Sunday, October 17, 2004

Reflections on Jimmy Fallon

Last night, SNL was playing a Best of Jimmy Fallon. (New episode next week, Ashlee Simpson as the musical guest, Jude Law as the host.) My first thought was "yeah, but he hasn't been with the show for that long, has he?" Then I watched a 5-minute collection of clips, mostly of Fallon's impersonations of famous figures. And he was damn funny. And any lingering doubts rapidly evaporated. Jimmy Fallon is very talented and well-deserving of a "Best of," even if he is "new school" and has much, much more left in him. T'was a good show from what I saw.