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Friday, December 21st, 2012

This Week in Comedy: Fallon Might Replace Leno in 2014, 'This Is 40,' and Cool 'Arrested Development' Stuff

- NBC is rumored to be replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show in 2014. Here are our Top 12 Jimmy Fallon replacements, should this happen.

- Jon Dore and Rory Scovel did a Conan bit for the history books.

- Netflix added a bunch of fake movies and TV shows from Arrested Development to its Watch Instantly menu.

- Jenny Slate was cast as Jean-Ralphio's twin sister Mona-Lisa on Parks and Recreation.

- Judd Apatow's latest, This Is 40, was released and drew mixed reviews.

- With Scott Aukerman's weekly live show Comedy Bang Bang gone, we pondered the future of the L.A. stand-up scene.

- We interviewed top stand-ups Kumail Nanjiani and Ted Alexandro and the folks behind the web series Window Dressing.

- We visited the set of Portlandia.

- We looked back on Julia Louis-Dreyfus's three seasons at SNL and the swiftly-canceled apocalyptic Fox sitcom Woops!

- We dreamed about comedy documentaries on Chris Rock, Robin Williams, and Lorne Michaels's last year on SNL.

- We recommended a bunch of podcasts and the Twitter feed of Mary Kobayashi (@MaryKoCo).


And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:

Captain Hippo – "The Santa Clause"

Funny Or Die – "The Sad Off" with Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway

Above Average – Sugarboy – "Kung Fu Mom"

CollegeHumor – "Looper Has Sex with Himself"

Official Comedy – We Should Break Up #3