The Jay Leno Show

I forced myself to watch the first five minutes of the debut of tonight’s “The Jay Leno Show,” before giving up without laughing. OK, that’s a lie. The “Cash for Clunkers” line made me laugh, though the dollar amount he made up for the gag oversold the joke a tad. See? Even when Leno has a good line, he steps over it. Some quick thoughts:

  • So, what, this “The Cheaters” thing is an actual reality show? Is that one of those daytime things they sell to stay at home moms that I’ll never see?
  • Watching Jay shakes all those hands at the show open, I kept thinking, “Swine Flu Alert!” Seriously, would you want to shake all those random hands without have a quart of hand sanitizer in your pockets? (You know, those pockets Leno thrusts his hands into after every sentence…)
  • Leno at least knows when the joke is bad and isn’t going to work. He always looks over to his sidekick for a cheap laugh. He gets it, but it’s the only one.
  • I couldn’t even wait around for the inevitable Kanye apology.  Not that it matters, that guy is a punk who deserves to be derided and hated till the end of days.  I wonder if his apology will be auto tuned?

This is the savior of network television?  The networks are doomed.


 
 
 

4 Responses to “The Jay Leno Show”

  1. ShyGuy
    15. September 2009 at 16:37

    Your posts have sounded a bit curmudgeonly lately. Get off my lawn!

  2. PowerBook Pete
    17. September 2009 at 11:54

    I’ve heard some people say the carwash bit was the funniest part of the show, but I felt that it went about 4 songs too long. Tuesday and Wednesday night’s shows I just fast-forwarded through.

  3. Matt John
    28. September 2009 at 01:40

    He replaced Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992, after having been a regular substitute host for Carson since 1987.[5] Leno continued to perform as a stand-up comedian throughout his tenure on The Tonight Show.

    In 2004, Leno signed a contract extension with NBC which would keep him as host of The Tonight Show until 2009.[6] Later in 2004, Conan O’Brien signed a contract with NBC under which O’Brien would become the host of The Tonight Show in 2009, replacing Leno at that time.[7]

    During the 2007-2008 WGA Writers strike, Leno was accused of violating WGA guidelines by writing his own monologue for The Tonight Show. While NBC and Leno claim there were private meetings with the WGA where there was a secret agreement allowing this, the WGA denied such a meeting.[8] Leno answered questions in front of the Writers Guild of America, West trial committee in February 2009 and June 2009, and when the WGAW published its list of strike-breakers a year and a half later on 11 August 2009, Leno was not on the list.[9][10]

    Leno said in 2008 that he was saving all of his income from The Tonight Show and living solely off his income from stand-up comedy.[11]

    On April 23, 2009, Leno checked himself into a hospital with an undisclosed illness.[12] He was released the following day and returned to work on Monday, April 27. The two subsequently cancelled Tonight Show episodes for April 23 and April 24 were Leno’s first in 17 years as host.[13][14] Initially, the illness that caused the absence was not disclosed, but later Leno told People magazine that the ailment was exhaustion.[14][15]

    But i am not interested in show because i have to prepare ccnp practice exams;

    Thanks

  4. Chris Arndt
    6. October 2009 at 00:49

    The Cheaters is a program on… The CW in my experience.