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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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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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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

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English

Release Date:

25 May 1992 (USA) See more »

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The tonight show med Jay Leno See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry Seinfeld stood up for his friend Jay Leno during the whole Tonight Show changeover scandal: "What did the network do to him?" Seinfeld asked; referring to critics' complaints that NBC shortchanged Conan during the schedule change imbroglio: "I don't think anyone's preventing people from watching Conan. Once they give you the cameras, it's on you. I can't blame NBC for having to move things around. I hope Conan stays, I think he's terrific. But there's no rules in show business, there's no refs." See more »

Quotes

[on guest Quentin Tarantino]
Jay Leno: He's the kind of guy you don't know is drunk until you see him sober.
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Tonite
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Composed by Branford Marsalis
(1992-2009)
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Always Striving for Perfection!
12 May 2007 | by SylSee all my reviews

Jay Leno may not have had the natural presence of Johnny Carson but he does have something else that matters. Leno is completely devoted to his show so much that he has declined hosting the Oscars. He is often the first person to come in the mornings and the last to leave at night. Leno doesn't take vacations because he prefers to work doing his stand-up. I often joke that he's the Judi Dench of stand-up comics because he could have comfortable life with just the Tonight Show salary but he still works about 150 shows a year on the club circuit. The show is always a thrill to watch for his humorous monologues and occasional sketches he does. No, he's not Johnny Carson who barely handled three shows a week and often used replacement hosts like Jay Leno and Joan Rivers. Thank God, Leno doesn't do that. He gets us caught up on episodes we may have missed and he's not gone too long. Leno strives for perfection with humor and it's never-ending!


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