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Jimmy Fallon webcam: Fear of the Emmy curse

June 24, 2009 |  6:50 am

"There's no sense going on!"

That's what Jimmy Fallon cried when Gold Derby informed him in our webcam chat about the Emmy curse on "Late Night" left behind by Conan O'Brien. "We're not going to win!" he sighed, at one point banging his head on his office desk. ". . . I'm going on a bender."

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Actually, if anybody can break the curse, it's probably Fallon, who has impish charm, keen showmanship and a devilish wit that he balances well on his retooled "Late Night," mixing up silly with savage satire. But, still, he does need to be wary of the curse. Throughout the last version of "Late Night," Conan O'Brien's show was nominated for 28 Emmys and lost 27. If it hadn't won for writing in 2007, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" would've surpassed "Newhart" (25 defeats, no wins between 1982 and 1990) as the biggest loser in Emmy history.

But, luckily, Fallon's got a great sense of humor and is willing to accept charity.

"'The Daily Show' has enough Emmys!" he harrumphed about the repeat winner of best variety series. "They can give me a couple. I think [Jon Stewart] has built forts out of his Emmys, stacking them on top of each other and then he won an award for architectural design for building that fort. I voted for it, actually, because I thought it was pretty cool."

Fallon thinks that there's a much simpler, better solution to this issue, saying, "They should have the Jimmy Fallon category and see what's the favorite show!"

Below is part one of our webcam chat. Tune in to Gold Derby tomorrow for part two.

Photo credit: NBC

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