Jimmy Fallon returns to The Tonight Show after accusations of a toxic work environment.
Jimmy Fallon was the most recent host to be accused of having a toxic workplace by some current and former colleagues, following Ellen DeGeneres and Kelly Clarkson. Up to 16 show personnel have come forward to accuse the Tonight Show host of acting in an obnoxious manner.
After taking a five-month break due to the writers' strike, Jimmy Fallon returned to the show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, October 2. The comedian and talk show host made it abundantly clear that he was 'excited' and 'grateful' to be back on our screens.
Fallon's opening monologue began lighthearted and entertaining as one might anticipate, but it didn't directly address the workplace issue. He said, "Five months off and we are back. I am so excited to be here." He went on to explain that he was more excited than a guy would be to see Lauren Boebert in Beetlejuice. During the first three plays of the season, he was more ecstatic than a Jets supporter. He also noted that his father had called to say he was looking forward to watching Kimmel.
Jimmy further added that he is glad that the writers got the fair deal that they deserve. "You’ve got to hand it to them: Only writers would spend all summer trying to get back to the office," he concluded. The arrangement was finally reached after five months. When the studios realized they had to resolve this quickly or viewers would have to endure another three months of Suits, the impasse was ultimately broken, he revealed.
Later in the show, while he was seated at his desk, Fallon appeared to be clearly moved as he spoke about how much the show meant to him. He didn't specifically refer to the workplace scandal, but it is clear that the accusations against him played a role in his emotional state.
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