Wow! Conan’s gone – yet, it just keeps getting nastier.
Jimmy Kimmel used his monologue during his talk show Thursday night to slam Jay Leno for comments he made during his interview with Oprah Winfrey about the late night fiasco.
Specifically, Kimmel took issue with Leno saying he felt “sucker punched” when Kimmel appeared on the Jay Leno Show for the Ten At Ten segment, during which Jay asks a celebrity ten random questions.
“[Leno] went on Oprah and rats me out,” Kimmel said during his monologue. “That’s a sucker-punch right there. You don’t go to Oprah and say that. He’s a tattle-tale.”
Kimmel said that he thought his interview with Leno would center on NBC’s late-night disaster, but instead, Kimmel said that during a pre-interview with Leno’s producer, “the questions were like, ‘What’s your junk food weakness?'” Kimmel says he wanted to talk about the late night mess, but he says the producer said there had been “a lot of talk” about NBC’s late-night drama, “and we don’t want to beat it to death.”
Kimmel said he did want to beat it to death.
“I figured I’d start in, he’d get into it and we’d mix it up,” Kimmel said. “You know, at one time [Leno] was a comedian. But he didn’t do that. He stood there and he just kind of read through the questions like a robot.”
Kimmel also had a word of warning for Oprah, telling her “watch out… he may take your show next.”