Jimmy Kimmel, Carson Daly, the immunity idol from "Survivor" and pumpkin pie.
No, that’s not a clue from some messed-up version of "The $100,000 Pyramid." It’s a description of some of the elements in "Jimmy Kimmel Live’s" take on LateNightCrisis2010, which aired last night.
Daly actually made a quick cameo on "JKL" Friday to joke about the events at his network, smartly asking if he still has a job. Kimmel’s joking response below, but FYI: When TV MoJoe inquired about Daly’s status — pre-crisis, but post-Daly taking a job in LA radio– we were told he was safe.
Whether that holds in a world where NBC has three other latenight shows from 11:35 until 2 a.m. is up in the air.
Meanwhile, since Kimmel and Daly have now addressed the NBC mishegas, the only network host still silent on the matter: David Letterman. Maybe he’s waiting to book Conan O’Brien on his show.
Here’s video of last night’s "JKL" open, as well as a transcript:
“Welcome to the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You didn’t hear? They moved things around again.
You know, strange things are going on over at NBC – Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien are apparently moving in together is what I heard. They got an apartment and – I don’t know what’s going on.
If you’ve been following the story at all, you know that NBC made the decision a number of years ago that they were making too much money, so they threw all their shows in a bag, shook them around like Scrabble tiles and dumped them out. Jay Leno wound up on at ten. And Conan moved to 11:30.
And now they want them to both be on at the same time – like Regis and Kelly.
So it’s confusing, but I do understand what’s happening. Let me explain what’s going on in late night television right now… Think of it as a pie. <Pie is handed to Kimmel> In this case, pumpkin.
OK – so late night TV is this pumpkin pie. Now, there are all these different hosts – competing for a piece of the same pie. There’s Leno and Conan and David Letterman… And the object is to try to get as much pie as possible. (Kimmel digs into the pie.)
The idea is you want to eat the pie. And the pie is delicious. Other hosts want pie, but they can’t have it because I’m eating it myself.
But in all seriousness, people have been asking me about this, so I thought it would be a good idea to take some questions from the audience – and that way, hopefully we cover everything in one shot.”
“Hi, what’s your name?” – Jimmy Kimmel
“Carson.” – Carson Daly
“Okay Carson, where are you from?” – Kimmel
“I’m from L.A.” – Daly
“What’s your question?” – Kimmel
“What do you think is going to happen to my show?” – Daly
“Do you have your immunity idol?” – Kimmel
“Yes” – Daly
“As long as you have the immunity idol, I think you’re safe.” – Kimmel
“Thanks. Can I have your show?” – Daly
“No.” – Kimmel