Jay Leno Returns to The Tonight Show to Help Jimmy Fallon With His Monologue and Spares No One Along the Way

Former late-night host cracks jokes about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and more

By Francesca Bacardi Nov 01, 2016 1:50 PMTags
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Jay Leno is back.

The Jay Leno's Garage host appeared on The Tonight Show Monday to help out current host Jimmy Fallon after he "pulled something" while telling a joke. Leno happily tagged in and kicked off a monologue of nonstop stand-up comedy jokes that included jabs about Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Billy Bush and the struggling economy.

Leno kicked off his monologue with some timely jokes about Halloween (with a political spin, naturally). "Hillary Clinton got quite a scare tonight. I guess a trick-or-treater came to the door dressed as a lie detector," Leno quipped as he grabbed his anxiety-ridden heart.

Sticking with the Halloween theme, Leno also made a joke about a study that revealed the smell of pumpkin could cause sexual arousal in men. "Blow out the candle first," he warned.

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Leno then transitioned into jokes about the former Today show co-anchor who was fired after tapes of a lewd conversation between Bush and Trump leaked. "I had a great costume this year. Earlier tonight I put a douchebag on my head when I was Billy bush," Leno jabbed.

"Oh!" Fallon could be heard saying from the sidelines.

Leno continued, "See I think Trump should hire Billy. This way he could grab Bush whenever he wanted. Just saying!"

The Tonight Show alum also poked fun at the election, noting that out of 325 million Americans, this year's options boiled down to the "best loved" and "most qualified people. It's really "a testament to us," Leno joked.

The former late-night host continued to make pointed jokes about Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton, whose new motto is "I'm with her—and her and her and her."

Leno also made sure to call out Hillary's email scandal, informing the audience that she recently taught a class about how to use a computer and pointed out the "all-important delete files button."

Eventually Fallon jumped in and the duo finished the hilarious monologue together. Watch the video to hear even more jokes about the economy and Anthony Weiner.

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