Two can play at this game. (Well, really, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel, George Lopez, et al, it's been more like eight, but...)
Jay Leno had a few choice words for Conan O'Brien tonight, approximately 24 hours after his redheaded successor spread some of the NBC-late-night-debacle blame in Jay's direction.
"In other TV news, Sarah Palin has signed with Fox News to be a correspondent," Leno opened Thursday's monologue. "Fox says if she does a good job, they'll sign her to a long-term contract. And if it doesn't work out, they'll just blame Leno.
"With all the controversy going on here at NBC, actually," he continued, "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien's ratings have gone up. So, you're welcome!"
Touché, Jay. Touché.
NBC has yet to weigh in on what the heck is going on over at the Peacock zoo, other than to reveal its winter/spring prime-time schedule—which, in case you hadn't heard, will be without The Jay Leno Show, starting Feb. 12.
Lucky for us, Conan's willing to address some of the latest rumors...