Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien
Originally Posted by Chip R
Perhaps. Maybe he needed to do it to survive. When he first started on the Tonight Show they were ready to give him the boot. IIRC, he hid in a closet at an excecutives' meeting and found out what they were trying to do with him. I don't know what all went down with booting him off the Tonight Show but it seems like it was NBC's decision, not Leno's.
I got the feeling he was pulling a Bret Favre, saying he was going to retire after his last contract, at which point NBC signed Conan to a contract giving the Tonight Show to him after Leno's contract was up. Then Leno decides he doesn't want to go and puts NBC in a situation where they either keep Leno and give Conan a huge buyout or give the Tonight Show to Conan and try to appease Leno in some other way.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.