During the sit-down, the two comedians dispelled rumors of a feud and Jimmy shared his love for Leno during a hilarious bit that he usually performs on his own show, “Thank You Notes.”
With schmaltzy music in the background, Fallon listed several reasons why he’s thankful for Jay.
“Thank you, Jay Leno, for passing the torch to me,” he said. “Hopefully it doesn’t get intercepted by a Seahawk.”
“Thank you, Jay, for teaching me how to be a late-night host, but was it really necessary for me to ‘wax on-wax off’ your entire car collection? I didn’t know I was going to get Miyagi-ed when I came out here.”
“Thank you, Jay, for giving me such great advice for the Tonight Show like you don’t need a monologue, and ‘Have you ever thought about getting bangs?'”
“And finally, thank you, Jay Leno, for carrying on the proud tradition of the Tonight Show host with such humor and class and for being nothing but gracious and generous to me over the past years. I will do my best to make you proud every single night.”
Leno’s last show takes place this Thursday, January 6 and Fallon takes over on February 17 following the conclusion of the Olympics.
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-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles