Fallon’s sincerity dilutes the pure snark of Letterman and O ‘Brien

Reads the headline in an Associated Press story (March 25) by David Bauder, about Jimmy Fallon, now at the helm of the “Tonight Show,” where he’s evidently doing a splendid job.

“Each segment is funny, good-natured and utterly impossible to imagine Fallon’s old-school predecessor doing,” Bauder says, and NBC chairman Ted Harbert apparently agrees: “There’s a total absence of snarkiness, of cynicism.”

My question: what does this revelation mean to cynics? Are our glory days over?

 

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