The time is almost here for Jimmy Fallon to take over “The Tonight Show” on NBC! For those of us who are avid watchers of late night television, we all remember the horror that was the Jay Leno-Conan O’Brien takeover of “The Tonight Show.” But, funnily enough, the new promo for “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” bypasses all of that nastiness.

The promo shows the succession of the show, including Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. But there’s no mention of O’Brien except for a quick flash of his name. It’s almost as if he’s been scrubbed out of NBC’s existence, like what ancient Roman rulers did to those that crossed them. Even if there was bad blood, NBC should have still recognized O’Brien’s contribution to the show. Oh well, whatever, I guess. But still, that’s a bit shady.

You can check out the promo for “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” below the post. Fallon’s ascent to the “Tonight Show” desk begins Fe. 17. And, if you’re wondering, “Late Night” will be taken over by “Saturday Night Live” alum Seth Meyers. That era of “Late Night” will begin Feb. 24.

What do you think about the future of “The Tonight Show”? Give your opinions in the comments section below.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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