Jimmy Fallon called out for reusing awful joke over and over

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, courtesy of NBC
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, courtesy of NBC /

The writers of The Tonight Show might need to head back to the drawing board, as Jimmy Fallon has been caught reusing the same bad joke on multiple shows.

If you regularly watch The Tonight Show, you may experience deja vu!

When it comes to the comics on late night television, Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show is arguably the most “safe” of them all. Usually keeping his show light, Fallon rarely gets serious or political, focusing instead on fun and games. But perhaps focusing too much on being safe has put Fallon and the writers into a corner where they’re starting to run out of material.

Case in point. One of Fallon’s recurring bits, “Screen Grabs,” serves as an updated version of Jay Leno’s old “Headlines” segments. As Jay would do with newspaper clippings, Fallon takes amusing screen grabs from the internet to giggle about them with his viewers. Certainly, his favorite part seems to be the humorous word randomly generated by those security “captcha” things. And apparently, it seems every single time one of these is highlighted, Fallon responds by using the exact same joke.

Every time, Fallon describes the captchas in the same way, as those “squiggly words you have to type in before you buy concert tickets.” That’s fine, but what’s more strange is how Fallon also uses the same joke after saying these odd words out loud as well. Specifically, Fallon enjoys acting out a situation where he’s about to buy concert tickets, then panics when he sees the captcha with inappropriate words. “Don’t come in here!” Fallon then screams. This very joke, as a compilation video proves, is used over and over again by Fallon.

You can watch the video below, courtesy of AV Club.

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I wonder if Fallon will reuse this joke once again now that he’s been called out? We’ll have to watch and see. The Tonight Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on NBC.