Jay Leno turned up once again on rival network CBS Tuesday night as a guest on Craig Ferguson’s “Late Late Show,” where the two talked about late-night TV, among other topics.
Leno, the top-rated personality in late-night TV who will relinquish “The Tonight Show” to Jimmy Fallon next February, is a rare sight on any TV show but his own. However, the “Ferguson” show has emerged as an exception in recent years as Leno has appeared several times on Ferguson’s show and Ferguson has appeared on “Tonight” roughly the same amount of times.
This time around, Ferguson tried to press Jay to reveal his future plans after he leaves “The Tonight Show” this winter. True to form, Leno revealed nothing.
Leno said he outlasted 14 network presidents in his 21 years with NBC. He even named his favorite — Warren Littlefield, who served as NBC president in the 1990s.
We don’t really know why or how a warm relationship developed between Ferguson and Leno. The one thing they have in common, other than both hosting late-night TV shows: Ferguson is Scottish, and so was Leno’s mother.
Watch them on Ferguson’s “Late Late Show” above.