Jay Leno Returns to the Tonight Show

03/01/2010 at 09:25 PM EST

Jay Leno Returns to the Tonight Show
Jay Leno
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After a tumultuous turn at 10 p.m., Jay Leno was back on the Tonight Show set Monday.

"It's good to be home," he said in his monologue. "I'm Jay Leno, your host … at least for a while. I've got to admit that I'm a little nervous, not because it's my first night back. Because I know that Dave and Oprah are watching."

Riffing on everything from the Olympics, Dick Cheney's heart problems, the Toyota recall and Tiger Woods, Leno even honored Kevin Eubanks with a video segment called "The World's Tightest Pants," after which Leno said, "Isn't 11:30 a lot more fun?"

Joining Leno for his first show back was Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn, Jamie Foxx and Brad Paisley.

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