe other late night hosts do it too, but it wasn't funny at all here, he's just a standard interviewer at best, etc.

I mean this is only his second show, so maybe it just hasn't found its voice yet, but after seeing this, it seems like the type of show I'm only going to watch when there's a guest on that I really want to see unless I start hearing good reviews about it in the future that make me want to tune in.

Kanye totally stole the show in this episode, as he often does.

Rageaholic fucked around with this message at Feb 26, 2014 around 10:03

SHVPS4DETH
Mar 19, 2009

seen so much i'm going blind
and i'm brain-dead virtually




Ramrod XTreme

Y'all are nuts, Seth's monologue was fine. And then he got a great, serious and likeable interview out of Kanye.

Let me repeat that, in case your heads are still stuck in SNL a decade ago like they've been lately about Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers:

Seth Meyers got a great, serious and likeable interview out of Kanye West.

Seriously get your minds right. If nothing else, respect that Seth's got a Stefon nesting doll on his desk.

Megazver
Jan 13, 2006


Hannibal Smith posted:

Biggest disappointment for me was that he didn't have an in-studio comedian for a guest. Normally the guests are my least favorite part of talk shows, but Pete has such a unique way of interacting with them that they're usually the highlight of the show. I also appreciate that his monologue isn't just ten minutes of, "Hey, did you hear about this?"

Even though it doesn't always hit, I really like the show. It's the first time since way back when Conan was on Late Night that I want to make sure and catch every episode of a talk show. I still enjoy Conan on TBS, but I don't feel bad if I happen to miss a few days.

I really like his podcast. It's usually three hours or so of him having rather unique conversations with people, usually about sex and religion among other things. Check it out, it's great.

EL BROMANCE
Jun 10, 2006
TUBGIRL ENTHUSIAST

There's so much going on in late night right now, I wish someone would knock up a super cut of the bits worth watching from Fallon, Kimmel, Conan, Craig, Myers and Letterman each night. I never know what to actually watch, unless I see a clip going huge on Facebook or something.

DJ Pauls Gimp Arm
Mar 22, 2004

M-E-M-P-H-I-S

Hannibal Smith posted:

Biggest disappointment for me was that he didn't have an in-studio comedian for a guest. Normally the guests are my least favorite part of talk shows, but Pete has such a unique way of interacting with them that they're usually the highlight of the show. I also appreciate that his monologue isn't just ten minutes of, "Hey, did you hear about this?"

Even though it doesn't always hit, I really like the show. It's the first time since way back when Conan was on Late Night that I want to make sure and catch every episode of a talk show. I still enjoy Conan on TBS, but I don't feel bad if I happen to miss a few days.

I agree with this entirely, except that I never miss Conan either, if I can help it.

I am really not feeling the remote locations for the new Pete Holmes interviews this week, either. Unfortunately, from an interview I read recently, it appears that is the format they are going to be using now, at least for the time being. I was dissappointed to notice last night, as they were panning away for commercial, that the chairs had been removed from the interview area on the stage. I hope that changes. Considering he hasn't done any on-set skits so far this week, it's almost like what's the point of having the set? Speaking of, I think the original set looked WAY sharper than this new one, which seems alot more boring and uninteresting. I'm just hoping that maybe they had a surplus of remote peices when the new season started and will return to the original format soon.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



Guys

Leno resurfaced

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mhUsouQTag

The 7th Guest
Dec 17, 2003



That is the maximum amount of times Jay Leno is allowed to say "That is gangsta"

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Sometimes
people need a reminder
that Nazis are supposed to be
on the wrong end of the gun.


Shredded Hen

That's probably the only somewhat exciting thing that's happened on Arsenio's new show so far, right?

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Seth's monologue has been flat for two shows for sure. But I thought the comedy bits were pretty good, especially the audience one in the second episode. Both of the bits reminded me of Conan in the best way. And I think so far Seth has proven to be a really good interviewer. He's a bit more quick witted than most people that do this job and it shows.

Acer Pilot
Feb 17, 2007
put the 'the' in therapist






Oh god. Been nice know in ya arsenio

TL
Jan 16, 2006

Yeah, it is. Isn't it?

Bowties are cool.

I just re-read The Late Shift, and after reading about Arsenio motherfucking Jay in the press after Jay got the Tonight Show, that was sort of surprising to see.

DJ Pauls Gimp Arm
Mar 22, 2004

M-E-M-P-H-I-S

Deadpool posted:

Seth's monologue has been flat for two shows for sure. But I thought the comedy bits were pretty good, especially the audience one in the second episode. Both of the bits reminded me of Conan in the best way. And I think so far Seth has proven to be a really good interviewer. He's a bit more quick witted than most people that do this job and it shows.

