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NOTHING HAS CHANGED!
LOLz! It's true! Jimmy is still throwing shade at Jay, mainly at his alleged lack of human feelings!
“I always feel bad if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but I don’t believe Jay Leno has actual feelings, and he doesn’t seem to be that worried about other people’s feelings.”
Then, in the interview, he talked about how much fun he had doing his Jay Leno impression, including the dumbed-down monologue, back when the whole Leno/Conan fiasco happened:
“I have a filter mechanism in my head every night when I put together the monologue for our show: If I can imagine Jay Leno telling a joke, then I won’t do it, even if it’s a good joke. There are three ways he does a joke, every single time, always with the same rhythm.”
Burrrrrrrn! He continued:
“The more I thought about it the madder it made me. I didn’t want him to just get away scot-free with what was happening all over again. Keep in mind this was the second time he’d done this. The first time, he’d elbowed Dave out of the Tonight Show gig, and now he’d done it to Conan. I felt there had to be some kind of comeuppance — not that I knew I’d do what I did."
Things weren't ALL negative, though, as Jimmy did slip him this compliment:
“I haven’t met anyone who knows more than he does about how ratings and the business of late-night television work.”
Listen, we all know what he did to Conan was jacked up. We also know, however, that he can't host the show FOREVER!
[Image via Ramey Pix.]