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Jimmy Recaps Night One of the First Democratic Debate

December 2, 2019

-I am so excited about this. Tonight,
we are coming to you live! [ Cheers and applause ] Live!
Whoa! And this is very special —
our entire audience is filled with Democrats
who are running for president. So, unbelievable.
[ Cheers and applause ] Fantastic.
Congratulations. Yeah, just like the debate,
everyone here gets 10 seconds to talk.
[ Laughter ] And since it’s NBC,
if you go past your time, you’re gonna hear this. [ Dramatic tone ] Okay.
That’s the way it works. Now, the debate
was right here at NBC, and there was a lot
of excitement in the building. It felt
just like the Super Bowl, you know, if 20 teams
played the game over two nights and the winner wasn’t decided
for another year. But besides that… But it’s true — we’re live, and we just watched the first
Democratic debate down in Miami. If you missed it,
here’s what happened. There were 10 Democrats
on stage, and to qualify, all a candidate needed
was to poll at 1% or higher. [ Laughter ] That’s it? One per–
I mean, even O.J. is at 2%. -Oh.
[ Laughter ] -But once it got under way, something very interesting
happened. In his first question
of the night, Beto O’Rourke decided
to start speaking Spanish. Watch this. -And it’s gonna take all of us
coming together to make sure that it does. [ Speaking Spanish ] [ Laughter ] -Cory Booker’s face.
[ Laughter ] Oh, Cory B– yeah. Trump was watching like, “Crap.
Did I hit the SAP button? What is it?
What is it?” [ Laughter ] [ Cheers and applause ] Then, when they called on
Bill de Blasio, he was like, “Uh, thank-a you-o.
I’m-a happy to be here-o.” [ Laughter ] Meanwhile, Cory Booker
saw Beto speaking Spanish and decided to join in, too.
Watch him. -[ Speaking Spanish ] [ Laughter ] -He sounds
like Arnold Schwarzenegger learning Rosetta Stone. He’s like…
[ Speaking Spanish loudly ] [ Laughter ] [ Speaking Spanish loudly ] [ Cheers and applause ] Meanwhile, over on Telemundo,
they were speaking English. -Really?
-It was unbelievable tonight. -Wow!
-Yeah, Beto and Booker both spoke Spanish,
but it’s not that crazy because Miami has a large
Spanish-speaking community. I just hope that the next debate
is in Boston so I can hear them say, “We need free college
for anyone who is wicked smart.” [ Laughter ] Later on, we got our first look
at one of the underdogs, former Maryland Congressman
John Delaney. Take a look at this guy.
Yeah. [ Laughter ] He looks like a talking thumb.
[ Laughter ] Well, as expected,
Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker did well tonight,
but I actually thought Bill de Blasio
did a pretty good job, too. The New Yorkers are like, “Where the hell’s
this friggin’ guy been? Hey, whoa, hey!” Meanwhile, later on —
[ Feedback ] -Welcome back to “Today” —
-Sorry, sorry. That’s a mic. Can someone turn
Savannah Guthrie’s microphone off?
Thank you. Appreciate it. So, during the debate, there were
some technical difficulties. Take a look at this. -Should there be a role
for the federal government — -The mics are on.
-Everybody’s mics are on. Think we had
a little mic issue in the back. -Control room,
we’ve got contrary audio. -We had the —
I think we heard — Yeah, we have
the audience audio. -What’s happening? [ Laughter ] -Then Vladimir Putin was like,
“Is too easy.” [ Laughter ] “Is too easy.” [ Laughs ] Now, get this — Trump tweeted
and called the debate boring. But he still watched
even though he also said it was a “very unexciting
group of people.” As opposed to the rock stars
he usually hangs out with, like Mike Pence
and Steve Mnuchin. [ Laughter ] But I think
I know why Trump’s upset. He’s probably
jealous of the Democrats. You know, if you think about it,
they got to be on TV, they got
to talk about themselves, and they got to be in Florida. It’s like, “These are
my three favorite things! I can’t believe it!”
[ Laughter ] There’s a lot going on
in the race, and there’s
so many Democrats running, it’s hard to keep up,
so we thought we’d help you out. Enjoy. ♪♪ -♪ Bernie Sanders ♪
-♪ Tulsi Gabbard ♪ -♪ Julián Castro ♪
-♪ Beto O’Rourke ♪ -♪ Elizabeth Warren ♪
-♪ John Delaney ♪ -♪ Kirsten Gillibrand
from New York ♪ -♪ Cory Booker ♪
-♪ Andrew Yang ♪ -♪ I’m Bill de Blasio ♪
-♪ Tim Ryan ♪ -♪ Michael Bennet ♪
-♪ I’m Eric Swalwell ♪ -♪ Marianne Williamson ♪
-♪ Joe Biden ♪ [ Laughs ] -♪ I’m Jay Inslee ♪
-♪ Kamala Harris ♪ -♪ My name is Pete Buttigieg ♪
-♪ I’m Amy Klobuchar ♪ ♪ And I approve this message ♪
-Yay! -♪ I’m John Hickenlooper ♪ ♪ Skinny kid
with a funny last name ♪ -♪ Now,
who the hell’s gonna beat me? ♪ ♪ Their policies
are just insane ♪ -♪ Gun control ♪
-♪ Equality ♪ -♪ Climate change ♪
-♪ Voting rights ♪ -♪ Campaign finance ♪
-♪ Free tuition ♪ -♪ Living wages ♪ -♪ Will not deny
social justice ♪ -♪ Join the fight ♪
♪ Identify ♪ -♪ A woman’s right ♪
-♪ It’s true ♪ -♪ No excuse ♪
-♪ We can’t afford to lose ♪ -♪ Democratic candidates are
here to change the world today ♪ -♪ I’m gonna change my slogan ♪ ♪ We’ll sell many,
many more hats that way ♪ -♪ Focus on the future ♪ -♪ There is nothing
we can’t overcome ♪ -♪ Democratic candidates are
not afraid of Donald Trump ♪ -♪ When people come after me ♪ ♪ That’s really, really,
really dumb ♪ -♪ Democratic candidates
will never defeat Donald Trump ♪ -♪ Extreme radical Democrats ♪ -Thank you very much.
-There you go. [ Cheers and applause ] I hope that helps. [ Applause ] And did you
see the stage tonight? All the candidates were standing
in front of a fake White House. Take a look at this.
Yeah. [ Laughter ] Meanwhile,
inside the real White House, Trump was
looking out the window like, “Why can’t I see them?
Am I in the wrong — Am I in the Upside Down?” [ Laughter ] Earlier today, each candidate
got to spend a few minutes doing a walk-through
on the stage just to check out the mics
and all that stuff. Most of them
wore suits and dresses, but Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan
did things a little differently. Watch this.
-All right, 2020 contender Tim Ryan is on the debate stage
right now doing his walk-through.
That’s gonna be happening through the course of the day. -He’s like, “Hurry up, dude! I got to get to the quad
for Frisbee golf! I mean, what’s going on?!”
[ Laughter ] Guys, it seems like
there’s so much going on in the news right now. The Democratic debates
are this week, everybody’s talking about
“Toy Story 4,” Wimbledon is also starting up, and KFC just announced a new
Cheetos Chicken Sandwich. There’s a lot to go over,
so let’s all just jump in, cover it all at once. It’s time for a News Smash. [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ First up,
the Democratic debates. 10 Democrats
went head-to-head tonight, and 10 more
will do the same thing tomorrow. There are some
obvious front-runners, but other candidates
aren’t very popular at all. You know what is popular?
“Toy Story 4.” It’s part of one of the most
successful film franchises ever. These movies
get people so emotional, by the time
they leave the theater, they’re an absolute mess. Speaking of absolute messes,
KFC’s new Cheetos sandwich. It’s fried chicken
with Cheetos on top, drenched in
a Cheetos-flavored sauce. If you’re the kind of person who
plans on ordering this thing, you know what
you probably won’t be doing? Competing at Wimbledon. It’s the biggest, classiest
tennis tournament of the year, where players are required
to wear all white. You know who shouldn’t
wear all white? Anyone trying to eat
KFC’s Cheetos sandwich. I mean, all the Cheeto dust, and this thing
can’t be good for you. The number of calories
probably goes all the way to infinity and beyond.
[ Laughter ] The “Toy Story” movies
have introduced us to so many great characters,
it’s hard to keep up. You know what else
is hard to keep up with? All these Democrats.
They just keep going back and forth and back forth. You know what else
goes back and forth? Tennis!
And qualifying for Wimbledon takes years
of blood, sweat, and tears. Speaking of tears, “Toy Story.” These movies
can cause a lot of heartache, but if you really want
your heart to hurt, why not try
KFC’s Cheetos sandwich? In conclusion, good luck,
good luck, good luck, good luck. [ Cheers and applause ]


  • Reply Cynthia Fox July 5, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    I love Jimmy Kimmel but cannot watch because of his bias. This was fun to watch!

