Everyone’s talking about Jimmy Fallon.
When NBC officially confirmed yesterday that the host is graduating from “Late Night” to “The Tonight Show” next year, the news dominated the pop cultural conversation. All the late night hosts (including Fallon himself) joked about it in their monologues, and Fallon’s name was trending on Twitter.
Congratulatory tweets from celebrities poured forth:
Congrats @jimmyfallon and mets bucket hat guy— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) April 3, 2013
Congrats to my brutha @jimmyfallon! Boozy creamsicles all around!— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) April 4, 2013
Congrats @jimmyfallon so happy for you!!!— Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) April 3, 2013
Congratulations @jimmyfallon ! Keep the Tonight Show out on the west coast though... You'll learn to love LA :)— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) April 3, 2013
As for Leno, he received his share of well wishes from celebs and fans. And not only that, his longtime rival David Letterman even devoted his Top 10 last night to him. Some of the items on the list of "Things We’ll Miss About Jay Leno" included:
- No. 9: Now I’m the only guy in late-night television who’s not a Jimmy
- No. 4: Can’t remember the name of the bit, but it’s the one where Jay is walking
- No. 1: Watching him interview big stars who won’t do this show
- Arts & Entertainment
- Jimmy Fallon