Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! If you're not waiting in line for Black Friday deals, then you're most likely taking an extended nap from all the turkey and gravy you consumed for dinner. In case you slept through The Tonight Show and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, be thankful that we've got you covered in this special super-sized Thanksgiving edition of Up Late Talk Show Daily.
Last night on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, it was an all-military audience, comprised of men and women from all five branches of the military. Bradley Cooper, last year's Sexiest Man Alive and the star of the upcoming movie Silver Linings Playbook, was the first guest of the night. He revealed that he was no stranger to being an USO entertainer, having performed for America's bravest men and women several times in places like Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan. In fact, he rushed over from the set of The Hangover 3 to make it to the NBC Studios in a timely manner.
...But No Thanks
On Wednesday night, Jimmy Fallon brought back "Robert Is Bothered," a parody sketch where he performs as Robert Pattinson, who gripes about the things that bother him. Thanksgiving bore the brunt of Robert's tirade this time. He was annoyed that Turkey Day is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and he had some choice words for roasted turkey, butternut squash, stuffing and cranberries. He didn't have anything bad to say about mashed potatoes; he likes to eat them, actually. Check out what else bothers Robert at www.robertisbothered.com
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"Kim Kardashian accompanied a young Marine to the 10th Annual Marine Corps Ball in North Carolina. I think the young man is really smitten with her -- that young man is on his way to becoming a four-star general, if you catch my drift." (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
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"There's another Mitt Romney sighting yesterday. The Romneys yesterday went to Disneyland. I thought you're supposed to go to Disneyland after you win..." (Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday Night)
Music Moment #1: Alicia Keys
On Wednesday night, Alicia Keys lit things up with a performance of the "Bluelight" version of the title single of her upcoming album, Girl on Fire. But her performance of the night belonged to the soulful rendition of the theme song to the beloved children's show Gummi Bears. I think my inner seven-year-old child just found his soul mate.
Music Moment #2: PSY
Typically, a K-Pop superstar would no be the signature musical performer during the most American of holidays. But PSY brought his signature horse-dance inducing viral song "Gangnam Style" to the all-military audience in his appearance on The Tonight Show. He brought his energetic performance right into the crowd, as the men and women in uniform joined the Korean entertainer in a unified trotting frenzy.
There was plenty of eye-candy to go around on Wednesday Night. On the Late Show with David Letterman, we caught a glimpse of what's underneath Scarlett Johansson's t-shirt. On The Tonight Show, Jay Leno replayed the clip of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Magic Mike-influenced strip dance during his stint as the host of SNL. As you would imagine, both men and women in the audience fervently sounded off their approval on each show.
This holiday really is about appreciating the people and things we have in our lives. Whether it's a loved one or simply a roof over your head, Thanksgiving asks us to be introspective for one day. What were some of the things you're thankful about this year?
Set your DVRs!
Jim Parsons on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (11/26/2012)
Kate Walsh on Conan (11/26/2012)