After indulging in alleged white person pursuits, the watching of Homeland and Dexter, we switched over to the basic networks for some Late Night. The routine generally consists of Letterman, a little check-in here and there on Jimmy Kimmel, and then a switch over to Jimmy Fallon at 12:30a. That is to say, as you know, Leno and Craig Ferguson are typically to be avoided unless a sweet guest or sick musical guest are sugarcoating their hosts’ bullshit.
But last night Philly was front and center because Bradley Cooper was promoting Silver Linings Playbook. B Coops, a Philly boy, was asked about the shooting of SLP, because it was shot here and there’s even a Philadelphia storyline seemingly built into the film, and about what it was like to shoot here. And then he did the accent. When pressed about what a Philly accent is like, Coops obliged and used a South Philly twang to drop a “hoagies” reference. It was a little weird, to be perfectly honest. Letterman just asked about Jennifer Lawrence a lot and they kind of bro’d out about how sexy and talented she is. Then Letterman pulled a story out of BC about working with Bob DeNiro that involved an emotionally-packed bedroom fight scene – to which Dave took the opportunity to whip out the People with Coops on the cover of their Sexiest Man Alive issue. As if to say ‘People’s sexiest man is talking about rolling around in the sheets with old man balls.’ It was awkward, the interview was short, and it looked like Dave wanted him off the set.
Then on Fallon, Meek Mill closed out the night with a performance of “Young and Gettin It.” Philly’s young-up-and-coming-emcee-superstar was promoting his new Dreams & Nightmares (which the AV Club wasn’t brutal with, just generally a little skeptical). And it was a little Philly reunion as the Roots provided some backing support while Meek and Kirko Bangz spit their verse in all-black.