Conan Obrien courtesy Dan Perry (CC 2.0)

Conan Obrien courtesy Dan Perry (CC 2.0)

Three days until Conan O’Brien‘s new TBS late-night talk show debuts. However, Jay Leno will not be invited to sit in the big chair next to the host.

“He can come as the musical guest, because that I want to see; no one knows he has an operatic range,” O’Brien told Playboy, presumably in a jocular (jugular) vein, saying “No, there are certain things I will not do, regardless of the price.”

O’Brien said that he wasn’t bitter about the way NBC handled his highly publicized firing, but…

“The entertainment business has an amazing way of turning really lucky people into bitter, angry, rage-filled, jealous, resentful wretches who can’t believe they got screwed,” Conan said. “Some things have worked out great for me, some things haven’t.  You keep going.”