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If you missed The Jay Leno Show last night, you missed some hilarious and provocative sparring between Leno and Chelsea Handler -- a strong-willed talk show host in her own right.
Jay surprised Chelsea, 34, with an unexpected look at the cover of the December issue of Playboy, which features Handler. Jay said he got his hands on it by calling up Hugh Hefner himself. Since a regular-size version of the cover wouldn't do, he had it blown up to the size of a pickup truck.
But before they got to that, the two hosts engaged in a war of the wills that began with Jay asking Chelsea what her father would think of her taking off her clothes for the venerable girlie magazine.
"My dad is probably going to love it, because he thinks I'm very sexual," Chelsea replied in her trademark dry, tongue-in-cheek style. "That's pretty creepy," Jay said, something Chelsea herself couldn't deny.
As for how she prepared for the revealing photos, Chelsea said she "quit drinking for a day-and-a-half," adding, "I'm not good at that kind of stuff."
Jay insisted upon showing Chelsea -- and the entire viewing audience -- the Playboy cover, despite her protests against it.
"Nobody cares what you think," Jay fired back, in his own half-joking way.
The audience laughed until Chelsea indignantly said Jay was revealing that he is "exactly like David Letterman."
The crowd wasn't quite sure how to respond to that one, but Jay showed he can take it as well as he dishes it out.
Everyone was all smiles by the end, when Jay removed the black sheet covering the larger-than-life Playboy cover, revealing Chelsea's nearly-nude body.
She seemed pleased with the shot, which shows her in a barely there, cream-colored bikini and matching over-the-knee leather boots.
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