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Title: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on February 21, 2009, 02:03:33 PM
Well, last night was Conan's final show on Late Night and on a week filled with great episodes Conan took his final seat behind his desk and gave a wonderful speech thanking everyone who helped him get this far. 3 months to wait but it will be worth it. Great job, Conan :clap:

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/49a079f025fa54e4/4741e3c5156499a7/2ab7ecb7/-cpid/6652dfd18d0205e5

http://www.youtube.com/v/fcjt9u7umF4&hl=en&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/T6u1mmE_U0I&hl=en&fs=1

And what made that final speech so great was this one line. "We're going on to this next gig, and sometimes I read that it's time for Conan to grow up because he's going to 11:30, and I assure you, that's just not going to happen."
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Destin on February 21, 2009, 02:49:15 PM
I thought it was a great episode and all the old clips were very funny. My Tivo cut off the very end of his speech =(
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: OmegaR! on February 21, 2009, 08:11:51 PM
The entire final episode is up on Hulu as well as all the shows from the past couple weeks

http://www.hulu.com/watch/58888/late-night-with-conan-obrien-fri-feb-20-2009---final-episode (http://www.hulu.com/watch/58888/late-night-with-conan-obrien-fri-feb-20-2009---final-episode)
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: mrbasehart on February 21, 2009, 08:32:50 PM
Does anybody think Jay Leno at 10 is going to work? Especially with a whole bunch of other talk shows on after it? And especially if they're hosted by people more talented than Leno? :)
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 21, 2009, 09:59:06 PM
Leno is not funny.  I hope Conan still does all the goofy stuff from Late Nite, otherwise it won't be the same.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 21, 2009, 10:14:06 PM
Man I wish there was an  NBC station in Delaware.

Any time I see a clip of Conan he seems like one of the funniest guys alive and his Simpsons episodes are some of my favorites,but I can't see his show because there are no NBC stations anywhere near me.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: BBQ Platypus on February 22, 2009, 03:08:21 PM
Does anybody think Jay Leno at 10 is going to work? Especially with a whole bunch of other talk shows on after it? And especially if they're hosted by people more talented than Leno? :)

I wouldn't call Jimmy Fallon more talented than Jay Leno.  Or anyone, really.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Minnesota on February 22, 2009, 04:06:04 PM
I think Leno will "work" at 10 because his audience is getting older and going to bed sooner. Also, that's 5-10 fewer shows a week for which they have to hire actors, scriptwriters, producers, studio space, etc.  Even if he brings in shit ratings, he has very little overhead. This is the wave of the future for network shows, I think.

Naw, his paycheck is the biggest overhead... that isn't getting any cheaper.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: bratpop on February 22, 2009, 09:54:38 PM
I tell ya, Conan has way too much time to go Joaquin Phoenix-crazy before he starts the Tonight Show. Somebody better keep an eye on him.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on February 23, 2009, 09:23:24 AM
Does anybody think Jay Leno at 10 is going to work?

I think it will work for a while, but I don't see it lasting more than a couple years....although that is an interesting point about the cost-effectiveness of the show.  I never watched him anyways, so I don't care too much.  Conan's show was always so much better.

I wouldn't call Jimmy Fallon more talented than Jay Leno.  Or anyone, really.

While I thought Fallon was a terrible SNL cast member, I can see him being an OK talk show host.  He's amiable, goofy, and isn't a stranger to live TV and celebrities.  I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on February 23, 2009, 11:30:51 AM
I'll probably give him a try. See what he's made of. He probably won't be Conan, but maybe he'll bring something new to the table.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: k1 on February 23, 2009, 11:52:00 AM
I thought it was a great episode and all the old clips were very funny. My Tivo cut off the very end of his speech =(

My DVR did the same thing.

Now I have to choose between Conan & Letterman... *sigh*  Probably continue watching Letterman since Conan's on Hulu.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 24, 2009, 11:15:02 AM
Seeing Bierko that one night was the first time I've watched in years.  I'll stick with Craig Ferguson, thanks.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 24, 2009, 11:24:01 AM
Seeing Bierko that one night was the first time I've watched in years.  I'll stick with Craig Ferguson, thanks.

Though I really like Conan, I agree. Ferguson's better.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on February 24, 2009, 12:16:35 PM
I'm not gonna compare people who like Ferguson better than Conan to Hitler, but somebody should!
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on February 24, 2009, 12:28:06 PM
I'm not gonna compare people who like Ferguson better than Conan to Hitler, but somebody should!

I'd be more inclined to akin it to Ford vs. Chevy. They both have their advantages, and those who oppose them are usually vehement.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: doggans on February 24, 2009, 02:11:48 PM
My first thought was actually *Gerald* Ford and Chevy Chase.

Although I did know a little kid who looked at a "Fletch" poster and thought it was a picture of Han Solo.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Courtney on February 24, 2009, 02:48:15 PM
Andy's coming with!  From MSNBC:

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Conan O’Brien will have a familiar face when he begins his new “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” run on NBC: Andy Richter.

Richter will fill the role once held by Ed McMahon, serving as the announcer for the “Tonight Show” when Conan O’Brien takes over the reins from Jay Leno on June 1. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture between NBC Universal and Microsoft.)

Richter previously served as a sidekick to O’Brien on “Late Night” between 1993 and 2000. According to a release sent out by NBC, Richter’s new role will not be as a sidekick, but he will be involved in live and prerecorded comedy bits.

“Andy is one of the funniest people I know, and we’ve maintained a close friendship since he left ‘Late Night,’” O’Brien said in the press release. “We have a proven chemistry that will be an incredible asset to ‘The Tonight Show.’”

If Andy's announcing, I hope they bring back Joel Goddard every now and then at least.  But this is awesome.  I've missed Andy and Conan together. 
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 24, 2009, 02:48:39 PM
Apparently Andy Richter is going to be Conan's announcer for The Tonight Show.  That will be nice and fun.  I haven't heard jack squat about his band though, if the Max Weinberg Seven will be joining him or not.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 24, 2009, 02:49:12 PM
Andy's coming with!  From MSNBC:

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Conan O’Brien will have a familiar face when he begins his new “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” run on NBC: Andy Richter.

Richter will fill the role once held by Ed McMahon, serving as the announcer for the “Tonight Show” when Conan O’Brien takes over the reins from Jay Leno on June 1. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture between NBC Universal and Microsoft.)

Richter previously served as a sidekick to O’Brien on “Late Night” between 1993 and 2000. According to a release sent out by NBC, Richter’s new role will not be as a sidekick, but he will be involved in live and prerecorded comedy bits.

“Andy is one of the funniest people I know, and we’ve maintained a close friendship since he left ‘Late Night,’” O’Brien said in the press release. “We have a proven chemistry that will be an incredible asset to ‘The Tonight Show.’”

If Andy's announcing, I hope they bring back Joel Goddard every now and then at least.  But this is awesome.  I've missed Andy and Conan together. 

Damn you and your fast posting!!!
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: TeamRAD on February 24, 2009, 02:49:46 PM

So did all three of us learn this at the same time?!?!  :D

My source...

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/40221

Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Courtney on February 24, 2009, 02:49:49 PM
HA, I win.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Minnesota on February 24, 2009, 02:57:36 PM
Cool. Dave still wins though.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Destin on February 24, 2009, 03:02:20 PM
Andy's coming with!  From MSNBC:

Quote
Conan O’Brien will have a familiar face when he begins his new “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” run on NBC: Andy Richter.

Richter will fill the role once held by Ed McMahon, serving as the announcer for the “Tonight Show” when Conan O’Brien takes over the reins from Jay Leno on June 1. (Msnbc.com is a joint venture between NBC Universal and Microsoft.)

Richter previously served as a sidekick to O’Brien on “Late Night” between 1993 and 2000. According to a release sent out by NBC, Richter’s new role will not be as a sidekick, but he will be involved in live and prerecorded comedy bits.

“Andy is one of the funniest people I know, and we’ve maintained a close friendship since he left ‘Late Night,’” O’Brien said in the press release. “We have a proven chemistry that will be an incredible asset to ‘The Tonight Show.’”

If Andy's announcing, I hope they bring back Joel Goddard every now and then at least.  But this is awesome.  I've missed Andy and Conan together. 

Damn you and your fast posting!!!

Andy has always been awesome.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 24, 2009, 03:43:11 PM
I don't know why he hasn't had a better career since he left Late Night. He was hilarious.

Because they are a TEAM.... same reason Conan's career didn't go anywh----- forget I said anything.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: bratpop on February 24, 2009, 10:05:55 PM
Drew Carey was the best guest host they had on the Late Late Show.

Andy as ANNOUNCER? "Co-nan O-bri-en!" in his high pitched voice? Seems a little arbitrary. Like he wanted to be sidekick and they said no, you can be announcer. And how was that ever McMahon's role?
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Pak-Man on February 25, 2009, 12:02:51 AM
Apparently Andy Richter is going to be Conan's announcer for The Tonight Show.  That will be nice and fun.  I haven't heard jack squat about his band though, if the Max Weinberg Seven will be joining him or not.
He announced it on last Wednesday's show. Max Weinburg and the Max Weinburg Seven will be following Conan to the Tonight Show.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: bratpop on February 25, 2009, 03:48:07 AM
I hope they don't do characters any more. Or at least if they do, it needs to be all new characters. Otherwise nobody will watch because they don't know what's "going on" in each episode without watching the whole show.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: TheUnabeefer on February 25, 2009, 09:36:13 AM
Apparently Andy Richter is going to be Conan's announcer for The Tonight Show.  That will be nice and fun.  I haven't heard jack squat about his band though, if the Max Weinberg Seven will be joining him or not.
He announced it on last Wednesday's show. Max Weinburg and the Max Weinburg Seven will be following Conan to the Tonight Show.

Yeah, I missed that show, and most of them on the final week, except for the last one....  good to hear tho!!!  I think it would be stupid to get a new band.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: iv3rdawG on April 18, 2009, 03:44:41 PM
http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/49ea5723bcba3c9f/4741e3c5156499a7/519f33f4/-cpid/337fda5e61713be2
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Cibernético II on April 18, 2009, 07:25:48 PM
I'm not too excited. I used to love Conan. Now, he's a shell of his former comedic self. The last 4 years of his comedy is just reapeating he what he already did. I mean, eventually there's no more of yourself to depricate. You'd think after 14 years of that, you eventually hit zero.

And Jimmy Fallon sucks so bad. You know what I mean? He is so uncomfortable on camera. Watching him makes me self-conscience. He doesn't know where to look and he's kisses the ass of every celebrity on his show. At least Conan's flaw was that he made every interview about himself. He would steer every anecdote to "This is how stupid I would look doing it!" *pantomimes* And maybe he would look like an out of touch dork, but not a kiss-ass.
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: bratpop on April 19, 2009, 04:01:55 AM
Just think, they might have the technology to invent a host who neither kisses ass or talks about themselves. OMG, what would they do?? When that Hadron collider starts working, I bet we will find out!
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on April 19, 2009, 12:14:10 PM
Just think, they might have the technology to invent a host who neither kisses ass or talks about themselves.

Allan Havey, you mean?   ;)
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: bratpop on April 20, 2009, 06:44:08 AM
*shudder* The show had no lights! No lights!
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: iv3rdawG on April 30, 2009, 02:49:47 PM
(http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/2665/2239newslgconanlogo.jpg)
Title: Re: "Conan-Go-Bye-Bye" aka The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien Thread
Post by: iv3rdawG on May 20, 2009, 07:01:21 PM
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Fresh from hosting one of the biggest recent season finales of “Saturday Night Live,” Will Ferrell will step into another big role on NBC: He will be the first guest on Conan O’Brien’s opening night as host of “The Tonight Show” on June 1. The musical guest will be an equally big name: Pearl Jam.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/19/arts/television/19arts-FERRELLISGUE_BRF.html?ref=arts

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4a14b569bb037b81/4741e3c5156499a7/443cf0ac/-cpid/76bc2cfbab92f39b

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4a14b5df729f1ea7/4741e3c5156499a7/12f7bfc5/-cpid/26bf6b6015997e92
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: Minnesota on May 21, 2009, 01:43:29 AM
WOW Pearl Jam is a perennial Letterman guest. Dave has gotta be pissed.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: Trumpysgirl on May 21, 2009, 08:48:15 AM
A while back a friend of mine got to be on all three late night shows (he's a musician). Later he told me that of all three hosts, Conan was the nicest and most genuine guy who went out of his way to make my friend and his band feel welcome. He also mentioned that Leno was also a very nice guy while Letterman pretty much ignored them most of the time.

I can't wait for Conan to come back, he's the only one I watch.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: torgosPizza on May 21, 2009, 09:39:45 AM
Man I wish there was an  NBC station in Delaware.

Any time I see a clip of Conan he seems like one of the funniest guys alive and his Simpsons episodes are some of my favorites,but I can't see his show because there are no NBC stations anywhere near me.

I know this is late, but check Hulu. They are partly owned by NBC Universal. :)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on May 21, 2009, 09:43:17 PM
Man I wish there was an  NBC station in Delaware.

Any time I see a clip of Conan he seems like one of the funniest guys alive and his Simpsons episodes are some of my favorites,but I can't see his show because there are no NBC stations anywhere near me.

I know this is late, but check Hulu. They are partly owned by NBC Universal. :)

I don't think that's gonna work for him since he is still on dial-up.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: FordPrefect on May 22, 2009, 02:26:29 AM
Man I wish there was an  NBC station in Delaware.

Any time I see a clip of Conan he seems like one of the funniest guys alive and his Simpsons episodes are some of my favorites,but I can't see his show because there are no NBC stations anywhere near me.

I know this is late, but check Hulu. They are partly owned by NBC Universal. :)

I don't think that's gonna work for him since he is still on dial-up.

Maybe he should check out the Conan DVDs that Lionsgate released a few years back.
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shows/Late-Night-Conan-OBrien/2676
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on May 22, 2009, 04:25:11 AM
not really a big fan of Conan, she's angry for seemingly no reason
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: Destin on May 23, 2009, 08:14:44 AM
Conan is amazing. I have always watched. But I do miss the times with Andy
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: iv3rdawG on May 23, 2009, 08:47:01 AM
Conan is amazing. I have always watched. But I do miss the times with Andy

Well, he'll be on the Tonight Show every night.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: NRRork on May 23, 2009, 08:48:15 AM
Yeah, I forgot about all that until yesterday. I was so bummed out when he finished up Late Night. I was thinking: "NO! Three months without Conan!? How will I make it?" Very easily, it seems, when I stop thinking about it.

A watched pot never boils.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: iv3rdawG on May 23, 2009, 09:26:16 AM
Well, he'll be the announcer. So at least we'll hear him every night. And if he plays it like Joel did we should see him a few times a week at least. But since it's Andy I imagine it will be more than Joel.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: iv3rdawG on May 23, 2009, 09:40:20 AM
Monday, June 1 - The first episode of "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" with guests Will Ferrell and musical guest Pearl Jam

Tuesday, June 2: Tom Hanks and musical guest Green Day

Wednesday, June 3: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Cooper and musical guest Sheryl Crow

Thursday, June 4: Gwyneth Paltrow and musical guest John Mayer Trio

Friday, June 5: Ryan Seacrest and musical guest Chickenfoot

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/9495/217845329410a2754e21.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 01, 2009, 09:03:48 AM
Tonight! Conan seems to be in everybody's conversations:

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Mr. O’Brien expects to mine his personal dislocation for comedy. “I can’t go anywhere without people saying, ‘Good luck in L.A.’ Or, ‘What’s it like in L.A.?’ Osama Bin Laden is in a cave somewhere saying, ‘I wonder how Conan will be in L.A.’"

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/01/arts/television/01conan.html?hp

Also, Andy told Carson Daly that
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
will be coming to The Tonight Show. :)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Tyrant on June 02, 2009, 07:41:38 AM
Well, I thought Conan did great last night. He seemed a tad nervous (for him), but it seemed more out of being on a new set with new staff with a new set up, not so much the "Holy crap, I've got huge shoes to fill and I'm going to be in front of millions of viewers in a few hours" nervous. I'm glad he's still harping on the self depreciation angle. That's when he's at his best, IMO.

I'm hopelessly addicted to Conan and have been through withdraw this past month or so. I'm so glad I'm getting my fix again at last. I would have this man's baby if I wasn't already married to Pak.  ;D

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 02, 2009, 08:01:34 AM
Crap, I completely forgot.

Me too!  I was thinking about it all day, but totally blanked.  When I woke up this morning I was like, "....oh, poop."
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Thorns of Crimson Death on June 02, 2009, 08:26:07 AM
It was a good show, nothing spectacular but solid.  The Universal studios tour bit was funny.  Him driving his '92 Ford Taurus montage skit, not so much, for me at least.

Good to see Andy Richter back, although I think it would be nice to see him as a sidekick on the couch like the good 'ol days.  Plus Carson had Ed McMahon's drunk fat-ass up there so why not get Andy back on the couch?  Joel was a great announcer.  I loved all his weird/creepy bits they did with him.

Will Ferrell was a good choice as a first guest and he was great when making fun of Conan and his new position as Tonight Show host.

I missed Pearl Jam since I went outside to smoke a cigarette but I'm sure they did a decent enough job.

All-in-all I know he'll do just fine as I've been a fan of his since '93 when he started and as long as they don't stray too far from his style of humor then I'll watch it daily.  Is it too much to ask for at least a once every couple of months visit from the Masturbating Bear?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Hebs on June 02, 2009, 09:29:45 AM
I thought it was pretty decent, as well - he did seem very nervous
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: k1 on June 02, 2009, 09:35:28 AM
I thought it was pretty decent, as well - he did seem very nervous

Agreed.

So now I'm finally in the predicament of "Letterman or Conan".  I probably will end up DVRing (or Hulu-ing) Conan and continue watching Letterman unless it's a rerun.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 02, 2009, 10:12:31 AM
The opening bit brought me much joy. 

Pearl Jam's new song was the only thing that kind of disappointed me.  I mean they sounded good, but I don't really care for the song.  Bummer.  Maybe it will sound better on the actual album.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 02, 2009, 10:12:37 AM
Am I the only one who thinks Lettermen hasn't been truly funny for a few years?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 02, 2009, 10:22:48 AM
I can't stand his interview style.  He is so bored and bothered by all his guests.  And yet, he's the one that keeps having people like Paris Hilton and those Hills people on his shows.  I think he's a masochist.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 02, 2009, 10:31:40 AM
Also I hate the way he will say something that is not a joke and then Paul what's-his-name will laugh at it and hit random notes on the keyboard until people laugh.

That is not funny.

To tell the truth I think Conan is the only late night guy who's writer bother to write jokes for him any more.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: k1 on June 02, 2009, 11:32:31 AM
I can see why people think Leno is funny. I don't, personally, but I at least understand his appeal.  I don't understand the appeal of Letterman at all.

I can't stand Leno.

I do agree with people's points on Letterman's interviews and the whole Paul thing. 

But I prefer Letterman's opening stuff.  Generally I only watch until the first guest comes out and then I go to bed.

I really miss the old days with his various "suits".  Rice Krispie, Velco, etc.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: stansimpson on June 02, 2009, 12:00:43 PM
Lemme say that I totally understand people not liking Leno.  But that's because the majority of people we know are under, say, 50, right?  I read that a demographic registered half of all tv watchers are now over 50 (thanks to the baby boomers entering into retirement years).  I would say these are the people who are keeping Leno's ratings alive.  Putting him on at 10 is a smart move.  Getting those fogies in bed before 11 should make them happy.  While I'm sure all the competing crime dramas won't suffer terribly, it's this demographic that's gonna tune into Leno.  Generation gap.  Pure and simple.  Complain away, but there are just as many of us as there are of them.  Long live the freckled one!

Andy Richter better step up his game.  He was absolutely useless on the show.  Conan has forgotten how to act with his sidekick.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Tyrant on June 02, 2009, 03:31:37 PM
I can see the appeal of Letterman overall, but other than his Top Ten lists, his humor has just gotten too weird for me to enjoy over the years. Last I donated any  amount of time watching him regularily, he thought it was funny to cough, choke, and have mini-strokes on camera. I've no idea if that's changed since or not.

Leno's always seemed sweet and cheery, but not that funny (to me). He over explains his jokes. I loved his Headlines bit, though.

Conan and Johnny Carson are embodiments of what I personally find funny in a late night host. Conan hosting the show seems very right to me. I can only hope viewers agree because I don't ever want to be Conan-less ever again. He's like heroine.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: stansimpson on June 02, 2009, 03:44:54 PM
I can see the appeal of Letterman overall, but other than his Top Ten lists, his humor has just gotten too weird for me to enjoy over the years. Last I donated any  amount of time watching him regularily, he thought it was funny to cough, choke, and have mini-strokes on camera. I've no idea if that's changed since or not.
SNL had a great bit of this with Norm MacDonald doing a spot-on impression of him where he did mostly of what you just said he did.  Here's a really small sample of that skit (the only one I found online).  Oddly enough, it's the one part where he isn't coughing, choking and having a mini-stroke:
http://www.youtube.com/v/WyJ9iS8EQpE&hl=en&fs=1

Quote
I don't ever want to be Conan-less ever again. He's like heroine.

I thought I was the only one in deep withdrawals.  You must be getting that itching sensation too seeing how it's only a few hours away from his 2nd night.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: torgosPizza on June 02, 2009, 04:42:32 PM
Yeah Norm's impression of Dave is dead on. Hilarious stuff.

And I gotta say. Conan and Andy back on the air together again after so many years? It's like being back with old friends, warm and cozy, and everything is right with the world. (Except for the whole GM thing... speaking of which, his NBC zingers were awesome.)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Doctor Who? on June 02, 2009, 05:00:36 PM
Well GM has been in trouble in one way or another for about 20 years.

The only thing that shocks me is that the company lasted this long when I have been hearing about it being in trouble since I was a kid.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 02, 2009, 07:28:14 PM
Letterman is hilarious. The interviews with Paris Hilton or people from The Hills are awesome because he talks to them about the stuff that makes them uncomfortable or that they don't want to talk about. I've always had a difficult decision of choosing who I like more-Letterman or Conan. They've always been neck and neck, and I still cant really choose. I like Conan's personality more and they both make me crack up on a nightly basis, so that's all I care about.

Letterman - Lauren Conrad on "The Hills" Wedding

"Is she going to Heidi and Spencer's wedding? And what's up with that load, Brody?"

http://www.youtube.com/v/YsA3Io_MhzU&hl=en&fs=1>

Stuff like that makes me enjoy watching Letterman so much.

As for Conan's first show, I enjoyed it a lot. Thought the tram segment aswell as the opening segment were hilarious. A very good start for Conan in L.A.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 02, 2009, 08:56:10 PM
So far, the second show is already way better.  Knew it wouldn't take long for him to find his groove.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 03, 2009, 07:34:30 AM
I think it's just initially.  Big guests + sketches to get people used to how he does things.  I think it will be back to normal next week.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 03, 2009, 12:15:47 PM
The time lapse photography bit had me rolling.

