Conan O'Brien
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Oprah: Did you watch Conan's final show?

Jay: Yes.

Oprah: What did you think?

Jay: Great show, good performer and good comic. And a good guy. There's no animosity there.

Oprah: What did you feel about what he said in his goodbye about every comedian's dream of hosting The Tonight Show?

Jay: That's the same thing I felt.

Oprah: Now that you and your staff are going to be back on The Tonight Show starting March 1, do you feel that it's going to be humbling to go back?

Jay: Yes, I think we've got our work cut out for us. I think we have a lot of work to do. I think there's a lot of damage control that has to be done. The only way you can fix these things is to try and do good shows. Not be bitter. Not be angry or upset about whatever and just try to do the best shows you can. That's really the only answer.

Oprah: You're really good at making jokes about things, but were you embarrassed at all about how this all transpired?

Jay: Oh, yeah. It's hugely embarrassing. You know, not that I'm glad my parents
are gone—I don't mean it that way—but I'm like the last one left so I don't have to explain to the relatives how all this works.
FROM: Jay Leno: The Tonight Show Fiasco
Published on January 28, 2010


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