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The venerable show that became one of TV's sturdiest (and most profitable) institutions, and a window into American culture. Like `Today,' `Tonight' was the brainchild of NBC exec Sylvester `Pat' Weaver. Originally telecast live from New York, it went to tape in the late '50s (which enabled censors to snip Jack Paar's `w.c.' joke, prompting him to walk (more…)

Season 9, Episode 21 The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

First Aired: November 6, 2000

Cuba Gooding Jr.; actress Portia DeRossi.

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  • Premiered: May 25, 1992
  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: The venerable show that became one of TV's sturdiest (and most profitable) institutions, and a window into American culture. Like `Today,' `Tonight' was the brainchild of NBC exec Sylvester `Pat' Weaver. Originally telecast live from New York, it went to t… (more)

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