Tonight Show Highlights
Once again all the late night talk shows were re-runs last night. Looking ahead it seems that this may be the case all week. Where did they all go? More importantly, can I join them?
Following a theme, I thought I’d review the episode of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno which originally aired on 4/2/09. Most of his jokes were dated, but there were a few that are still relevant and funny:
(Doing a Rodney Dangerfield-ish impression) The economy is in rough shape. A bird in the hand is now worth one in the bush. You know Snap, Crackle and Pop? They were arrested today for selling smack, crack and pot. You know Victoria? Just sold her secret to a guy for 200 bucks. That’s how bad the economy is.
Every week or two Leno does a segment called Jaywalking where he asks strangers on the street a simple set of questions on a specific subject. This time the subject was Easter, Jesus and the Bible. My favorite was the person who was asked how long ago Jesus was born. After a very long and contemplative pause she responded, “I don’t know, maybe 30,000 years ago.” She then reconsidered because Jesus did not know the cavemen. Leno followed it up with what insurance company did cavemen work for and she answered “GEICO” right away.
Ben Affleck (theme) was Leno’s first guest. He did not have the same Kimmel bonding experience, so they actually talked about family, life and stuff. It was enjoyable because Ben actually got a chance to talk.
Taylor Swift was Leno’s other guest. Meh.