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Jay Leno

NBC Quickly Wipes Away His Memory

2/7/2014 5:33 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0207-jay-leno-splash-sign-beforeNBC is already distancing themselves from Jay Leno ... by erasing his name off the side of the building where he shot "The Tonight Show."

The Peacock network sent a team of painters armed with rollers and a forklift to white-out Jay's billboard -- just ONE FRICKIN' DAY after he signed off for good.

Here's what's interesting ... Jimmy Fallon's moving the show to NYC, so the net's not really under a deadline to change the signage before Jimmy takes over the reigns. Guess they just wanted to let Jay know that this "goodbye" is permanent. 

Somewhere, Conan O'Brien is smiling.

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Googie    

NBC may not have showed love for Jay, but his team did a supper job. Jay was loved & deservedly so. When NBC wanted to cut costs & layoff some of Jay's team, Jay took a cut in pay so that no one would lose their jobs. Wonder if Fallon, Letterman, Kimmel or Conan would do that for their staff?
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He's a generous man, but he doesn't exploit it. I believe his wife does a lot of charity work. Critics may not have liked Jay, some people may think he's not funny, but he was #1 so lots of people didn't pay attention nor care what critics' opinions were.

171 days ago
17.

Rod    

Leno did not deserve that slot...it was Letterman's and Dave was shafted by this untalented paranoid sleaze. Well, Jay got lots of $ for his slimey sneakiness and he Sho uld erased as soon as possible. I never once watched his show out o f respect to Carson and Dave but Fallon will be given a chance...he is talented and likable with no burned bridges or bad karma in his wake. Good Luck Jimmy!

171 days ago
18.

Just Steve    

Jay who??? ;)

171 days ago
19.

Vote2012    

In my opinion Jay was booted off because he stepped over the line and insulted our Supreme leader one too many times, our governments media wing called NBC was ordered to take him off the air.....one day the truth will come out, I am willing to bet this is what happened. It's the way they did it in East Germany and the Soviet Union, you silence any opposition.

171 days ago
20.

Vegas2013    

They're not distancing themselves you morons. It's business and he's no longer the host. He's been preparing to retire for a while. It's Jimmy Fallon's time!!

171 days ago
21.

Sid    

NBC is clueless on how to run a network. If you didn't get Jay's comedy you are stupid. NBC is fight hard to bring back Bill Cosby for a family sit com. Jimmy Fallon's comedy rates right up there with stuff I saw in HS drama class by folks that never graduated HS. My guess is Jimmy won't get the job done and Ellen will become the queen of late night.

171 days ago
22.

bonnie bell    

And when your gone.....it will be yeterdays news too.

171 days ago
23.

deleemar1    

TMZ--you make plenty of money. Why, oh WHY ...do you refuse to hire a literate person who can proofread your posts?

171 days ago
24.

RobN    

Somewhere Conan is boring all 11 of his viewers on basic cable.

171 days ago
25.

CremeBrulee    

I don't care for Jay's sense of humor, but NBC is so frigging stupid. They should have let Jay keep the show until he dropped dead, along with his other viewers. He had the ratings. Jimmy will tank, not because he's not good, I love him, but I quit watching late nite shows about five years ago, I watch streaming Netflix in bed. The ancient viewers won't watch Jimmy, late nite tv is history.

171 days ago
26.

LevinHarvey    

Jimmy who?

171 days ago
27.

Pablo Escabar    

My memory of him was wiped when kim kartrashian appeared on his last show

171 days ago
28.

bring back recent posts    

Stupid created story...yet again, you don't think the studio already has production for another show moving in stat?

171 days ago
29.

mike53051    

NBC has become so classless

171 days ago
30.

Mayu    

They're making a mistake. Jay was the man. Fallon is like a star struck wide eyed little kid experiencing the world for the first time - and that gets REALLY old after 5 minutes.

171 days ago
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