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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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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?
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.

259 days ago


Leno did not deserve that 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!

259 days ago

Just Steve    

Jay who??? ;)

259 days ago


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 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.

259 days ago


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!!

259 days ago


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.

259 days ago

bonnie bell    

And when your will be yeterdays news too.

259 days ago


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

259 days ago


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

259 days ago


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.

259 days ago


Jimmy who?

259 days ago

Pablo Escabar    

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

259 days ago

bring back recent posts    

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

259 days ago


NBC has become so classless

259 days ago


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.

259 days ago
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