I caught Seth last night for the first time since that abysmal first episode and I have to admit, he looked much, much better. I still fell asleep before the guests, but I dare say I enjoyed what I did see.

Unfortunately, that makes the Fred Armissen band that much worse for me now. They are awful, what were they thinking giving him that job? That theme song has to be the worst I've heard on any show, the band can't seem to play anything except generic 90's high school garage rock and the desk chat bits are irritating at best. I guess I'm just spoiled from almost every other late night show now where that dynamic is done a billion times better. Fred Armissen has all the charisma and entertainment value of a dish rag in this role. Whew, sorry to rant, but man what a huge missed opportunity.

myron cope
Apr 21, 2009



It's crazy to me how great of a band The Roots is. I hope they're with Jimmy Fallon forever. I'm not sure just how much of his awesomeness is because of (or allowed to show, at least) The Roots.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

myron cope posted:

It's crazy to me how great of a band The Roots is.

Have you ever seen them live? They are incredible and anybody who is even a casual fan needs to check out at least one of their shows. YouTube videos (or even pro videos) don't really do the shows justice either.

bobkatt013
Oct 8, 2006

You’re telling me Peter Parker is ...... Spider-man!?


InfiniteZero posted:

Have you ever seen them live? They are incredible and anybody who is even a casual fan needs to check out at least one of their shows. YouTube videos (or even pro videos) don't really do the shows justice either.

Yeah I have seen them live, and they were one of the best shows of I have ever seen.

Rageaholic
May 31, 2005

Sometimes
people need a reminder
that Nazis are supposed to be
on the wrong end of the gun.


Shredded Hen

Fallon's VHS of Wastebasket Basketball with LeBron was so awesome and I hope he keeps doing stuff like that

TL
Jan 16, 2006

Yeah, it is. Isn't it?

Bowties are cool.

I've heard that Sara Bareilles song about a dozen times and was absolutely blown away by it on Fallon tonight. I can't get over how much having The Roots on it helped. I haven't watched a ton of Fallon, but the Roots are easily reason enough to watch regularly.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

bobkatt013 posted:

Yeah I have seen them live, and they were one of the best shows of I have ever seen.

They made me feel like I shouldn't even bother trying to play my own instruments any more because I could only bring shame compared to how well The Roots could be playing them instead.

This is sort of a joke and sort of not.

Also Tariq/Black Thought live and Tariq during the Fallon show are considerably different creatures.

myron cope
Apr 21, 2009



InfiniteZero posted:

Also Tariq/Black Thought live and Tariq during the Fallon show are considerably different creatures.

I don't think I've ever heard them call him "Black Thought" on the show(s). I find that curious.

X-O
Apr 28, 2002

Long Live The King!



Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen on Seth Meyers was a tremendous interview tonight. So far Seth still has some monologue issues to work out but he's ahead of the game when it comes to interviews. Especially after only a week.

Josh Lyman
May 24, 2009




Deadpool posted:

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen on Seth Meyers was a tremendous interview tonight. So far Seth still has some monologue issues to work out but he's ahead of the game when it comes to interviews. Especially after only a week.
I saw them in Waiting for Godot at the beginning of January. It was the first play/musical I had seen as an adult. I fear that nothing I see going forward will compare.

Mooseontheloose
May 13, 2003
crazy people don't like me

Couple thoughts about Late Night:

*The band sucks but maybe because it's generic, vary the music.
*Seth's monologues are bad but he is actually a funny story teller, I wish they went with that 1st instead of the monologue.
*Seth is a pretty good interviewer it would seem.

That's all I got.

Democratic Pirate
Feb 17, 2010



The Roots own so hard

http://jezebel.com/idina-menzel-doe...dium=socialflow

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Just saw an announcement that Conan is hosting the MTV Movie Awards this year.

Paradox Personified
Mar 15, 2010

SoroScrew


Aphrodite posted:

Just saw an announcement that Conan is hosting the MTV Movie Awards this year.

This is going to be so loving fantastic!

Acer Pilot
Feb 17, 2007
put the 'the' in therapist





Doesn't NBC own MTV?

Soda Addict
Apr 19, 2003
Insert Something Here

Acer Pilot posted:

Doesn't NBC own MTV?

Nope, Viacom owns MTV.

Celery Jello
Mar 21, 2005


Slippery Tilde


Swear to god, they've ruined the idea of "Late night band" for everyone. Just end the contest right now.

Actually, don't end it yet, Fred Armisen's stupid little high school garage band needs to lose the contest first.

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uublog
Jul 19, 2012

"World Champions. WORLD FUCKING CHAMPIONS." - Chase Utley, October 31, 2008; Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

FYI Martha Stewart and Li'l Jon designed dog bowls with Meyers and it was p. awesome (Martha's dog was also there terrorizing Seth's tiny dog)

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