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.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 9, 2017
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.
start of Globes, teleprompter goes down, Fallon sweats. Teleprompter returns, with 4 trump jokes. because you needed a prompter for that.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) January 9, 2017
Jimmy Fallon deserves every twitter roasting we’ve got. Fire cannons.
— Jody Avirgan (@jodyavirgan) January 9, 2017
Jimmy Fallon: *says joke about Donald Trump*
Narrator: Ironically, it was Jimmy himself who helped Trump get elected.
— Ira Madison III (@ira) January 9, 2017
Zzzz. Took Fallon less than two mins to make an anti-Trump election joke. Numbers 2, 3 & 4 in first 8 mins. #GoldenGlobes
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 9, 2017
You don’t get to make Trump jokes, Fallon.
— Stephen Falk (@stephenfalk) January 9, 2017
The next time someone says “women aren’t funny”, they can explain how mediocre Jimmy Fallon keeps getting jobs.
— Marisa (@babby_shrimp) January 9, 2017
Jimmy Fallon should get a Golden Globe for acting like he never promoted Trump. #goldenglobes
— Nicole Justice (@JusticeMack) January 9, 2017
Is Jimmy Fallon going to sing a song about normalizing racism?
— Alison Bennett (@bennettleigh) January 9, 2017
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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