You know how Jay Leno's lips are always firmly planted on his guest's behind, no matter who it is? How publicists enamored with Leno's softball predictability are always eager to book their clients on The Tonight Show? And how Leno rarely, if ever, challenges the answers a guest provides to the questions he asks? Well, that changed on Friday night. How so? Two words: Michele Bachmann.
Bachmann's had quite a week! On Monday, she fought with Rick Perry about HPV and vaccines at the CNN/Tea Party debate. On Tuesday, she lied to Matt Lauer about that fight. On Thursday, she was lambasted by Jon Stewart and Kristen Schaal on The Daily Show. And on Friday, she visited The Tonight Show. What could possibly go wrong?
A lot, actually—because for whatever reason, Leno chose that moment to start really questioning the people sitting there in front of him, waiting for his questions. So he challenged a defiant Bachmann about her husband's "pray the gay away" clinic (and dismissed her lame joke about it without so much as a chuckle), about how she isn't too fond of gays in general, about why she gives a fierce f*ck whether two men should be able to get married or not, and more. A video of the discussion is above.