Though WGA member Jay Leno seemed to think that writing his own monologue on last night's Tonight Show wasn't flouting the Guild's strike guidelines, the union this afternoon announced via this terse public statement that it had a little heart-to-heart with the host about the matter: "A discussion took place today between Jay Leno and the Writers Guild to clarify to him that writing for The Tonight Show constitutes a violation of the Guilds' strike rules."

Now that Leno's had his wrist lightly slapped, we can expect that this evening's monologue will substitute verboten scripted material with even more of the mind-numbing, time-killing banter he used to get through his first writerless show ("Hey, Non-Union Audience Member, Tell Me About Your Christmas In Painstaking Detail!") should prove a popular recurring bit), some of which we've helpfully presented in montage form in the above video.