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NBC Execs Are 'Snakes,' Says Jay Leno

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Late night talk show hosts are known to get a little sassy from time to time, but Jay Leno has taken it a little further than his higher-ups would like. In a monologue last night, Leno called NBC executives "snakes," a comment that comes on the heels of a warning fired off in his direction for slamming the network once already.

Leno's joke last night was:

"You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland -- and then they came to the United States and became NBC executives. It's a fascinating story."

The Hollywood Reporter notes that network execs had previously gotten pissed at Leno for joking around about the network getting low ratings back in February. The network came in 5th during sweeps month, and Leno joked that "It’s so bad, The Biggest Loser isn’t just a TV show anymore; it’s our new motto."

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Because of that, he apparently was the recipient of a strongly worded letter form his boss.

No word yet on whether similar actions have been taken based on what he said last night.