And seeing Hanks act the way he did made me ponder why the guy doesn't do comedies anymore?  He's obviously not a pretentious "artist", rather someone who doesn't take himself or his profession overly serious.  I'd love to see the guy do some more slap-stick/physical humor.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 03, 2009, 12:21:13 PM
The time lapse photography bit had me rolling.

And seeing Hanks act the way he did made me ponder why the guy doesn't do comedies anymore?  He's obviously not a pretentious "artist", rather someone who doesn't take himself or his profession overly serious.  I'd love to see the guy do some more slap-stick/physical humor.

YouTube's blocked at work, but look up his most recent appearance on Jonathan Ross where he does the whole "shimmy shimmy cocoa pop" bit from Big.  Tom Hanks is seriously amazing.  He's hilarious.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: stansimpson on June 03, 2009, 02:29:11 PM
The time lapse photography bit had me rolling.

And seeing Hanks act the way he did made me ponder why the guy doesn't do comedies anymore?  He's obviously not a pretentious "artist", rather someone who doesn't take himself or his profession overly serious.  I'd love to see the guy do some more slap-stick/physical humor.

YouTube's blocked at work, but look up his most recent appearance on Jonathan Ross where he does the whole "shimmy shimmy cocoa pop" bit from Big.  Tom Hanks is seriously amazing.  He's hilarious.
Good call, Courtney:
http://www.youtube.com/v/p9z2hJwJuqg&hl=en&fs=1

I wondered how long it'd be before In-N-Out Burger would be mentioned on the show.  I was surprised it took two episodes.  It was kinda weird thinking of Tom Hanks waiting in the drive-thru there.  Not that it's terribly strange.  It's just so.... pedestrian.  Ha.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: CSAllen on June 03, 2009, 02:50:38 PM
The time lapse photography bit had me rolling.

And seeing Hanks act the way he did made me ponder why the guy doesn't do comedies anymore?  He's obviously not a pretentious "artist", rather someone who doesn't take himself or his profession overly serious.  I'd love to see the guy do some more slap-stick/physical humor.

YouTube's blocked at work, but look up his most recent appearance on Jonathan Ross where he does the whole "shimmy shimmy cocoa pop" bit from Big.  Tom Hanks is seriously amazing.  He's hilarious.

I saw him on Conan last night.  He reminds me of Robin Williams, when it comes to interviews... very physical and spontaneous... not quite as hyper.  I miss him doing more comedic stuff... The Money Pit, The Burbs, Dragnet, etc.


Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Tyrant on June 03, 2009, 03:54:14 PM
When the giant foam meteor knocked Tom Hanks out of his chair, I somehow got this feeling that everything would be okay.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: torgosPizza on June 03, 2009, 06:25:55 PM
TWITTER TRACKER!!!!!!

you can't stop the TWEET! OF THE WEEEEEEK!!  OHHHHHH YEAHHHHHHH!!

I gotta say. That was some brilliant TV. Conan is back, baby!


EDIT: Also, when he was walking around LA with the wig and whatnot on... the thing about LA is that, had he been downtown, he wouldn't have gotten any looks from passers-by. He'd fit right in!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 03, 2009, 07:06:50 PM
New adds to the guests this week:

Thursday: Joel McHale!!!!
Friday: Patton Oswalt

Awesome.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 03, 2009, 08:24:22 PM
New adds to the guests this week:

Thursday: Joel McHale!!!!
Friday: Patton Oswalt

Awesome.

YES.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Tyrant on June 04, 2009, 08:10:15 AM
 In The Year 3000!!!! YES!!!

 It is the Second Coming of Conan. I'm giddy, guys. I never get giddy.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on June 04, 2009, 01:00:37 PM
New adds to the guests this week:

Thursday: Joel McHale!!!!
Friday: Patton Oswalt

Awesome.

Cool.  I assume it will be stand-up performances from both of them, right?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 04, 2009, 01:04:47 PM
Probably not.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 04, 2009, 01:05:15 PM
New adds to the guests this week:

Thursday: Joel McHale!!!!
Friday: Patton Oswalt

Awesome.

Cool.  I assume it will be stand-up performances from both of them, right?

It's like the people from NBC have been reading my secret wish diary! Not so much for Patton but McHale makes me oh so happy.....!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: CSAllen on June 04, 2009, 03:46:07 PM
I just think it's awesome that Andy's back -- the show wasn't quite the same without him.  Last night, when they looked into the future... all the way to the year... wait for it... 3000, that was just great.  I'm suprised there weren't any Terminator/ robot-uprising related jokes.  It left me with only one question: Obama will still be president???  1000 years is a long damn time.

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: stansimpson on June 04, 2009, 06:27:33 PM
New adds to the guests this week:

Thursday: Joel McHale!!!!
Friday: Patton Oswalt

Awesome.

Cool.  I assume it will be stand-up performances from both of them, right?


It's like the people from NBC have been reading my secret wish diary! Not so much for Patton but McHale makes me oh so happy.....!
Don't hate me, but I feel the opposite way.  Patton Oswalt on Conan is awesome.  I'm sure Joel McHale will be very funny... but I'm very excited about Oswalt.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: torgosPizza on June 04, 2009, 07:44:55 PM
Anyone else get goosebumps when LaBamba did the falsetto melody ("In the year three thousand...")? Man. I was immediately taken back by it.

And the whole "Adulteress" thing with Max and LaBamba during the monologue was some of the funniest shtick I have ever seen. I was laughing SO hard. The comedic timing was unparalleled.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 05, 2009, 09:03:53 AM
Went to the show yesterday. So much fun. Seeing Joel was awesome. The part yesterday when he wanted to hit the guy in the "walnuts" and have the squeaky sound go off was hilarious.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: torgosPizza on June 05, 2009, 09:12:09 AM
Went to the show yesterday. So much fun. Seeing Joel was awesome. The part yesterday when he wanted to hit the guy in the "walnuts" and have the squeaky sound go off was hilarious.

You got to go to the taping? That's awesome... how long ago did you request your tickets? Since Conan is much closer now (4.5 hour drive when he was in NY as opposed to 2ish hours here...) I am definitely planning a trip up in the near future.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 05, 2009, 09:26:31 AM
I requested tickets right around when the actual site went up, late April I think. Requested tickets for June 1-4 and they gave me Thursday. Not bad.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: jewishcarpenter on June 05, 2009, 12:24:23 PM
Joooooooooooooooooooel!

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/the_soup/b127687_joel_mchale_hits_conans_tonight_show.html (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/the_soup/b127687_joel_mchale_hits_conans_tonight_show.html)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 05, 2009, 12:26:05 PM
He was hilarious.  His child however may need therapy.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Hebs on June 05, 2009, 01:22:57 PM
Dear God they are both so tall.

I think if the Rainbow Brite thing doesn't cause damage, this probably won't.

You know what ... it may
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 05, 2009, 07:09:17 PM
I loved Joel...until the second story about his son. I'm sorry, but that is downright creepy and gross.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Courtney on June 05, 2009, 07:56:53 PM
I loved Joel...until the second story about his son. I'm sorry, but that is downright creepy and gross.

Yeah, that was where I was made INCREDIBLY uncomfortable.  Still love Joel though.  I mean, no one wants to think their child is a tiny four year-old predator.  But for real, not cool.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien - June 1st (TODAY!)
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 05, 2009, 09:24:14 PM
I loved Joel...until the second story about his son. I'm sorry, but that is downright creepy and gross.

Yeah, that was where I was made INCREDIBLY uncomfortable.  Still love Joel though.  I mean, no one wants to think their child is a tiny four year-old predator.  But for real, not cool.

No kidding. I was watching this with MY MOM, who happens to be incredibly protective of children and how they are depicted (South Park is forbidden in her house). And all this after I had been going on about how hilarious The Soup is. I think that my chances of getting her to watch it with me have now have been reduced to nil.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 07, 2009, 11:57:11 AM
You guys make it sound so dirty, but anyone who's ever been around kids that age knows this: he really doesn't know what he's doing, he's just picked it up from somewhere else and is emulating it.

Joel may also be exaggerating a bit. He's a comedian, after all.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 07, 2009, 12:40:09 PM
You guys make it sound so dirty, but anyone who's ever been around kids that age knows this: he really doesn't know what he's doing, he's just picked it up from somewhere else and is emulating it.

Joel may also be exaggerating a bit. He's a comedian, after all.
Excellent point torgos.

Just finished watching Friday's ep.  My two favorite screengrabs (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,6740.msg437191.html#msg437191) from the show.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 07, 2009, 12:45:37 PM
The Stephen Baldwin/Larry King celebrity survey was so good. And Max being in the sex offenders registry. Glad they kept that skit. Now let's just hope the Audiency Awards come around soon.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 07, 2009, 03:06:30 PM
The Stephen Baldwin/Larry King celebrity survey was so good. And Max being in the sex offenders registry. Glad they kept that skit. Now let's just hope the Audiency Awards come around soon.
I rewound and watched the Stephen Baldwin part again.  My stomach hurt from laughing so much.

Conan about Max:
"Never in the history of television has that smile ever been so inappropriate."   :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 07, 2009, 05:44:24 PM
Guests for next week:

Monday: David Duchovny, Anna Friel and comic Bill Burr
Tuesday: Eddie Murphy and musical guest BonnieRaitt & Taj Mahal
Wednesday: Dane Cook, Steve Ho and musical guest Rancid
Thursday: Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Neko Case
Friday: Jamie Foxx, Kevin Nealon and musical guest Jamie Foxx
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: CSAllen on June 07, 2009, 05:46:47 PM
Guests for next week:

Thursday: Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Neko Case

This is like pleasure overload for me...

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 07, 2009, 06:07:03 PM
Thursday: Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Neko Case
(http://th05.deviantart.com/fs39/300W/f/2008/344/c/9/I_jizz_in_my_pants_by_HOLIMOUNT.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on June 07, 2009, 06:28:33 PM
Thursday: Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Neko Case
(http://th05.deviantart.com/fs39/300W/f/2008/344/c/9/I_jizz_in_my_pants_by_HOLIMOUNT.jpg)

 :D :clap: Perfect.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: CSAllen on June 07, 2009, 07:09:12 PM
Thursday: Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Neko Case
(http://th05.deviantart.com/fs39/300W/f/2008/344/c/9/I_jizz_in_my_pants_by_HOLIMOUNT.jpg)
Norm....J.....Jimmy.....Ohhh .... and.... lost interest.

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on June 09, 2009, 07:44:36 AM
Not Conan, but I've been watching this on repeat.  The 12 year old that still lives inside me is screaming with joy.

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/clips/saved-by-the-bell-reunion-update-3-6809/1121321/.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: CSAllen on June 09, 2009, 09:47:40 AM
Not Conan, but I've been watching this on repeat.  The 12 year old that still lives inside me is screaming with joy.

http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/clips/saved-by-the-bell-reunion-update-3-6809/1121321/.

It looks like Jimmy lost it off-camera at about 4:45 (during the line about Kelly moving to a different zip code)... so much for the time-out

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 09, 2009, 06:25:22 PM
Yo soy... Conando!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on June 09, 2009, 09:33:23 PM
Yo soy... Conando!

I've been saying that all day.  Unfortunately I was the only one who had seen it.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on June 09, 2009, 10:38:38 PM
I feel so stupid, I figured that Jay would also be starting in his new time slot the same night that Conan started in his.  I went to the NBC website, only to discover that Jay(or the network ) is basically giving him the summer off.  He's not starting until Sept. 14th....   Does someone out there still have that 'facepalm' image around?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: BBQ Platypus on June 10, 2009, 09:13:26 AM
I feel so stupid, I figured that Jay would also be starting in his new time slot the same night that Conan started in his.  I went to the NBC website, only to discover that Jay(or the network ) is basically giving him the summer off.  He's not starting until Sept. 14th....   Does someone out there still have that 'facepalm' image around?

