Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno on the Feb. 3, 2014 edition of NBC's 'Tonight Show.'
(Photo: Chris Haston, NBC via USA TODAY)
(USA TODAY) It's Jay Leno's last week on The Tonight Show and heir-to-the-throne Jimmy Fallon stopped by Monday night for a little passing of the torch business.
Leno teased Fallon, saying in the monologue, "Jimmy Fallon is here tonight. He's not here to talk - he's helping me pack ... You know Jimmy starts as new host of Tonight Show on the 17th - and it would be strange if there was some accident and he was not able to ... fulfill his duties as host," Leno joked.
Leno asked Fallon if he'll be bringing any of his Late Night bits to The Tonight Show. Fallon said, yes, he planned to do his thank-you notes.
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He even brought some to write out to Leno.
"Thank you, Jay, for teaching me how to be a late-night host -- but was it really necessary for me to 'wax on, wax off' your entire car collection? I didn't know I was going to get Miyagi-ed when I came out here," he wrote.
Next: "Thank you, Jay, for giving me such great advice for The Tonight Show like: 'You don't need a monologue' and 'Have you ever thought about getting bangs?' "
And he ended with a serious message for Leno, saying, "And finally, thank you Jay Leno, for carrying on the proud tradition of the Tonight Show host with such humor and class and for being nothing but gracious and generous to me over the past years. I will do my best to make you proud every single night."
Leno exits Thursday; Fallon starts Feb. 17.
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