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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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31.

leroy Midkiff    

Bet that will worry Jay Leno, Will Farrell has garbage movies and we will all appreciate not having to look at him if we actually watch Jay Leno.

Who cares

1623 days ago
32.

craig    

I don't like him he is an Ahole, horrible, actor. Not funny at all. Go to hell.

1623 days ago
33.

UGGGGHHH    

JAY LENO WINS BUT NOT HAVING LOSER FERRELL ON THE TONIGHT SHOW.

DON'T EVER HAVE FERRELL ON THE TONIGHT SHOW. THE RATINGS WILL GO WAY DOWN. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO COCO.

FERRELL IS A HAS BEEN .

1623 days ago
34.

james    

what's with all the will ferrell hate?

1623 days ago
35.

Elgineo    

To all the NBC employees posting the "It's not Jay's fault" party line on this page:

Please report to Burbank. You are needed to begin filling your roles as the "fake" audience that NBC will be casting for Jay's first few weeks back at the Tonight Show. Remember, laugh at everything, whether it's funny or not (Hint: It won't by funny)

1623 days ago
36.

TOO BAD SO SAD :-p    

Put down Jay, whine & moan like the little bitches / sore LOSERS u are, o'brien backers -- doesn't change the fact he's OUT & Mr Leno is back in! BTW, plenty of people like Jay of ALL age groups; besides, o'brien is pushin' 50 -- so quit trying to make him sound like he's 1/2 that, idiots. Far as ferrell: um, no one really cares. His latest films are stinkers; dude crested about 10 years ago! LOL

1623 days ago
37.

Pat G    

That would be such a huge loss.....NOT!!!

1623 days ago
38.

annita_138    

Gosh I bet Jay won't sleep a wink knowing that ....who was it again that said they would call in .....what was it that person said.....oh well moving on to something we care about....

1623 days ago
39.

Trooper Tom    

Ferrell has been a sore throat for years he's about as funny as a broken leg. His movies tank becuase he can't act and is boring

1623 days ago
40.

Melody    

Will Ferrell you use to be funny on the old SNL. You have since gotten so full of yourself, you now stink. You are immoral and a liberal lunatic. Jay Leno has more class in his little finger than you could ever dream of having. Why you liberals can't think for yourself is sad. Why can't you just see the "truth" and admit that Conan had "bad ratings" it was his own fault. He has "no class" and is silly and "stupid" period!

1623 days ago
41.

Kevin C    

Hey Will, have you seen your recent box office returns? You are less popular than Conan right about now.

1623 days ago
42.

connie    

Funny...I feel the same way when your movies come out Will.

1623 days ago
43.

E    

Well that's certainly appropriate. The only man that I can think of who is worse than Leno just happens to be Will Farrell...and maybe NoNan too. 3 terribly unfunny men who just keep getting paid millions...for nothing! Pretty cool gig if you can get it.

1623 days ago
44.

Lenos Oprah interview= farce    

http://blogs.kansascity.com/tvbarn/2010/01/oprahjay.html

I LOVE that the writer takes Leno's Oprah interview and dissects it to show that Leno is nothing but a liar and puts all the blame on NBC & Conan without really taking responsibility for his actions.

A reader of the article even wrote in to bring up the fact..
The one {Question} that I haven't really seen him called out on is how getting the show back wasn't his idea{HA!}, he didn't pull any strings behind the scenes and he never expected this to happen. Oh really?

Jay started this whole ball rolling when he gave this Broadcasting and Cable interview back in November

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/366971-Jay_Leno_Talks_Back_An_Exclusive_Interview_With_B_C.php?rssid=20065

It was then, when it was obvious his 10PM 'experiment' was failing (and getting progressively worse in the ratings week after week), that he told the publication he wished he hadn't left the 'Tonight Show' and he would gladly take back hosting duties if NBC asked him.
That was the nugget he laid out for NBC, and that is surely when these talks began to get Conan out. Now he feigns surprise so he can be the good guy. As Dave would say, Vintage Jay."

1623 days ago
45.

Nicole    

Hahah I love Will Ferrell!!I like how all the Leno lovers are all saying how they don't like Will Ferrell etc...just proves more and more how lame Leno fans are. Will Ferrell is HUGE, of course Leno would want him on his show. I think it is awesome that he is standing up for Conan! Anyone who who can say they don't like Conan and don't like Will Ferrell really needs to get a sense of humor. I would hate being around you because you must be an extremely dull loser.

1623 days ago
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