After spending most of the last four decades regularly appearing on broadcast television, Jay Leno hasn’t been seen much since he passed “The Tonight Show” off to Jimmy Fallon in 2014.
On Wednesday night, Leno returned to “The Tonight Show” to help Fallon out with some of his jokes in his monologue.
After Fallon faked an injury, Leno stepped in to perform his monologue and received a warm round of applause from the audience.
Without missing a beat, the famed comedian went right into today’s biggest news stories as if he had never missed an episode.
“The economy is so bad, rappers can only afford now to get their teeth bronzed!” Leno joked in a bit that riffed on the classic “Yo Mama” jokes.
“The economy is so bad, my ATM just dry heaves like a cat!”
During his special cameo, Leno also was able to get in a few digs at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
“Hillary says that she is the most transparent candidate in modern history. How many can see right through her?” Leno joked.
“I’ve been enjoying Donald Trump’s new reality show, ‘The Amazing Racist.'”