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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Jay Leno has told reporters he does not thinks it's his fault that Conan Obrien was fired from his position at the tonight show and wound up leaving NBC: "If you want to blame the whole thing on me, I guess that's OK," he said. "If you think the whole reason that show didn't work is because of me, you're certainly welcome to believe that. But if Conan was not give a fair shake by NBC, that's certainly not my fault." 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 Law & Order: Tragedy on Rye
Composed by Branford Marsalis
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