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Leno bids farewell to ‘Tonight,’ hello to O’Brien
BURBANK, Calif. ñ Jay Leno’s final “Tonight” monologue saluted his favorite comedy targets during his 17 years as host that ended Friday.
“Welcome to the exciting season finale of `The Tonight Show,'” a smiling Leno said as the studio audience gave him a standing ovation. “I want to thank all the people who it possible: Michael Jackson, Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton.”
After noting that former Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush were taking part in a joint speaking engagement in Canada, Leno remarked wistfully: “I wish I had one more day.”
He didn’t refrain from mocking his network although he’s moving to NBC’s prime-time schedule this fall.
He was offered the chance to buy his dressing-room robe for $40, he quipped, and then gave NBC a sharp dig over its slumping prime-time ratings.
His new show represents a gamble, Leno said: “I’m betting NBC will be around in three months. That’s not a given.”
Leno also fit in a last shot at O.J. Simpson, another monologue favorite. In cleaning out his office today, the comedian said, “I found O.J.’s knife. I had it the whole time.”
He did his now-customary one-liners about the economy, and then paid tribute to Rodney Dangerfield, the routine’s inspiration, with old “Tonight” clips. Dangerfield died in 2004.
Leno was ushered on stage with a Jimi Hendrix-flavored version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” played by bandleader Kevin Eubanks, who tried to tell a joke and, to Leno’s delight, flubbed it.
A new segment was introduced called “White Trash Theater,” which consisted of a clip of a woman trying to drive a man away from her porch by hitting him with a beer bottle and a trash-can lid.
Leno leaves “Tonight” atop the late-night ratings, his run abbreviated by NBC’s decision five years ago to create a succession plan that gives “Tonight” to Conan O’Brien.
O’Brien, who takes over Monday, was Leno’s final guest, with James Taylor the last musical performer.