Jimmy Fallon really got into a rhythm The Tonight Show: At Home. There’s always a great Zoom interview with a self-isolating celebrity, it always ends with a trip down his cool indoor slide, and he always starts things off with a monologue of current jokes. But are they funny? With no audience to laugh at his coronavirus-themed routine, he adds his own laugh trail or asks, as in the last episode, his two children to weigh in.
“If you like the joke, give it a thumbs up,” Jimmy told his daughters – 6-year-old Winnie, who also happens to be the only member of the show’s current graphics department, and 5-year-old Franny – at the beginning of Thursday’s episode. If they didn’t like it, he suggested they could stick out their tongues and blow a raspberry.
So one by one he delivered a joke and got nothing but raspberries from the peanut (or, as it were, popcorn) gallery behind him. Maybe they should just google a picture of Ken Burns, or maybe they should have waited until after the draft to make a judgment, or maybe they shouldn’t have taken his jokes on them (‘I think my family is a little tired of me) They said this morning, “We know it’s dangerous, Dad, but why don’t you just give it a shot?” too personal. But the results were always the same: a resounding ‘pppffhlill’.
During the episode, the girls also asked, “What are hashtags?” without hanging around for an answer, climbed the stairs in play shoes and played what Jimmy calls “good night music” on the piano.
They may be hecklers, but at least they’re cute.