I Enjoyed The Concept Of A Grown Man Trying Out To Be A Ball Boy The First Time I Saw It, When It Was On Seinfeld
I guess this aired on Monday night’s show but this is the first I heard about it so I’m going to assume that no one else was watching the show either – as usual – but Jimmy Fallon and his Late Night announcer, Steve Higgins, tried out to be ball boys for the U.S. Open.
Fallon, also a former star of Saturday Night Live, and Higgins came for a tryout in Arthur Ashe Stadium. The two dressed in official ballperson Polo Ralph Lauren gear of collared shirts and short-shorts.
The tryout proceeded like any other, with Cathie Delaney, assistant director of US Open Ballpersons, giving the group details on just what it takes to be a US Open ballperson. A ballperson needs a strong throwing arm, quickness, agility as well as overall athleticism.
Of course, “hilarity” ensued.
So, what happened? The hell if I know. I kind of fast forwarded through the video just so I could get the above screengrab and my speakers don’t work, so I couldn’t hear it. I’m just going to assume it was horrible, like everything else Jimmy Fallon does. To be honest, I have no idea how this guy carved out a career with so little talent. What I would like to know is how this lucky son-of-a-bitch can go about his business every day with a horseshoe shoved that far up his ass.
The point is, doesn’t this seem a bit derivative of the Seinfeld episode “The Lip Reader” when Kramer tries out to be a ball boy? If you’re left building all of your comedy routines off references from Seinfeld, you’re in deep doo-doo.
(realizes half of my jokes are essentially complete rip-offs of shit from Seinfeld, including one in the post directly preceding this one)
I mean…yeah! Awesome job, Jimmy Fallon! Keep up the great work on Late Night!
Sigh. Oh yeah, here’s the video.
Jimmy Fallon tries out to be a US Open ballperson [US Open.org]