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Tuesday April 27, 2010 1:29 pm

Letterman: Jay Leno “Got Everything He Deserved”

I have to say - that David Letterman is one confusing guy. One minute, he’s playing nice and inviting you to be in his Super Bowl commercial. The next minute he’s publicly calling you a “boob” behind your back.

On last night’s broadcast, Dr. Phil McGraw quickly regretted bringing up the drama behind the late night wars. “I loved it. It was great fun,” Letterman replied enthusiastically. “I loved Jay summing the whole thing up, ‘Yeah, yeah, well [O’Brien and I] both got screwed.’ I said, ‘Now wait a minute, Jay. You both got screwed and yet you’re the only one who ended up with a show. How did you get screwed exactly?’”

When McGraw tried to come to Jay’s defense, David disagreed. “Believe me, he got everything he deserved,” Letterman insisted. “It was good fun and I couldn’t get enough of it and I wish it was still going on.”

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So why does the Late Night host feel so strongly about Leno? Well, maybe it’s because they have a long history together.

“I’ve known Jay since 1975 when we first met and were hanging around, and everybody loved Jay because he’s so funny. He’s so engaging, he’s so compelling, you can’t not love him” David recalled. “But then there’s also this other side of him, and I think he would own up to it, he’s just a complete boob. He can’t help himself.”

Interesting. I think I might just have to Tivo A&E’s special tonight on The Battle for Late Night!



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