The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Recap: Jay Leno Returns; Jamie Foxx & Betty White Welcome Host Back

Jay Leno returned to The Tonight Show last night after a nine-month hiatus.

The show opened with a skit featuring Kevin Eubanks, Ross the Intern, John Melendez and Betty White as Leno appeared to be ‘dreaming.’

In his opening monologue, Leno thanks the audience and said.

“It’s good to be home. I’m Jay Leno, your host…at least for awhile.”

“I’ll admit I’m a little bit nervous,” went the monologue. “Not because it’s my first night back, but because I know Dave and Oprah are watching.”

Jamie Foxx was introduced and then popped open a bottle of champagne, gave the first couple of rows a little shower, took a swig and finally handed the bottle off to a lucky guest, who unfortunately was only 18.

“I just got the show back, don’t screw it up for me again,” Leno joked.