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Old 02-07-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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I have always been a fan of Jay Leno from the time he was guest hosting for Johnny Carson to his very last episode. I never thought he received the respect he deserved as a comedian and host even though he was number one for most of his twenty plus years hosting the Tonight Show. I always thought that he was funnier and more relateable than Letterman. But reading other commentary over the years would put me in the minority in that regard at least among the "critics". The way NBC handled his departure (both times) was a disgrace.

However, this thread is meant to be general discussion of his legacy.

Last edited by TreeBeard; 02-07-2014 at 06:47 AM.. Reason: no one apparently wants to celebrate him
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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Leno's humor appealed to the more intelligent viewers. He will be missed.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:19 AM
 
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I always loved Jay... He knew it was time to finish up. Many will miss him(I am one of them).
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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As much as I loved Johnny, I always looked forward to Monday nights when Jay was substituting for him. Since taking over, he geared his humor towards middle America.This was a smart move and one of the reasons he was nearly always number one in the ratings.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:36 AM
 
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Finally! Let's hope he doesn't try to screw Jimmy Fallon like he did Conan. buh bye jay, don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:50 AM
 
Location: USA
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Leno's humor appealed to the more intelligent viewers. He will be missed.
Leno is all right, but I doubt his admirers are more intelligent. Stating it is a very broad generalization.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:53 AM
 
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Jay was funny but, times have changed. It's all about the younger crowd now. I was noticing on a few talk shows that most the audience members were 30 and under.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:53 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Leno's humor appealed to the more intelligent viewers. He will be missed.
I disagree, Leno is a hack compared to some such as Johnny or Bill Mahyr, or Dennis Miller.

Glad he's off the TV.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:34 AM
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I always enjoyed Jay and found his humor more to my liking than any of the other current talk show hosts. With his retirement I will undoubtedly get to bed earlier.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:48 AM
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Never cared for the guy, but I watched his last show. Pretty darn good even though I don't have a clue who the basketball player was. His farewell speech was touching.
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