It’s been quite a few months since Jay Leno last bashed the French on the Tonight Show. In fact, some of us thought the Educating Jay project had been met with some success (Comments made to James Woods of Shark on January 18 2007). Despite our efforts, Jay Leno and his team of writers decided to heap more scorn on the French by resorting to another stereotype: rudeness.
Using stock photography of an Air France jet taking off – Leno surmised jokingly, that the first draft of airline’s slogan was : “We’re As Rude At 30,000 Feet As We Are At Ground Level” – The complicit crowed cheered the joke.
Marc St Aubin du Cormier