Jay Leno said goodbye to The Tonight Show less than a month ago and yet he can’t keep himself off of late night TV. Case in point, yesterday he appeared on his friend, Arsenio Hall’s, show to give him some good news. What is that good news, you ask? The Arsenio Hall Show will be back for a second season…with Jay Leno as a host. Leno was joking about him taking over his job, or was he? I mean it wouldn’t be the first time or the second time Leno took a show from a host.
Yesterday was Jay Leno’s final time of hosting The Tonight Show and he got a touching and funny goodbye song from several of the guests that have been on his show for the last 22 years. Carol Burnett, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Parsons, Sheryl Crow and Jack Black were just a few of the people who joined Billy Crystal to sing their own rendition of So Long, Farewell to the late night King. Since he went out as #1, he can still be considered a King.
I want to say to Jay Leno; So long, farewell, Thank you for the laughs you’ve given me. Now go enjoy an epic car buying spree! I hope to see you on Buena Vista again soon in one of your classic automobiles and I promise not honk you because you are driving too slow. Which surprisingly you drive pretty fast in one of them.
Before Jay Leno was earning all of his spending money from doing standup, he was earning all of his money from standup. How funny was the 25 year old in that 1976 episode of Freddie Prinze and Friends?
There are just 2 episodes of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno left and the NBC late night show released this compilation of his greatest celebrity interactions on the show. In the 7 minute video you will see A-Listers, Presidents and even some astronauts. And the one thing you will see throughout it all, is laughter and joy!
Now that we are this close to the end, I have to admit I am going to miss The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Thanks for the memories and can’t wait to see what he and his chin do next.
Jay Leno is ending his run on The Tonight Show this Thursday and he has been featuring some of his best ofs from the show’s run. Yesterday he not only featured the best couple names in wedding announcements, he brought them on to the NBC late night show so we could see what they look like now. So watch this segment to see what happens when couples don’t think what will happen when they combine their last names in a wedding announcement like Butt-Peeper and Flok-King will sound like when people read their happy news in the newspapers.
So think of this as a warning, when you start dating someone, make sure your last names sound good together or at least not something a late night host can easily make fun of on his show.
via The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Before Miley Cyrus was being interviewed on every talk show, she was sneaking on to one her father was a guest on. How awwwwdorable was the 2 year old in that 1996 episode of Crook & Chase?
Tonight begins Jay Leno’s final week with The Tonight Show on NBC and the late night show has been posting best of videos from his 22 year run as host. The latest collection is a one full of kids that have stayed up past their bedtime to be on his show. There are singers, musicians, inventors and animal owners and they are all too precious for words. You just want to eat them all up! Especially the poor kid at the end who was dressed up as Donald Trump’s hair for Halloween. If I had a kid, I would dress them up in that costume.
BTW tune into the Tonight Show with Jay Leno tonight at 11:35p on NBC as he hands over his reign to Jimmy Fallon.
When Johnny Carson did his last The Tonight Show, Bette Midler serenaded him. Well yesterday when Bill Maher made his last appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he brought along Seth MacFarlane to serenade him with their version of Thanks for the Memories. They are no Miss Divine, but they were pretty darn close.
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon did their first joint interview today on Today with Matt Lauer about the changing of guard over at The Tonight Show in a few weeks. The two late night hosts seemed sincere when they said there are no hard feelings between them and that they only wish the other one good luck in their next endeavor.
Leno also admitted that this time around he was asked to step down from The Tonight Show and he is OK with passing the torch over to Fallon. The current host of Late Night admitted he doesn’t know what to expect when he takes over as host of The Tonight Show on February 17th. One thing he can expect is that Leno will not try to take his job back this time because he told Lauer he doesn’t want to do another late night talk show.
The interview felt very awkward to me, not because of Leno and Fallon, who I sincerely think are friends; but because of Lauer. It didn’t feel as comfortable as it should be and after talking with Fallon last week at the TCAs, it felt like things are copacetic between them. Maybe it was Lauer who was uncomfortable, thus making the interview feel that way. What do you think?