Larry Webster, Road & Track editor-in-chief, visited the "Tonight Show" on March 14 to talk trucks with host Jimmy Fallon, who has been very vocal about his desire to purchase a new pickup truck. Ram was the first to try to accommodate Fallon's wish by parking a brand-new Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn (complete with a RamBox and air suspension) in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, attempting to lure the host to take a test drive.
Instead, "Tonight Show" talent scouts asked the leader of the one most popular automotive magazines in the country to talk with Fallon about which pickup he should buy. The segment was one of three on the March 14th show, giving Webster plenty of time to offer a few good suggestions to Fallon and speak to, what seemed like, the main reason for Fallon's purchase — namely, he might need to carry a bunch of pumpkins around with him.
On the plus side, the two had — along with Andy Cohen, executive producer of the popular "The Real Housewives" reality shows — a chance to talk about the Toyota Tacoma, Ram 1500 and two Ford F-150s; however, they only got to show a photo of the Chevrolet Silverado.
The Hulu episode of the show is titled "Larry Webster Educates Jimmy Fallon on Trucks," but there are a few things we want to clarify before you view it. To begin with, Webster, while plugging the latest issues of his magazine, identifies the classic Ford Bronco 4x4 SUV as a pickup truck. Although that's not technically true we can let that slide because some people may think that a truck is the same thing as a pickup. Webster also noted that the Tacoma is not built in the U.S., but said "the Tundra is." Of course, the Tundra and Tacoma are both built in the San Antonio and have been for several years. Finally, he told Fallon that you can't get a sunroof in the Ford F-150, and that just isn't true.
We'll likely have more on Fallon's eventual pickup truck purchase as he does more research. But from the sound of it, Fallon is looking for something big enough for his young family (which probably means a crew cab for a child safety seat) with four-wheel drive (to drive on the beach somewhere) and long enough to carry as many pumpkins as possible (we didn't understand this, but who are we to argue?). Filling all those needs might be tricky because, in relation to the last requirement, there are no 8-foot beds offered with any crew-cab half-tons. It sounds like Fallon may have to go the custom route. Stay tuned.