Jay Leno's 'last' show
how many of you caught Jay's 'last' show? Brett Favre wonders if he's going to come back again.
i haven't hardly watched Jay since the 90s, but did see his first 'last' show and his most recent 'last' show because they are moments in TV and American culture history. ANYWAY.........anyone else notice that it was just plain weird? i can't count all the weirdness, but i'll try:
1)why is Jay giving a standard monologue? should have skipped that altogether
2)why is Billy Crystal telling Jay a heartfelt message, but looking away from Jay and several yards in front of him? why not say all that in the chair next to him while looking at him and facing him? the message was to Jay, not to the rest of us
3)were all the guests during the Von Trapp song personal friends of Jay? Kim Kardashian??? i don't see how they were all connected, but was dumbfounded at Kim Kardashian showing up
4)was surprised that Kevin Eubanks didn't have a taped or live satelite/skype message/goodbye
5)why was Garth Brooks wearing a hat that read "Garth Brooks World Tour"? is there any musician who is less in need of self promotion?
6)when Garth stopped singing to allow audience participation for Friends In Low Places, it was the weakest and most pitiful participation i've ever seen. you could barely hear anyone singing. and if you thought it was just poor audio, when the camera panned over the audience you could visibly tell hardly anyone was actually singing. pitiful.
but all that aside, i think Jay's farewell message at the end was classy and sincere and give him props for quoting Carson in his final words.