Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jimmy Fallon takes over the Tonight Show and Seth Meyers takes over Late Night

A few years ago, I was excited when Conan O’Brien took over The Tonight Show but, a few months later, Leno returned and Conan O’Brien was left without a show until TBS was smart enough to pick him up.

Now that Leno is the king of late night again (according to all the ratings), NBC is replacing him with Late Night host, Jimmy Fallon. The difference between Leno replacing O’Brien and Fallon replacing Leno is that the reports say Leno is behind the decision. Of course when he announced O’Brien was replacing him, Leno told us on his show, it was because he and his wife agreed that he would retire at a certain age so they could travel.

Jimmy Fallon, who took over for Conan O’Brien on Late Night is taking over the Tonight Show in 2014 and they’re building a new studio at 30 Rock (where SNL, Fallon and Meyers’ alma mater, is filmed) for him. Seth Meyers’ Late Night will also film in 30 Rock and premiere at the same time Fallon takes over the Tonight Show.

I have to say that I like Leno – but not more than I like Conan O’Brien or Jimmy Fallon. I’m additionally excited because Lorne Michaels, who produces SNL, will be producing the Tonight Show and Late Night and all three shows will film in the same building. I’ve enjoyed Jimmy Fallon’s show and I’m looking forward to seeing what Seth Meyers brings to the table in 2014.
Fallon & Meyers (Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/AP)

HIMYM Season 8 finale: The Girl With the Yellow Umbrella finally revealed

Season after season, HIMYM has been one of the best sitcoms I’ve seen.

I haven’t watched this season because I always watch the entire season on DVD over a few days. Watching the season that way helps me remember key events. I think it was last season that began with the boys at Barney’s wedding and the season finale last year revealed that the bride was Robin. That season is a lot funnier and more moving when you see it in just a few days instead of letting it slowly unfold over several months.

So it’s with that in mind that I tell you, I couldn’t resist watching a youtube clip of the final moments of the season finale.

After all Ted has been through, with all of the foreshadowing and hint dropping, and that one time Ted saw her ankle, we finally get to see the mother and we get to see her before the main cast does. Honestly, just the 5 seconds we get to see her for was enough to make me cry.

I know that next season is the final season and I couldn’t be more excited to see it. This show could turn out to be the best sitcom I’ve ever seen.
 The Mother doesn't have a name but it's still great to have a face

Valkyrie, the last original Frag Doll retires

Valkyrie has announced that she’s been promoted within Ubisoft and is leaving the Frag Dolls. Over the years, she's the one I’ve talked to the most. As my favorite Frag Doll and fellow San Diego native, Valkyrie will be missed but not forgotten.

One year, I asked the girls if they’d draw stick figures of themselves and sign my sketchbook and this is what I got.
Calyber, Psyche, Mischief, Brookelyn, and Valkyrie

Goodbye, Valkyrie, and thanks for the memories. Your new job is lucky to have you.