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

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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.

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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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