This past Friday night on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” eight audience members were divided into two groups to write and perform a song as a band. Meeting for the first time, the impromptu bands were given about twenty minutes to prepare. Oddly enough, the two songs that were created actually did not sound too bad. The first song, called “Amnesia,” could become an Internet sensation similar to “Pants On The Ground.” The second song, called “Doin’ It Late Night,” was a combination of comedy and a nice hook.
Watch Part 1:
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One of the best parts of the Super Bowl is watching the commercials. With the high cost to air a commercial during the big game, most advertisers want to make a commercial that will make an impact and be remembered.
For me, the best commercial this year was by CBS for their “Late Show With David Letterman” promo. The surprise twist at the end with Jay Leno sitting on the same couch as David Letterman and Oprah Winfrey made me laugh out loud, especially knowing about the bitter feud between the two hosts. I read a very interesting article about “The Late Show” commercial was secretly filmed, and discusses how David Letterman also wanted Conan O’Brien to appear in the ad.
Some of my other favorite commercials this year were by Kia (with the toys partying to a catchy song by The Heavy), Hyundai (with the un-retired Brett Farve winning MVP in ten years), and E*TRADE (the baby talking to his girlfriend as she questions what he has been up to).
I have to give an honorable mention to FLO TV for their commercial that included many historical television clips set to Will.i.am’s remix of “My Generation” by The Who.
Watch “The Late Show With David Letterman” commercial:
Watch the Kia Sorento commercial:
Watch the Hyundai Sonata commercial with Brett Farve:
Watch the E*TRADE commercial with the talking baby and his girlfriend:
Watch the FLO TV commercial:
Tomorrow is the day of the Super Bowl. It has been a long time since I have been this excited to watch the big game.
To prepare for the big event, I thought I would share a funny video. Several months ago, Chad Ocho Cinco was on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” Jimmy Fallon took the opportunity to show the outspoken wide receiver from the Cincinnati Bengals several end zone celebrations he invented.
Watch Jimmy Fallon’s end zone dances:
What happens if you wear oversized pants without a belt? Your pants will fall down.
General Larry Platt wrote a song about the popular trend. Even though Platt was too old to compete in the singing contest, the 62 year old musician was allowed to appear on “American Idol” this season to sing “Pants On The Ground.” Instantly, the song about looking like a fool became a hit.
“Pants On The Ground” has been remixed by several different artists and uploaded to YouTube. Jimmy Fallon performed the song as Neil Young. Jimmy Fallon performed the song with American Idol judge Randy Jackson. After defeating the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs, Brett Farve celebrated with a “Pants On The Ground” chant. Who’s next?
Watch General Larry Platt’s audition
Watch Jimmy Fallon, as Neil Young, singing the song:
Watch Randy Jackson, Jimmy Fallon, and The Roots perform the popular song:
Watch Brett Farve sing in the locker room:
Watch the Larry Platts and D-Pryde remix by NHBFilms:
The final episode of “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” aired last night. With a chance to bad-mouth NBC during his final comments, Conan remained extremely classy and humble. After Conan thanked the fans for their support, he joined Will Ferrell, ZZ Top, Beck, and Ben Harper for a final musical performance.
After “The Tonight Show” ended, “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” began with a short tribute to Conan.
Watch some of the memories during the past 7 months:
Watch Conan’s final comments, as he thanked the fans for their support:
Watch Will Ferrell sing Lynryd Skynyrd’s “Freebird” as Conan plays the guitar:
Watch Jimmy Fallon and The Roots say bye to Conan:
Tonight, the final “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” will air on NBC. Yesterday morning, NBC and Conan O’Brien reached an exit deal. Conan will not be allowed to host another show until September 2010. Fortunately, Conan has an advertisement on Craigslist in the Intimate Encounters category.
Watch Conan discuss his exit contract provisions:
Watch Conan discuss his ads on Craigslist:
This morning, it was announced that NBC reached a deal for Conan O’Brien to leave “The Tonight Show.” Click here to read an interesting article about the entire situation and exit deal.
When Jay Leno left “The Tonight Show” at the end of May 2009, he shared the legacy that he was leaving behind; the legacy was a large number of staff members’ children that were born during Jay’s tenure hosting the show. Conan O’Brien shared his legacy during the short seven month time period as host, which ended up being a large family of hamsters.
Since it was very likely that this would be the last week with Conan as host, many celebrities are coming to “The Tonight Show” to say bye. Last night, Ed Helms stopped by the show to sing a song. Also, a popular character last seen on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” made an appearance last night.
Watch the legacy of Conan O’Brien:
Watch Ed Helms sing a special song for Conan:
Watch an old character return for a quick reunion:
The bear was last seen on February 17, 2009, when he was frozen to be preserved:
Someone in Hong Kong put together an animated news video to help explain the NBC talk show situation.
On a different note, I found a video with Jay Leno explaining his point of view about the situation.
Watch the Chinese computer animation:
Watch Jay Leno explain his side of the story:
As of this afternoon, there have been reports that NBC may give Conan O’Brien $40 million to leave.
Deon Cole, a writer for “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien,” has appeared on the television show several times to share his opinions about the NBC situation with Conan O’Brien.
Watch Deon Cole explain his theory last night about the NBC situation:
Watch Deon Cole explain why Conan is a pimp:
In an attempt to explain NBC’s situation between Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno, Seth Meyers shared a humorous analogy this past weekend on “Saturday Night Live.” Seth sets up the analogy by telling one of the best jokes of the week.
On a different note, Jimmy Fallon shared his thoughts about the situation last week; Jimmy said he was thankful to have a job, and then he ended his comments with a funny analogy.
Watch Seth’s analogy about Conan and Jay:
Watch Jimmy Fallon respond to the NBC situation: