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Jimmy’s Daily Planet is a big fan of Jimmy Fallon as host of The Tonight Show and from his days on SNL. Sadly, this post is not highlighting his comedic prowess, but one of sadness for the late-night comic.

As you’ve likely heard, Jimmy Fallon’s mom died. Heartbreaking news. He rightly took time off to try to deal with unimaginable pain. And returning last night to the famed desk of The Tonight Show, how was he going to address his personal tragedy after a week away from the show?

Along with Jimmy Fallon’s incredible talent as an entertainer, one of the reasons why he’s so favored is because, in many ways, he’s just like all of us. I don’t mean “he goes to pick up dry cleaning” just like us, but he seems more like of our funny older brother or buddy. Some late-night hosts just have that familial personality. Viewers across the country relate to his sense of humor, occasional shout-outs to his family on The Tonight Show and overall good-natured, goofy and positive attitude.

That being said, there are no words to introduce the following video.

And when Jimmy Fallon needed it most, friend Taylor Swift sang a song with a special lyrical addition…

It can be hard to console a friend after someone close to them dies. What do you say? When do you say something? It’s difficult. However, the most important thing is to let your friend know you’re there for them. When the time is right, even a small gesture like Taylor’s heartfelt lyric can make a profound difference to someone experiencing a tragedy.


By Now, Cellphones Should Be a Grain of Salt

Cellphones (or smartphones) appear (and are literally) getting larger in size. But that wasn’t what we all thought back in the day…of the 2000s.

Anyways, an SNL sketch with a hilarious guest host who is in the zone, Jimmy Fallon breaking character at the exact right moments (wait, he breaks character?) and Will Ferrell being, well…

Okay you guys, it’s the weekend, which means you’re supposed to break your Monday-Friday character. However, if you work at a place like Jeffrey’s, folding the same clothes all day, laughing on the job may just be part of the gig.

P.S. What is it with Will Ferrell and women’s sunglasses…?


Happy Monday


There are some weeks when we feel fully prepared. There are some weeks when we feel, well, less than fully prepared. In the case of the latter, we just have to deal with the adversity. Yes, it’s tough and full of unknowns. And one of the most frustrating (yet necessary) aspects of these types of challenges is trying to find anything that will lead to success, no matter the obstacle.

Even basketball.

So that’s why Julliard doesn’t have a basketball team. Makes sense.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.

Happy Monday

Mondays begin with the most frustrating alarm ring. That blasting sound from our alarm clock, whether from a smartphone or an actual clock, feels like a cold splash in the face.

In other words, a cold open.

If only there was a so-called “cold open” that could inspire us instead of dreading Monday mornings…

That cold open to the Golden Globes was, as Justin Timberlake might say (as Jimmy Fallon), “so great, so great!”

And he would be correct. Now that’s a great way to start the workweek on a positive, uplifting note.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.