Leno Explains How He Ended Up Shilling For Letterman

Just about the only commercial from Sunday night’s Super Bowl ad blitz that still had anyone talking the next day was CBS’ spot for The Late Show with David Letterman, which featured Dave watching the big game on his couch with Oprah Winfrey and his once-again time-slot competitor Jay Leno. So how did this all happen? Jay went on his own show last night to explain… well, sort of.

“As you know, I watched the game with Oprah and Letterman,” he told the audience on Monday. “We all watched together. Letterman and I hadn’t seen each other in over 18 years. We lost touch. He found me on Facebook. He made a friend request, I accepted, and we hooked up and watched the game.”