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4 Reasons Why Jimmy Fallon’s First ‘Tonight Show’ Killed It


ow that is how you make your “Tonight Show” debut. After weeks of hype, endless commercials and interviews, Jimmy Fallon took over the biggest name in late night TV like a boss on Monday, kicking off his tenure with more stars than some shows have in a month.Yeah, Will Smith dropped by to do the Stanky Legg (and tons of other moves) and U2 played a spectacular rooftop set (and a special unplugged tune), but it was the impressive list of other superstars who just dropped by to say ‘hi’ that proved Fallon is in for a smooth transition into his new gig.
Here are four reasons why Jimmy just killed it Monday night:The Opening MonologueBringing the “Tonight Show” back to New York for the first time in four decades, a calm-looking Fallon got any weirdness out of the way first, joking, “I’m Jimmy Fallon and I’ll be your host … for now.”And, in a second rapid-fire friendly dig at his predecessor, the 39-year-old comedian thanked all the hosts who came before him, including Steve Allen, Jack Parr, Johnny Carson, “Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno.” And, after giving his mom and dad, Jimmy and Gloria Fallon, a shout-out, he apologized for not getting them better seats for his first night…

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