When Jimmy Fallon met Robert DeNiro

Probably more than a few folks raised their proverbial eyebrows when NBC announced that Robert DeNiro would be Jimmy Fallon's first guest when Late Night with Jimmy Fallon debuts on Monday, March 2. DeNiro long has held a reputation for being a tough interview, with more than a few magazine profiles about the actor focusing on just how difficult the process was. But the network recently released this clip that shows the two have sat side-by-side on camera before, when DeNiro popped in on the Weekend Update desk at Saturday Night Live in 2000. There's an element of the moment earlier this season when Mark Wahlberg confronted Andy Samberg about Samberg's Wahlberg impersonation. And yet. I'm not sure this helps as much as it harms, though, because yes, acting is involved here, but anyone who thinks Fallon gets too nervous in panel chats or laughs at himself just a little too much only will think, case closed.

If you cannot watch on Hulu, perhaps the MySpace link or the NBC link works better? And by the way, Tina Fey!?

Sean L. McCarthy

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