When I was a kid, I would sneak out of bed to watch "The Tonight Show" after my folks put me down for the night. I remember Jack Parr and Steve Allan as host but, for 30 years, Johnny Carson was the King Of Late-Nite TV and then he retired. There was a brief tussle for the job but, it went to Jay Leno over David Letterman; rival network CBS spun off a new Late Show with David Letterman. So now you have two competing Late-Nite talk shows, both with the same guests the only real difference was the host of the shows. Jay Leno started out as a Comedian while David Letterman's career stared in broadcasting as a reporter. Jay Leno's format was based around his comedic strong points and he used a lot of "Sight Gags" and "funny" personal attacks/man-on-the-street skits. David Letterman's st-hick is based more on cerebral wit, biting humor, double entendres and slapstick mugging (ala Bill Cosby). After Leno's "retirement" from The Tonight Show (he was tired of getting trounced by Dave in the ratings) was announced his brand of humor sunk to new lows in Jay's search to get laughs. Classless. Even more crass, (How's come he couldn't just retire with class like Johnny Carson ?) not being able to compete with Letterman, he trying to capture a share of earlier viewing audience. Dave's still going strong in his time slot against the Geeky-looking guy with the red Pompadour hair do. Leno or Letterman, which one turned your crank? .