Skip to comments.NBC Executive and Leno Said to Have Clashed Over Jokes
Posted on 03/16/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT by shove_it
NBC has aggressively denied recent reports that it plans to replace Jay Leno soon as host of The Tonight Show, but the networks top entertainment executive, Robert Greenblatt, recently stirred up a bit of a feud with the late-night star over jokes about the network.
Three executives close to the situation reported this week that Mr. Greenblatt had taken offense to monologue jokes Mr. Leno made last month in the wake of news stories about NBCs ratings struggles and how the network had fallen into fifth place in the sweeps month of February behind the Spanish-language network Univision...
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Doncha just luv it?
If you can tell a host to avoid jokes about the President, you can get him to avoid any subject
Fifth place??? That’s terrible. But then so is 95% of NBC’s programming. Just unwatchable garbage, unless you’re gay or a flaming lib or both.
Leno hasn’t been shy about spearing emperor Baraq Hussein the antichrist, so I’m guessing the libs in the NBC hierarchy were rubbed the wrong way.
So the top source of news for the masses is devout Baraqqi Brian Williams. That explains a lot in itself.
****...Mr. Greenblatt had taken offense to monologue jokes Mr. Leno made last month in the wake of news stories about NBCs ratings struggles...****
So what was the difference between Leno’s jokes and the old LAUGH IN joke of news of the future, “when President Goldie Hawn requested that NBC stop the bombing”?
For those in the dark, at that time (1968-1969)the US was bombing North Vietnam to the chagrin of the leftists in the US.
NBC’s TV lineup that fall also bombed big time.
Unless and until the trend of CMCSA (Nasdaq) changes, this will not matter one bit.
Greenblatt is gay and is the first and currently the only openly gay broadcast TV president.
Explains a lot.
Doesn’t sound like he is really happy.
I’ve come to like Leno a little, but the fact is, he’s not very funny, and the talk show format has now officially been done to death. He should add a “who’s the daddy?” DNA segment and give the Maury fans something to watch at night.
And that NBC would be willing to kill off the Tonight Show where they are first in that time slot would be just plain stupid. But then again, the alphabet networks haven’t been known to be Einsteins.
All humor has truth at its core.
Making jokes about the network on late night TV is a tradition going back to Steve Allan.
NOW it’s a problem?
Is this really about Leno making the occasional joke at the expense of the democrats?
I’ll never forget one Laugh-In “News of the Future” where they predicted the fall of the Soviet Union to within a few years.
That'll fix it.
But there was one about the Soviet Union too.
The homo NBC exec is fighting to save his job, but he’ll be gone a year from now.
I expect Jay has his FU money stashed away.
And if not, he could sell off his car collection.
Yeah, and if they do that they’ll yearn for the days when they were the fifth-place network. I don’t watch much TV these days, but I make it a point to avoid NBC.
I’ll bet it would be a real hoot to watch Leno “clash” with a flaming homo liberal. I’m pretty sure that the homo would be intellectually outgunned. LOL!
Leno's also made a few jokes at the expense of Obama and liberals. My guess is that's the real problem with Leno ... He laughs at everyone - liberals conservatives all of us..
NBC is the network of 'we hate conservatives'. I suspect NCB executives are thin-skinned jerks with chips on their shoulders.
Leno, is a light weight compared to the way Johnny use to skewer NBC.