Here’s the grand silly gesture:
That famous rescue:
David Letterman has shut down or moved quickly past every guest’s tribute to him on his own show. So it took someone on another show, where they couldn’t be silenced, to do it right. Class all the way, Jimmy: this is lineage.
Here’s what Kimmel thinks about Leno. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBtitOjc6Rg
He was kind, but fierce. Not interested in bullshit or hype:
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