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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jay Leno ...  Himself - Host / ... 4,617 episodes, 1992-2014
Kevin Eubanks ...  Himself - Musical Director / ... 3,220 episodes, 1992-2013
Edd Hall ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 2,692 episodes, 1992-2009
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Storyline

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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The tonight show med Jay Leno See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For the first three years, when Jay was hosting NBC's "The Tonight Show" at the same time of David Letterman's "The Late Show " on CBS, Letterman regularly beat Jay in the ratings. The turning point came in 1995 when Hugh Grant did an apology tour for his scandal over getting discovered and arrested with call girl Divine Brown. That episode was a hit in the ratings; and Jay maintained a #1 rating from that point on till his cancellation in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Jay Leno: It was so cold in California today, Scott Peterson has said he's actually looking forward to going to Hell.
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Connections

Referenced in Jay Leno's Garage: Second Chances (2018) See more »

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Tonite
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Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009)
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Normally well worth a watch...
18 January 2004 | by lespikeSee all my reviews

Obviously being in the UK I might not see this show in the same light as it's seen in the US, but I discovered the show in April-ish 2003 when it started broadcasting on the little known UK channel Ftn (also broadcasts on CNBC Europe, although only a couple of episodes a week)...

Soon grew to love the show's topical humour (we've normally heard of the particular subject in the UK) as we don't really have a show that broadcasts on the same level for the whole year. The guests are also obviously well known to us, so pretty much the whole programme makes sense and is always worth a watch!

Only when it comes to the musical performances do I get a little stuck as not all the bands have much (or if any) UK exposure.

Stu


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