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Jay Leno’s final monologue: “I’m going to have to sign up for ObamaCare”
Hotair ^ | 02/07/2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/07/2014 7:31:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind

What’s changed in 22 years? Jay Leno took a look back at the years since he first took over hosting duties at the Tonight Show in 1992, and offered a few quips about the differences. Weiner jokes are still just as funny, only now they’re about Anthony Weiner, who Leno skewers almost immediately. Perhaps Leno wanted to look back, because looking forward means trying to deal with his unemployed status — and that means ObamaCare, Leno tells the audience (via CNS News):

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO

Leno provides another bookend by talking about Hugh Grant, whose appearance in 1992 after his arrest for soliciting a prostitute put Leno permanently in first place in the late-night market, and also talked about his friendship with David Letterman. He also offered a few jokes from his usual repartee, and included some of his favorite video hits on politicians, which are well worth watching again.

I’ll be sorry to see him go, mostly because of the late-night comics, Leno seemed to spread his attacks fairly evenly. We’ll see if the next generation of comics follow his lead, or fall back into the safe “Republicans are evil” paradigm that most of Hollywood uses in its entertainment.

 


TOPICS: Humor; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: jayleno; leno; obamacare; tonightshow

1 posted on 02/07/2014 7:31:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw the last two Tonight Hosts final show with Jack Parr and Johnny Carson. Taped Lenos’s and will watch this weekend.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 7:37:03 AM PST by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

Some gems.

“To NBC, you don’t have to fire me three times, I get the hint, I get the hint!”

“When I started hosting 23 years ago, Marijuana was illegal and you could smoke anywhere you want.”

When I started hosting 23 years ago, Justin Beiber wasn’t born yet. That’s why we call them the good old says.”

“You know what I realized? It’s been over 20 years since I hosted this show and OJ still hasn’t found the killer”

“I really have a good relationship with Letterman. We both realize that people don’t want to turn on late night TV to watch millionaires fighting. That’s what Republican primaries are for.”


3 posted on 02/07/2014 7:44:58 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: AU72

When Johnny Carson ended his 30 year career hosting the Tonight Show, he simply DISAPPEARED from the public eye.

I don’t think this will happen with Jay Leno.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 7:47:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

oh please....he may sign up....but I’m sure he has any doctor he wants at his disposal...signing up is sort of a red herring.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 7:50:22 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

bttt

I agree. There’s much to be gained, financially, now from staying in the public eye. And it’s much easier to do it.

Then, it was difficult at best to stay in the public eye without some sort of platform provided by a network.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 7:50:38 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Sacajaweau
oh please....he may sign up....but I’m sure he has any doctor he wants at his disposal...signing up is sort of a red herring.

i was thinking he said it as a joke...

7 posted on 02/07/2014 8:08:53 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Sacajaweau

it was a joke.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 8:13:38 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: SeekAndFind

Jay wasn’t a bad guy and he was occaisionally pretty funny but I really loved Carson. I never missed his monologue and often stayed up for his whole show.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 8:15:10 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: SeekAndFind

“That’s what Republican primaries are for.”

Yeah that is why there are more dim millionaires in office than R’s.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 8:15:42 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: pgkdan

So was my comment


11 posted on 02/07/2014 8:19:08 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

Jay who?


12 posted on 02/07/2014 9:01:10 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SeekAndFind
The night before Jay Leno's last night as host of the Tonight Show he held up a thong featuring the face of Jesus as the Divine Mercy.

I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW ANGRY I GOT!!!!!

I turned the TV off and decided I was not going to watch his last show. If he is ever a guest on anybody else's show I am going to treat him as if he were Barbara Striesand or Jane Fonda and tune him out. He may not be a "dirty" comic but he is in the gutter as far as I am concerned.

Thank God Jimmy Fallon is taking over!!

13 posted on 02/07/2014 9:02:45 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: pgkdan

When Johnny Carson left I quit staying up late to watch the show.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 9:24:18 AM PST by sheana
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To: AU72

Taped Lenos’s and will watch this weekend.

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So you can see him hangin’ with all of his progressive homies?


15 posted on 02/07/2014 9:44:34 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Slyfox

...a thong featuring the face of Jesus as the Divine Mercy.

&&&
Wow! I know he is a progressive jerk, but I did not realize he is quite that low.


16 posted on 02/07/2014 9:47:19 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Slyfox
The night before Jay Leno's last night as host of the Tonight Show he held up a thong featuring the face of Jesus as the Divine Mercy. I CAN NOT TELL YOU HOW ANGRY I GOT!!!!!

Sounds like you really got your panties in a wad.

17 posted on 02/07/2014 9:53:37 AM PST by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd

What is so funny about it?


18 posted on 02/07/2014 10:37:58 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox
It was from the 99cent store - he regularly makes fun of the junk they sell there. As in "what planet do you need to be from to want to buy this stuff?".

FRegards,
PrairieDawg
19 posted on 02/07/2014 11:06:02 AM PST by PrairieDawg (This space for rent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I noticed that obama just had to show up.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 11:32:38 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey Jay, the millionaires are in the democrat primaries now. Democrats are the millionaires.
Of the top 10 richest members of Congress 7 are demorats.

Interesting chart here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtkPHD2bTUzbdFllNld3cGttc0hVc09NRDRoaDdab0E&usp=sharing#gid=1


21 posted on 02/07/2014 11:37:30 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: pgkdan

Jay always impressed me with his sincerity. Of all the night late comedians, he had the closest touch with the common folk.

I like Jay Leno. All in all he is a decent guy with a big heart, and I will miss his show. The one thing I have against Jay was when he was constantly ripping Linda Tripp.

I always considered that so hypocritical since Jay admitted to hiding in NBC closets to overhear his contract status. Still, I wish him all the best.
Am going to miss his Monday newspaper headliners.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 11:43:42 AM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: PrairieDawg
It was from the 99cent store - he regularly makes fun of the junk they sell there. As in "what planet do you need to be from to want to buy this stuff?"

He did not have to dignify it by showing it on national television.

That is something I would expect from Bill Maher, not Jay Leno.

23 posted on 02/07/2014 12:37:58 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope not. I really like Leno’s style, humor, humility and respect of automotive history.

More than likely I disagree with many of his political beliefs but I think ‘ol Jay is a tad more Conservative than he realizes.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 1:22:58 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: Slyfox

I wouldn’t be thanking the Lord for Fallon. He’s gonna make Leno look like Rush Limbaugh.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 8:26:39 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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