  • Reply Joseph Lester July 5, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Finally, a late night show decided to return to comedy! I wish Colbert and others would learn from this. In general they have totally lost their path, but this is awesome and refreshing!

  • Reply Insomniac July 6, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Jimmy Fallon has got to be the biggest ass kisser ever born, he’s so fucking weak it’s pathetic. He always follows the pack. Hey Jimmy, how do you sit with no spine?

  • Reply bohdarnyg July 6, 2019 at 12:25 am

    End the pointless wars, bring the troops home, and put $trillions to work making American lives better instead of enriching the military industrial complex – support Tulsi Gabbard!

  • Reply lyrics904 July 6, 2019 at 12:49 am

    The biggest joke of all is Jimmy Fallon

  • Reply Pam M July 6, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Oh Jimmy. I don't care how much you joke about your dem clowns. You will vote for one of them

  • Reply A Cost July 6, 2019 at 2:33 am

    DemonRats are the plague 😱😱

  • Reply Hollyday&Robert Collins July 6, 2019 at 3:21 am

    YES! FINALLY real non pc comedy. Now snl needs to make party girl aoc lol. Love Jimmy- keep making fun of both sides. When it's one sided, if feels like it's just agenda which takes all the fun out of it! Freedom of free COMEDY speech!

  • Reply nzkid25 July 6, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Jimmy looks tired

  • Reply winanci July 6, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Keep it up, Jimmy!!! You're back in the game!

  • Reply austindvarga9 July 6, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Finally a late night host who’s going and both sides not just pandering to the left

  • Reply Matthew O’Riordan July 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    That song just shows they are all interchangeable talking heads reading from the same script.

    All these comments saying he roasted the Dems by any means really need to stop and think … did jimmy really put any of these candidates down at all? Answer is No, He didn’t…. he basically made fun of the fact that most Americans think the Dems have gone further left than most voters want.

  • Reply Mark Wilson July 6, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Trump wins again

  • Reply Romeo M July 6, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Jimmy “chuck” Fallon is he type of guy to stand over a mirror and look at his own butthole every day

  • Reply jkm July 6, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    10 points to the first person who can name the tune they were playing in that montage (no cheating).

  • Reply Cunty Hunty July 7, 2019 at 1:01 am

    i really wish someone just started reciting Kristen Wiig's speech from Bridesmaids… Gracias para vivar en la casa, en la escuela, el azul marcada….

  • Reply Hulagu Kahn July 7, 2019 at 1:02 am

  • Reply John W July 7, 2019 at 1:03 am

    Tulsa won.

  • Reply Samir Goenka July 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm


  • Reply Don Brock July 7, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    This culture war is getting real, all the left candidates are for taxpayer paid health care for illegal's. That is close to insanity. Why would they do this? It looks like they are selling out their country for power. Buying votes with your hard earned money. We need to elect Trump to keep the crazies out of power.

  • Reply Aziz J July 7, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Presidential Elections is the longest series ever produced by Hollywood

  • Reply cool dude July 7, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    They forgot Wayne messam, mike gravel, Steve bullock, William weld, and John mcaffee.

  • Reply Ulicer Contreras July 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Yesss Democrats ❤

  • Reply Campfire Dwire July 8, 2019 at 1:28 am

    Hahaha… Fallon better watch his back for SJWs coming for him. Love the last line in the song… "Extreme, radical democrats." Lol… in the immortal word of Homer Simpson, "It's funny cause it's true."

  • Reply Lana McCall July 8, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Trump 2020!

