Last night, Jimmy Fallon kicked off the very first edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon by thanking the Tonight hosts that came before him, “Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, and Jay Leno.”
A parade of stars were on hand for the first episode, including late night veteran Joan Rivers who had been banned from Johnny Carson’s incarnation after she started her own show on FOX in the 1980s.
After the show, Fallon tweeted, “Thanks to all our friends who stopped by tonight! And special thanks to everyone who tuned in for our very first episode! #FallonTonight”