Leno-O'Brien Troubles Become SNL Fodder

"Saturday Night Live" weighed in on the Jay Leno-Conan O

In this photo provided by NBC, Conan O'Brien interviewed by Jay Leno during Leno's final taping as host of The Tonight Show in Burbank, Calif. on Friday, May 29, 2009. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) **MAGS OUT, NO ARCHIVING, NO SALES**

NEW YORK -- "Saturday Night Live" weighed in on the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien late-night brouhaha even though the shows executive producer has had close ties to O'Brien.

In SNL's opening sketch last night, cast members playing Leno and O'Brien were shown appearing on CNN's "Larry King Live."

O'Brien was portrayed as somewhat humorless, while Leno needed to be cut off from automatically going into a monologue.

Another cast member playing CBS's David Letterman giggled and threw pencils at the camera.

The executive producer of "Saturday Night Live," Lorne Michaels, was also executive producer for O'Brien before he took over NBC's "Tonight" show.

NBC is canceling Leno's 10 p.m. program, and wants him to return to 11:35 p.m., pushing O'Brien back a half-hour.

O'Brien has refused, and is expected to leave the show.


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