Leno compares NBC execs to snakes in monologue
March 19th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

Leno compares NBC execs to snakes in monologue

Monday's "Tonight Show" came with an extra bit of venom for the executives at NBC.

During his opening monologue, Jay Leno took a shot at the higher-ups of his network by saying, "You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, and then they came into the United States and became NBC executives.”

While this would usually be seen as nothing more than a holiday-themed swipe, it came off to some as salt in the wound in light of recent reports.

There were rumors earlier this month that Jimmy Fallon was being eyed as a replacement for Leno - whispers that NBC has "categorically" denied, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And on Friday, the New York Times cited sources who alleged that NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt and Leno exchanged tense emails regarding the late night host's jokes about NBC's struggling ratings.

But as far as Leno’s ratings, the Times pointed out, “The Tonight Show” regularly comes in first place.


soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. LENOSUCKS

    but we do want too see his house...i want too see his bathroom

    March 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. High End Friends

    how do we get into butch's house...so we can see if she's clean or not....

    March 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. maria

    In plain English " you eat the hand that feeds you" what a true ! he is making millions and talk bad about the people who is making him rich! thanks goodness I don't watch this moron I starting disliking him after he comeback and make Connan leave ..well I don't watch both of them but Connan is much more smart than Leno!

    March 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • what's her living room like...we want too see her talented decor.

      let's do that.

      March 20, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Names of everyone on the email

    for all the fans...

    March 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joseph

    One Republican mouthpiece,Replacing another Republican mouthpiece.

    March 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Don from California

    i am gay and in love with jay leno

    March 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      Bad taste you have!you probably likes his money!

      March 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • maria

      You had a bad taste,you probably likes his money! and NOT this is not a DUPLICATE! this is the first time I write about it!

      March 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    I want to fling my butt biscuits at his enormous chin.

    March 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Didn't you mean to say Jay Leno's chin is great.......for you to poop on?

      March 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tug Romney

    It's difficult finding a good dress shirt that really matches your hair color. Way to go, Leno. You did it!

    March 19, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Emily

    NO ! NO I DID NOT ! Please quit posting falsehoods about me.

    March 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Donald Dog

    I am starting to suspect that bloggers like "abgail" don't really have a friend named Emily...

    March 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |

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