Opens with slow panning shot of Jay’s dressing-room, showing “The Jay Leno Show” artifacts – Jay is stepping into shower.
Cut to close-up of Jay showering – cut to floor of shower – a bar of soap is by Jay’s feet – he steps on the soap – cut back to close up – Jay disappears with a cry [insert foley: suggest several melons dropped into a bath, filled with two inches of water] – cut to close-up of Jay lying on floor, eyes closed.
Picture swirls – insert pre-edited montage: beginning with Jay lying in front of kids on last “The Tonight Show”, continuing with highlights from the seven months of “The Jay Leno Show” – sound of knocking on door – swirling image fades – Jay wakes up and shakes head.
Muffled page’s voice: “Ten minutes, Mr Leno.”
Jay grabs a bath-robe, puts it on and staggers to door – opens door – page is standing there.
Jay: “To what – The Jay Leno Show?”
Page: “Well – we call it The Tonight Show – but whatever you say, Mr Leno.”
Page turns and leaves – Jay closes door and looks around him – the dressing room is now filled with “The Tonight Show” artifacts – Jay goes to closet and opens it [closet is filled with suit, shirt, tie and shoe sets – joined together like overalls] – Jay selects a set, climbs into it and zips the front up in one sweeping movement – cut to close-up and zoom back to show Jay in normal stage suit – another knock on door – Jay opens it.
Another Page: “Five minutes, Mr Leno.”
Jay nods – the page leaves – Jay turns and looks into dressing room once more – shakes head and makes for studio – run opening credits…
Hey listen – it worked for Bobby Ewing (but if they USE it, I want a writers credit!)