Jay Leno, the Grover Cleveland of television, commenced his second nonconsecutive term on March 1. His transition from prime-time failure to once and future host of The Tonight Show lasted about a minute and a half. The cold open had him waking up in a sepia-toned sequence à la Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. In the monologue he said, "We were off for the last couple of weeks--kind of like the Russians at the Olympics!" And then it was back to what could have been a Leno monologue from before The Jay Leno Show--and before the Obama Administration, for that...

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