Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Every so often, Tonight Show host Jay Leno conducts a highly slanted "independent poll" of viewers on one subject or another. This comedy routine had its roots in the made-for-cable Jay Leno: The American Dream. Decked out in a garish silver sports coats, Jay combs the hinterlands in search of the "real" America. Much of the humor is reliant upon Jay's deadpan commentary concerning various icons and landmarks (both famous and obscure) which the homefolk hold dear. Hilarious without ever stooping to cruelty, Jay Leno: The American Dream is a pleasant 49 minutes out of your life.
Americana, comedian, on-the-road, traveling, performer, small-town