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Norm MacDonald explains how Jay Leno outfoxed Conan O'Brien -- on O'Brien's own show

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February

Conanobrien I'm currently writing a piece for Sunday's Floridian on all the turbulence to come in late-night TV as Conan O'Brien takes over Jay Leno's Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon moves into O'Brien's old slot.

So I found it particularly funny when I stumbled on this recent clip of comic Norm MacDonald explaining exactly how Leno's deal to get a 10 p.m. show in prime time this fall outfoxed O'Brien and NBC, adding those two to a list of people he's outmaneuvered, which includes David Letterman, Johnny Carson and ABC.

O'Brien leaves his Late Show a week from Friday, returning June 1 as the new Tonight Show host. Until then, expect NBC to be consumed with launching Jimmy Fallon's show in O'Brien's old timeslot starting March 2 and Leno's farewell May 29.

Check out MacDonald's sidesplitting take and O'Brien's slightly uncomfortable reaction:

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