02:41 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 03/02/2010 11:00AM
Back running NBC's Tonight Show, Jay Leno couldn't have been happier if he were a boy reunited with his dog. Or maybe a dog reunited with his boy. He bounced and bounded onto the stage.
"It's good to be home," he said Monday night. "I'm Jay Leno, your host – at least for a while." Then he launched into a string of jokes on the Olympics, Alan Greenspan, NBC, airlines, Cheerios, Dick Cheney's heart, The Bachelor, tight pants, Tiger Woods, everything under the moon. He said to band leader Kevin Eubanks: "Isn't 11:30 a lot more fun?"
Certainly more fun than 10 p.m.: The short-lived Jay Leno Show reduced NBC's last hour in prime time to a long, wide supermarket aisle selling nothing but Leno.
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