If you watched “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday night, then you were probably waiting for just one thing – this selfie of Colbert and Fallon.
Stephen Colbert along with other guests including Robert De Niro, Kim Kardashian, Mike Tyson, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Lady Gaga welcomed the new “Tonight Show” host this week.
While others dropped a $100 bill on his desk and left – all of them owed him money for a bet – his time-slot rival Colbert showered Fallon with a bucket of pennies before taking a forced selfie with him.
“Welcome to eleven-thirty, b***h!” Colbert shouted to Fallon’s face as he went off-stage
Soon after the segment aired, Colbert’s Twitter feed was flooded with requests for putting up the selfie he had taken with Fallon.
On Tuesday, the “Colbert Report” host granted his fans’ wishes:
Fallon’s “Tonight Show” debut was widely praised by reviewers. Alessandra Stanley from The New York Times called Fallon "the grateful heir, the eager freshman, the class clown with top grades and a good heart, someone older viewers can embrace without fear of being mocked or overlooked."
Steve Johnson of the Chicago Tribune wrote that "If he didn't exactly come roaring out of the gate, Fallon did demonstrate the mixture of old-world courteousness, junior-high-school goofiness and seemingly unending enthusiasm that has charmed audiences, network bosses and fellow stars.”
Robert Bianco of USA Today lauded the host's "easy-to-like TV persona and gentle style," calling Fallon compatible with the format.