CONAN O’BRIEN LAUNCHES BLISTERING ATTACK ON JAY LENO FOR SCREWING HIM OVER!
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CONAN O’Brien is still unhappy with Jay Leno!
During an interview with 60 Minutes, Conan insists that had the tables been turned during his late-night dispute with Jay, he knows what he would — and wouldn’t — have done to his big-chinned former network buddy.
“He went and took that show back, and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know — I know me, I wouldn’t have done that,” O’Brien, 47, says.
“If I had surrendered The Tonight Show and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well — and then … six months later. But that’s me, you know. Everyone’s got their own, you know, way of doing things.”
When asked what O’Brien would have done instead he said he would have “done something else, go someplace else. I mean, that’s just me.”
Earlier this week, Leno came under fire from David Letterman.
“I loved it, I thought it was very exciting,” Letterman said on his show. “It was great fun.
“I love Jay summing the whole thing up — ‘Yeah, well, we both got screwed’. I said, ‘No, wait a minute Jay, you both got screwed yet you’re the only one who ended up with a show. How did you get screwed, exactly?’”
When Letterman’s guest Dr Phil suggested that Leno “got a bum wrap” — the host replied, “He got everything he deserved. Believe me, he got everything he deserved.
“It was good fun and I couldn’t get enough of it and I wish it was still going on. I loved Jay saying, ‘Well, you know, my show got canceled too’. Yeah, but you got your old show back. Hilarious.
“I’ve known Jay since 1975 and when we first met and were hanging around everyone loved Jay because he’s so funny, so engaging, so compelling — you can’t not love him. But then there’s also this other side of him — and I think he’d own up to it — he’s just a complete boob.
“He can’t help himself. And it’s just a lot of fun now that we were able to say, ‘Oh, here’s the Jay we all remember’.”