Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Childlike Ways of Jimmy Fallon

The genius of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon is that host Fallon is childlike and smart.
Though the show will air late on the East Coast, I predict he will make us a better nation. After all, Fallon makes writing thank-you notes an art form. Get happy with the plinks on the mini-piano and kazoo accompaniment in his version of the pop song "Call Me Maybe" with Carly Rae Jepsen & The Roots. We grew up with that colorful mini-xylophone, on wheels!
Don't agree with the Vanity Fair cover, which surmises Fallon brings back "gritty" New York to late-night TV. He's peppy, clean-cut New York!
For more on being childlike -- rather than childish -- by valuing innocence, trust, humility and transparency, versus being impatient and selfish, see "Childlike & Childish" in Commonweal magazine and the well-known Bible passage on the subject: Matthew 18: 2-4.

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