You know, we didn’t want to write about Jay Leno on SCFOM today or any other goddamn day. We didn’t want to write about his stupid feud with Conan O’Brien — who has gone into hiding but posts some pretty funny tweets — because let’s face it, Conan, despite some lapses in quality in “Late Night” in the last few years of its run, and a pretty mediocre “Tonight Show,” will never be as lame, bottom-feeding or lowest common denominator-baiting as Jay Leno. And Josh named his fantasy baseball league “FBL Coco.”
The Jay went ahead and, probably unintentionally — though he’s such a smooth smoothie, you never know — gave Sarah Palin another outlet for lying and getting away with it. From the Huffington Post:
In his “Tonight Show” return, Leno promoted Tuesday’s lineup, which includes Sarah Palin.
In hyping Palin’s appearance, he said she “has never been on a late night show.”
Palin, of course, appeared on the “Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” in December alongside William Shatner, where she read Shatner’s autobiography.
Nikki Finke writes that Leno’s statement is evidence of “NBC/Leno erasing all trace of Conan.” NBC had already gone out of its way to “erase” Conan from the web, removing every single “Tonight Show” that he hosted from Hulu and NBC websites.
Not that we think Conan is some saint in all this. He did have Palin on his “Tonight Show.” But at least he had her read a William Shatner book. Our bet on sample questions for Jay: How do you feel about the “Family Guy” thing? How is Letterman’s treatment of you still affecting you? What’s going on with Levi Johnston? All in a high-pitched, whiny squeal, of course.
One good thing we can say about Jay Leno: He and his wife never had children. It’s the little things that give us hope here at SCFOM. Praise be to Allah!