Leno: Pope Told Brazilians ‘Give Up False Idols of Success and Money…Same Thing NBC Told Me’

Jay Leno took some more comedic shots at NBC Thursday.

During his Tonight Show opening monologue, Leno said, “In his speech earlier this week in Latin America, the Pope told the people to give up the false idols of success and money. That's the same thing NBC just told me.”

JAY LENO: Pope Francis is in Rio for youth week. Today, he was greeted by over one million Brazilians on Copacabana Beach for the annual blessing of the thongs. That was quite something. [Light laughter]

No, interesting, in his speech earlier this week in Latin America, the Pope told the people to give up the false idols of success and money. That's the same thing NBC just told me. [Laughter] [Applause]

And speaking of that, congratulations, our own Jimmy Fallon. He and his beautiful wife Nancy, they had a new baby girl this week. [Cheers and applause] They had a baby girl. Congratulations, Jimmy. And did you see how NBC announced it yesterday? Take a look.

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UNIDENTIFIED ANCHOR: Our very own Jimmy Fallon had his baby Tuesday. The Late Night host and his lovely wife welcomed a little girl into the world. NBC made the official announcement outside 30 Rock in New York.

BRITISH TOWN CRYER: O yea, o yea! On this day, Jimmy Fallon has sired an heir and future queen of Late Night, Winnie Rose Fallon.

Noel Sheppard
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