Leno Strikes Back at NBC Executives
Jay Leno really went after NBC executives during his Tonight Show monologue Friday.
First he joked about having a knife stuck in his back for three years, and then said NBC wants to make up with him by sending him and his wife on a Carnival Cruise (video follows with transcript and commentary):
JAY LENO: Doctors in Canada were shocked after pulling a three-inch knife blade from the back of a 32-year-old man. The knife had been in there for three years. Imagine that. Guy had a knife in his back for three years. So, he must have worked at NBC, too. I can’t believe that. I couldn't believe that. I was stunned by that. I was stunned by that.
Have you heard about this alleged feud that I'm having with NBC? Well, I think it's going to be okay. This is real. I had dinner last night, I did, I had dinner last night with a bunch of NBC executives. And to make up to me, listen to this, to make it up to me, what they did, they are sending my wife and I on an all expenses paid Carnival Cruise. How about that, huh? Wow. How about that? So, it looks like it's going to be okay. Fantastic!
For those that haven't been following this ongoing saga, NBC has made it very clear that it's going to be replacing Leno with Jimmy Fallon next year if not sooner. Apparently a studio is already being built for Fallon in New York City.
Rumors began swirling Friday that Fox is interested in giving Leno a show at 11 PM which would give him a leg up on all his competition.
As such, it's going to be a hot summer in the late night wars.