Oh jesus fuck, Leno discovered twitter. Next we’re going to see “Celebrity Texts from Last Night,” but it’s Leno, so it’ll all still be Judge Ito references.
Hey guys. Kanye West doesn’t care about Taylor Swift! Get it?
12:25 PM December 29th 2011 from Jay’s Garage Where He Has Lots of Cars!
Hamlet hooks up with his mom in Hamlet 3
I can’t wait for Leno to ask Lil Mama what her dead mom would think about her outburst at the VMAs
Next Week – 1984 – There’s a guy, and he hates the world, but the world loves him! And he loves the leader!
how astoundingly stupid.
dumber than the time casey struck out in catcher in the rye.
It’s a joke that is too smart for dumb people (What is Hamlet? Is it a new bacon product? Does it have the electrolytes I need?) and too dumb for smart people (Why is he confusing Hamlet and Oedipus? Why am I watching this show if I’m so smart?). I don’t want to be Professor Jokes over here, but how can this guy who has been in the business so long fail to even know who his audience is?
Or, as Kevin James once said, “Fart”. Yes, Mr. James. Fart indeed.
I hope I don’t live in a world where a basic idea of Hamlet’s storyline is considered exclusive knowledge for ‘smart people’; Mel Gibson played the guy, for heaven’s sake.
On the other hand, I have to agree with your point of Leno not knowing his audience – I wouldn’t have known about this if it weren’t for Gabe’s obsession with giant chins. So there you go.
keep fuckin’ that chicken, Jay.
Jay would make a great Polonius.
I’d like to think that Jay Leno shudders existentially (in his soul) whenever he comes across the old bard’s line, “Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” But then I remember it’s Jay Leno and that the only shuddering he does is when he pilots one of his Edwardian motorcars over a very modern, very cruel speed bump.
Maybe, maybe, maybe this is referring to the part in Act 3 where Hamlet kisses his mother on the lips? My brain refuses to believe that not one person in the group in charge of that joke (writers, graphics, even Jay Leno) didn’t catch why that would make more sense with Oedipus.
Perhaps Jay is smarter than you think. Neo-Freudian critics see Hamlet in Act 3, Scene IV as suffering from an Oedipus complex.
I think you may be over-estimating Jay Leno. The Oedipal complex within Hamlet is clearly the reason the sloppy mistake was made (and famously it was during a performance of Hamlet that Freud came up with the idea of the complex), but the tweet implies that Hamlet actually acts upon these tensions – “hooks up” – making the complex explicit rather than implicit.
…either that or Jay Leno and his writing crew have the official script of Hamlet while the plebs’ edition has all the ‘good’ stuff cut out.
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