A bit of controversy
Rumors about Fallon supplanting Leno have been swirling since mid-March, when the New York Times' Bill Carter reported that the network has made a commitment to Fallon in regards to him succeeding Leno.
Yet according to Carter, Fallon's future as the new host of "Tonight" isn't a done deal as much as it's an understanding.
"There's no deal yet for the timetable of this, they have an understanding," Carter told CNN's Jake Tapper last month "I'm sure Jay knows about the understanding. But Jay has a contract that goes until the fall of next year. I think from Jay's point of view, he will work until they tell him to stop. That's the way he is; that's the kind of guy he is."
Still, the idea of Fallon getting the show isn't a surprise -- at least, not as much as the report that the show will move back to New York from California.
"There's a lot of reasons for it -- I think they all feel that the energy of New York helps Fallon," Carter said. "But also you have Lorne Michaels, who's the producer of the show, and has always been close to Jimmy and he's of course New York-based.
"And then you have the band, The Roots, and The Roots are a Philadelphia-based band, and some of the guys I think still commute to New York, and they're very important to that show and I don't think they wanted to lose them."
If the musical skit proves anything, Leno and Fallon haven't lost their sense of humor under the scrutiny of the future of the "Tonight Show."
They even couched it with a dose of reality.
In a pseudo-operatic climax, the pair asks:
"Tonight, tonight, who cares who hosts Tonight?
"People just watch online the next day."