Muppets help play Fallon off on 'Late Night'

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The Muppets joined Jimmy Fallon for his final 'Late Night.'

 


 


Jimmy Fallon formally concluded his run on NBC'sLate Night on Friday, one night after Jay Lenosigned off of The Tonight Show.

"I'm really going to miss being on TV at 12:37 a.m.," Fallon cracked as he opened his 969th episode, "or as my dad put it, 'Couldn't make it to 1,000, huh? Quitter.'"

He noted, "I'll especially miss the battle for late-night ratings with my fierce rivals Craig Ferguson and a veggie chomper infomercial."

He figured he had done some 10,000 monologue jokes in five years, which he summed up as, "Joe Biden needed Obamacare after Anthony Weiner texted Justin Bieber a picture of Chris Christie dating a Kardashian on the Jersey Shore ... with Rob Ford."

There was one last batch of "Thank You Notes," such as one to former NFL star Joe Namath. "Thank you, Joe Namath's fur coat from the Super Bowl, for showing me what happened to the losing team from last year's Puppy Bowl."

Fallon's final guest was fellow Saturday Night Live alumnus Andy Samberg.

The final musical number saw Fallon behind a drum kit, playing The Band's The Weight alongside the Muppets, before walking through the door and down the hall to the new Tonight Show studio, where he was greeted by his announcer, Steve Higgins, and the rest of the crew.

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