Jimmy Fallon And Jay Leno Duet Addresses 'Tonight Show' Rumors
Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno teamed up to spoof their rumored feud through song on Fallon’s Late Night show on Monday.
When Leno closed out his show, he walked backstage and fielded questions from staffers holding newspapers with headlines announcing Fallon taking over the Tonight Show. Then Fallon was shown in his backstage office looking despondently out the window as the same headlines screamed from the newspapers on his desk. The younger late night host then received a call from Leno.
"Hey, kid. How you holding up?" Leno, in L.A., asked Fallon
Fallon, after saying that he was okay, asked how Leno was doing. "Yeah," said the 62-year-old Tonight host. "I'll live. I've been through this before, y'know. Got to admit, I'm a little sick of this," Leno added, referring to the past feud between him and Conan O’Brien.
The comedic and musical duo then began belting out West Side Story’s “Tonight” with lyrics fit to match their current situation and the precarious future of who will continue as host of the Tonight Show.
The lyrics for their spin on the Broadway classic are as follows:
Fallon: Only you, every night you throw to me, Jay Leno
In the news, all they do, is say I'm replacing you
They think I can woo
Leno:So the network says
Here's an idea
Pack your bags, take a hike
Fallon: Tonight, Tonight
Who's gonna host Tonight?
Is it gonna be Jimmy or Jay?
Where will they tape Tonight?
In New York? Will it stay in L.A.?
Leno: Tonight, Tonight
My ratings were all right
Twenty years and I'm still in first place
I've got Fox on the line
Or maybe I could take over for Dave
In unison: Tonight, Tonight
Why do they say we fight?
I like you, you like me, we're okay
Who cares who hosts Tonight?
People just watch online the next day!
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