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Jaypocalypse Then: From the Archives

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According to The New York Times, the struggling new host of NBC’s Tonight Show feels disappointed and betrayed that the network is considering dumping him, after less than a year, for a replacement. Admittedly he got off to a rough start, but things are going smoothly now, he says, and he deserves more time.

Speaking to a reporter, he ruled out an NBC plan to move him to a later time slot to make room for the new host. Would he go to another network? “Of course. I’m not going to do some little happy hour from Omaha at 12:30.”

The year: 1992. The host: Jay Leno.

Love ya, Omaha!

(Hat tip to Bill Simmons for the link.)

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