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Did Jay Leno Steal A Joke From Red Eye’s Andy Levy?

NBC’s late night comic Jay Leno got some unflattering attention from Fox’s overnight Red Eye crew, who suggested one of Leno’s jokes sounded awfully familiar. The show’s Andy Levy began by airing a delightfully amusing clip from Leno, from May 26:

LENO: Bad news for the state of California. The Supreme Court will force the state to release something like 46,000 convicts because of prison overcrowding. But the good news – it looks like the Oakland Raiders will have more season ticket holders. Yeah, so the stadium will be packed.

And then, Levy shared his own joke from two nights earlier:

LEVY: Supreme Court orders tens of thousands of California prisoners released. This actually might help the Raiders start selling out their home games again.

Explanation? Obvious, isn’t it? Time travel. “Look, what’s the point of having a time machine if you’re not going to travel to the future, steal jokes from Jay Leno, then travel back to tell them on Red Eye,” confessed Levy.

Watch it here, from Fox News:

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