As they do every year, rumors have been churning about the status of NBC’s late night lineup — this time, the TV biz is buzzing about Jimmy Fallon potentially replacing Jay Leno as host of “The Tonight Show.” There are also rumors that Fallon might move the show to New York, from its longtime home in Los Angeles.
Between tonight’s episodes of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” the TV hosts addressed rumors… with a song. When Jay threw to Jimmy at the end of his show, he took a quiet moment to call Jimmy, who was concerned about whether their friendship could withstand the NBC turmoil. Jay wasn’t so worried.
“I’ve been through this before, you know. Gotta admit, I’m getting a little sick of all this,” Jay confessed.
And then they broke into song, which seemed to suggest that the rumors of a possible replacement might actually be true. “In the news all the say is I’m replacing you, they think I can woo the demo,” sang Jimmy.
Then Jay (or… someone) replied, “So the network says here’s an idea, pack your bags, take a hike, NBC-ya.”
Watch the parody of “Tonight, Tonight” below. Do you think Jimmy would make a good replacement for Jay?