  • Reply S.O.C. Mark Hillman July 8, 2019 at 3:18 am

    Fuck you idiots

  • Reply S.O.C. Mark Hillman July 8, 2019 at 3:29 am

    If the DEMOCRATS think they can win with 20 million Veterans ready fo war against them any you..good luck. We mean business.

  • Reply Muzungchim r July 8, 2019 at 4:38 am

    If you says or joke for politicians in INDIA, you will host live show but you won't wake up live the next day.

  • Reply james maheras July 8, 2019 at 7:15 am


  • Reply irish chancer July 8, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    This guy is the biggest beta male I've ever seen , what a complete joke he is

  • Reply madamebutterfly851 July 8, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Democrats won't win any elections this way. They are turning off even the most moderate American.

  • Reply Rosa B July 8, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Wow, that was great!!!

  • Reply Vladamir Kolotyan July 8, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Jimmy you are the King of tonight shows
    The rest are just tasteless clowns
    You are the best

  • Reply Jody Ayers July 8, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    All that material, and he still wastes time on President Trump. What a maroon

  • Reply Mike Aguilo July 8, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Fantastic mashup 😂

  • Reply Charles HIll July 8, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Keep it up you're up to 24 viewers

  • Reply Maria Callous July 8, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Booker's face is wtf

  • Reply Alfred Poe July 9, 2019 at 2:12 am

    If you keep this up trump is going to win.

  • Reply Zen Razor July 9, 2019 at 6:54 am

    You know it's bad for the democrats when a Night Show like Fallon bashes them, This is going to be a landslide for Trump again.

  • Reply N D July 9, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Not a single candidate that will beat Trump.. Haha

  • Reply Matthew Rodriguez July 9, 2019 at 8:53 am

    1:30 🤣🤣 That’s exactly what Trump would think…..f***ing idiot

  • Reply Lance Manion July 9, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Bad news Jimmy: It IS like the superbowl with twenty teams, BUT even if combined would get pants'd (going up against the Patriots of politics! Woo!)

  • Reply Chikho Nienu July 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    About time Jimmy.. about time. Neutrality for ur show will take u a long way.👍

  • Reply Chikho Nienu July 9, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    Am here after a long gap😁

  • Reply Mermaid We July 9, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Fyi Heywood floyd NO CONTENT

  • Reply SACTOWN July 10, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Todays Democrats drove me to be a Republican

  • Reply SACTOWN July 10, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Love TRUMP!!!!!! TRUMP 2020!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Lightning July 10, 2019 at 3:16 am

    As a republican, this was funny from both sides. Jimmy has stepped up his game, and I thought I'd never say that. The Trump SAP joke was hilarious.

  • Reply James Massingale July 10, 2019 at 6:32 am

    To be in the Democrat Debate you also had to hate America.. And all straight white men.

  • Reply Carol Michonne July 10, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Jimmy Fallon’s fake tan is distracting as well as his stupid hairstyle.

  • Reply fsalda1942 July 10, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Even you Hollywood leftys know that these candidates are a total joke!

  • Reply Cary Revels July 10, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    The Morons on stage should replace the once funny SNL. These clowns should have wore clown make up with orange hair. They would have done better in the ratings

  • Reply Your City Speaks July 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Good stuff

  • Reply Rebecca Williams July 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    I love him so much

  • Reply Ricardo Santana July 12, 2019 at 1:19 am

    All democrats candidates are losers. Trump will win again.

  • Reply Han Kim July 12, 2019 at 2:59 am

    In the battle of the Jimmys, Fallon kicks KImmels ass every night.

  • Reply JAy Hunt July 12, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Jimmy is a dumb o rat little bitch

  • Reply Justin Harris July 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I would eat a Cheetos chicken sammich before I vote democrat

  • Reply Martina Shamoon July 14, 2019 at 2:21 am

    My man Jimmy just did 4 sponsorships at one mad credit to this guy😂😂😂

  • Reply Joe White July 14, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Dems need to focus. Eek.

  • Reply Jeremy Murphy July 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    This guy slept with Meg Griffin….

  • Reply Mhike-L Lit July 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    When liberals has ran out of blaming topic that isn’t repetitive towards republicans, they have no choice but to clown on their preferred party’s circus.

  • Reply Israel Perez July 14, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Cory booker is an asshat clown… pure schmuckness coming out of his words.

