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Jimmy Kimmel puts on a big chin and mocks Jay Leno [Updated]

January 13, 2010 |  8:58 am

I guess we know whose team Jimmy Kimmel is on.

The ABC late-night host donned a gray wig and an extra-large prosthetic chin for Tuesday night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and proceeded to relentlessly mock Jay Leno.

"Let it be known I'm taking over all the shows on late-night," Kimmel-as-Leno said.

Kimmel's get-up appeared to be a reaction to the statement Conan O'Brien released earlier in the day in which he said he would not participate in the "destruction" of "The Tonight Show." NBC on Sunday announced the network would move "The Jay Leno Show" into the 11:35 p.m. time period that is currently home to O'Brien's "Tonight Show" after the Olympics.

O'Brien on Tuesday said "'The Tonight Show' at 12:05 a.m. simply isn't 'The Tonight Show.'"

[Updated at 9:00 a.m.: Fans of Conan O'Brien across the country, meanwhile, showed their support by tuning in to "The Tonight Show." Tuesday's episode notched a 1.7 rating /7 share in adults 18-49 in Nielsen's 25 major markets with people meters -- up 40% from Monday's episode. O'Brien's demo rating was also double that of "Late Show with David Letterman.")

Check out the video of Tuesday's entire episode here.

-- Denise Martin

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