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.