Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Season 1 (2009)


Season 1
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Critics Consensus

Though short of compelling, a squirmy Jimmy Fallon finds his place as an earnest and competent player in the Late Night talk show scene.



Critic Ratings: 16

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User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Mar 3, 2009
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Critic Reviews for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Season 1

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

Mainly, Fallon's earnest, self-effacing and quietly manic persona served him well, at least when he wasn't talking with DeNiro.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The way things turned out, it was no worse than rather bad, and Fallon, if he can quit squirming long enough, should take a modest bow.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's already apparent that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has a more communal-vibe than any of the other late night options.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Fallon's already light years ahead of where many thought he'd be as an interviewer at this stage, and definitely ahead of Conan and Jay at a similar stage.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Fallon didn't reinvent the late-night talk show. But he didn't stink up the place. Now if someone would only tell him to stop laughing at his own jokes.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

I couldn't help but want Fallon to be brilliant on his "Late Night" debut last night. Unfortunately, that's not what happened.

Jan 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Fallon is an affable host, charming and often witty, but he doesn't always seem as quick on his feet as Letterman or O'Brien, and, as a newcomer to the gig, he occasionally seems a bit starstruck.

Jan 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Jimmy Fallon did all right with last night's debut of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

Jan 25, 2019 | Full Review…

What Fallon exudes most as a host is earnestness. He has this emo, Ted Mosby-like quality to him. He's really into you, America; he thinks you're awesome, he wants you to like him, and he isn't embarrassed about showing it.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

If Jimmy Fallon's inaugural "Late Night" show was any indication, he's already found his groove. Jitters? A few. But, by and large, they didn't hamper a successful launch.

Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Season 1

  • Apr 05, 2016
    He laughs at his own jokes. It is so creepy when a grown man starts facing and singing for no reason. He is like a horrible frat buy. It is so disgusting that this is the time slot once made royal by Johnny Carson.

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