You mean this one?

(http://will.incorrige.us/facepalm/picard.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 10, 2009, 04:22:39 PM
Yo soy... Conando!
This just feels incomplete without
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Picture11.png)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on June 10, 2009, 06:40:54 PM
Annnnnd avatar'd.  :D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on June 11, 2009, 05:21:00 AM
I don't know what he was talking about, he pulls that mustache off very well
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 11, 2009, 10:46:00 AM
Larry David on next week!!!!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Tyrant on June 11, 2009, 10:51:19 AM
I actually do like Dane Cook quite a bit, but I couldn't help but feel some deep seated satisfaction watching Conan fake-strangling him. I'm sure the Dane haters probably felt even more satisfied.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 11, 2009, 05:37:15 PM
I actually do like Dane Cook quite a bit, but I couldn't help but feel some deep seated satisfaction watching Conan fake-strangling him. I'm sure the Dane haters probably felt even more satisfied.
I like to imagine what David Cross would think.  Ever see his impression of him?
http://www.youtube.com/v/wAVaDxbqiZU&hl=en&fs=1&
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Hebs on June 11, 2009, 07:06:18 PM
Annnnnd avatar'd.  :D

Haha, I miss your Chris Hansen one - that made me laugh very inappropriately loud in a quiet place
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: JimJ on June 11, 2009, 09:16:35 PM
I actually do like Dane Cook quite a bit, but I couldn't help but feel some deep seated satisfaction watching Conan fake-strangling him. I'm sure the Dane haters probably felt even more satisfied.
I like to imagine what David Cross would think.  Ever see his impression of him?
http://www.youtube.com/v/wAVaDxbqiZU&hl=en&fs=1&

Thanks for posting that.  I love David Cross, hate Dane Cook and somehow had never seen that.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 11, 2009, 11:01:57 PM
Annnnnd avatar'd.  :D

I will take your new Conando and bring things full circle with my old school mustached Conan.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 12, 2009, 09:01:18 AM
Annnnnd avatar'd.  :D

I will take your new Conando and bring things full circle with my old school mustached Conan.

"If that was any lower, I'd have to dig to Hades itself to find the apple."
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 12, 2009, 10:28:29 AM
This week's Twitter Tracker had me cracking up. Mostly due to the "Complete the Tweet" part of the segment with the guy choking.

"Are you choking on something?"
"Everything's fine."
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 12, 2009, 10:33:30 AM
This week's Twitter Tracker had me cracking up. Mostly due to the "Complete the Tweet" part of the segment with the guy choking.

"Are you choking on something?"
"Everything's fine."

Agreed. Twitter Tracker is easily one of my favorite bits of all time. TWITTERTRACKERTWITTERTRACKERTWITTER TRACKERRRR!!

Oh and the "Cream of Tweet" part was awesome too. CoCo's gotta GoGo??
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 12, 2009, 11:13:44 PM
Oh God.....Paris Hilton.

Why, WHY did Conan think that would be a good idea? Even the audience was barely humoring her.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Hebs on June 13, 2009, 07:27:09 AM
Oh God.....Paris Hilton.

Why, WHY did Conan think that would be a good idea? Even the audience was barely humoring her.

Yeah that was really awkward.  It looked like she was going to trip on her dress.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 13, 2009, 09:26:32 AM
The North Dakota skit was genius, though  ;D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 13, 2009, 09:43:27 AM
Next Week:

Mo 6/15: Joe Torre, Spinal Tap
Tu 6/16: Larry David, Lauren Conrad, Gavin Rossdale
We 6/17: William Shatner, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Incubus
Th 6/18: Eva Mendes, the Dead Weather
Fr 6/19: Brandon McMillan, Holly Williams

Mo 6/22: Cameron Diaz, Johnny Strange, Pete Yorn
Tu 6/23: Lisa Kudrow, Billy Mays & Anthony Sullivan, Elvis Costello
We 6/24: Kerry Washington, Wilco
Th 6/25: Bruno, Cirque du Soleil Zumanity
Fr 6/26: Snoop Dogg, Adele
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 13, 2009, 01:49:06 PM
This week's Twitter Tracker had me cracking up. Mostly due to the "Complete the Tweet" part of the segment with the guy choking.

"Are you choking on something?"
"Everything's fine."
Haha... totally.  I rewatched that part 3 times... mainly due to me laughing so hard, I couldn't catch everything.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Hebs on June 13, 2009, 04:37:14 PM
This week's Twitter Tracker had me cracking up.

HAHA "Gettin' some fixin's for a SALAAAAAD"  It's like I totally know Ashton!  Miley is my BFF!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 15, 2009, 02:54:00 PM
TwitterTracker is on... Twitter!   :o

http://twitter.com/TW1TTERTRACKER (http://twitter.com/TW1TTERTRACKER)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 15, 2009, 03:01:33 PM
Fart Party IX: Boner's Revenge

:D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 17, 2009, 12:01:52 PM
Last night was my favorite episode so far. The return of the AUDIENCEY AWARDS! My favorite skit. And Larry David, as well as Tom Cruise's moving hands. Awesome.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Thom_Serveaux on June 17, 2009, 12:07:26 PM
I feel so stupid, I figured that Jay would also be starting in his new time slot the same night that Conan started in his.  I went to the NBC website, only to discover that Jay(or the network ) is basically giving him the summer off.  He's not starting until Sept. 14th....   Does someone out there still have that 'facepalm' image around?

You mean this one?

(http://will.incorrige.us/facepalm/picard.jpeg)
Indeed...
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on June 17, 2009, 01:23:11 PM
...as well as Tom Cruise's moving hands. Awesome.

Those are the things that nightmares are made of.  *shudder*
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 17, 2009, 06:28:21 PM
Last night's ep was coming apart at the seams... and it was awesome!!!  The viagra joke killed, Larry David's "theory" about platonic relationships, the baby-throwing story... and the part that made my eyes water and stomach hurt:
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Picture2-2.png)


And torgos, I'm kinda surprised you didn't go with "Olde Tyme CoCo."  But I understand..... "Yo soy... CONANDO!!!!"
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 17, 2009, 10:26:53 PM
What other Olde Tyme CoCo is there?

Also, the Tom Cruise in the stall bit was freaking hilarious.

Lastly, how is Gavin Rossdale still in the music business? His music is lifeless and generic. Seriously, grow a pair or get out. (That goes for the rest of mainstream radio as well.)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: dignan on June 18, 2009, 11:10:37 AM
SWEET TWEET ALERT: KL EATS FALAFELS!!!! RT @kennyloggins In NYC rehearsing for the XM/Serius Artist Confidential tomorrow. Eating Falafels.

lmao.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 18, 2009, 05:41:56 PM
Conan is back.  I mean, the Conan I remember.  The Conan who'd reprimand his audience's reactions sternly.  The Conan who'll bang the desk mic on his desk.  The Conan who'd stand up on his desk in awe of a guest's inappropriate behavior.

And I know I said earlier that Andy Richter seemed "useless."  He just might be the quickest wit though.  I actually look forward to when the camera cuts to him now, cuz he keeps on coming up with better and better stuff.  His exchange with David Duchovney had the accuracy of a marksman comedian.  Good job, ole boy.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 18, 2009, 09:15:30 PM
I agree, his quips have been awesome so far.

I think what I love about this show is how much Conan uses the other guys in the show as props for the comedy - Max, La Bamba, and Andy are just as much the stars of the show as Conan.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 18, 2009, 10:44:29 PM
I finally got to see Twitter Tracker for the first time tonight. My muscles still ache from laughing so hard.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 18, 2009, 10:55:24 PM
I finally got to see Twitter Tracker for the first time tonight. My muscles still ache from laughing so hard.

Tweet of the Week... oh yeah yeahh yeahhhhhh!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 19, 2009, 12:32:17 AM
I finally got to see Twitter Tracker for the first time tonight. My muscles still ache from laughing so hard.

Tweet of the Week... oh yeah yeahh yeahhhhhh!
TWITTERTRACKERTWITTERTRACKERTWITTERTRACKER!!!!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 19, 2009, 08:23:14 AM
I finally got to see Twitter Tracker for the first time tonight. My muscles still ache from laughing so hard.

Tweet of the Week... oh yeah yeahh yeahhhhhh!

Are you choking?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Tyrant on June 19, 2009, 09:52:29 AM
Conan is back.  I mean, the Conan I remember.  The Conan who'd reprimand his audience's reactions sternly.  The Conan who'll bang the desk mic on his desk.  The Conan who'd stand up on his desk in awe of a guest's inappropriate behavior.

  The Tonight Show is slowly morphing into his old show (only with a larger budget) which is exactly what I was hoping would happen (I'm sure Leno fans wouldn't agree). I know not everything from Late Night is going to carry over, but I'm so happy to see Conan taking the show and making it his rather than trying to copy his predacessors.

   Now if we can just get the celebrity stills with cut out mouths back.....
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 19, 2009, 01:49:30 PM
Conan is back.  I mean, the Conan I remember.  The Conan who'd reprimand his audience's reactions sternly.  The Conan who'll bang the desk mic on his desk.  The Conan who'd stand up on his desk in awe of a guest's inappropriate behavior.

  The Tonight Show is slowly morphing into his old show (only with a larger budget) which is exactly what I was hoping would happen (I'm sure Leno fans wouldn't agree). I know not everything from Late Night is going to carry over, but I'm so happy to see Conan taking the show and making it his rather than trying to copy his predacessors.

   Now if we can just get the celebrity stills with cut out mouths back.....

I'm actually surprised that Conan has toned it down so much, but since this is Leno's slot I guess he just has to be more "sophisticated" while at the same time still being his goofy old self.

I love the new skit where  Conan starts talking about a particular story that just disgusts him and how sick and twisted it is, all the while cutting to shots of Max staring blankly into space.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 19, 2009, 05:12:01 PM
The Tonight Show is slowly morphing into his old show (only with a larger budget) which is exactly what I was hoping would happen (I'm sure Leno fans wouldn't agree).
Bah!  Leno fans can have him in September.  We have Conan now! ::pumps fist::

I love the new skit where  Conan starts talking about a particular story that just disgusts him and how sick and twisted it is, all the while cutting to shots of Max staring blankly into space.
Ummmmmmmmm.... that's not new. :|
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 19, 2009, 07:15:11 PM
That's gonna be so awesome if they do a segment with Eva Mendes, Liv Tyler and Conan at the spa.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 19, 2009, 07:28:38 PM
Are you choking?

Everything's fine!

Conan is back.  I mean, the Conan I remember.  The Conan who'd reprimand his audience's reactions sternly.  The Conan who'll bang the desk mic on his desk.  The Conan who'd stand up on his desk in awe of a guest's inappropriate behavior.

  The Tonight Show is slowly morphing into his old show (only with a larger budget) which is exactly what I was hoping would happen (I'm sure Leno fans wouldn't agree). I know not everything from Late Night is going to carry over, but I'm so happy to see Conan taking the show and making it his rather than trying to copy his predacessors.

   Now if we can just get the celebrity stills with cut out mouths back.....

I'm sure we'll get them eventually. I feel like Conan is "settling" into the time slot - he probably doesn't want to be too wacky at first, to try and minimize his losses from taking over Leno's show. Between those skits and the "Photos" sketch (which always found Joel in hilariously disturbing situations) I'm sure we'll see all of them return over time. (We get Triumph tonight ... hopefully soon we'll get Masturbating Bear back!)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on June 19, 2009, 07:31:42 PM
Are you choking?

