After Johnny Carson's retirement from the show, Jay Leno stepped in as his permanent replacement. The format of the show has remained largely unchanged, consisting primarily of an opening humorous monologue, followed by several celebrity interviews, comedy sketches and musical numbers.
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25 May 1992 (USA)
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Various comedians and critics over the years including Rosie O'Donnell and Howard Stern have accused Jay Leno of joke-stealing. In the Las Vegas Review-Journal, writer Christopher Lawrence broke down some of Leno's borrowed bits:
"Jaywalking"? Stolen from Howard Stern. "Headlines"? That's Letterman's "Small Town News." Leno's "Don't Try This at Home"? You might remember it as Letterman's "Stupid Human Tricks." Even the "Green Car Challenge," the Jar Jar Binks of late-night bits, is a watered-down version of "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car," a recurring segment on Britain's "Top Gear," of which Leno is an admitted fan. See more
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Composed by Branford Marsalis
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