22 év után vége lett a Jay Leno shownak

Szalai Nóri | 2014. 02. 08.

So long farewell! Kim Kardashian sings out legendary host Jay Leno on his last episode of The Tonight Show

You would think they would pull out all the stops as his 22 year stint at the top came to an end. But poor Jay Leno had to endure Kim Kardashian’s singing on his last ever episode as host of The Tonight Show. The reality television personality gave it her all as she shrieked her way through a spectacular Sound Of Music themed Farewell Song. She was just one of a cadre of stars who sang as a member of the Shut Your Von Trapp Family during the Billy Crystal arranged dittyGenerous Jay seemed pleased with her effort, and thankfully a host of other stars were also involvedBut while the singing and dancing was one of the highlights, there was plenty of other fun on the watershed show.

He said: “I don’t like goodbyes – NBC does. I don’t care for them. Being together all these years… very close staff. It’s kind of like graduating high school. A high school for very stupid people that have been together for 22 years. I gotta tell ya The outpouring from people really has been touching. Today Anthony Weiner sent me a photo of his penis looking sad.”

And he referenced his infamous feud with his CBS rival, who was raging when Jay replaced Johnny Carson at his expenseJay said: “Over the years people wanted to know whether Letterman and I actually dislike each other. That’s not true we like each other, we’ve had a long relationship. We both realize people don’t want to turn on late night TV and see millionaires fighting. That’s what Republican primaries are for.”

He also made fun of the fact his stints had been book-ended by the scandalous private life of one of the UK’s top actors. He said: “It was revealed this week that in the past couple of years Hugh Grant has fathered three children with two different women. How ironic is that. I end my run the same way it began asking Hugh Grant, what the hell where you thinking? 22 years later I ask him the same question.”

And he even found time to land a verbal jab against the President of the United States. He said: “The worst thing about losing this job, I’m no longer covered by NBC, I have to sign up for Obamacare. When I started Justin Bieber wasn’t even born yet, that’s why we called it the good old days.”

Thursday heralded the end of an era when Jay Leno pulled into the NBC Studios in Burbank, California for the final time. Arriving to tape the last ever episode of The Tonight Show, the 63-year-old appeared upbeat as he signed autographs and flashed a peace sign to waiting fans.

Tributes have poured in from stars who have appeared on his show over the years, including Sandra Bullock who made an emotional appearance on the penultimate episode of the programme which aired on Wednesday.

“I’d like to say something. I’m going to start crying,” the teary-eyed 49-year-old said taking Leno’s hand. “You’ve always been so kind. That’s saying a lot in this business, because we like to be mean. There’s not been one time you haven’t treated me like I had something to offer – even when the film [I was promoting] was awful and you knew it, you never let me see it in your eyes.”

source: Daily Mail

host – műsorvezető
to pull out all the stops – mindent beleadni
stint – itt: munka
to endure – elviselni
to shriek – visítani
spectacular – látványos
cadre – keret
to arrange – megszervezni
ditty – egyszerű dal
generous – nagylelkű
to be pleased with – örül vminek
to be involved – részt venni vmiben
highlight – fénypont
watershed – vízválasztó
to care for sg – kedvelni
staff – csapat,
to graduate high school – leérettségizni
outpouring – áradozás
touching – megható
to reference – utalni vmire
infamous – hírhedt
feud – ellenségeskedés
rival – rivális
to rage – őrjöng
to replace – lecserél
at his expense – az ő kárára
to realize – rájön
Republican primaries – republikánus előválasztások
book-ended – ugyanazzal kezdődik és fejeződik be
scandalous – botrányos
to father – nemzeni
jab – döfés
to be covered – itt: biztosított
to herald – hírül ad
era – korszak
to pull into – autóval beáll
last ever – legutolsó
upbeat – feldobott
to sign autographs – autogramot oszt
to flash a peace sign – békejelet mutat
tribute – megemlékezés
to pour in – beáramlik
penultimate – utolsó előtti
aired – sugározták
to treat – kezelni vkit
to offer – ajánlani
awful – rémes

 Match the words with their synonyms.

1. upbeat

a) memorial, respect

2. feud

b) affecting, melting

3. tribute

c) bear hardship, undergo

4. touching

d) cheery, happy

5. to endure

e) conflict, quarrell

 answers: 1-d 2-e 3-a 4-b 5-c

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