Everything's fine!

Conan is back.  I mean, the Conan I remember.  The Conan who'd reprimand his audience's reactions sternly.  The Conan who'll bang the desk mic on his desk.  The Conan who'd stand up on his desk in awe of a guest's inappropriate behavior.

  The Tonight Show is slowly morphing into his old show (only with a larger budget) which is exactly what I was hoping would happen (I'm sure Leno fans wouldn't agree). I know not everything from Late Night is going to carry over, but I'm so happy to see Conan taking the show and making it his rather than trying to copy his predacessors.

   Now if we can just get the celebrity stills with cut out mouths back.....

I'm sure we'll get them eventually. I feel like Conan is "settling" into the time slot - he probably doesn't want to be too wacky at first, to try and minimize his losses from taking over Leno's show. Between those skits and the "Photos" sketch (which always found Joel in hilariously disturbing situations) I'm sure we'll see all of them return over time. (We get Triumph tonight ... hopefully soon we'll get Masturbating Bear back!)
I thought Masturbating Bear was the first to go.  I mean, that used to be Conan's gut reaction of how his show would change:  "No masturbating bears."  Excuse me now.  I hafta go explode with anticipatory glee upon word about Triumph being on tonight.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 19, 2009, 07:35:01 PM
And at Bonnaroo no less. He's going to have a field day.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on June 19, 2009, 08:06:12 PM
I love the new skit where  Conan starts talking about a particular story that just disgusts him and how sick and twisted it is, all the while cutting to shots of Max staring blankly into space.
Ummmmmmmmm.... that's not new. :|
[/quote]

Okay, I'll admit it. It was a pretty rare day when I could actually stay up to watch Conan without feeling guilty about going to work the next day. My love for him stems from watching re-runs, best ofs and short clips found on YouTube. Somehow the Max skit has never appeared.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: torgosPizza on June 19, 2009, 09:13:20 PM
Are you choking?

Everything's fine!

Conan is back.  I mean, the Conan I remember.  The Conan who'd reprimand his audience's reactions sternly.  The Conan who'll bang the desk mic on his desk.  The Conan who'd stand up on his desk in awe of a guest's inappropriate behavior.

  The Tonight Show is slowly morphing into his old show (only with a larger budget) which is exactly what I was hoping would happen (I'm sure Leno fans wouldn't agree). I know not everything from Late Night is going to carry over, but I'm so happy to see Conan taking the show and making it his rather than trying to copy his predacessors.

   Now if we can just get the celebrity stills with cut out mouths back.....

I'm sure we'll get them eventually. I feel like Conan is "settling" into the time slot - he probably doesn't want to be too wacky at first, to try and minimize his losses from taking over Leno's show. Between those skits and the "Photos" sketch (which always found Joel in hilariously disturbing situations) I'm sure we'll see all of them return over time. (We get Triumph tonight ... hopefully soon we'll get Masturbating Bear back!)
I thought Masturbating Bear was the first to go.  I mean, that used to be Conan's gut reaction of how his show would change:  "No masturbating bears."  Excuse me now.  I hafta go explode with anticipatory glee upon word about Triumph being on tonight.

Well when the show was making preparations to go off the air, they attempted to freeze M.B in carbonite, but at the end they decided to let him go.

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4a3c6171155fe7aa/4741e3c5156499a7/64fe0f65/-cpid/71da00fdd3231d1c
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 20, 2009, 05:10:07 PM
"If you could please keep all our underage daughters away from Max Weinberg."
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on June 26, 2009, 08:16:54 PM
"As Max Weinberg can tell you, this is a Jewish house."

Max driving around on his stand was hilarious.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on July 14, 2009, 03:43:40 PM
I've never seen Mike, Kevin nor Bill in person.  Their pictures/videos show they're of average size, but those can be deceiving, right?
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Picture1-2.png)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: TeamRAD on July 14, 2009, 03:56:38 PM
I've never seen Mike, Kevin nor Bill in person.  Their pictures/videos show they're of average size, but those can be deceiving, right?
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Picture1-2.png)

...hahahahaha.

Obviously, whomever placed that together hasn't been to Chicago before. :D

Milwaukee & Madison are two of the fittest cities in the US.

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: quistisffviii on July 14, 2009, 06:02:08 PM
Did not notice anyone mention this, but now since it's "In the Year 3000" instead of "In the Year 2000" does anyone else start thinking, "In the not too distant future..." when the skit comes on?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Action Batch on July 14, 2009, 06:05:10 PM
Did not notice anyone mention this, but now since it's "In the Year 3000" instead of "In the Year 2000" does anyone else start thinking, "In the not too future..." when the skit comes on?

Nope, I did however start thinking "In the not three future...".
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 07, 2009, 03:47:14 PM
Max is back!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on August 07, 2009, 07:08:02 PM
In a word: disconcerting.  In an observation, this answers why this thread just about died some time ago:

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/08/06/tv-buzz-what-does-the-future-hold-for-the-tonight-show-nbc-chief-dethrones-conan-obrien/ (http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/08/06/tv-buzz-what-does-the-future-hold-for-the-tonight-show-nbc-chief-dethrones-conan-obrien/)
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This summer, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve overheard a line like, “Oh, I love Conan, but to be honest, I haven’t been watching [The Tonight Show].” Conan’s ratings, which continue to fall and have been widely scrutinized in the media, reflect this trend. Today, it was announced that The Late Show with David Letterman has bested The Tonight Show for four consecutive weeks, a record dating back to 1995. What I find curious about these aforementioned statements from fans, besides their frequency, is that so often they express guilt. Many 20somethings share a bond with Conan O’Brien incomparable to any late night host, and by not watching, it stings of geek treason. But these lounging confessions also pack a subtle tinge of Nikki Finke-like cutthroat satisfaction, and this is what I find most worrisome in terms of the long haul. Why is this?

I’ve started to wonder if this demographic indifference signifies a cultural break, if only—for the sake of Conan’s legacy—a temporary one. Many of Conan’s fans have exited the carefree, insomniac nights of university, and now find themselves gritting in the face of an exceedingly tough reality. It’s dog-eat-dog out there and perhaps this winner-all realization is translating into late night. Conan, long championed as the unattractive geek and underdog, is now facing David Letterman, one of the most reliable, most competitive and funniest men—a rare combination—in TV history. Even in the Digital Age, the Late Night Wars remain insanely relentless. And Letterman, who looks lean, tan, and healthy and seems enlivened by the recent upswing—he’s been waiting for this moment—is drinking Conan’s motherfucking milkshake with a signature “heh heh.” It’s that simple. And against such a high profile, experienced, not-so-young competitor, too simple.

Yesterday at a conference, NBC late-night-chief, Rick Ludwin, referred to a previously issued network press release appointing Conan O’Brien as The King of Late Night as “premature.” Ouch. Who the hell retracts a crown, especially weeks later? A faux pas. Still, as Mark Graham at Vulture points out, Ludwin followed his alarming admission by clarifying that NBC wasn’t disappointed by Conan’s current ratings. But of course they are. And with Jay Leno, aka The Chin, readying his new primetime show on NBC—ugh!—complete with a gimmicky racetrack, we predict that this is going to get ugly; maybe even surge to an unprecedentedly awkward level for Big Network TV.

There is something unsettling and disagreeable about the expansive acoustics in Conan’s pricey, posh new studio. His monologues can now feel incredibly lonely on television because of this, strained of their yesteryear pep. To be candid, I even find the sense of isolation a tad creepy, with shades of Rupert Pupkin auditioning to himself in The King of Comedy. This is not really Conan’s fault. I can hear the studio audience laughing in the distance, sure, but for a host who has established a moderately intimate, normal-geek M.O. over the years, it creates the impression that Conan is a ginger fish out-of-water. It’s not so much the N.Y.C-to-L.A. transition factor; it’s more akin to a Conan-gone-Vegas conundrum.


Since he debuted on The Tonight Show earlier this summer, the dissonance between host and studio has lead me to stay with the show from beginning-to-end only a handful of times. And as Conan and Leno continue to distance themselves in the press, the affable combination and comradery between Letterman and Craig Ferguson, currently my favorite late-night host (alongside Stephen Colbert, if you include that cable block), has never appeared more casual yet on the attack. So, where exactly does his famous Red Wave take Conan from here?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 07, 2009, 07:38:26 PM
I love watching both and Conan seems the same as ever to me. Whatever.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on August 07, 2009, 08:08:42 PM
I love watching both and Conan seems the same as ever to me. Whatever.

I've been DVR-ing Conan and watching Letterman live.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 07, 2009, 08:25:29 PM
I DVR both and usually watch whoever has the most interesting guests first and then move on to the next show.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on August 09, 2009, 08:09:37 AM
Personally I just don't find Letterman funny anymore.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Destin on August 09, 2009, 08:59:02 AM
When Jay Leno comes back I bet Conan will be getting alot of people watching Jay and then staying for Conan.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Zeether on August 10, 2009, 11:15:00 AM
Did anyone see the segment where Conan and Andy dubbed anime? It was pretty good.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Action Batch on August 10, 2009, 11:17:32 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/KfylVFSf_9c&hl=en&fs=1&
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Tyrant on August 10, 2009, 11:25:27 AM
Did anyone see the segment where Conan and Andy dubbed anime? It was pretty good.

  Yeah, it slayed me and I found myself hoping the studio would actually use the recordings they made.  :D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Zeether on August 10, 2009, 11:28:03 AM
I hope they use that version of the Manga logo on SyFy.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 10, 2009, 06:34:18 PM
That segment with Conan and Wing (like Chicken Wing) was one of the best pieces on the new show so far.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: TeamRAD on August 10, 2009, 09:22:32 PM

I definitely hope we see more of Wing Tang in the future!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/Wing.jpg)

"Oh, I got a gift, how nice."

:D

And what's this Facebox everyone's speaking of?


Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 10, 2009, 09:29:15 PM

I definitely hope we see more of Wing Tang in the future!

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u154/craigcrusade/Wing.jpg)

"Oh, I got a gift, how nice."

:D

And what's this Facebox everyone's speaking of?

Wing making that Facebox joke was awesome.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on August 11, 2009, 01:35:30 PM
I. LOVE. WING. PANG.

This is seriously the funniest thing I've seen on the show so far (and maybe Wax Tom Cruise's hands):

http://www.hulu.com/watch/88144/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-conan-visits-the-nbc-store (http://www.hulu.com/watch/88144/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-conan-visits-the-nbc-store)

"Stop thinking about money!"  :D :D :D


EDIT:  Go down a few more posts for the YouTube vid (http://forum.rifftrax.com/index.php/topic,13011.msg464358.html#msg464358)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on August 13, 2009, 07:04:29 PM
I. LOVE. WING. PANG.

This is seriously the funniest thing I've seen on the show so far (and maybe Wax Tom Cruise's hands):

http://www.hulu.com/watch/88144/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-conan-visits-the-nbc-store (http://www.hulu.com/watch/88144/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-conan-visits-the-nbc-store)

"Stop thinking about money!"  :D :D :D

Yeah, that Wing Pang guy was really quick with the comebacks.  He looked very comfortable in front of the camera.

I also agree that Tom Cruise peaking over the bathroom stall was the funniest thing on the show yet, except maybe for that disturbing, horribly disfigured, reconstructed  Fonzie. 
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 17, 2009, 06:46:13 PM
I really liked Thursday night's episode with Robin Williams and Piers Morgan. The monologue was fantastic (with the Bill Clinton joke and Andy eating the pizza in the background), as well as the shooting promos video at the end.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 26, 2009, 05:04:13 PM
Last night's episode was great. First off Quentin as a guest was awesome, but the segment where Conan went to see his neighbors and went into Vivid only to find Andy there was hilarious :D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on August 31, 2009, 04:04:40 PM
(http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/4246/puppu.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on September 03, 2009, 10:48:48 AM
It's been a month since Wing Pang appeared on the show.  I hope they have plans to bring him back soon.

