close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Jimmy Fallon IS talented

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Jay9928, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Jay9928

    Jay9928 Buddy Revell

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    5,927
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Location:
    Phoenix, Az.
    Him as Neil Young playing the theme from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCLn1EYQql0"]"Neil Young Sings 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'" - Jimmy Fallon (YouTube Presents) - YouTube[/ame]

    BETTER,
    Him as Jim Morrison doing doing the theme from Reading Rainbow
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBTie0F_BCc"]Jimmy Fallon- Reading Rainbow (Track Only) - YouTube[/ame]


    :rofl:
     
  2. Annhl8rX

    Annhl8rX

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Lone Star State
    The one with him as Neil Young along with David Crosby and Graham Nash belongs in the Smithsonian.
     

  3. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2001
    Messages:
    12,977
    Likes Received:
    92
    Location:
    Middle of SC
    Reminds me of Phish doing "Gin & Juice". He did a great job! I like his version better. :)
     
  4. 13 ROMEO

    13 ROMEO 2nd Armored Cav

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Messages:
    802
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Lewisville Texas
    Jimmy will be very ,very rich one day!
     
  5. happy seal

    happy seal

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,944
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Him and Springstein! :rofl:
     
  6. LibertyPatriot

    LibertyPatriot

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    11
    SNL took a blow when he left. He's funny people!
     
  7. ithaca_deerslayer

    ithaca_deerslayer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2000
    Messages:
    20,331
    Likes Received:
    5,261
    Location:
    Upstate NY, USA
    I am a Neil Young fan.

    That was great :)
     
  8. *ASH*

    *ASH* in hell everyone loves popcorn

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3,666
    Likes Received:
    3,594
    Location:
    barbed
    not to shabby
     
  9. G29Reload

    G29Reload Tread Lightly

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    13,286
    Likes Received:
    364
    Can't stand him. Annoying, a little too smug and impressed with himself.

    On the list of ex SNL I can't stand. Sandler, samberg and schneider. Avoid em like the plague.
     
  10. DoubleWide

    DoubleWide

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Messages:
    4,007
    Likes Received:
    175
    He must be talented as he's not funny and still has a show.
     
  11. G30SF/F-250

    G30SF/F-250 GTDS Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    31,555
    Likes Received:
    21,128
    Location:
    PA to KY to NC to OH to VA to GA to NY to FL....
    You sound like a lot of fun at a party.:whistling:
     
  12. MadMonkey

    MadMonkey Spershul Furces

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,750
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    TX
    Yep. I don't think I've ever seen a full episode of SNL though :rofl: I just catch old sketches with guys like Farley and Spade.

    Sander is.... Sandler. Ugh. His style was funny for half a movie, but he's dragged it into an entire career.
     
  13. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,706
    Likes Received:
    6,823
    Location:
    the narrow way
    OP, I guess you don't know the real jimmy fallon. I've watched him a couple times. meh as far as being funny. fallon, like most other "entertainers" nowadays, are simply parlaying the true humor off the internet and presenting it as if it was their own.

    You know GT's, "make up an historical fact" thread? In it some really funny people (on GT no less) have made up some quotes which they then attribute to well some really known historical figures. Funny as all get out! Well, fallon is now doing the same thing on his show. I'd like to know who thought of it first? The internet, or jimmy?

    I'm not bashing fallon, heck, the true talent out there is now so rare. fallon, IMO, is the network using plan -b- while waiting for plan -a-. he will probably sit pretty with his target audience(s) until someone really funny comes along.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  14. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,706
    Likes Received:
    6,823
    Location:
    the narrow way
    I googled, for those that don't know, the prince of belair was a TV show...

    wow, he uses the theme from a tv show for a comedy skit on national television? yeah, real funny. :yawn: (people are way too easy nowadays)

    TV is worse than heroin, crack, meth, alcohol and bath salts all mixed into a big bag of mj that's stuffed into a hooka bowl for all the world to hit.
     
  15. 686Owner

    686Owner NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,883
    Likes Received:
    1,828
    Location:
    KY
    Hey guys, I googled it and Neil Diamond is an adult contemporary singer. Impersonating a singer for a television skit?

    The comedy was the absurdity of Neil Young singing the song. If you don't know pop culture, particularly from the time period when Fallon was growing up, of course you won't get it. And I'm not a big Jimmy Fallon fan.

    I think the real poison is the internet, which allows conspiracy theorists to connect with other crack pots and make them believe that outlandish "theories" like 9/11 was an inside job are legitimate.
     
  16. ithaca_deerslayer

    ithaca_deerslayer

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2000
    Messages:
    20,331
    Likes Received:
    5,261
    Location:
    Upstate NY, USA
    What was funny, and well done, was to combine two contrasting styles into the performance, making fun of both sources.

    Prince of Bel Air was from when Will Smith was a rapper. Smith's style was smart and fresh, but still rooted in urban and Black culture. That tv show and song was an introduction of that culture to many White Americans. Like Cosby, it was cutting edge.

    Neil Young is 60's and 70's folk rock. Lots of emotion, about serious topics of the day, with a rural flavor. A Northern and Canadian and liberal political slant, but still with a sort of country feel, sometimes with real early grunge, but mostly nothing urban.

    So, what if Neil Young was to sing a Will Smith song? Well, in the Fallon interpretation, Young happens to sings it just like any other Young song sounds. Fallon turns a rap song into a Neil Young song.

    The talent of Fallon is in how well he does the impression of Young. Physical mannerisms, and sound, and style. The humor is that a rap songs loses all its other meaning, and just becomes another Neil Young song.

    The crime is that I bothered to type all this out :rofl:
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2012
  17. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    7,232
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Long Beach California.
    The funniest skit I recall was the Cork Sucker skit. Fallon is pretty funny.
     
  18. DWavs

    DWavs Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2000
    Messages:
    2,076
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Virginia
    The funny thing is that people had to google the Prince of Belair and who Neil Young is!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  19. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Life Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2009
    Messages:
    7,232
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Long Beach California.
    Lol touche. Some of us are getting old.
     
  20. Peace Warrior

    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Messages:
    30,706
    Likes Received:
    6,823
    Location:
    the narrow way
    IMHO, the props gave him the appearance of Neil Young, which his look was very unique due to his ensemble while on stage. As far as sounding like Neil Young, Young used a bluesy falsetto voice for performing and fallon merely copied it, which it is easy to duplicate and I bet even you could do it after a couple hours of trying.

    Like I said, I don't hate fallon, but for me, he is not funny enough to warrant having his own tv show. I believe he is filling the spot until someone else comes along.

    ------------------------​

    Hey 686Owner, I didn't mean to rile up you fallon fanatics, it's just my $0.02. ymmv

    And our respective beliefs on the other matter really needs a different thread... Care to start one slick?