Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno Address The Tonight Show Rumors in Song

The internet is abuzz with sweet rumors of Jimmy Fallon putting Jay Leno out of his misery once and for all and taking over The Tonight Show. Earlier this evening, the two sang a version of West Side Story's Tonight with reworked lyrics that neither confirmed nor denied the rumors.

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I'm guessing this song business was Fallon's idea, because that fool will put anything to music. The man will tackle any topic as long as he can sing and dance his way through it — lord love him for it. However, one thing appears to be true — whatever goes down will most likely be an amicable, mutual decision. That said, who gives a shit until Craig Ferguson hosts everything?

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I don't get it. I just don't get it. Is there really anyone out there that actually cares about these late night wars? I always hear about the hype surrounding with which unoffensive white man is going to replace another unoffensive white man on a late show circuit featuring only unoffensive white men, but I don't know if I've ever seen people actively caring about it at all. They all get the same guests, tell the same type of jokes, and generally have the same schtick. Seriously, what is the appeal? What am I missing?