Hulu and NBC have pulled the Universal Gift Shop bit offline, and since NBC just loves to take down Conan videos on YouTube, I decided to upload it anyway under a hidden name so people can at least pass it around.  Check out the hilarity for yourself (Wing Pang shows up at 2:07):

http://www.youtube.com/v/P_yQh4y7qcg&hl=en&fs=1&ap=%2526fmt%3D18


Stay tuned for the Facebox joke referenced at the end of the video.  8)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 13, 2009, 02:25:26 PM
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/9263/lolconan.jpg)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 16, 2009, 11:13:53 AM
I don't know how many of you watched the Jay Leno show last night but this was pretty funny (go to 1:24):

http://www.hulu.com/watch/95823/the-jay-leno-show-getting-ready-for-10#x-4,vclip,1

:D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on September 16, 2009, 11:36:49 AM
I decided to give Jay a shot and turned the TV on right as the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz interview started.  That was the creepiest interview I've ever watched.  That was the most fake energy I've ever seen from either of them and that's really saying something.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 16, 2009, 11:37:31 AM
It seemed like Jay was trying to get through it as quickly as possible.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on September 16, 2009, 12:27:38 PM
"No, you laugh more!"  "No you laugh more!"  SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 16, 2009, 12:36:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/HU4p5CcZvh4&hl=en&fs=1&
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 24, 2009, 06:23:11 PM
So I think it's clear that Ricky Gervais is one of the best guests so far. That was so good.

(http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2690/rickym.jpg)

Also, the Donald Trump impression:

(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6953/conanm.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Russell on September 24, 2009, 07:20:33 PM
Also, the Donald Trump impression:
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/6953/conanm.jpg)
Meh... that could be Donald Trump but it could also be a Bush Baby(and by Bush Baby I mean either Jenna or Barbara)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Destin on September 26, 2009, 12:32:33 AM
Conan Hits his head and is taken to the hospital.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/26/conan-obrien-hits-his-hea_n_300703.html
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 26, 2009, 01:49:51 PM
Conan Hits his head and is taken to the hospital.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/26/conan-obrien-hits-his-hea_n_300703.html


Conan is one of the few people in the entertainment business who I care enough about to actually gasp at news like that. Sure hope he's feeling better.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Russell on September 26, 2009, 09:21:45 PM
Conan will be fine! If they have to do a partial Craniectomy he's got plenty more to spare!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Tyrant on September 26, 2009, 10:29:31 PM
Conan is one of the few people in the entertainment business who I care enough about to actually gasp at news like that. Sure hope he's feeling better.

You and me both. I  typically don't care about celebrities but there are a few that are the exception. Conan is one of them. I hope he'll be alright. I don't want the same thing to happen to him that happened to Liam Neeson's wife.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on September 26, 2009, 11:17:52 PM
I felt very concerned reading that story, but then I read his response:
Quote
Last thing I remember I was enjoying the play with Mrs. Lincoln, and the next thing I knew I was in bed being served cookies and juice

That's had me chuckling to myself for pretty much most of the day.  Especially since I know he's a huge Lincoln buff.

I hope he'll be alright. I don't want the same thing to happen to him that happened to Liam Neeson's wife.
And after that, my fears flooded back... in a meaner way too.

I wish'd they'd just shown the full episode.  Like when Jimmy Kimmel got bitten by that snake and was immediately rushed off in an ambulance.  Of course that was live and I suppose they didn't have much control over that anyway.  If Conan's back on Monday, I'm sure we'll be treated to some awesome recapping of what actually happened.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on September 27, 2009, 03:42:33 PM
I hope he'll be alright. I don't want the same thing to happen to him that happened to Liam Neeson's wife.
And after that, my fears flooded back... in a meaner way too.

I wonder how many lives Natasha Richardson's death has saved. A couple months back my mom fell and hit her head on the garage floor, instead of just putting ice on it, we rushed her to the hospital to make sure nothing really bad had happened. Thank goodness, nothing had.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on November 03, 2009, 09:02:05 PM
I just witnessed Conan capturing THE Dolph Lundgren under a giant crate by putting a birthday cake under it... because today is Dolph Lundgren's birthday.

Pure awesome.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 13, 2009, 09:26:21 AM
Heidi and Spencer on next Wednesday :D That's gonna be good.

Also, was anyone happy to see WING PANG again?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Hebs on November 20, 2009, 01:05:55 PM
WOW - I'm STILL not sure what to think of the Spencer/Heidi interview - that was so brutal! ... FoR EVERYBODY
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on November 20, 2009, 02:30:32 PM
WOW - I'm STILL not sure what to think of the Spencer/Heidi interview - that was so brutal! ... FoR EVERYBODY

Yeah, I watched it this morning and was really not sure what the deal was.  I did laugh pretty hard at how they got booed in the monologue when he said they were on the show.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on November 20, 2009, 03:41:52 PM
Norm Macdonald on next Wednesday. Yes!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on November 20, 2009, 06:17:53 PM
WOW - I'm STILL not sure what to think of the Spencer/Heidi interview - that was so brutal! ... FoR EVERYBODY
I know what to think:  "BOOOOO!!!"   :D :D :D  Conan's surprise reaction to the audience's boos was so priceless.  Same thing happened last night when all he did was just mention they were on the show!

Norm Macdonald on next Wednesday. Yes!
Did you see his last appearance.  Ho-lee Cuh-rap!  The best-worst telling of a joke of all time!  "OF ALL TIME!" [/Kanye]

And, yes, more Wing Pang please.   ;D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on November 27, 2009, 06:46:32 PM
For those who missed the Thanksgiving episode, I highly recommend going to NBC.com and watching it.  Not only cuz Pee-Wee Herman is on it, but because of this:

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Untitled4-1.jpg)
(L-R):  Conan (getting drunk), Jordan Shlansky, Pierre Bernard and (my hero) Wing Pang.

Of course Jordan dominates the conversation while Conan reacts in a sort of Michael Scott / Toby relationship.  Just that picture alone is priceless.  "It's a freak show.  I'm in hell," says Conan.  "This is the best Thanksgiving I've ever had, not counting the other 44 when I spent it with people I love."  Hahaha.  Glad I decided to check it out.

Also, I had to share this too.  It's Conan as the Mayflower, Pilgrim Pee-Wee, Max Weinberg as Squanto, Andy as his daughter, La Bamba as the turkey, a couple pirates, and Frankenstein:
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Untitled3-1.jpg)

P.S.  During the Donald Faison segment, Pee-Wee does his "Tequila" dance and Conan does his string dance.  Awesome!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: quistisffviii on November 28, 2009, 03:09:55 PM
I saw that they were booed in the monologue, which was funny, but we don't watch the entire episode here unless someone one of us likes is interviewed and it's needless to say why we didn't watch them.  So what happened when they were interviewed?   

Actually we did watch Seth Green.  I forgot about that.  Anyway still curious, haven't found out yet. 
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on December 05, 2009, 07:51:02 PM
(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9709/conezone.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: quistisffviii on December 08, 2009, 01:05:00 AM
Troll 2 was recommended today on the New Oprah segment!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on December 08, 2009, 05:37:55 AM
Troll 2 was recommended today on the New Oprah segment!

It was only a matter of time!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on December 08, 2009, 02:40:06 PM
Pretty hilarious rehersal video. I think it's for tonight's episode:

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4b1ed5889931b708/4727a250e66f9723/41d1ec66/-cpid/aebc931fcde395e5
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on December 08, 2009, 02:50:31 PM
I think that's from the bit they did the other night right before the Comcastic song.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on December 08, 2009, 02:56:13 PM
I'm a little behind on my episodes so yeah, it could be.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on December 18, 2009, 03:12:49 PM
Nooooooooooooo!

http://www.wwtdd.com/2009/12/nbc-wants-to-fire-conan-obrien-for-jerry-seinfeld/

Although that would solve my Conan or Letterman decision...
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Trumpysgirl on December 18, 2009, 06:08:59 PM
NO! They can't take my Conan away from me! What will I do with my nights then? Sleep?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on December 19, 2009, 01:23:32 PM
Yeah, I can really see Jerry Seinfeld interviewing people...."Interesting that that's your favorite episode of my old series....now, what else do you like about me?"

I think he's still the only celeb guest star on "30 Rock" not nominated for an Emmy.

Anyway....I'm liking the Velcro Christmas Tree very much!  Just surprised they didn't try dumping the decorations down on it from above the tree...like from a front loader.   ;D
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Hebs on December 22, 2009, 10:12:36 AM
Yeah, I can really see Jerry Seinfeld interviewing people...."Interesting that that's your favorite episode of my old series....now, what else do you like about me?"


HAHA it's so true - I watch the "comedy" opening sequences of Seinfeld and just want to hit my forehead with a frying pan
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on January 07, 2010, 01:30:10 PM
ABSOLUTELY NOT.  (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/07/jay-leno-nbc-conan-obrien-tonight-show/)

Quote
Jay Leno is going back to his 11:30 PM time slot, and it's looking like Conan O'Brien is the odd man out ... sources tell TMZ.

We've learned Jay's 10:00 PM show will go on hiatus February 1. After the Olympics, Jay will take back his 11:30 PM time slot. What has not been decided -- whether Jay's show will be a half hour, followed by Conan, or whether Jay's show will be an hour and NBC says sayonara to Mr. O'Brien.

We're told Jay and Conan have both been told of the changes. As for Jay, interestingly, he'll get what he always wanted -- his 11:30 PM time slot.

I thought all that Seinfeld stuff was a lame rumor. Seriously, this is an epically terrible idea. Sorry your ratings are in the shitter, NBC, but this is really a dumb move.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on January 07, 2010, 01:43:06 PM
 :angry: I was worried that's what you were talking about on Twitter Courtney.  :angry:
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: a pretty girl is like on January 07, 2010, 02:01:19 PM
The real question is what will happen to Jimmy Fallon?  :speechless:
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: FordPrefect on January 07, 2010, 02:25:48 PM
ABSOLUTELY NOT.  (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/07/jay-leno-nbc-conan-obrien-tonight-show/)

Quote
Jay Leno is going back to his 11:30 PM time slot, and it's looking like Conan O'Brien is the odd man out ... sources tell TMZ.

We've learned Jay's 10:00 PM show will go on hiatus February 1. After the Olympics, Jay will take back his 11:30 PM time slot. What has not been decided -- whether Jay's show will be a half hour, followed by Conan, or whether Jay's show will be an hour and NBC says sayonara to Mr. O'Brien.

We're told Jay and Conan have both been told of the changes. As for Jay, interestingly, he'll get what he always wanted -- his 11:30 PM time slot.

I thought all that Seinfeld stuff was a lame rumor. Seriously, this is an epically terrible idea. Sorry your ratings are in the shitter, NBC, but this is really a dumb move.

I mostly watch Craig Ferguson these days, but Conan is still pretty funny. I hope he's able to get another show sooner rather than later if NBC ends up firing him from the network. I don't think this is going to help NBC at all, but nothing they do seems to help them these days.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on January 07, 2010, 02:41:54 PM
The new Leno show was the worst business decision I've ever heard. That was just ridiculous. But this isn't fixing that mistake.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: a pretty girl is like on January 07, 2010, 02:43:17 PM
ABSOLUTELY NOT.  (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/07/jay-leno-nbc-conan-obrien-tonight-show/)

Quote
Jay Leno is going back to his 11:30 PM time slot, and it's looking like Conan O'Brien is the odd man out ... sources tell TMZ.

