Jay Leno retired from his duties as the host of The Tonight Show on Thursday, after 22 years on the NBC late night program (with an infamous nine-month leave in between). Leno first said goodbye to The Tonight Show on May 29, 2009, with guests James Taylor, and his intended successor Conan O'Brien.
Though that farewell didn't stick, Leno's final final Tonight Show on Thursday, Feb. 6 came full circle with his guest Billy Crystal, who was his first guest on May 25, 1992. Crystal also appeared on Leno's penultimate Tonight Show episode in 2009 and sang an ode to the late night comedian's legendary chin.
This time, Crystal offered a Leno-specific take on The Sound of Music's "So Long, Farewell," with some very special guests and the Shut Your Von Trapp Family Singers...
"So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, my dear. When Fallon tanks, you'll be back here next year."
"So long, farewell, tonight I told my folks, 'Now I won't be the butt of Leno's jokes.'"
"So long, farewell, you've won the late night race. But I don't care — the Clips are in first place!"
"So long, farewell, I give a little wave, but not for Jay — I want to get on Dave."
"So long, farewell, we've watched you when we're weary. Your great success is called 'The Big Chin Theory.'"
"So long, farewell, I'm here, so what the hell? For your last show, I'll do the Tarzan yell."
"So long, farewell, you really raised the bar. If you were me, you'd buy them all a car."