Overall, we’re super interested in the way The Jimmy Fallon Show seems designed for social media interactions. In a way, it’s the first thoroughly modern talk show — where the talk happens not just on stage but also with the audience through social media.
We just want to ask a few questions about how Jimmy thinks about this as he’s working with his staff and writers each week.
So questions like:
Obviously you and your writers are trying to do great TV first. But how much do you think about “talk value” in social media when you create bits like “the ballad of steven slater” or A History of Rap.
What’s the biggest reaction you’ve gotten from the Late Night hashtags?
Do you ever get tired of explaining what a hashtag is?
You seem to have embraced not just the tools but even the vibe of social media — be helpful, say thanks, be nice. Is that true, or are we imagining that?
So we were ready for one of two responses: either yes, let's do the interview, or thanks but no thanks, let's not.
Instead we got a third response. "Hey, Jimmy thought it might be fun if he taped a piece where we take a look into how he approaches his day, work, and the show relative to social media. Would that be ok?"
Here it is.