Over the years, Jimmy Fallon has written a variety of thank you notes on Late Night.

But during an appearance Monday on the Tonight Show, he penned a few specifically for Jay Leno to say, well, thank you, as he prepares to take over the popular program from its current host.

With the familiar "Thank You Notes" music playing in the background, Fallon proceeded to write a few missives to his mentor.

"Thank you, Jay Leno, for passing the torch to me," he said. "Hopefully it doesn't get intercepted by a Seahawk."

"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."

"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 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."

A clearly appreciative Leno shook Fallon's hand and said, "I think you'll do a great job...I couldn't be happier for you, buddy."

Leno's final show is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6, with Fallon taking over on Feb. 17.

(E! and the Tonight Show are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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