Jimmy Fallon, who was voted by his elementary school class as "Most Likely to Replace David Letterman," debuted last night in the spot vacated by the man who actually did take over, Conan O'Brien.
It was pretty predictable stuff, right down to laughing at his own jokes before he even finishes them, but I enjoyed his interviews and hijinx with Bob DeNiro and Justin TImberlake. I wish him well.
But I have to give him kudos for doing something during his monologue that others seem incapable of -- telling a joke that actually cuts at Obama:
"Did you hear about Obama's new budget thing? A record deficit for next year of 1.7 trillion dollars... 1.7 trillion. He's gonna explain it all in his next major address brought to you by China."
Not cutthroat or cutting edge, but definitely more biting than SNL has been able to manage lately.