Leno Jokes About Today’s Late Night ‘Crisis’

Uses his monologue to poke fun at the situation. “I understand that Fox is beautiful this time of year,” he quips.

Jay Leno will make light of NBC’s late night mishegas on tonight’s edition of his show — joking he may be headed to Fox

Here’s what he’ll say, according to a transcript released by NBC:

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KATIE COURIC, IT’S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY. SHE LEFT NBC FOR ANOTHER NETWORK. I HAVE TO GIVE HER CALL TO SEE HOW THAT IS WORKING OUT.

AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD, THERE IS A RUMOR FLOATING AROUND THAT WE WERE CANCELED. I HEARD IT COMING IN THIS MORNING ON THE RADIO. SO FAR NO ONE HAS SAID ANYTHING TO ME. BUT KEV, IF WE DID GET CANCELED IT WILL GIVE US TIME TO DO SOME TRAVELING. I UNDERSTAND THAT FOX IS BEAUTIFUL THIS TIME OF YEAR.

I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANY TRUTH TO THE RUMORS. SEE, IT’S ALWAYS BEEN MY EXPERIENCE THAT NBC ONLY CANCELS YOU WHEN YOU’RE IN FIRST PLACE. SO WE ARE FINE. WE ARE OK.

YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED? NBC FOUND FOUR GUNS IN MY LOCKER. I WAS SUSPENDED. (KEVIN SAYS, “I’M GLAD THEY DIDN’T FIND THEM IN MY LOCKER.”) WE WILL KEEP FOLLOWING THIS STORY.