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We were never fans of Jimmy Fallon, but it's a done deal: the preternaturally tousled SNL and crappy movie alum is taking over Conan O'Brien's NBC talkshow starting tonight (Conan comes back in April to take over on The Tonight Show, even though Jay Leno acted completely bitchmade and undermined him by developing a new 10:00 show on NBC).

What are his odds? Hard to say, but lord knows there have been enough horrible late-night talk shows over the years that it's all but certain he won't be the worst one ever. No, seriously'we feel reasonably confident saying Jimmy Fallon will not be responsible for the very worst late-night television talk show of all time. And if that's not a ringing endorsement, we don't know what is. Regardless, we dug up some evidence, just so you could be as tepidly lukewarm about the premiere as we are. Read on for 8 late night talk show hosts Fallon may be better than.

CHEVY CHASE

This guy. Wow. Just...from his very first monologue, you can kinda see why it was cancelled four weeks later.

CARSON DALY

Now THAT'S charisma.

SPIKE FERESTEN

Let this be a lesson: being a writer on Seinfeld does not automatically give one the talent to tell jokes exist without annoying you.

MAGIC JOHNSON

"He played basketball professionally! Of course he'll be comfortable on-camera."

PAT SAJAK

Scott Bakula, Paul Rodriguez, and riding a camel? Call the Emmy committee!

CHRIS SPENCER

Is "getting totally sonned by my own guests" a resume skill? When Dwayne Wayne kills you on your own intro, it's time to throw in the towel.

ALAN THICKE

We don't get it either.

KEENEN IVORY WAYANS

When Lark Voorhies is your best guest, you know you're in trouble. And when your sketch bits look like this? Let's just say Little Man is a step up.