In Final “The Jay Leno Show” Monologue Leno Jokes About His Brief Primetime Stint
Jay Leno makes his return to the Tonight Show on March 1, but last night was the final telecast of The Jay Leno Show in primetime. He joked about how brief his stint in primetime was:
WHERE WERE YOU THE LAST FIVE MONTHS? THAT’S WHAT I WANT TO KNOW.
THIS IS OUR LAST “JAY LENO SHOW” KEV. THE SHOW WAS SUPPOSED TO LAST TWO YEARS. BUT MY SENTENCE WAS REDUCED TO FIVE MONTHS FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR.
WE WERE ON THE AIR FIVE MONTHS. IT SEEMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY I WAS TELLING NBC, “THIS IS NOT GOING TO WORK.”
PEOPLE SAY, “WHAT HAS CHANGED THE MOST IN FIVE MONTHS?” I’D HAVE TO SAY HEIDI MONTAG.
FIVE MONTHS! DO YOU REALIZE THAT GUYS ON VIAGRA HAVE HAD ERECTIONS THAT LASTED LONGER THAN THAT?
Ashton Kutcher suggested in the final episode that the whole Leno in primetime experiement and the bruhaha with Conan was just Jay getting “Punk’d.”