With his days as host of The Tonight Show possibly numbered, Conan O'Brien may have figured he should just start doing what everyone else in late-night TV is doing.
Blame Jay Leno.
Not that he doesn't have plenty of ire left for NBC, as demonstrated by tonight's opener featuring Kenneth the Page, but Jay's hand-picked successor finally acknowledged the two-way street that is the Leno-NBC love affair.
"Hosting The Tonight Show has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me —and I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it, too," the still-quipping funnyman said after introducing himself as the guy who's been practicing the phrase "Who ordered the mochaccino grande?"
Seriously, you'd never guess NBC is gift-wrapping 11:35 p.m. for Leno by listening to the failed prime-time player rail on about being canceled.