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Will Ferrell

Sorry Jay Leno,

I'm Calling in Sick

2/20/2010 7:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'Brien's pal Will Ferrell is in no hurry to make an appearance on "The Tonight Show" once Jay Leno takes back over. In fact, if Leno comes a callin' ... Ferrell said he might conveniently call in sick.

Will Ferrell
Will made the comments on the Todd N Tyler Radio Empire morning show in Omaha yesterday. 

During the interview, they asked Will if he thinks Leno would still have him on the show since he's such a Team Coco kind of guy ... and he said, "I don't know. My vote's with Conan."

But in the case Will actually gets the invite, he said, "I may have a cold ... I may have a sore throat."

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Charles    

He's no longer all that relevant of a celebrity, it's not like he'll be missed on the Tonight Show...

1620 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

Were with Coco !

1620 days ago
18.

La Toya Jackson    

Jay just isn't funny... I'm with Coco

1620 days ago
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JD123    

Maybe Ferrell should had called in sick when making Land of the Lost. It's basically C list guests that frequented Conan's show that doomed his ratings.
While Ferrel in theory may have been one of the so-called top guests to appear on Conan's show, the emperor has no clothes, and based on his recent movies, I think America thinks he sucks and is a fraud.
I even heard that many people think he ruined the 'CoCo' finale with his lame appearance.

1620 days ago
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SYLVI212    

WILL FARRELL IS A NO TALENT LOSER. HIS MOVIES SUCK. HE TREATS HIS FANS LIKE S**T, HIS EGO IS FAR, FAR BIGGER THAN HIS BANK ACCOUNT WILL EVER BE. I DON'T THINK LENO WILL LOSE MANY VIEWERS IF MR. FARRELL DECIDES TO "CALL IN SICK". HE MAY EVEN GAIN A FEW.

ALL YOU "COCO" FANS, QUIT WHINNING. THE BETTER GUY WON.

1620 days ago
21.

Pa    

Why even consider about on going "The Retirement Show with Jay Leno "
anyway ?

1619 days ago
22.

moe g    

who cares if he goes on the show ........who cares about Will Farrell anyway

1619 days ago
23.

LJN    

Will your 12 year old humor is best displayed during Saturday morning cartoons. Conan best not displayed at all. Both need to ride off into the sunset.

1619 days ago
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La Toya Jackson    

HAHAHAHAHA .... Jay Leno's "Retirement Show"....

1619 days ago
25.

Hunter    

Who cares what you are going to do Farrell?? You can't make a movie worth watching much less make any money for the people who produce it!! So, go ahead call in sick! Jay can find someone who is a better actor and box office draw to replace your sorry arse!!

1619 days ago
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Nick H.    

Leno Apologists — Whatever you think of Will Ferrell, and whomever did what to whom at NBC, this much is clear: Jay Leno is the unfunniest man on television and a self-centered d-bag. Conan's two-minute Tonight Show best-of montage was better than Jay's entire previous run on the show. Conan will be back on the air somewhere in the fall and in the end, it won't matter that it isn't on the Tonight Show — Jay ruined that franchise about 18 years ago.

1619 days ago
27.

Tim    

Go TNT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1619 days ago
28.

Laura    

WILL SOMEBODY INFORM WILL FERRELL THAT HE HAS NO TALENT AND NEEDLESS TO SAY I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT NEITHER JAY OR CONAN NEED HIM. HE WILL BE DOING JAY A FAVOR BY CALLING IN SICK. MY PREDICTION: WILL FERRELL WILL BE CALLING JAY TO PROMOTE ONE OF HIS LOUSY MOVIES AND JAY BEING THE NICE PERSON THAT HE IS WILL ACCEPT WILL'S REQUEST EVENTHOUGH HE KNOWS A LOT OF VIEWERS WILL REACH FOR THE REMOTE WHILE WILL IS ON. JAY AND CONAN WILL BE FRIENDS AGAIN BUT I DOUBT VERY MUCH THAT WILL FERRELL WILL EVER
HAVE THE TALENT THAT JAY AND CONAN HAVE. PRETTY SOON HE WILL REALIZE THAT IF HE WANTS TO MAKE A MOVIE HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO PRODUCE IT HIMSELF.

1619 days ago
29.

Butterfly    

THIS IS FOR WILL FERRELL. Are you so conceited that you have already made excuses for not appearing on The Tonight Show when you haven't even been invited??? Come on!!! I hardly know your name let alone who you are! Judging from the comments about you, you haven't even made an impression on the general public so, get off your pedestal, it might help!

1619 days ago
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SYLVI212    

30. Leno Apologists — Whatever you think of Will Ferrell, and whomever did what to whom at NBC, this much is clear: Jay Leno is the unfunniest man on television and a self-centered d-bag. Conan's two-minute Tonight Show best-of montage was better than Jay's entire previous run on the show. Conan will be back on the air somewhere in the fall and in the end, it won't matter that it isn't on the Tonight Show — Jay ruined that franchise about 18 years ago.

THAT IS OBVIOUSLY A MATTER OF OPINION. I'VE SEEN THEM BOTH LIVE, LENO WINS, HANDS DOWN.

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