day 2,974: john krasinski still does not have an emmy
“I hope that I never have to work at this location again under different circumstances. I hope that in my memory…when I drive down this road, our buildings are here, and our set is here. I never want to come here and walk through that stage door and see anything else, because that way it will always be there.” - Jenna Fischer (x)
Jimmy FallonLate-night host, 38
He’s a brilliant comedian. A talented musician. A spot-on impersonator. Jimmy has redefined and recharged late-night television with a genuine excitement and energy that gets under your skin.
That’s probably because watching you laugh might be the thing that makes Jimmy most happy. This explains this man’s unwavering mission to get me to break every time we do our send-up sketch of the Gibb brothers on SNL. Or why we jump all over each other’s sentences during any segment I’ve ever been a part of on his show. Jimmy’s lightning wit — mixed with a kindness you don’t normally find in comedy — is what makes you feel so comfortable having him in your home every night. And no matter where the joke goes, the audience feels like they are in on it too. That’s because Jimmy loves to share the moment.
Jimmy’s brain doesn’t stop either. He is constantly punching up jokes out loud or improvising when we are in the same room — no matter who else is around.
Picture this: I’m in the heart of an impromptu speech at my wedding reception in front of 150 guests, pouring it out to my lovely new bride. You could hear a pin drop. I paused for just a moment in between thoughts. And then there was Jimmy, shouting a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of us that went on for a good five or 10 minutes and had all our guests roaring with laughter. Interrupting the groom’s speech at the wedding reception? Cracking jokes when your buddy is looking desperately for the words to say that he hopes his wife will remember forever? It turned into a moment that everyone there will remember forever. Anyone else would have bombed on that stage. And then I would have kicked their ass.
But this was Jimmy Fallon.
He just can’t help himself. And neither can we.
Okay so I was watching the Modern Family episode where they went to Disneyland and for whatever reason I was thinking of what it would be like if Parks and Rec went to Disneyland and then the entire episode I was thinking of what the characters would have been doing and I just really felt the need…
SETHSQUIRES IS NOW SETHDREYERS
SOUNDS MORE LIKE SETH MEYERS
Written in the bathroom at Improv Olympic in Chicago. #thispersonisfamous (Taken with instagram)
Mike Schur: The design of the first half of the year was that Leslie helps her friends, I mean she’s helped them a million times, but we wanted to really show her doing specific things for specific people so that when we got to the Christmas episode, and they all decided to do this incredibly selfless thing for her, you would really remember why. The waterworks are gonna start in a second-
Amy Poehler: Forget it.
Mike Schur: Yeah. So that’s why like when Entertainment 720 went down, and even though Tom was ruining Leslie’s Chamber of Commerce thing, she still, when she found out her friend was in trouble, it was like, all right, like let’s put this aside, and let’s deal with Tom, and she’s been helping April try to become a better person, she’s always helping Andy, she helped Ron escape the crutches of Patricia Clarkson, and the idea was to try to, in the first ten episodes, to really show like the specific ways that she is there for her friends, so that when we pulled our ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ moment, and they all reciprocated, Ron has that line—this is where she’s gonna start crying in like ten seconds—when Ron has that line where he says, ‘Name one person here who you haven’t put your life on hold for to help us’, you know, we wanted that to be fresh in peoples’ minds that she is constantly doing these heroic things for her friends…you all right?