Jay Leno Jokes That Peace With NBC Will ‘Never Happen’ [Video]

Jay Leno and his war of words with NBC continued on Monday evening.

The Tonight Show host has been locked in a nasty battle with his employers for a few weeks now. Although many believed the feud would have ended by now, Leno said that making peace with executives will “never happen.”

Jay Leno’s opening monologue contained yet another jab at the network. It would seem that tension still exists between the host and NBC.

“NBC and I have reached a peaceful, amicable agreement that is both beneficial to both sides,” Leno said. After a short pause, he added: “April Fools! That’s totally ridiculous! Never happened!”

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon shot a promo for NBC that shows the two singing a duet about the steady stream of Tonight Show rumors. You can find the clip below.

The network said the video is “the first time both shows have collaborated on one piece that aired as a seamless bridge between them.” In short, NBC wants viewers to check out the controversy by watching both programs.

Jay Leno joked on the March 23 episode of The Tonight Show that he felt stabbed in the back by the executives at NBC. Although he was warned not to make any more comments about the network, the host continued to toss out one barb after another.

“Doctors in Canada were shocked after pulling a 3-inch knife blade from the back of a 32-year old man,” Leno said. “The knife had been in there for three years! Imagine that, the guy had a knife in his back for three years. He must’ve worked at NBC too. I was stunned by that.”

Leno also used Carnival Cruise’s recent troubles in one of his jokes about NBC.

“Have you heard about this alleged feud that I’m having with NBC?” he asked the audience. “I think it’s going to be OK. I had dinner last night with a bunch of executives [and] to make it up me, what they did, they are sending my wife and I on an all-expenses-paid Carnival cruise.”

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