Tonight Show Highlights

This is Jay Leno’s last week on The Tonight Show. Whether you enjoy him or ignore him, it’s fair to say he’s had an amazing run as the host of the number one late-night talk show for the past two decades.

Here were my favorite monologue jokes from last night’s episode:

Did you all see that game yesterday? Was that like the worst Super Bowl ever? A lot of Bronco fans are sick over this. In fact, in Denver fans went from smoking recreational marijuana to smoking medical marijuana.

Denver couldn’t move the ball. The last time I saw a Bronco going that slow OJ was driving it through LA.

The team was so ineffective; today they were invited to join the Obama administration.

NASA is planning to launch robotic missions to make water on the moon by 2018. Yeah, and if it works there maybe they could try it here in California.

Folks, I’m very excited, Jimmy Fallon is here tonight. He’s not here to talk, he’s helping me pack.

The comedy segment bit was “Headlines”. As usual, there were some decent ones. In an amusing twist, Jay spent the second half remembering his favorite wedding couple names from over the years:

Jimmy Fallon was the first couch guest. He begins hosting The Tonight Show in a two weeks. The interview was…well, let’s not kid ourselves here. The point of Jimmy being on was to perform for Jay’s audience in hopes that they’ll continue watching The Tonight Show when Jimmy takes over. He was “on” the entire time, from his jokes to his impressions to doing his popular “Thank You Notes” bit. I mean, come on, he was even  wearing the same suit as Jay. Yeesh. That said, I did enjoy this part of the interview in which they discussed Jimmy’s first appearance on The Tonight Show:

Betty White was the second couch guest. She is on the show Hot In Cleveland. The interview was great. Betty was delightful, funny and told some interesting stories. She’s such a wonderful and talented person. I could ramble on about how awesome she is, but I think you’ll get more enjoyment out of just watching the interview:

Bonnie Raitt was the musical guest. She gave a fine performance.

Good show. I give it:


– Woody

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