Despite being on ABC, Jimmy Kimmel jumped into the NBC late-night fray by performing his entire show dressed as Jay Leno.
Equipped with grey wig and prosthetic chin, Kimmel addressed the NBC fiasco, including Conan O’Brien’s refusal to go gently into that good late-night.
In the opening monologue, Kimmel-Leno said, “Hello, my name is Jay Leno. And let it hereby be known that I’m taking over all the shows in late night, beginning with [‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’] It’s great to be here on ABC. You know what ABC stands for? Always Bump Conan.
Conan O’Brien today announced that he is leaving NBC. He released a statement today that said, ‘I won’t participate in the destruction of the “Tonight Show.”‘ Fortunately though, I will.”
Check out Jimmy:
He also mocked Leno’s signature “Headlines” bit:
And finally, “Community” star Chevy Chase got in on the action by donning a red wig and playing O’Brien:
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