Jay Leno continues biting the hand that feeds him

LenoHow much crap should a network put up with from one of its employees?

Every day now Jay Leno pushes closer and closer to pushing NBC to its breaking point. Undoubtingly the report that leaked that says the network is preparing for life without the "comedian" and intends to replace him with Jimmy Fallon. However, that replacement is tentatively scheduled to begin sometime next year.

Last night in his monologue, Leno continued his "lighthearted" jabs, which have already angered the network's entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt.

"Did you hear about this? A 28-year-old woman from Serbia has a rare brain condition where she sees everything upside down," Leno said in Tuesday night's monologue. "The good news? She's now been given a job at the White House as President Obama's economic adviser. Isn't that crazy? It's unbelievable. She sees everything upside down. In fact, she thinks NBC is at the top of the ratings." Har, har.

The day before, Leno called NBC executives snakes.

"You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right?" he joked. "St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland -- and then they came to the United States and became NBC executives. It's a fascinating story."

It is not new for late-night hosts to josh with their networks, but you would think an executive asking you to stop would not lead to you doing it every night.



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Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 20th, 2013, 8:35 am

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Message Posted On Mar 25th, 2013, 9:01 am
Here's another suggestion for Jimmy Fallon's successor: Joel McHale, host of The Soup. He could probably get away with some of the stuff he does on cable and that would attract a whole new audience.

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Message Posted On Mar 20th, 2013, 9:45 am

Fallon will make a great host.

May be out there, but how about George Stroumboulopoulos replacing Fallon in the Late Nite spot? I'm guessing Fallon is popular in Canada? Might work



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Message Posted On Mar 20th, 2013, 9:21 am

I figure that the reports about them wanting Fallon to replace Leno in 2014 are true, and so now Jay doesn't care what they think anymore.


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Message Posted On Mar 20th, 2013, 8:52 am

I think you are right - and I am hoping that is sooner rather than later.


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Message Posted On Mar 20th, 2013, 8:48 am

Nope, not going to stop until he's gone. That's quite clear by now at least ;)

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