Will NBC give Fallon the chance the network did not give O'Brien? Time will tell – about 7 months.
In the meantime, take this quiz about Leno and “The Tonight Show.”
1. What is Leno's full name?
2. Who did Leno originally replace as host?
3. Who was the announcer when Jack Paar was host?
4. Who was the original host? And what was the show's title?
5. Who were the first conductor and first announcer?
6. Leno beat out this which late-night host for “The Tonight Show” gig in 1992? They've been competing against each other ever since.
7. In a classic scene from “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,” which actor/producer eloquently and alliteratively spoke about the case of the copper clappers without a single error on live TV?
Answers: 1. James Douglas Muir Leno. 2. Johnny Carson. 3. Hugh Downs. 4. Steve Allen; the show was called “Tonight!” 5. Skitch Henderson was conductor; Gene Rayburn was announcer. 6. David Letterman. 7. Jack Webb.