Jimmy Fallon was never the most popular cast member on Saturday Night Live, and Fever Pitch remains a blasphemous blemish on the Boston Red Sox World Series victory in 2004. Oh, and have you guys seen Taxi with Queen Latifah? It was like someone farted on 120 pieces of paper and crammed three brass fasteners into it. But he’s made great strides as the host of Late Night, so much that I’m willing to call him the most consistently surprising late night host. I think that’s a compliment.
As we saw with his Super Bowl coverage, Fallon is a smart sports guy, and he blends his humor well with topical jock stuff. In fact, I’m actually surprised that it took him so long to think of turning Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” into a song about New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin. Hell, now I’m wondering if he was even the first to do it.
Am I going to have to spend the rest of the day scouring YouTube instead of doing regular work? Damn these sacrifices I make for investigative journalism.
(H/T to Hot Clicks, especially for anything involving Malin Akerman.)