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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, who co-wrote Jay Leno
's opening monologue from 1992-2001, was usually seen sitting off to the side of the audience. Once in a while, Jay would make a bet with Jimmy if a certain joke worked or not, and the loser would pay the winner in front of the camera. 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.
Referenced in Terminal Velocity
Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009) See more