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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

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    Did you see Craig Ferguson last night? He didn't just limit it to the monologue, he spent the entire show ripping NBC, and not subtly either. I have to admit, the guy is growing on me.
    Ferguson is really, really funny. I had never given his show a chance until recently, and I'm really glad that I DVR it now.

    BTW -- Jimmy Kimmel got in on the act too. He dressed up like Leno (complete with fake chin) and did his entire show as a Leno impersonation last night. His take on the "Headlines" bit was downright scathing, IMO.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Watching his show last night, there was no doubt where he stood. NBC is going to have to pull the plug on him, IMO. It's become obvious that Leno has, again, worked the political angle of things to his advantage and that NBC is not going to simply drop him (as they should).

    With it being a given that Leno is going to 11:35, NBC can't let Conan continue to get free airtime to air his grievances against the network and (potentially) advertise himself for his next late night gig.
    I've always had the impression that Leno, for all his nicey-niceness on TV, is a pretty devious guy.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by Yachtzee View Post
    I've always had the impression that Leno, for all his nicey-niceness on TV, is a pretty devious guy.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    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.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Pretty good interview with Leno from last June in RS...

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    When [Leno] 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.
    Yes, even if you didn't think he was all that funny, at one time Jay Leno was a sympathetic figure. Sort of like how I felt bad for Lane Kiffin when he worked for Al Davis.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    It's sure been fun watching the monologues of all the late night shows recently.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    It's sure been fun watching the monologues of all the late night shows recently.
    No kidding. With all of this stuff going on, late night has been funny again.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
    It's sure been fun watching the monologues of all the late night shows recently.
    Conan is using his entire show to tell us how he really feels, not just the monologues. Even his guests were getting in on the act last night. First time I've watched Conan in months and I laughed the entire hour. The whole ordeal is bringing me back. I think his ratings are going to skyrocket and will end up only helping him in the long run, whether he stays at NBC or not.

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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    If I was NBC, I'd make Triumph the host of the Tonight Show. He's the funniest of them all.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    It appears like it's official according to TMZ.

    Jay Leno has made a new deal with NBC, which gives him "The Tonight Show" from 11:35 - 12:35 ... sources tell TMZ.

    As we first reported, under the contract Jay had been working under, he was guaranteed the 10 PM hour. By moving him to 11:35, NBC was in breach of his contract and needed to negotiate a new deal. That is now done, sources tell TMZ.

    So Conan O'Brien is out, and Jay is restored.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/#ixzz0cdkcyrS7
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    How great would it be if as soon as Conan is settled in at Fox Jay announces he's retiring?
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    I had heard earlier today that Jeff Zucker was threatening to keep Conan off of television for the duration of his NBC contract.
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    Re: Jimmy Fallon to take over for Conan O'Brien

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I had heard earlier today that Jeff Zucker was threatening to keep Conan off of television for the duration of his NBC contract.
    Last night both Dave and Craig took aim at Zucker. This guy is not well liked. Apparently, that's one thing everyone can agree on.
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