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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 

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 ... See full summary »
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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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25 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Brandon Tartikoff approached Rosie Odonnell in 1994 about hosting the Tonight Show once a week, on Fridays, as Joan Rivers had done for Johnny Carson. She gleefully accepted; but then got word later that Jay Leno was vetoing the idea because he did not like to take days off. He did not ever let there to be any guest hosts on his program during his reign on the Tonight Show. When an interviewer asked him why he responded "Are you kidding me? That's how I got my job". See more »

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[about all the Hollywood remakes of "King Kong"]
Jay Leno: I think it's just a case of monkey see, monkey do.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Stiller/Alanis Morrisette (1998) See more »

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Tonite
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Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009)
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Jay Leno makes this show what it is
3 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" is a great television program/show (whatever you wanna call it). It is one of those American shows good to watch especially at night.

This is a type of program which isn't intended to be a great production, ambitious, brilliant or artistic. It is made for pure fun and entertainment, ingredients which are very well combined. And all of this with Jay Leno's humor, which is funny and not dirty. Jay Leno is such a talented, cool and funny guy. He's perfect for this night show and he makes it a pleasant television experience. In fact, I think that this wouldn't be the same without him.

I wonder if there's any celebrity that hasn't gone to Jay Leno's show yet. It is above all things a program where famous people go and talk to Jay Leno, with full audiences watching the show. In fact, the number of celebrities that already went to this show is countless.

Conan O'Brien's show is an alternative to this one. Basically it is exactly the same thing (sceneries are equal and everything else). However, I personally prefer Jay Leno, so I recommend his show more than the show of Conan O'Brien.


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