20 March 2013 5:46 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It is written in the the late-night history books that Jay Leno made The Tonight Show his own on July 10, 1995, when he asked recent prostitute shopper Hugh Grant, "What the hell were you thinking?" It became an iconic line that pops up in every Leno analysis, and today it applies yet again – this time as a question posed to the NBCUniversal executives who apparently are intent on showing Leno the door (again), this time to make room for Jimmy Fallon, who will bring the show back to New York City. Industry sources quoted by The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times surmised that the network was making the move because, after Jimmy Kimmel's recent move to 11:35 p.m. if NBC didn’t get their Jimmy on earlier, ABC would control late-night for the next hundred years. Sounds reasonable, and if you're one of the many Leno-haters out »


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