Jimmy Kimmel did his entire show last night dressed as Jay Leno, prosthetic chin and all. Since the announcement that Jay would lose his 10p show and return to late night, comedy shows on all networks have been getting in on the action, but no one has gone as far as to impersonate an NBC host for an hour.
Kimmel made no bones about what he thought of Jay's move:
"Hello, my name is Jay Leno. And let it hereby be known - that I'm taking over all the shows in late night. Beginning with this! It's great to be here on ABC.
"You know what ABC stands for? Always Bump Conan.
"Conan O'Brien today announced that he is leaving NBC. He released a statement today that said, 'I won't participate in the destruction of the Tonight Show.' Fortunately though - I will!
"For those of you who tuned in to see Jimmy Kimmel tonight - he's gone - Jimmy is not here anymore. But don't worry, Jimmy will be fine. I hear he picked up an endorsement deal with Jenny Craig."
Kimmel went on to do Jay's "headlines," mocking the lack of humor inherent in the bit, and to top it off guest Chevy Chase came out dressed as Conan.