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Old 11-14-2007, 07:44 PM   #1
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Leno Reruns

When NBC broadcasts a Leno rerun, it usually chooses a show that was on just a few weeks ago. Perhaps they want the jokes to still be current, but it's frustrating; who wants to see a show that they still clearly remember? What are they thinking?

A refreshing exception was Monday's show from 2003 that had Britney Spears as a guest. Seeing what an airhead she was put all the later news in perspective. The best part was Leno saying "So in a few years, you'll marry a musician, have two kids and live in a trailer."

The political jokes and the audience's reaction were also interesting, showing how public opinion shifts.
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T-Al, I'm with you. Really tics me off that NBC reruns Leno shows I just saw a couple of weeks earlier. Even more frustrating is the fact they don't identify up front that the show is a rerun - at least not on our local station. I know they are all reruns now, but under normal circumstances it's really frustrating to begin watching his monologue and realize you've heard the jokes before...
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Thats been a problem plaguing tivo's since day one. 3am reruns of leno are always from about a week ago, they're never marked as reruns, and since the 'original air date' is less than a week old, the tivo gets it "just in case".

I think there'd be a heck of a market to put on reruns of Johnny Carson instead of some of the newer shows.
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Reruns don't bother me at all.
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Why can't Leno write a few jokes for his monologue? Surely he can think of a few questions to ask his guest. I know........he wants to support the writers strike. I never have thought much of unions and their dam strikes. When I was working if I didn't show for work because I was unhappy with my pay and benefits, I would have been fired.

I think I will boycott his show when the strike is over. Wait.......I rarely watch his show anyway.
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I think there'd be a heck of a market to put on reruns of Johnny Carson instead of some of the newer shows.
Absolutely! I'd really enjoy watching those again.
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How about some Johnny Carson reruns...that would BE FUN.
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If we are going retro with Johnny why not throw some Jack Paar in as well..
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I guess they listened to us:

NBC to air vintage Leno during strike - Television - MSNBC.com
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I know........he wants to support the writers strike. I never have thought much of unions and their dam strikes. When I was working if I didn't show for work because I was unhappy with my pay and benefits, I would have been fired.
Nearly 40 years after the great CBS strike of 1968, my FIL can still tell you exactly which scabs who crossed the IBEW picket lines.

Many of the on-air "talent" refused to cross the picket lines in sympathy, hypothetically risking their jobs too, but the union found out later that Dan Rather & Co were hiding in a local hotel room and phoning in their stories.
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