“Oh, bullshit. I’m sure Jay [Leno] says that [he’s happy about leaving The Tonight Show] to everybody who asks him, but for the Jay that I know, his heart has to be breaking about this. All he wanted to do in his life was The Tonight Show. And instead of going out the way Johnny Carson went out, he’s going out having to make self-deprecating jokes about being fired. I will not be surprised if he pops up in some way in late-night television.”
-Former NBC exec Don Ohlmeyer to The Daily Beast about rumors of Jay Leno being happy about being removed from The Tonight Show.