I actually like Jay Leno's 10@10
by Jane Boursaw, posted Sep 30th 2009 9:00AM
The Jay Leno Show has taken a bit of a beating from viewers and critics, but my household has been watching, and we like the show. Sure, there are parts of it that fall a little flat (like, ok, The Real Housewives of Orange County bit last night; Jason didn't like it either), but overall, Jay's pretty funny no matter what he's doing, and we enjoy the show.
One of the bits we like is 10@10, the part where Jay gets celebrities on his screen and asks them ten questions about anything. In last night's episode, he caught up with Billy Crystal, currently in Philadelphia touring with his show, 700 Sundays.
The reason I like the 10@10 segment is because we get to see celebrities in their own element, i.e. the set of their latest film project (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, pictured), stage show (Billy Crystal), or whatever else they're promoting. I don't know if the celebrities know the questions ahead of time (ok, they probably do), but it seems like they have to think on their feet and come up with witty and/or interesting answers.
Some do better than others at this -- and as Jason mentioned, the time-delay is a little goofy -- but it's still fun, and also doubles as a good plug for whatever project they're working on.