Casey Anthony Trial: 'Tonight Show's' Jay Leno Jokes About Shocking Verdict (Video)
"Apparently what happened was, the O.J. jury retired and moved to Florida," Leno quips in his monologue. "This is their first time back."
The Tonight Show host Jay Leno didn't miss the opportunity to weigh in on news that Casey Anthony had been found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, on Tuesday.
"I don't get this: in a stunning decision, Casey Anthony found not guilty," Leno said during his monologue on Tuesday night's show. "You know what this means? This means President Obama's economic team is now only the second-most clueless people in America."
Leno addressed the fact that many observers who had been following the case closely expected a guilty verdict.
"Most people thought she was guilty; even the prosecution thought it was a slam-dunk," he said. "You know what I think happened here? Apparently what happened was, the O.J. jury retired and moved to Florida. This is their first time back."
And finally: "When they read the verdict, 'not guilty,' even Casey Anthony went, 'Psss ... What, I'm not? What?'"
All the other broadcast networks' late-night shows were in repeats except CBS' Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, but the monologue was taped before the verdict was announced.
Anthony was found not guilty of first-degree murder in Caylee's 2008 death after the jury deliberated for nearly 11 hours. But they did find her guilty of four counts of providing false information to law information, which are misdemeanors.