Jimmy Fallon NBC Threatens Celebs ... It's Fallon or the Highway

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by R.P. McMurphy, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    Howard invented threats.:jj:
     
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    Oh NBC how sad and desperate
     
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    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    This may complicate Howard's decision on which show he'll bring down the ratings on with an appearance.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    & shortsighted & petty. is nbc run by a cunt? doesnt seem like a reasonable long term bidness plan an experienced guy would do.
     
  6. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    ...thats why "im the only one that nbc said it was ok to do different shows robin". :jj:
     
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    All the top celebs come on my show because of my great interviewing skills, right Robin?


    ...Robin?


    (My first attempt at a "right Robin post")
     
  8. Lou Loomis

    Lou Loomis Feel the Gern

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    everyone's a whore and everyone famous is trying be seen across as many platforms as possible.

    There's no need for threats in the 2010s :grad:
     
  9. FishySausage

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    Yep. Really dumb. I mean the show's been on LIKE A WEEK!!
    Let's let stuff settle down before you start acting like you own Hollywood.
    What if 4 months from now the ratings are slipping and Conan has some AMAZING guest that you would love to have on your show?
    Viewers are fickle. Don't be assholes, Tonight Show.
     
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  10. Droog

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    Getting rid of Leno has thus far been a win, so I don't know how you can call them fools for putting Fallon there. Leno's act was tired. His audience had to be ancient. Fallon is squeaky clean, which is a long standing thing on the Tonight Show. Rather than mailing it in like Letterman, Fallon shows stars in a different light. Instead of just having the lame interview with the same old conversations that get repeated on every talk show, he gets them to participate in musical numbers, goofy games, and comedy bits. The only other person who does that stuff is Kimmel. I'm surprised Kimmel isn't showing better in the ratings.

    I'm not buying that TMZ is telling the whole story. Anyone making such demands wouldn't have any guests. Even the dumbest person in charge at NBC can do simple math and knows that other shows combined wallop the Tonight Show. Perhaps NBC is demanding they get a daily exclusive. It wouldn't be that far fetched to think they'd ask that someone not do The View on the same day as a Tonight Show appearance.

    The guy I think is completely wrong for a show is Seth Meyers. Fallon was even too clean for that time slot. Meyers brings nothing to the table. Conan was a fine replacement for Letterman, but they haven't had the right kind of person in there since.
     
  11. Robert Higgins

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    "Robin, it's all just Jimmy Fallon's plan to get me to make an appearance on his show."

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  12. Murcielago

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    Pretty stupid move for a show based in NYC.
     
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    And most established stars will not take ultimatums well. Count on this being a BS move that will backfire.
     
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    When Leno first took over the Tonight Show, he made the same demand. When it backfired, they had to reverse their stand and let everyone on. I'm betting the same thing will happen with Fallon...
     
  15. wife is a whore

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    Fallon's #'s so far are inflated from the Olympics lead in.
     
  16. Phillipmcd

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    His ratings have dropped in half since the first week - currently at 3.4 - which is lower than Conan when they replaced him. It's less than a million more than Leno got on a typical summer show with no lead-in and it's approaching Kimmel's numbers.
     
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    Uh oh.
     
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    Conan wasn't squeaky clean on Late Night. The Triumph bits had an edge. I remember hearing that NBC had Conan clean up some things for the Tonight Show audience. I don't quite understand what the hurry to get rid of Leno was. It's not like he's an asshole. Seems like he was pretty easy going to me. He kept the show pretty much how it always was. I don't recall ever hearing him being difficult or making ridiculous demands. Now that I think of it, perhaps the hurry was to get Fallon a show. They wanted him but didn't want to lose Conan. They figured Leno was easily replaced. Since he didn't do anything spectacular or groundbreaking, they probably figured Conan could come in and actually improve upon what Jay had. The dumbest move was to put Jay in prime time.
     
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    Fallon came out guns blazing doing all of these bits that he (and everyone) knew would go viral... a rap with Timberlake, a dance-off with Will Smith, etc. Hard to sustain things when you front-load like that to generate a bunch of early buzz. He is getting his wake-up call now.