Friday, January 15, 2010

Online Pick of the Week (1/15): Ultimate Leno Ownage

You know, sometimes I can have a bit of a hard time picking stuff for this weekly entry. But this week was an absolute no-brainer.

Jimmy appeared via satellite from his own show on Jay Leno’s 10@10 segment… and let’s just say… it’s not what Jay was expecting.

My favorite part hands down was when Jimmy said: "The best prank I ever pulled was I told a guy that—five years from now—I'm gonna give you my show. And then when the five years came, I gave it to him, and then I took it back almost instantly."

I normally wouldn’t condone the bashing of someone on their own show, even if it‘s someone I don‘t like, but in this case I think it was justified. A few people see it as NBC forced Jay to retire. I really don’t see it that way. Jay agreed to retire in 2004. You don’t promise someone something and then when it happens, make an emotional farewell show, then almost right after come back and snatch the other guy’s show right underneath from him.

What was Leno expecting anyway with this appearance, especially after Kimmel impersonated Jay the other night on his show? Come on, Jay. Even the audience at Jay’s show crack up at what Jimmy says. And I notice this segment isn’t found on any official site with Jay videos. This was totally serious and one of the best moments in late night TV history.

As Kelso from That ‘70’s Show would say… BURN!

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