Jay Leno returned to the Tonight Show to ‘play’ Jimmy Fallon’s rival in a House of Cards parody titled House of Cue Cards. Fallon stars as Frank Underwood, a southern politician who has a tendency to breaking the fourth wall by looking into the camera explaining things that don’t need explaining. Ellen Barkin plays his very tight faced wife Claire Underwood and the Roots’ Tariq Luqmaan Trotter AKA Black Thought plays BBQ restaurant owner Freddy Hayes.
When Underwood devours a plate of ribs, he asks Freddy to fish through his pockets, which are filled with small phallic items like AAA battery, a Tootsie Roll and half a string cheese that turns out to be his penis. Fallon has been a roll with the self-deprecating humor. When the Tonight Show went to Orlando, the host joked he had small Harry wand in a Harry Potter skit.