We've learned Jay's 10:00 PM show will go on hiatus February 1. After the Olympics, Jay will take back his 11:30 PM time slot. What has not been decided -- whether Jay's show will be a half hour, followed by Conan, or whether Jay's show will be an hour and NBC says sayonara to Mr. O'Brien.

We're told Jay and Conan have both been told of the changes. As for Jay, interestingly, he'll get what he always wanted -- his 11:30 PM time slot.

I thought all that Seinfeld stuff was a lame rumor. Seriously, this is an epically terrible idea. Sorry your ratings are in the shitter, NBC, but this is really a dumb move.

I mostly watch Craig Ferguson these days, but Conan is still pretty funny. I hope he's able to get another show sooner rather than later if NBC ends up firing him from the network. I don't think this is going to help NBC at all, but nothing they do seems to help them these days.

He's really only got ABC to go to if that happens and that's not even a guarantee because he's got Jimmy Kimmel standing in his way.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on January 07, 2010, 02:55:24 PM
I think I remember seeing something in an article back when the announcement of him taking over for Leno came out that there was a clause in his contract that said if Leno DIDN'T leave the show Conan would get a good chunk of change.  I'd assume he's still have to be bought out of his current contract somewhat.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 07, 2010, 03:01:51 PM
I mostly watch Craig Ferguson these days....

Me, too....love him and wish he were on earlier.

Although he probably couldn't push the line like he does then.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 07, 2010, 03:08:14 PM
Well if anything maybe this will give Conan more time to work on some more episodes of "Lookwell!".
http://www.youtube.com/v/dBQ3HbB0c8Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on January 07, 2010, 03:43:28 PM
I forgot about that show.  That'd be sweet!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 07, 2010, 11:40:10 PM
From Entertainment Weekly (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/01/07/nbc-jay-leno-not-yanked/):

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Update: NBC now considering moving Jay Leno to 11:35
by Lynette Rice
Categories: News, TV Biz, Television

NBC is said to be considering a significant schedule change for its late-night lineup that would push The Jay Leno Show back to Leno’s old spot of 11:35 p.m., according to The New York Times. The late-night revamp would put Leno on for 30 minutes, followed by Conan O’Brien starting at 12:05 a.m. and Jimmy Fallon at 1:05 a.m.  NBC declined to comment but released this statement: “We have the best comedy team in the business. We remain committed to keeping Conan O’Brien on NBC. He is a valued part of our late-night lineup, as he has been for more than 16 years and is one of the most respected entertainers in television.”

 ::)   Do they really think the time of the night will make that much difference?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: FordPrefect on January 08, 2010, 01:56:00 AM
I mostly watch Craig Ferguson these days....

Me, too....love him and wish he were on earlier.

Although he probably couldn't push the line like he does then.

Yeah I don't know if they'd give him as much freedom if he had the 11:35 timeslot, although it would force CBS to put more money behind his show. I always watch him on DVR anyway so his timeslot doesn't make a huge difference to me.

Well if anything maybe this will give Conan more time to work on some more episodes of "Lookwell!".

Either that or NBC could renew the "Andy Barker, P.I." series. Andy Richter will be needing work too after all. Maybe they could do an Andy Barker/Lookwell crossover. It would be epic.

Here's another article about NBC's current plans:
From Broadcasting and Cable (http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/443136-NBC_Wants_to_Set_Late_Night_Plans_Before_January_21_Affiliates_Meeting.php):

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NBC Wants to Set Late-Night Plans Before January 21 Affiliates Meeting
Pressure from stations behind talks of shakeup that could see Leno to 11:35, O'Brien and Fallon 30 minutes later
By Ben Grossman -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/7/2010 8:12:03 PM

NBC is continuing its ongoing discussions about the plans for Jay Leno and the late-night lineup, and would like to come to a decision before its upcoming affiliates board meeting on January 21 in New York.

One plan being discussed seriously would restore Leno to 11:35, and bump back Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Fallon one half hour each.

That would make sense--although NBC execs have publicly maintained The Jay Leno Show's ratings were performing as expected, they have quietly told insiders they were very surprised by the overwhelmingly negative effect on late news and the late night time slots, and would need to do something about it.

With all the talk surrounding yet another potential late-night shake-up, much attention has already turned to where Conan O'Brien may end up if Leno returns to 11:35. Clearly O'Brien's future with the network hangs in the balance, and NBC holds all the cards.

According to multiple sources with knowledge of O'Brien's contract with NBC, the network could keep O'Brien off of rival airwaves for two more years even if they decided to completely bench him from NBC, based on his "pay or play" arrangement.

But with NBC due to pay O'Brien roughly $25 million over two years, should NBC have decided to jettison O'Brien, the two sides could also negotiate an early release, with options including a smaller payout in exchange for O'Brien's freedom after one year, or even immediately.

Late Thursday, NBC felt inclined to issue a statement supporting O'Brien, saying, "We remain committed to keeping Conan O'Brien on NBC. He is a valued part of our late-night line-up, as he has been for more than 16 years and is one of the most respected entertainers on television."

While NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker is the one often tied to the Leno move, it is actually NBC television chief Jeff Gaspin that has been the point man for the company in the meetings with the late-night parties that are currently taking place.

And multiple sources have made note of Gaspin's tact, with one saying, "It is refreshing to see his honesty and him taking full responsibility for whatever he decides."

But with the prospect of Leno returning to 11:35--one possibility being discussed and something he exclusively told B&C he would do--speculation immediately turned to O'Brien.

While sources say ABC probably would not be interested in O'Brien, multiple sources with knowledge of Fox's thinking say they believe the network would be interested in O'Brien if the numbers made sense. News Corp. executives have looked at opening up an 11 p.m. late-night time slot in the recent past.

And O'Brien's price tag may have come down based on The Tonight Show ratings falloff since he replaced Leno and NBC's initial trumpeting of his premiere week numbers.

"I think Conan is in a rough spot," says one Hollywood insider. "We know he can't beat Letterman now. He's the kid who was given the Ferrari and returned a dented BMW."

Additional reporting by Melissa Grego and Michael Malone.

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Bob on January 08, 2010, 04:40:39 AM
I have not watched any of these guys in about 15 years, so I think I will refrain from over-reacting on this one.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on January 08, 2010, 06:17:56 AM
Was it a rerun last night? My DVR didn't record it.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: NRRork on January 08, 2010, 06:40:37 AM
What the FUCK is NBC doing?

There, I think I just summarized about 50 articles on the subject.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on January 08, 2010, 07:34:55 AM
Was it a rerun last night? My DVR didn't record it.


It was new. Consummate performer, Conan didn't mention it and seemed normal. Leno apparently mentioned it on his show, but obviously I didn't see it. No one did except the blogs I saw the fact mentioned in.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 08, 2010, 08:07:03 AM
My thoughts:



Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: anais.jude on January 08, 2010, 11:30:07 AM
Not giving Conan the time to beat Letterman in the ratings and just instantly yanking him seems like a FOX type of move....
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 08, 2010, 11:43:50 AM
Thing I'm still unclear about in all of this....

Did Conan's ratings go down compared to what he did when he followed Leno (which for the time of night you would think naturally wouldn't be as strong)?  Or did he bring everyone with him but just hasn't picked people up more people yet?

If it's the latter than this is TOTALLY unfair.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on January 08, 2010, 12:45:59 PM
I believe it's the latter. He had big ratings initially, as in the first couple weeks, as the Leno crowd tested him. When they didn't like him, they switched to Letterman (or watched nothing except 9pm Leno). And of course they did. It's a generational thing. Conan fans and Letterman fans have a good deal of crossover, but the boomer crowd skews Letterman.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 08, 2010, 12:50:53 PM
I believe it's the latter.

And yet, Leno hasn't seemed to have brought all his viewers to his time slot with him - and yet he's being treated like the "Golden Boy" here.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Courtney on January 08, 2010, 01:08:49 PM
He fails at his job, so they reward him by giving him what he wants and screwing over someone else.  Category: things that don't make sense.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Steve-O on January 08, 2010, 01:39:05 PM
It's worse than that.  Leno is partially responsible for Conan's ratings being in the dumper, too.  A good chunk of the Tonight Show audience is people who hang around after watching whatever was on NBC at 10, and right at the moment, nobody is watching what's on NBC at 10.

But no one has ever accused TV executives of being super-geniuses; outside of other TV executives, of course.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: k1 on January 08, 2010, 02:41:35 PM
It's worse than that.  Leno is partially responsible for Conan's ratings being in the dumper, too.  A good chunk of the Tonight Show audience is people who hang around after watching whatever was on NBC at 10, and right at the moment, nobody is watching what's on NBC at 10.

But no one has ever accused TV executives of being super-geniuses; outside of other TV executives, of course.

Note to self: get job as tv exec
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 08, 2010, 04:16:59 PM
If you ask me Conan is the only really funny person on late nights any more so this makes me mad.  That is all I have to say.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 08, 2010, 06:43:49 PM
Quote
Rumors!

Posted by Aaron Bleyaert January 8, 2010 1:47 PM

I know that everyone is wondering what's going on with all the rumors floating around, and although I haven't been able to speak to them (because I am merely a guy who writes a blog and wears novelty watches and drinks gravy all day), I WOULD like to say, from me personally, THANK YOU for showing your support, y'all! Just because I don't reply on Twitter or Facebook or Myspace or Friendster (Friendster?) I don't want you to think that I don't read all that stuff.  I do.  I see it all, and it means a lot. I've said it many times before, but it still bears repeating: You guys are extremely great and generous fans, and we are lucky to have you. Thanks for everything.

I'd ALSO like to say that Conan addresses some of the late night rumors that are swirling about on tonight's show - and we'll be posting a special early clip of that right here a little later tonight, so be on the lookout!  (I'll also let you all know via Twitter when the clip is up).  So... That's exciting!  ;)

http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/08/rumors/ (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/08/rumors/)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 08, 2010, 08:08:12 PM
From Entertainment Weekly:

Quote
Is Fox open to courting Conan O'Brien? Sure, says source. But....
Jan 8 2010 08:08 PM ET

by Lynette Rice

A Fox insider confirmed that the network has always been interested in Conan O’Brien for its (struggling) late-night lineup – says “he’s great!” – but cautioned that the comedian is still under contract with NBC. Still, that hasn’t stopped media outlets from posting reports that the competition may be gearing up to steal the 46-year-old host of The Tonight Show should he balk at a plan to move Jay Leno back to 11:30 p.m. Right now, NBC remains committed to O’Brien as its Tonight Show host; it released a statement saying “He is a valued part of our late-night lineup, as he has been for more than 16 years and is one of the most respected entertainers in television.” But questions are sure to arise over whether O’Brien would settle for a midnight berth behind his predecessor, should NBC follow through with its already controversial plan. For now, nothing’s set in stone so no one’s talking – but the network could be waiting to make an official announcement on Sunday, when it meets with the nation’s TV critics in Pasadena, CA.

On the one hand, having the (once popular) Leno as a lead-in could give O’Brien the ratings boost he needs. The comedian is routinely trounced by David Letterman — season-to-date, The Late Show is averaging 4.2 million while The Tonight Show trails at a mere 2.53 million. O’Brien’s Tonight Show is down 50% versus a year ago when Leno was pulling in an average 5.02 million while wrapping up his final year as the King of Late Night. At the same time, O’Brien probably wouldn’t have signed a multi-million deal with The Tonight Show almost six years ago if it meant airing at midnight – or else he might have bolted to the competition once his contract on Late Night expired. Ever the class act, O’Brien didn’t refer to the big shakeup in his Jan. 7 monologue (Leno, meanwhile, quipped, “I understand Fox is beautiful this time of year”). But O’Brien’s not above a little self-loathing. In his opening night monologue last summer, O’Brien gave a humble shout-out to the ”man who hosted this show for 17 years [and] took very good care of this franchise… Mr. Jay Leno,” before deadpanning, ”and he’s gonna be coming back on the air, I think, in two days — three days, maybe, tops.”

