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.
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25 May 1992 (USA)
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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
[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.
Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009) See more