A day after Conan O’Brien told NBC to go fuck themselves, Jay Leno is now reportedly wanting out of the network as well. Why? I don’t know, to be a little bitch? Rob Shuter over at Popeater reports:
Sources close to former ‘Tonight Show’ host Jay Leno tell me he is furious with the way NBC has treated him and Conan O’Brien and is considering walking away from the entire mess with his head held high. “Now that Conan has made it clear he is leaving the troubled network, Jay is considering doing the same. They have put Jay in a terrible position. It looks like he is the reason that Conan is now without a job. Jay is a great guy and it’s not fair that due to NBC’s stupidity he looks like the bad guy,” a TV insider tells me. “Plus, what happens when Jay does return to the 11:35 slot if his audience doesn’t immediately follow? How can he possibly trust the same network that canceled Conan after only seven months?”
So basically, in 2004, Conan O’Brien was promised The Tonight Show after Leno retired. Well, Leno “retired” in 2009 then immediately hosted a show in prime time that failed like a turtle taking a calculus exam. NBC then, only after 7 months, told Conan that after waiting 5 years for the 11:35 time slot, they wanted Leno back. Conan told them to kiss his ass. Leno of course helped shove Conan out the door, so why all the feigned concern for Conan now? How can I get women to talk to me? I don’t know what that has to do with anything at NBC, but it would really help me out, man. I’m so lonely!
Jimmy Kimmel is Jay Leno: