May 23, 2017

David Spade ridicules Twilight “New Moon” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

By Kim Palacios During his Tonight Show with Jay Leno appearance, David Spade did what comedians do—he found a target and made fun of said target shamelessly. In this case, the target was the Twilight franchise, specifically the events of “New Moon”. Spade jokingly admitted the source of his beef with the films—the release of his own new film, “Grown Ups”, will compete with the release of “Eclipse”.

“Here’s the problem with Twilight—and I gave it a chance, Jay—I watched the last one, and here’s what I saw: Robert Patterson…” (yes, Spade mispronounced Robert’s, name which Leno swiftly corrected after he finished laughing) . Contnued Spade, “He’s a vampire. And he hangs out and hooks up with with a girl who’s really pretty but who wears a wig for some reason…but he just dumps her one day. He just taps out for we-don’t-know-what-reason and he’s just gone. And she’s all freaked out, like a chick…and he never calls her from the afterworld, nor texts. And there’s a cool werewolf that starts hanging out with her, and she’s like ‘cool let’s hang out’. But then later, here come the vampires like ‘babe, let’s go’, like ‘The Fonz’. And she runs away with him…”

To a dedicated fan, the holes in Spade’s assessment of “New Moon” may be glaring or offensive. Yet, Spade’s comments were made in good fun, and for someone not in-the-know he got a few things right.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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  • June 22, 2010 | Permalink |

    bwahahhaah, I’m a huge twihard, but that was hilarious. The fonz…lol

  • June 23, 2010 | Permalink |

    That’s interesting because I distinctly remember Slade had already agreed to make Eclipse months before New Moon came out. If anyone recalls, he tweeted about New Moon’s success saying how blown away he was by it’s success. Furthermore, his first slam against Twilight was made over a year before New Moon. So how could seeing New Moon had been the catalyst for his comments? And how could he have seen the movie before it was released? Sure the studio might have provided him an early copy but they wouldn’t have done that unless he was already signed on.

  • June 23, 2010 | Permalink |


    Thanks for your comment! I think you may be confusing David Slade (“Eclipse” director) with David Spade (comedian and subject of the article). Sorry for any confusion!


    Kim Palacios
    Hollywood News Twilight Blogger

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