Try, if you can, to set your minds back to the salad days of 2004.
It was an innocent time in late-night TV, when NBC execs weren't a go-to punchline, when David Letterman's only use for interns was photocopying, and when a fleetingly gracious Jay Leno handed off The Tonight Show to then-pal Conan O'Brien.
Ironically, Leno did so by proclaiming that he would never man the show into his 60s (for those keeping track, he's now 59), that he doesn't want to see Conan on any other network (ahem), and by praising the loyalty of his good pal Jerry Seinfeld.
OK, so maybe times haven't changed that much.
As for Conan, well, Team CoCo won't be surprised to hear that he was as classy with his statement then as he was last week. Make that classy and oh so naïve.