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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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61.

Santasunsetwoodica    

Good riddance leno! We know who jonny really wanted to take over! David letterman ( nothing but class)

225 days ago
62.

Who is the parent    

Do your homework tmz nbc does not own the Burbank lot anymore even the local news station knbc got the boot from that lot. You are blaming the wrong owner

225 days ago
63.

CS    

Surprised you don't that NBC hasn't owned the building for a while. Private group owns it and the entire property is getting revamped. NBC4 is leaving at the end of the month too for much nicer digs. Google it.

225 days ago
64.

sfrandiver    

I just liked his cars? Other late night guys suck.

225 days ago
65.

mike    

NO more NBC late night whats his name sucks so now I will turn into another channel....NBC your lose

225 days ago
66.

viktor    

"...Jimmy takes over the reigns..."

Should be reins.
.

225 days ago
67.

NOT ELMO    

Somewhere, Conan O'Brien is smiling.......................CONAN DID NOT NEGOTIATE RIGHT, CONAN COULD'VE DONE WHAT ARSENIO HALL HAS DONE

225 days ago
68.

stringbender    

I don't watch these talk shows anymore and I haven't for years but one thing I can say is that Jay Leno was great at his job. It will be a loss for The Tonight Show to part with him. I always liked Jay he is a very funny man.

225 days ago
69.

Debbie512    

I will miss Jay. He's a great guy. It was a nice final show, especially Jay's final words. I was bawling for most of it. Make fun if you will. Sad to see him go.

225 days ago
70.

shewentwhoa    

TEAM COCO!

224 days ago
71.

No    

you guys the studio space is probably going to be leased out right away! NBC doesn't own NBC Burbank anymore. Cmon.

224 days ago
72.

Walter    

O'Brien may be smiling, but millions more of us are smiling that NBC kicked O'Brien's unfunny behind onto basic cable where it belongs.

224 days ago
73.

Sloane    

don't know why Conan would be smiling!
NBC pushed Jay out when he was #1 and Conan, because of his threats and ego was handed the Tonight Show to stop him from leaving the network
- he immediately began to lose ratings
was fired and had his contract paid off
- Leno returned to make and keep the show #1
and Conan isn't even in the top 3 late night shows
... so nothing for him to smugly smile about, unless his "reality" is different from what the actual facts are!

224 days ago
74.

The Zombie    

He's going to end up on another network and NBC doesn't want to be advertising for them.

224 days ago
75.

sh    

Taking his name off the building was a bit quick here, but i think tmz is inflating this. Maybe they are just really efficient there. The real story is Jimmy Fallon......the guy is a treasure. Watch his show to see! Funny funny funny!

224 days ago
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