Rumors have been running rampant that NBC plans to replace “Tonight Show” host Leno with Fallon in 2014. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Jimmy masterminded the "Late Night" phone call/PR move, proving there are no hard feelings between the two.
Poking fun at the headlines, the duo started the skit with a phone conversation. At one point Jay tells Jimmy, "I've been through this before. I'll admit I'm a little sick of all this."
After Leno tells Jimmy they are still friends, they launch into a duet of “Tonight,” with customized lyrics, including:
Fallon: "In the news all they say is I'm replacing you, they think I can woo the demo."
Leno: "So the network says here's an idea, pack your bags, take a hike, NBC-ya."
Leno later adds: "Tonight, tonight, I've got Fox on the line, or maybe I could take over for Dave."
The melancholy ending shows Jay looking out a window and telling Jimmy to “do a good show.”
THR reports that once Leno agreed to the skit, Fallon’s “Late Night” team agreed to film the segment in L.A.