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Jay Leno bashes NBC (again) in 'Tonight Show' monologue

March 28, 2013
  • Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards show.
Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon, backstage at the 70th Annual… (Lawrence K. Ho /…)

That didn't last long: After a few days of peace, Jay Leno returned to NBC-bashing Wednesday on "The Tonight Show."

Amid rampant rumors he's about to be replaced by Jimmy Fallon and that late-night's No. 1 show will be moving back east, Leno made fun of the network's well-chronicled ratings woes. After noting that NBC was back in a tenuous No. 2 position, thanks to the return of "The Voice" and "Revolution," he joked that "between Easter and Passover, this is truly the season of miracles."

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Then Leno opted for a little toilet humor: "I’ve been saying that for the last week, that NBC is a big No. 2. Congratulations." (Cue the groans.)

It wasn't until later in the monologue that the knives really came out. "Speaking of T-Mobile, they announced yesterday they’re doing away with contracts," Leno said. "So apparently they got the idea from NBC."

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