Late Night host Jimmy Fallon passed the
torch pickle to his successor Seth Myers, who will take over the show when Fallon leaves to host the Tonight Show next month.
The giant pickle was handed down from the original host of Late Night David Letterman to Conan O’Brien, who in turn passed it on to Fallon with a note asking him to continue the tradition.
The Letterman people sent this pickle to my office in ’93 just before I went on the air. They said it’s been in their office since the beginning, and now they were passing it on to me so now I’m passing it on to you. Whenever you’re done, which won’t be for a long time, make sure you pass it on to the next sap.
Knock ’em dead,
“I’ve been stuck with it for five years… I mean, I’ve been so blessed to have this thing for five years,” Fallon joked.
Late Night with Seth Meyers premieres Monday, February 24, 2014.