I’ll keep it quick for this edition of the Jimmy Fallon First-Week Watch: Four nights in, and Jimmy Fallon is loosening up nicely. If he was overly effusive with Donald Trump (Celebrity Apprentice: “I love it; it’s my favorite!” Really, Jimmy?), he had a fine time with Serena Williams, playing beer pong with her.
There was even a potentially corny audience-member stunt, electing someone “President of the Audience,” that became funnier the longer it lasted, peaking with a nice, poker-faced cameo by Rachel Maddow, who fist-bumped the host while making her exit. (She’s the best.)
And Ludacris with the Roots? Sounded good — raucous and melodic — to me. Nice job, Fallon.