And just like that, the great Jay-Leno-at-10 experiment is over.
The beleaguered funnyman on Tuesday presided over the final episode of The Jay Leno Show—which, as it turned out, was just part of a really elaborate punk orchestrated by guest Ashton Kutcher.
"Six years ago, I sat in an office at NBC—unfortunately, we forgot to roll the cameras and so I don't have any of the tape, but I thought I'd come out and do the reveal," the Valentine's Day star explained.
"You did a hell of a job," Leno marveled. "I'm glad it's over."
But while this leg of Leno's journey was seemingly over before it began, he successfully milked his ill-fated adventure in prime-time for all it was worth.