Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno Throw Up the White Flags, Via Bernstein and Sondheim

With the brouhaha over Tonight Show succession still brewing, Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon got together last night — in that little no-man’s-land transition area between their respective shows — to squash it musically. Jacking the beat from Bernstein and Sondheim’s aptly classic West Side Story joint “Tonight,” the two weave a tale of mutual non-competitiveness and everlasting friendship that’s some parts “kiiiinda funny” and some parts “just kind of a thing that happened that you’ll remember in a few years and be like, ‘Oh yeah, that was weird.'” And somewhere, a giant redhead is rolling his eyes.

Filed Under: Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon, TV News


Amos Barshad has written for New York Magazine, Spin, GQ, XXL, and the Arkansas Times. He is a staff writer for Grantland.

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