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Topic: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: 727LOVER
Posted 2002-01-16 17:00:58 and read 2148 times.

He will pick on an airline when it's in trouble(HP losing kids, NW drunk pilots, TW landing wrong airport).

But whenever he tells a generic airline joke its always Continental.

Monday's joke: Taliban & Al Queda prisoners flying to Cuba, sat on the floor, hands & feet tied, fed grub---or as CO calls it....COACH!  Laugh out loud

To be sure, he has other companies that are the pun of generic jokes; Denny's, Nike, The Sizzler

I'm wondering if this fosters a feeling in the general public, that CO sucks.

Which of course is not true--they don't suck any worse than other US carriers.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Gmonney
Posted 2002-01-16 17:05:45 and read 2016 times.

Thats a good one

Grant

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Lt-AWACS
Posted 2002-01-16 17:06:30 and read 2000 times.

it is very odd you mention that because I said basically the same thing to my girlfriend last night while watching the tonight show. I have seen Jay rip Continental for a long time. Maybe he is pissed they left LA for Houston  Smile

The fact CO keeps winning awards says more than Jay in some respects, but sadly some folks get their only 'news' from Late Night TV

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Neilalp
Posted 2002-01-16 17:11:48 and read 1983 times.

I have two ideas...

1. Leno doesn't really write the jokes. He picks the ones his writers write and that he likes. Yes he does also write his own, but my point is that one of the writers may not like CO because of bad experience and that may be why.

2. American and United have so much bad news with the whole 9/11 thing he couldn't bash them. Then continental, NW and delta are the big big carriers left.

Just my thoughts. Others may think different

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Greg
Posted 2002-01-16 17:13:33 and read 1964 times.

I hardly think it has any bearing with CO's success or their perception in the public's eye.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: DesertJets
Posted 2002-01-16 18:35:56 and read 1905 times.

Basically Leno is an idiot, and he makes jokes that appeal to idiots.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: ILS
Posted 2002-01-16 18:38:33 and read 1901 times.

I love CO. I really don't care that he makes fun of them because he is my favorite late night talk show and is funny as hell.

"Maybe he is pissed they left LA for Houston"

CO still flies heavies to LAX I think from IAH and EWR. The also have a daily 764 flight to HNL from LAX.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: PanAm747
Posted 2002-01-16 18:44:26 and read 1884 times.

Usually jokes like this INCREASE CO's popularity.

I heard GWB's staff was happy that he was being made fun of all the time, because it kept him in the spotlight and gave him more name recognition.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Iahcsr
Posted 2002-01-16 19:16:59 and read 1854 times.

For the benifit of those here who haven't a clue who 'Leno' is.....Jay Leno is the host of 'The Tonight Show' and is aired five nights a week on the US NBC network. (If it's shown anywhere outside the US, I'd love to know). His humor is not my style, I prefer his main competitor, David Letterman ('The Late Show' on CBS) myself.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Lt-AWACS
Posted 2002-01-16 19:30:54 and read 1835 times.

ILS I meant the Headquarters. CAL is based in Houston, and in the early 80's it was still based in LA (Mr Lorenzo came in after that). That is what I meant. Granted a bad joke but hey I tried.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: A380
Posted 2002-01-16 20:52:37 and read 1793 times.

If it's shown anywhere outside the US, I'd love to know

I can watch it in Canada too.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Aa@dfw
Posted 2002-01-16 21:02:47 and read 1780 times.


Jay Leno is an idiot.

Idiots write stupid jokes.

Therfore, Jay Leno is stupid.

AA@DFW

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: STT757
Posted 2002-01-16 21:05:56 and read 1776 times.

Who even watches Leno,

Letterman is #1 Smile

Even Night line does better than Leno.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: FrequentFlyKid
Posted 2002-01-16 21:31:56 and read 1752 times.

Jay Leno is not an idiot. Just cause you don't like his jokes don't go attacking him personally. He does a lot of charity work and is a good person. As far as his attacks of Continental. It has nothing more to do with it being a big carrier. Delta and Northwest have their fair share of "generic", as you call them, jokes. As stated above American and United Airlines are off limits; that just wouldn't be right. Also stated above is that when he jokes about a company or product he is inadvertently giving it a plug. In short....it's not a big deal and don't go around with personal attacks because you don't like his style or jokes!

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: 2cn
Posted 2002-01-16 21:43:17 and read 1730 times.

Jay Leno is an idiot.

Idiots write stupid jokes.

Therfore, Jay Leno is stupid.


Leno doesn't write the jokes he uses on his show... he has writers who write them for him these days. Leno is actually very funny, the best on the late night talk shows I think. Cant stand the other three on NBC and CBS.

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Tristar2000
Posted 2002-01-16 21:48:30 and read 1727 times.

Jay Leno rules... like mentionned above he is a good person, and if you don't accept his humor, then too bad for you... but don't attack him.

He was invited onboard a KC-10 refueler plane some weeks ago, and was given a pillow and sheets to sleep on the floor of the aircraft. He then mentionned: "Not very confortable, but it sure beats SouthWest"

I guess this would prove he doesn't only joke about CO. Remember when that SouthWest 737 skidded off the runway into a gas station in Burbank... sure it was next door, but he shot jokes about SW for a while after that.

Regards,
Steven  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Racko
Posted 2002-01-16 22:00:59 and read 1712 times.

some time ago NBC europe showed the tonight show every day in germany. Unfortunately, it was removed because NBC europe shows now GIGA (an internet tv show) the whole day ...

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Jocke08
Posted 2002-01-16 22:12:14 and read 1699 times.

Jay Leno can be seen in Sweden on Channel 5 (Kanal 5), every midnight. (except saturday,sunday) just like in the US.

My comment on the Leno vs. Letterman argue, I think that sometimes Leno is better and sometimes Letterman is better...

Jocke
Stockholm

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: MarkTPa
Posted 2002-01-16 22:30:23 and read 1673 times.

OK,
Here is the real scoop, I used to work for CO and one night on the red eye from LAX-EWR. I was up set with the size of the overhead bins, there was no room for him to put that honkin nose of his! They had to gate check it!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Letterman is far better than that idiot anyway!

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Strickerje
Posted 2002-01-17 00:28:02 and read 1621 times.

Really? I thought the airline he generally picked on was America West. After they lost several children in such a short time, I was hearing America West jokes for weeks!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: 727LOVER
Posted 2002-01-17 00:31:35 and read 1616 times.

Some people need to reread my original post CAREFULLY!!!!!!

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: HlywdCatft
Posted 2002-01-17 01:01:12 and read 1597 times.

He's gotta pick on someone. He picked on the Detroit Lions all football season and I had to tolerate it even though Detroit Lions finished off the season better than Carolina Panthers who he may have only made on joke about.

Topic: Leno, Letterman On Abroad
Username: Klaus
Posted 2002-01-17 01:51:07 and read 1572 times.

AFN has both Leno and Letterman back-to-back every night. AFN is broadcast in a few areas in Germany for the stationed GIs. Since I´ve got a good antenna and an NTSC-capable TV, I´m one of not too many people who can watch them over here. Big grin

I can stand Leno. I just can´t laugh most of the time.  Wink/being sarcastic

Letterman rules!!!  Big thumbs up

Topic: RE: Why Does Jay Leno Pick On CO?
Username: Boeing 747-311
Posted 2002-01-17 02:21:50 and read 1552 times.

I think its funny!


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