After 22 years, Jay Leno officially left the Tonight Show, handing the reigns over to 38-year-old comedian and Late Night host, Jimmy Fallon.
According to the New York Daily News, NBC paid Leno $15 million to get him to leave the show before his contract is up in September. The network hopes to use its Winter Olympics 2014 coverage to springboard Fallon as the new host.
Love him or hate him, everyone’s got their opinion about Jay and the Tonight Show, and ofcourse they’re posting about it on the internet.
Goodbyes are the hardest part.
— Scott Levy (@FuelOnline) February 7, 2014
In Burbank, to honor Jay Leno’s last night on THE TONIGHT SHOW, all the flags will be flown at half funny.
— Brian Lynch (@BrianLynch) February 7, 2014
Even when they’re said with a smirk.
“Farewell to Jay Leno, the Nickelback of Comedy” may be one of my favorite headlines ever. http://t.co/ryn6I5KHb6
— Seamus Condron (@SeamusCondron) February 7, 2014
Jay Leno “worked really hard, did a great job and will barely be missed come Monday morning.” http://t.co/y0CZFuNV9r
— Michael Roston (@michaelroston) February 7, 2014
It’s good Jay Leno is gone because I like my boring, overly staged promotional vehicles disguised as interviews done by a hipper dude
— MattyTalks (@mattytalks) February 7, 2014
Unfortunately, this happened.
Kim Kardashian was on the final Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, JUST like Johnny would’ve wanted it.
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) February 7, 2014
But the question still remains.
How long does Jimmy Fallon get to be host of the Tonight Show before Jay Leno unretires again?
— Daniel Jalkut (@danielpunkass) February 7, 2014
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