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(Today)   Jay Leno shows Bryan Cranston's old Preparation H ad, which Leno reportedly found when suffering massive butthurt after his show was pulled from prime time after destroying NBC's entire line-up   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, Jay Leno, Preparation H., Bryan Cranston, NBC, prime-time, athletic director  
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2012-10-03 11:03:58 AM  
2 votes:
Why is Leno still on?

Please...tell me why?
2012-10-04 10:13:27 PM  
1 vote:

ThatBillmanGuy: I just read Late Night Wars after being recommended to after our last Leno thread. I now think he's less of a douche than before, but not by much. And NBC doesn't know what the hell it is doing at all. And they really farked Conan over from the beginning. And he took it hard and a little too drama queen-y, but it's understandable and it worked out for him in the end at TBS. And really, the only ones who got screwed totally in the end were Jeff Zucker and all those dumbasses at NBC who apparently don't work there anymore after all that. It also gave me some respect for Jimmy Kimmel.

Lemme guess though, Zucker probably got a 90 million dollar parachute out of there. Totally sucks for him I'm sure.
2012-10-03 01:53:30 PM  
1 vote:

Allansfirebird: I think Zucker holds 90% of the blame for the entire situation. His desperate 5-year plan to bench Leno so that they could hold on to Conan was shoddy (to say the least). I think it might've been a better career move for Conan to move over to Fox when they offered in 2004 and 2001.

I agree. And I think looking back from where he is now, I get the feeling Conan probably feels he would be better off taking that offer, and staying on an actual major network.

Plus I also get the feeling that NBC would have been better off just showing Leno the door rather than trying to keep him by offering him the prime time show. Sure he would have gone to ABC and they would have taken a hit in the ratings initially. But even Jay Leno can't work for ever, and if you want to plan for the future you need a younger host that appeals to younger viewers. Plus even though people seem to remember Johnny Carson as an old man, the dude was only 66 when he retired. Jay Leno is 62, and will be 64 in 2014 when his contract comes up for renewal again. Considering they have no one to replace him, I can't see them not renewing it though.
2012-10-03 01:44:18 PM  
1 vote:

carrion_luggage: Anybody else notice the Preparation H was blue?

I think ad people use blue fluid for products relating to the human body because very few organic secretions are blue.
2012-10-03 11:19:04 AM  
1 vote:

strangeguitar: Why is Leno still on?

Please...tell me why?

Old people like predictability. Makers of boner pills like advertising to old people.

He's not stupid, maybe the reason he doesn't live off any of his Tonight Show money is because he's partially ashamed of that type of comedian he has to portray.
2012-10-03 11:16:39 AM  
1 vote:
And here I was thinking yesterday's Axl Rose headline required too much work.

Compound sentences much?
2012-10-03 11:15:52 AM  
1 vote:
That headline gave me whiplash.
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