  • Reply Patrick McDonald July 14, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    "What's going on… why can't I see them. Am I in the Upside Down?"

  • Reply Jared Granberry July 15, 2019 at 5:50 am

    And… you Democrat idiots shall lose again.

  • Reply Robert McCann July 15, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    A comedian on NBC dares to poke fun at the Dems? I loved it not for that reason but because it was funny.

  • Reply Meta snoosnoo July 18, 2019 at 12:55 am

    Surprised he didn't start crying like usual

  • Reply Orlandov Halawa July 20, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Well hellow, is this jimmy's comeback? Finally like talkshow host is not political tendency either side…like them when they trash both ways and leave them to laughter….😁

  • Reply Erica July 20, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    I said the same thing about Booker. He sounded just like Schwarzenegger.

  • Reply BransinQLFChico July 27, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    I actually like that song but I don’t think they can beat trump with the policies they support!

  • Reply Florida Maddogg July 28, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I died when he talked about Booker's Spanish…😂😂😂💀💀

  • Reply Chii Motozoa July 29, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Jimmy still an insufferable dickhead, but he’s getting better.

  • Reply Taufik Rahman July 30, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I just love this News Smash thingy. Very funny lol. 😂

  • Reply Kyle Guo July 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    What a bunch of clowns

  • Reply DatTap91 July 31, 2019 at 6:04 am

    What making fun of the Dems? Is this really happening.

  • Reply tuggleup July 31, 2019 at 1:37 pm


  • Reply Todd Bertram July 31, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Trump was watching like, "another 4 years guaranteed "

  • Reply De Lish August 1, 2019 at 5:14 am

    demonic anthem and a panel of childish whiney freaks wow just pathetic as hell . Racist blah blah racist 🖕🏿🖕🏿

  • Reply vlado konatar August 1, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    whats up with fake tan man

  • Reply Larry Bird33 August 2, 2019 at 4:03 am

    He jabbed both at least but still he’s pretty darn biased

  • Reply maxx beno August 2, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Damn that song is catchy

  • Reply Evo's Basics August 2, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Reminds me of Weekend Update a bit

  • Reply Ajax August 3, 2019 at 10:01 am

    I don't understand why all late shows aren't live

  • Reply Ihazadinoshaur August 17, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    democrats will put down the president, they will mock spanish, and they will put down their own candidates.

  • Reply johnny appleseed August 17, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    omg the song name montage was AWESOME

  • Reply Richard Perez August 29, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Did anyone else notice Tim's gold chain at 5:47? I think he just won the minority vote

  • Reply Moses Rodrigues August 29, 2019 at 11:05 pm


  • Reply iMichael Johnson September 5, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    You know what! I'm subscribing this was really good!!!!

  • Reply Liwanag Bautista September 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Jimmy, you know the truth, they all suck!!

  • Reply Destruct Ndecay September 13, 2019 at 5:32 am

    You know it’s bad when a primarily democratic network is making jokes about it’s own party. Love it! Thanks Trump 🙏

  • Reply Robert H September 13, 2019 at 7:54 am

    I used to watch late night tv, but all the right bashing drove me away from broadcast tv years ago. I won't watch debates in 2020 because I'm voting for President Trump again. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Reply God September 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    4:10 to 5:10 . Insane editing and syncing. Give me that editor

  • Reply Karen Harris September 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    pretty good showing very creative.
    I think those that running should just say what they plan to do .
    Stop saying someone elses faults. Just say what is going to get done and is Congress going to work with you or not???

  • Reply Karen Harris September 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    good job Jimmy

  • Reply Niko October 6, 2019 at 7:37 pm


  • Reply Brandon Davis October 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    A Democrat attacking democrats. This warms my entire heart. I’m American. I love this country. Jimmy doesn’t like him. But Trump has all my support.

  • Reply John haworth October 16, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    I remember when late night shows were funny.

  • Reply Peter October 20, 2019 at 8:40 pm


  • Reply Krazy Polak October 24, 2019 at 5:23 am

    Democrats will shut his bullshit show soon. Trump 2020. This show is garbage. That only one clip is good this one.

  • Reply addusernamehere November 26, 2019 at 9:18 am

    That song was legit! 🙂 Keep poking fun at BOTH sides… nice to see for a change.

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