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Jimmy Fallon's 'Thank You Notes' For Everything.

Fallon is thankful for slow walkers, people named Lloyd and the word "moist." The comedian and host of Late Night collects more than 100 nuggets of gratitude in his book called Thank You Notes. He talks with Terry Gross about giving thanks and doing impressions.

This week on Fresh Air, we're marking the year's end by revisiting some of the most memorable conversations we've had in 2011. This interview was originally broadcast on May 23, 2011.

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Jimmy Fallon's 'Thank You Notes' For Everything.

Fallon is thankful for slow walkers, people named Lloyd and the word "moist." The comedian and host of Late Night collects more than 100 nuggets of gratitude in his book Thank You Notes. He talks with Terry Gross about giving thanks and doing impressions.

This interview was originally broadcast on May 23, 2011.

50:27

Late Night 'Thank You Notes' From Jimmy Fallon

Fallon is thankful for slow walkers, people named Lloyd and the word "moist." The comedian and host of Late Night collects more than 100 nuggets of gratitude in his book Thank You Notes. He talks with Terry Gross about giving thanks and doing impressions.

07:58

Composing Silly Songs For 'Sesame Street'

Writer and humorist Christopher Cerf has been associated with the Children's Television Workshop since 1970, developing products, producing music album and writing parodies of rock-and-roll songs for Sesame Street.

10:09

Colbert And His Comedy Central Holiday Special

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert talks about A Colbert Christmas: the Greatest Gift of All. It's a take-off on all the old Christmas TV specials of yore hosted by the likes of Bing Crosby and Andy Williams. On the show, Colbert welcomes special guests Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart.

15:13

T.V. Week: The Smothers Brothers.

Dick and Tom Smothers of the comedy duo The Smothers Brothers. In 1967, their show The Smothers Brothers Comedy hour first went on the air. The show has been credited with helping pave the way for a new generation of TV comedy shows including Saturday Night Live. (REBROADCAST from a 12/31/1985 interview.)

21:29

Fresh Air Comedy Week: Musical Satirist Neil Innes.

Record producer and songwriter Neil Innes. He is a founding member of the comedy-rock group "The Bonzo Dog Band." He's also a member of "Rutles" the band which he and Eric Idle of Monty Python, created as a spoof of the Beatles. The band recently reunited and recorded a new collection "The Rutles Archaeology" (Virgin Records). Innes is also considered the "seventh Python" player (as in the Monty Python) because he provided and performed comedy music for the troupe.

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Forget the Beatles -- The Rutles are Back

Record produce and songwriter Neil Innes is a member of The Rutles, the band which he and Eric Idle of Monty Python that spoofed the Beatles. The band has recently been reunited and has a new collection called "Archaeology." The Rutles first came to the attention of the public in 1978 when their spoof documentary "All You Need is Cash" aired. Innes also co-founded the comedy group The Bonzo Dog Band.

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