In addition to handing over the role as host of “Late Night” to Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon also gifted the comedian a late-night heirloom. “There’s a late-night tradition. I don’t even know if it’s real or not. I don’t really know, because no one from [David] Letterman actually told me,” Fallon jokingly warned Meyers during an interview on “The Tonight Show.” “The writers from David Letterman, Late Night … passed this thing on to Conan O’Brien.” Fallon went on to explain that O’Brien then handed the item down to him and that he had it in his possession for five years. Fallon then presented Meyers with the giant “late night pickle,” to which Meyers hilariously responded, “I don’t know if I have room for it.”
Three years later, Meyers stopped by “The Tonight Show” again, and Fallon was sure to congratulate his television pal on his accomplishments. “You set a very high standard, I wanted to live up to your standard,” Meyers told Fallon. The camaraderie didn’t end there; months later, Fallon escorted Meyers to his studio to start “Late Night” in truly wholesome fashion.