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Jay Leno Returns as Host of The Tonight Show on NBC on March 1

Will You Watch Jay Leno's Return to The Tonight Show?

This evening we'll watch as Jay Leno resumes his post at The Tonight Show after the long fiasco that we at Sugar HQ fondly refer to as the NBC Late Night Controversy of 2010. Guests Jamie Foxx, Brad Paisley, and Olympian Lindsey Vonn will be there to help welcome the host, as he tries to save face and bounce back in the ratings game.

Frankly, I'm curious to see if Leno can accomplish such a feat. I'm sure his writers are working overtime to deliver just the perfect intro with hopefully some self-deprecation intact — will the guy acknowledge the mess he left in his wake? But I still have a bad taste in my mouth even now, months after the dust has settled (as I'm sure many of you do, too). I want to see how Leno fares, but I'm not sure if I'm going to call myself a viewer just yet.

What say you — are you going to tune in tonight to witness Leno's return? Or are you turned off enough to tune out?

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kurniakasih kurniakasih 6 years
fashionista, you're right, Craigy is super fun to watch. I can't stop LOL with him. My hub got me to watch him and I got hooked. I will watch Leno tonight though (watching it right now), I used to remember Leno had some funny moments when I watched a long long time ago, maybe I'm just curious if he's going to be 'fun' or not. So far, he's not meeting my expectation.
fashionista119 fashionista119 6 years
I'm not a Jay fan. I've only ever watched him if certain guests are on (and in those cases I Tivo and just watch the specific interview, 'cause his monologues, "jaywalking", etc. are SO boring to me), so that will still be the case now. I can't stand Letterman either, and was never a huge Conan fan (although I think it is SO wrong the way NBC treated him, he should not have been pushed out the way he was). The only true Late Night talent is Craig Ferguson. He's on after Leno and Letterman, but his show is the best by far. I watch him religiously. He is hysterical. His monologues, answering of random e-mail/twitter questions, and interviews make for an infinitely better show than either Leno or Letterman's (or Fallon and Kimmel, who are on at the same time as Ferguson). He doesn't always get the big stars like Leno and Letterman, but it doesn't matter because he is so sharp and witty, he can get a fun and interesting interview out of anyone. And as the limelindsey mentioned, I love that he is so open about his recovery (the Britney monologue was amazing). I hope he is a part of late night for a long, long time.
limelindsey limelindsey 6 years
I've never liked Jay. Especially "Jaywalking." Uuugh. *Shudder* Just horrible. The only late night person I like right now is Craig Ferguson. He is really funny, I love the puppets, and his skeletons are NOT in the closet. He's right up front with his being a recovering alcoholic and drug addict - watch his monologue defending Britney Spears' meltdown, it's amazing how honest he is. Plus, he is a cheeky little monkey!
mommahello mommahello 6 years
The only reason I would want Jay to succeed is to do harm to Letterman's ratings. Don't like Leno, REALLY dislike Letterman (He got off easy when his sexcapades came out!)
suziryder suziryder 6 years
No, I won't be watching. I TiVo Stewart and Colbert and I'll stick with them. I agree with Shannolyn, Jon Stewart is hilarious, and it's smart, engaging humor. Leno is pretty lame and unfunny to me. His guests are usually funnier than he is, which is sad! And after all this controversy, I'm totally turned off by Leno. He seems like such a jerk now. I feel like he's shown his true colors, and I'm sick of him.
weffie weffie 6 years
Nope! As much as I miss Conan, I must say I haven't minded going to bed right after Colbert... I get a lot more sleep when nobody funny is on after midnight :)
inmybubble inmybubble 6 years
I'll watch Wednesday, but only because Apolo Ohno is on the show that night.
Shannolyn Shannolyn 6 years
I don't find Jay Leno to be funny at all. I actually find his brand of humor kind of mean-spirited for someone who wants to foster this "nice guy" image. He often resorts to simply picking on people, plus he giggles at his own really dumb one-liners and makes so many juvenile gay jokes like some snickering 12 year old...all in all, I've never had a very good impression of him. I tend to believe Letterman when he says that "this" (in reference to the ugliness and the controversy) is the Jay Leno "he always knew". I think it's naive not to believe that Leno had more of behind-the-scenes role in how it all went down. In my opinion, Jon Stewart is one of the funniest men on TV and Leno is sooo far on the opposite end of the spectrum from him. There's not much intelligence or real wit to Leno's humor. I also though Jimmy Kimmel's comments were interesting when he spoke of how he supposedly "ambushed" Leno on air. Jay Leno went on Oprah to whine about it, and Kimmel made a very good point in wondering why Leno couldn't just give it back to him. Last I checked, comedians are supposed to be funny, right? Constantly thinking on their feet, always good for a comeback. And Leno simply couldn't function outside the parameters of their scripted scene that night. In other words, he couldn't even make a joke (that wasn't written for him first).
Deidre Deidre 6 years
No, I won't watch. Not because of all the previous drama, but mostly because I didn't watch Jay before (whether on the Tonight show or at 10pm). I just don't find him to be very funny.
amofoz amofoz 6 years
Go away Jay.
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