Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,’’ made some jokes about Boston in his monologue Wednesday, but given Fallon’s history of giving love to this city, we’re guessing the jokes were made out of affection.
In his Aug. 20 monologue, Fallon cracked a few jokes about things being “friggin’ pissah’’ and Matthew McConaughey who sported a fanny pack at Fenway during Sunday’s Red Sox game.
Though Fallon was actually born in New York, his TV and movie roles have showed that he may just have a place in his heart for little ol’ Boston.
In a recurring “Saturday Night Live’’ skit, “The Boston Teens,’’ Fallon played Sully, a thick-accented, stereotypical Boston-area teenager (Sully in particular was from Lexington), in love with Zazu (Rachel Dratch).
Let’s not also forget his lovable role as Ben in “Fever Pitch,’’ who is such a fanatical Red Sox fan that the game almost costs him his girlfriend, Lindsey (Drew Barrymore). (Note: Ben owns Yankee toilet paper in the film.)
In an interview in 2013, Fallon, when asked why people always think he is from Boston said, “No, but I absolutely love it. I met my wife here. I shot a movie called ‘Fever Pitch,’ and I don’t want to take credit for it, but I was there when the Red Sox won the World Series. I had a lot, maybe, to do with it.’’
But, when asked if he was a Yankee’s fan he said:
“Yes. . . . I can’t go to a Red Sox/Yankees game. My loyalty is split because, gosh, I love the Red Sox. No one will understand but it’s almost like I was traded to the Red Sox for one season. And that season they won the World Series, and then I got traded back to the Yankees. It happens.’’
So, no hard feelings about the jokes, okay Fallon?