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Jay Leno Now Just Plagiarizing His Own Anti-Obama Jokes

Jay Leno makes so many jokes about President Obama, night after night, that sometimes you have to wonder: How do he and his writers keep coming up with new material? Apparently, they don’t.

During last night’s monologue, Leno pulled out a line that dates back to May. It was a generic enough joke about Vice President Joe Biden, which Leno apparently felt could be used in any situation. Either that, or he just forgot he’d already made it.


Compare and contrast the nearly identical jokes below, via NBC:

May 14th, 2013: “Remember the old days when President Obama’s biggest embarrassment was Joe Biden?” (starts at 1:25)

October 29th, 2013: “Remember the old days when President Obama’s worst embarrassment was Joe Biden?” (starts at 0:20)

If Leno is going to spend the majority of his monologue every night stoking the latest Obama “scandal” with milquetoast one-liners, the least he could do is not repeat himself.

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