Jay Leno Signs Off ‘The Tonight Show’ for the Last Time in an Emotional Farewell … I Bid You All A Heartfelt Goodbye (VIDEO)
Last night Jay Leno signed off ‘The Tonight Show’ for the second and last time. In a gracious show of class he handed off the reins to Jimmy Fallon.
I must admit that no one did the ‘Tonight Show’ better than the late Johnny Carson, but Jay Leno did a damn remarkable job taking over for a legend. Last night he said goodbye. For 22 years Leno provided his monologue, Jaywalking and witty sense of humor in which he was #1 for 20 of those years.
“I don’t like goodbyes. NBC does, I don’t,” Leno joshed as he took the stage in beautiful downtown Burbank. “Well, tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to get fired three times, I get the hint.”
My person opinion is the suits at NBC are making a colossal mistake. But then again what’s new, we have already seen this act before when they tried to replace Leno with Conan O’Brien. Speaking of Conan, he showed his lack of class last night by responding to Leno’s departure by saying on his TBS show the following, “the Olympics start airing tonight on NBC. It’s very cool. That’s right, NBC has the Olympics. It’s a big deal. NBC will finally get to show somebody who is OK with passing the torch.”
One of the best things about Leno is he got humor. Now remember Leno is a huge Lib, but he was an equal opportunity joke maker no matter what side of the political spectrum you were. In his monologue last night one of his jokes was, Oh great, now I don’t have a job and I have to sign up for Obamacare.
NBC best hope that Jimmy Fallon is a ratings bonanza because their is no way Leno would come back for a third time. Jay Leno gives one final heartfelt, emotional goodbye.
Jay Leno quoted Johnny Carson by saying … “I bid you all a heartfelt goodnight.”