Skip to comments.Jay Leno’s final monologue: “I’m going to have to sign up for ObamaCare”
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):
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.
I saw the last two Tonight Hosts final show with Jack Parr and Johnny Carson. Taped Lenos’s and will watch this weekend.
“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.”
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.
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 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.
i was thinking he said it as a joke...
it was a joke.
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.
“Thats what Republican primaries are for.”
Yeah that is why there are more dim millionaires in office than R’s.
So was my comment
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!!
When Johnny Carson left I quit staying up late to watch the show.
Taped Lenoss and will watch this weekend.
So you can see him hangin’ with all of his progressive homies?
...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.
Sounds like you really got your panties in a wad.
What is so funny about it?
I noticed that obama just had to show up.
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:
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.
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.
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.
I wouldn’t be thanking the Lord for Fallon. He’s gonna make Leno look like Rush Limbaugh.