After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening humorous monologue, followed by several celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical numbers. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
25 May 1992 (USA)
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The tonight show med Jay Leno
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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When Johnny Carson announced his retirement, he promised the Tonight Show to David Letterman. However, NBC gave it to Jay Leno instead, resulting in a long time feud between the two. According to the book "The Late Shift", Carson felt betrayed by NBC and Leno. Carson stayed friends with Letterman until his death. See more
[Jay Leno tells a joke about Bush "outsourcing" the presidency
That seemed kinda mean, didn't it? Who is writing all these Bush jokes? Ellen, put on the camera in the cue card room.
[switches camera to John Edwards writing monologue cue cards
Who's writing in there?
Hey Jay - you do your job, and let me do mine.
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Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009) See more