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Twin Cities TV reporter Eric Perkins winds up on Jay Leno's last show

Posted by: Neal Justin under Television Updated: February 11, 2014 - 10:26 AM

 

 

Eric Perkins/courtesy of KARE

The last episode of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" featured cameos from Jack Black, Carol Burnett, Oprah Winfrey and...Eric Perkins?

The KARE-11 sports director/reporter made an unexpected appearance in Leno's final monologue last Thursday night when Leno's producers set up a joke by running footage from a story on backyard luges in Minnesota.

"A lot of it is just me screaming," said Perkins who was caught unaware that "Tonight" would be using his story, not to mention the image of him rolling downhill with a bunch of kids.

So will Perkins try to come up with something fresh for the Feb. 17 debut of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon?"

"I can't disappoint," he said. "For Leno, I could get away with family theatre. For Fallon I'll have to come up with something a little more cutting edge and raw."

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