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PDilemma
01-24-2010, 04:52 PM
I am still :eek: at the amount of money Conan is receiving simply for being let go/unemployed. How many Americans would love to receive that much money in unemployment benefits or severance packages?! If I didn't perform well at my job, or if my "rating" wasn't what my boss thought it should be, I'd be let go with only my final paycheck and perhaps whatever I received for cashing in my vacation and/or sick leave. I know; life isn't fair. A friend of mine posted on her Facebook status last night to think about how that money could be used to help the Haitians. :(

But if I left my job for a new one and failed miserably at the new one; I wouldn't be able to just get my old job back, screwing over my replacement and everyone who worked under him. So this logic can easily be applied to Jay as well.

pixie cut
01-24-2010, 05:09 PM
But if I left my job for a new one and failed miserably at the new one; I wouldn't be able to just get my old job back, screwing over my replacement and everyone who worked under him. So this logic can easily be applied to Jay as well.

Jay Leno didn't leave his old job willingly. He simply followed orders. And he was mighty fine at his old job. It's not Leno who screwed over his replacement, it's NBC network brass who made this decision. They could have sacked Leno, paid out his contract and kept O'Brien as host of The Tonight Show.

mpal2
01-24-2010, 06:04 PM
Jay Leno didn't leave his old job willingly.

Where do you get this from? So far I keep seeing this mostly coming from you and not anyone else. If you got it from an article please link it. Also a current article about the past isn't so trustworthy. He has reason to rewrite the past given all the controversy. I'm more interested in what he said at the time he quit the Tonight Show.

PrincessLeppard
01-24-2010, 06:53 PM
I thought everyone knew Jay was forced to give up the Tonight Show? That it was standard knowledge?

pixie cut
01-24-2010, 08:40 PM
I thought everyone knew Jay was forced to give up the Tonight Show? That it was standard knowledge?

Yes, it's standard knowledge. There have been countless articles over the past five years. Anyone who thinks I dreamed it up has been under a rock. Even people who don't like Leno and think he should have graciously stepped aside for O'Brien acknowledge that Leno NEVER wanted to give up The Tonight Show. As he said in an interview just before he did his last Tonight Show, people asked him why he didn't fight harder to keep it. He said he was the kind of guy who didn't want to stay where he wasn't wanted. But as he said ON THE AIR on his show about a week ago, he never wanted to leave that job.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvFzHDnczdc&feature=related

mpal2
01-24-2010, 08:44 PM
Well pardon me for actually trying to sleep at night instead of paying attention to the drama or Leno. :rolleyes: I always did my best to stay away from anything Leno which makes it pretty hard to know that kind of "common knowledge".

If Leno was the kind of guy that didn't want to stay where he wasn't wanted he sure did a piss poor job of staying away.

shan
01-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Did anyone notice that Guy Fieri (Food Network) has one of the 10 pm replacement shows? I just can't see how it fits in that time slot, or on network tv....


"Minute to Win It" follows rock and roll chef Guy Fieri as he pits contestants against each other in tackling games involving household items. Universal Media Studios and Firday TV produce. :scream:

pixie cut
01-24-2010, 09:30 PM
Well pardon me for actually trying to sleep at night instead of paying attention to the drama or Leno. :rolleyes:

Then why are you on this thread?

I didn't love Leno, but I liked him well enough. I liked him better than I like O'Brien. I will gladly watch either of them and Letterman as well if they have a guest I like. I don't watch the monologues. That's when I'm getting ready for bed. At midnight I turn it on and see who the guests are. If I like the guests, I watch. If not, it's lights out.

mpal2
01-24-2010, 11:34 PM
Then why are you on this thread?

I'm in this thread because I care that Conan is gone now and I'm reading for news of where he might end up. The common knowledge of how Leno left the show isn't common knowledge for those who stopped watching it because he was hosting. It isn't common knowledge if the only news some cared about at the time of his supposed retirement is just that he was gone. I'll be back to not watching the show again now that Leno is back.

I wish that they had left Conan on until after the Olympics. If the timing of the broadcasts is anything like Torino I'm sure I'll be stuck seeing some of Leno's inane crap again. :blah:

pixie cut
01-24-2010, 11:39 PM
I am fairly certain O'Brien will be back on the air come September, which I believe is when his contract allows.

While I prefer Leno slightly, I feel badly that NBC didn't stand behind O'Brien 100%. Once they picked him to host The Tonight Show they should have given him full support and let Leno try his luck elsewhere. But I can only feel so bad for someone paid millions and millions and MILLIONS of dollars to simply go away.

bobalina77
01-25-2010, 12:10 AM
Well if they had stuck behind O'Brien they wouldn't have had to pay him millions of dollars to go away. It'll be interesting to see what the ratings of the Tonight Show will be now that all is said and done and Jay takes over.

pixie cut
01-25-2010, 01:51 AM
Well if they had stuck behind O'Brien they wouldn't have had to pay him millions of dollars to go away. It'll be interesting to see what the ratings of the Tonight Show will be now that all is said and done and Jay takes over.

We will never know how O'Brien could have done had he not been saddled with Leno at 10 PM. I don't think he would have equaled Leno's numbers, but it would have been better.

I don't think Leno will recapture what he had before he left. If he does, it will take quite some time for the stench of the 10 PM show to subside.

numbers123
01-25-2010, 01:55 AM
Sadly the biggest loser in this whole situation will be the NBC affiliates as they struggle to regain their news audiences.

stanhope
01-25-2010, 02:54 AM
Sadly the biggest loser in this whole situation will be the NBC affiliates as they struggle to regain their news audiences.

Sadly, the biggest loser is NBC, not just the affiliates. This situation has left such a bad taste in my mouth that I'm switching to a different network for everything (news and late night) except for The Office. Sure, I'm just one person, but I think the way NBC has treated Conan has really come off badly to a lot of people.

uyeahu
01-25-2010, 06:35 AM
Leno's numbers will continue to decline because his appeal is primarily to an older audience. Conan's strength is that he appeals to a younger audience and therefore has the larger potential for growth. NBC's decision is somewhat shortsighted in that regard.

Late night television on the whole is going to have a declining audience simply because there are so many more options available to people now than in the past. Cable channels have more and more original programming competing at that hour and young people are just as likely to look online for programming as to look to their televisions.

If 30 Rock weren't on NBC I'd have zero reason to ever watch it. I certainly haven't and won't be watching the Tonight Show in future. I've always found Leno incredibly annoying and smug.