In case you feel sorry for Jay Leno, let’s look back at what he said on his show in 2004, when he announced that he’d be turning the show over to Conan in 5 years:
“When I took this show over, boy there was a lot of animosity between me and Dave, and who’s gonna get it, and quite frankly, a lot of, what I thought, well good friendships were permanently damaged. And I don’t want to see anybody ever have to go through that again. Because, you know this show is like a dynasty, you hold it, and then you hand it off to the next person. And I don’t wanna see all the fighting and all the ‘who’s better’ and nasty things back and forth in the press, so right now, here it is, Conan, it’s yours, see you in 5 years buddy. Clear enough?”
Sigh. Boo, Jay, BOO!
JD and I are deep thinkers and have intense intellectual debates about important issues of the day. Which is why I can tell you that it is with much thought and deliberation that we hereby announce that we are on Team Coco.
Poor Conan, given a job for a mere 7 months, then publicly humiliated as his show is ripped away from him and given to that mean Jay Leno. It’s like being dumped on your honeymoon for the crazy ex-wife that left you for a younger man.
And only getting THIRTY MILLION dollars in alimony.
I don’t know how he’ll survive it.