Jimmy Fallon was certainly never going to ruffle any feathers at the Golden Globes. Definitely not to the point of previous hosts like Ricky Gervais or Amy Poehler & Tina Fey. In terms of award show hosts, he’s pretty much a beige Volvo: safe as houses and bland as fuck.

But hooley freakin’ dooley, Fallon’s opening monologue was a woeful effort even by “Fallon hosts an award show” standards.

The problems began immediately, with Fallon walking on-stage to a broken teleprompter, leading to a few seconds of awkward fumbling and improv before the monitor was finally fixed, and we could get down to the real business of… a few tepid Donald Trump jokes.

The knives have already come out for Fallon’s cruise ship-ass material, with the Trump gags in particular the subject of ire given Fallon jovially joked around with the PEOTUS when Trump was a guest on ‘The Tonight Show‘ earlier in the year.

Shortly after the monologue we also got a Mariah Carey joke too, so if you’re marking your cards up at home you’re already halfway to Fallon Bingo.

Old mate’s got a long night ahead of him.

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