In the drama that has happened with the late night line-ups, Mr. O’Brien was an obvious choice.
Even though I think Conan’s quirky since of humor hasn’t shined as brightly in the earlier time slot, it just seems poor form for Leno to have the power to swoop in and take back his old gig because he’s been AWFUL in his new one.
It’s the same reason the bail-outs bothered me: If you fail, you’re out! I’m not saying there’s no mercy, but c’mon Leno! Can you please just retire and give someone else a chance?
And the other late night hosts agree. Here’s Jimmy’s take on the Late Night Wars.
Craig Ferguson and David Letterman took their own shots, while Jimmy Fallon tweeted today that he would be talking about it after his monologue.
After Conan’s letter Tuesday, it’s anyone’s guess what will happen, but if Leno does make it back to the Tonight Show, I’m one viewer who will not be watching.