“On a totally unrelated note, I’ve decided to make you my new ambassador to Antarctica,” he added. “Hope you’ve got a warm coat, funny man.”
The clip was played during a video montage of celebrities bidding Leno goodbye after 22 years hosting the late night NBC show.
Obama has appeared many times on Leno — as a candidate and president.
On Thursday, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama wished Leno well and was a fan of the show, calling the comedian’s departure “the end of an era.”