Asides from the obvious fact that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (which I will from now on call LNWJF) is one of the funniest shows on television, the show has something else going for it. What I truly love about Jimmy Fallon’s show is his ability to keep alive what fans love most: the funny and the sketches. Let’s face it: anyone who hasn’t seen The Real Housewives of Late Night is missing out.
LNWJF has two things going for it above the fact that it is all-around awesome in an hour: the fact that Jimmy has amazing chemistry with everyone, and the fact that Jimmy keeps his SNL legacy alive with sketches on his show. For this post, I’m going to focus on Jimmy’s SNL legacy, because it’s what I love the most when it comes to Late Night.
First of all, for anyone who hasn’t seen Ew (This is pretty much the only name I can think of for this amazing sketch), Real Housewives of Late Night, Jersey Floor, or 7th Floor West - go. Go now, save yourself from eternal damnation, and watch at least the housewives right now. It will most likely change your life like it changed mine.
What Jimmy did on SNL was magic, and when he left, it was hard on all the fans. I mean, I know how they feel. You don’t want to let go of a legacy, but the fact that Jimmy is bringing his skills to his show really shows a) what type of person he is and b) how perfect his show is for the world.
And these sketches, especially the Real Housewives, take a lot of guts. Make up, dresses, the show shibang: dressing up as a woman as convincingly as he does is not easy. Good for you Jimmy!
It would be a different deal if these sketches weren’t funny. But he did a real housewives parody before SNL did. That’s saying something about how creative he is with all of this. With his head writer, Miles, and announcer, Higgins, Jimmy and his crew absolutely steal the show with their real housewives. It hasn’t really been done before and that’s what so awesome about it. His success and the hilarious jokes they make, from their drunk friend to Miles’ character’s son, resonate. It’s fun to watch and it’s an excellent extension of a great show.
And don’t forget Ew - which I have not seen enough of, sadly. I believe it’s only been done a few times (most notably with Emma Stone), but each time I basically fall off my chair laughing. Who doesn’t want to see Jimmy Fallon dressed as a woman (yet again!) talking like all the hip teens do these days - dragging out their letters? I do. Yes please.
Who can forget 7th floor west and Jimmy’s obsession with Pizza? PIZZA PIZZA PARTY! PIZZA PIZZA HUMCH HUMCH! That’s one of the best moments in Late Night history.
But the point is this: how many other late night shows do this? Yeah, not many. Jimmy’s got the talent and the charm, though, to bring this whole other world to life. I don’t think I’m alone in loving the sketch comedy he brings as an extension of his show. It’s rewarding and so satisfying to see that Jimmy, one of the funniest people to emerge from SNL, is keeping alive his passion for comedy not only with a late night show, but by writing and shooting sketches as a part of the late night show. And it kind of says, to his viewers at least, I’m here, I got a hot show, get used to it.
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