For the second time in less than a week, comedian Jay Leno turned to Stockton for material.
The city again made headlines this month when it was deemed eligible for bankruptcy protection, allowing it to move forward in reorganizing its debt. In June, the 300,000-person city became the largest in the U.S. to fail financially.
Monday, the "Tonight Show" star pounced. "Stockton is so broke, the founding father is now demanding a paternity test," Leno joked. "They are so broke, the 99 Cent Store has been accused of price gouging."
"In fact," he continued, "you know what they call 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' in Stockton? 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.' "
It wasn't the only time Leno ribbed the city. Stockton was mentioned in the opening monologue of last Wednesday's show with a very similar setup.