Tonight Show: Super Bowl Postgame
The Tonight Show featured a look back at the Super Bowl blackout and the England Burger King horse meat controversy. Jay Leno called this episode his Super Bowl Postgame Show. “Deer antler spray works,” he joked, congratulating the Baltimore Ravens. A 49ers contingent in the crowd was disappointed at the loss.
Of course, Jay trotted out the infamous and disgusting Go Daddy ad. “That’s when the lights should have gone out,” he said. He also pointed to the blackout as consequence when Beyonce actually sings live.
Tonight Show: Super Bowl Blackout
“When the lights first went out, out of force of habit, Ray Lewis started running from security,” he said.
The power outage lasted 34 minutes, and Jay said at least New Orleans has been through disaster preparedness. (I hoped he would tread lightly here.) “Step one: don’t call FEMA.”
What caused the blackout? Jay Leno shared some behind the scenes video that he said explained the outage: he blamed it on Terry Bradshaw playing beer pong. Future Super Bowl helmets should come equipped with miner’s lights.
Tonight Show: Religion and Sports
According to a newspaper statistic, 27% of America believes that God influences the outcome of sports. Jay said that would only make a losing team feel worse after the game.
He said a better explanation is that steroids determine the winner of a game. At least the game was exciting, including a fight in the second quarter. There was also a fight in the competing Puppy Bowl, he joked, showing a video of puppies vs kittens.
Tonight Show: Sketchers Commercial
In a Sketchers Super Bowl commercial, one man outran a cheetah. Jay said that was a quick turnaround for Lance Armstrong to get another endorsement. The Budweiser Clydesdale commercial was a fan favorite, but Jay showed his doctored international version of the ad, in which the commercial went to Burger King and was served in the Clydesdale Whopper.
Tonight Show: England Burger King Horse Meat
After weeks of denials, Burger King England revealed that it sells Whoppers and burgers made from horse meat. The Seabiscuits and Gravy on the breakfast menu should’ve tipped them off, he said. McDonald’s had their own horse meat menu item, he joked: the McRib.
Tonight Show: Washington Marijuana Expert
Washington State is advertising for a marijuana consultant to help regulate and oversee legalized pot in the state. “Looking for someone who is highly unmotivated and not a self-starter,” Jay said of the job ad.
Tonight Show: Iranian President Outer Space
The president of Iran said he would like to be the first from his country to travel to space. Jay observed that Israel would be happy to fly him there.
Tonight Show: Bob Menendez Scandal
Two ladies of the night claim that New Jersey senator Bob Menendez paid for their services in the Dominican Republic. “As you know, it is a felony to impersonate a Secret Service agent,” Leno said.
Tonight Show: Movie 43 Halle Berry
According to the director of Movie 43, actress Halle Berry dunked her breasts in guacamole during filming. Leno said that is an acceptable circumstance for double dipping.