Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Season 1 (2009)

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

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 3, 2009

Onetime "Saturday Night Live" player Jimmy Fallon's inaugural show features Robert De Niro, Justin Timberlake and music guest Van Morrison.

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Air date: Mar 5, 2009

Cameron Diaz; Billy Crudup; Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

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Air date: Mar 12, 2009

Russell Brand; Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht; the Virgins.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2009

Bill Paxton; Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian; the Ting Tings.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2009

Jason Segel; the Amazing Kreskin; Universal Record Database cofounders Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson.

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Air date: Mar 26, 2009

Mike Myers; Anna Kournikova; the All-American Rejects.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2009

Lauren Graham; Judah Friedlander. Music guest: Cold War Kids.

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Air date: Apr 14, 2009

Denis Leary; Jill Hennessy. Music guests: Sara Watkins and former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2009

Tom Brokaw; Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. Music guest: Akon.

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Air date: Apr 16, 2009

Ice-T; Elmo; Morgan Webb. Music guest: Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

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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…
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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…

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…

NBC picked Mr. Fallon, and he can sometimes seem like an old person's notion of a hip young comic, but that doesn't mean that he isn't funny or that he cannot hold his own on "Late Night." Only time, not Twitter, will tell.

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…

All in all, I think Jimmy will be just fine. True, he's no Conan (yet), but he's cooler than Leno and appears to understand the format better than Carson Daly. Only time will tell.

Jan 25, 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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