Stay tuned.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 09, 2010, 11:01:12 AM
Hey if he went to Fox that would mean I could watch him on tv instead of the internet at the library!  I say he should make the move.  NBC stabbed him in the back so he doesn't owe them anything.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 09, 2010, 11:07:05 AM
Hey if he went to Fox that would mean I could watch him on tv instead of the internet at the library!  I say he should make the move.  NBC stabbed him in the back so he doesn't owe them anything.

You don't pick up NBC at home?  Or because he'd come on earlier than Letterman (because Fox runs news earlier)?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 09, 2010, 11:16:00 AM
There are no NBC stations in Delaware so I have to just watch the clips on Youtube when I go into the Library.  That isn't good enough for my taste.  I mean it I think he and the guy from the Drew Carry show are the only funny people left on late nights.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: FordPrefect on January 09, 2010, 12:37:39 PM
There are no NBC stations in Delaware so I have to just watch the clips on Youtube when I go into the Library.  That isn't good enough for my taste.  I mean it I think he and the guy from the Drew Carry show are the only funny people left on late nights.

You can watch full episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O' Brien here:
http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/video/categories/season-1/1094645/
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 09, 2010, 01:06:08 PM
There are no NBC stations in Delaware so I have to just watch the clips on Youtube when I go into the Library.  That isn't good enough for my taste.  I mean it I think he and the guy from the Drew Carry show are the only funny people left on late nights.

You can watch full episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O' Brien here:
http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/video/categories/season-1/1094645/

Hey thanks!  I'll check it out next time I am at the library.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: stansimpson on January 09, 2010, 02:36:28 PM
There are no NBC stations in Delaware so I have to just watch the clips on Youtube when I go into the Library.  That isn't good enough for my taste.  I mean it I think he and the guy from the Drew Carry show are the only funny people left on late nights.

You can watch full episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O' Brien here:
http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/video/categories/season-1/1094645/
And just as a further notice, I think just about al currently-runningl primetime (or later) shows can be found in full episode form from all the major networks.  Even previous seasons (in whole).  Just go to Fox.com,, CBS.com, NBC.com... oh just look fer yerself.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 09, 2010, 02:40:12 PM
This is getting cool.  If only I didn't have to go to the library to watch them.  I only get into the library every 3 to 6 weeks.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 10, 2010, 11:34:44 AM
NBC ending Leno's nightly prime-time show (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100110/ap_en_tv/us_nbc_leno)
By LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer Lynn Elber, Ap Television Writer – 40 mins ago

PASADENA, Calif – NBC decided to end the Jay Leno experiment when some of its affiliates started talking about dropping the nightly prime-time show, its top entertainment executive said Sunday.

NBC Universal Television Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin said Sunday that Leno's nightly prime-time show will end with the beginning of the Winter Olympics on Feb. 12. NBC wants Leno to do an 11:35 p.m. show each night, a return to his old time slot, Gaspin said.

Gaspin said despite lower ratings for NBC at 10 p.m. compared with last year, the network was making money off the show.

But affiliates were upset that the show was leading fewer viewers into their late news programs, costing them significant advertising revenue. Some affiliates told NBC in December they would go public soon about their complaints if a change wasn't made, or even take Leno's show off the air.

"The drumbeat started getting louder," Gaspin said.

Gaspin has proposed moving Conan O'Brien's "Tonight" show to 12:05 a.m., and Jimmy Fallon's show would start an hour later. But the late-night hosts had not agreed to the move. Gaspin said he expected NBC's late-night situation to be cleared up by the start of the Olympics.

Asked if O'Brien and Fallon expressed anger at his proposal, Gaspin said both men were professional and understanding when they talked.

"Beyond that, it was a private conversation," Gaspin said.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 10, 2010, 11:37:39 AM
I really think Connan should move to another network over this.  He should not have to move just because a show that people told NBC wouldn't work before hand didn't work.  NBC needs to face it Leno has not been funny for a decade or more.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 10, 2010, 11:49:38 AM
The thing in all of this that I just don't get....

If Leno is such a freaking guarantee of ratings why couldn't he get them at 10pm?  Really think it will serve them right if they put him back at 11:30 and the ratings don't get any better.

And it also makes me laugh that this is all about complaints from local affiliates who are pissed that their lousy newscasts can't ride on the coattails of the late night show anymore.  Maybe if they worked on their own product instead of whining...?

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 10, 2010, 11:58:55 AM
I think this proves that Leno doesn't have any fans just old people who fall asleep to him after ER and the news.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Bob on January 10, 2010, 12:19:15 PM
I think this proves that Leno doesn't have any fans just old people who fall asleep to him after ER and the news.

My parents are 76 and even they think Leno is past his prime.   My dad also thinks that Letterman is too old as well.   
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 10, 2010, 12:21:31 PM
I think this proves that Leno doesn't have any fans just old people who fall asleep to him after ER and the news.

My parents are 76 and even they think Leno is past his prime.   My dad also thinks that Letterman is too old as well.   

That just goes to prove my point about him not having any fans.  I keep hearing on the news that the reason that Connan isn't getting the ratings is that all of Leno's fans hate him.  I don't think that is because I don't think he has any.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 10, 2010, 12:49:26 PM
The thing in all of this that I just don't get....

If Leno is such a freaking guarantee of ratings why couldn't he get them at 10pm?  Really think it will serve them right if they put him back at 11:30 and the ratings don't get any better.

I'm not sure butI think it's because a talk show can't compete with dramas. Talk shows can kick ass on other talk shows but they can't compete with scripted shows.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 10, 2010, 12:51:04 PM
The thing in all of this that I just don't get....

If Leno is such a freaking guarantee of ratings why couldn't he get them at 10pm?  Really think it will serve them right if they put him back at 11:30 and the ratings don't get any better.

I'm not sure butI think it's because a talk show can't compete with dramas. Talk shows can kick ass on other talk shows but they can't compete with scripted shows.

And yet, networks seem to be hell-bent on killing off scripted shows altogether.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 10, 2010, 01:00:54 PM
The thing in all of this that I just don't get....

If Leno is such a freaking guarantee of ratings why couldn't he get them at 10pm?  Really think it will serve them right if they put him back at 11:30 and the ratings don't get any better.

I'm not sure butI think it's because a talk show can't compete with dramas. Talk shows can kick ass on other talk shows but they can't compete with scripted shows.

And yet, networks seem to be hell-bent on killing off scripted shows altogether.

Yeah. They'll do anything they can to save money, even if they ultimately shoot themselves in the foot.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 10, 2010, 06:44:18 PM
Frank Conniff has a pretty funny take on this on Facebook.

"Frank Conniff  has the inside scoop on how the whole NBC late night thing shakes out: Leno goes back to 11:30, Conan gets pushed back to 12:30, Fallon gets pushed back to 1:30, Carson Daly gets pushed so far back he's the new host of the Today show."

Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 10, 2010, 06:47:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/DWB-kd09GXY&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 10, 2010, 06:49:22 PM
Frank Conniff has a pretty funny take on this on Facebook.

"Frank Conniff  has the inside scoop on how the whole NBC late night thing shakes out: Leno goes back to 11:30, Conan gets pushed back to 12:30, Fallon gets pushed back to 1:30, Carson Daly gets pushed so far back he's the new host of the Today show."

Was hoping Carson Daly might get pushed off the roof of 30 Rock....    ;)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 10, 2010, 06:52:29 PM
Frank Conniff has a pretty funny take on this on Facebook.

"Frank Conniff  has the inside scoop on how the whole NBC late night thing shakes out: Leno goes back to 11:30, Conan gets pushed back to 12:30, Fallon gets pushed back to 1:30, Carson Daly gets pushed so far back he's the new host of the Today show."

Was hoping Carson Daly might get pushed off the roof of 30 Rock....    ;)

 :D

He would make a nice stain on the pavement.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 10, 2010, 07:09:42 PM
Frank Conniff has a pretty funny take on this on Facebook.

"Frank Conniff  has the inside scoop on how the whole NBC late night thing shakes out: Leno goes back to 11:30, Conan gets pushed back to 12:30, Fallon gets pushed back to 1:30, Carson Daly gets pushed so far back he's the new host of the Today show."

Was hoping Carson Daly might get pushed off the roof of 30 Rock....    ;)

 :D

He would make a nice stain on the pavement.

That would be the closest he's gotten to contributing anything to art or entertainment.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 11, 2010, 08:28:35 AM
The thing in all of this that I just don't get....

If Leno is such a freaking guarantee of ratings why couldn't he get them at 10pm?  Really think it will serve them right if they put him back at 11:30 and the ratings don't get any better.

I'm not sure butI think it's because a talk show can't compete with dramas. Talk shows can kick ass on other talk shows but they can't compete with scripted shows.

And yet, networks seem to be hell-bent on killing off scripted shows altogether.

Here is what i don't get.  Right now the talk show hosts interview the stars of the scripted shows,if the networks get rid of the the scripted shows who are the hosts going to intervierw?  eachother?
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 11, 2010, 08:31:49 AM
Here is what i don't get.  Right now the talk show hosts interview the stars of the scripted shows,if the networks get rid of the the scripted shows who are the hosts going to intervierw?  eachother?

They'll interview the stars of the scripted shows for FX, HBO and Showtime that people are watching instead of the networks.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 11, 2010, 08:35:45 AM
Come to think of it i think the last scripted drama i liked enough to watch every episode was Deadwood.  Speaking of when is HBO going to give us season four?!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 11, 2010, 08:46:33 AM
Come to think of it i think the last scripted drama i liked enough to watch every episode was Deadwood.  Speaking of when is HBO going to give us season four?!

Never, I've heard.  And they're on and off about doing a movie.  Currently, it seems to be off.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 11, 2010, 09:15:43 AM
Come to think of it i think the last scripted drama i liked enough to watch every episode was Deadwood.  Speaking of when is HBO going to give us season four?!

Never, I've heard.  And they're on and off about doing a movie.  Currently, it seems to be off.

D'Oh!  How come every show I become a fan of gets canceled before the story is finished?!
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 11, 2010, 10:18:48 AM
Come to think of it i think the last scripted drama i liked enough to watch every episode was Deadwood.  Speaking of when is HBO going to give us season four?!

Never, I've heard.  And they're on and off about doing a movie.  Currently, it seems to be off.

D'Oh!  How come every show I become a fan of gets canceled before the story is finished?!

Join the club.   :)
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 11, 2010, 04:39:57 PM
Come to think of it i think the last scripted drama i liked enough to watch every episode was Deadwood.  Speaking of when is HBO going to give us season four?!

Never, I've heard.  And they're on and off about doing a movie.  Currently, it seems to be off.

D'Oh!  How come every show I become a fan of gets canceled before the story is finished?!

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There were initial plans to conclude the series with two special TV movies, but the plans have not come to fruition. Several of the series' stars have since commented that the series is now unlikely to return. HBO had repeatedly asserted that the two movies could still be made, but it noted in July 2008 that the possibility of the two TV movies being made was very slim.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Charles Castle on January 12, 2010, 09:45:39 AM
Conan is a funny guy, but i don't see how any one with talent can really feel fulfilled within the constraints of this format. The problem is, and always will be the fact that the ONLY reason any one runs these shows is to hawk product. That is why I stopped watching even when Late Night was still going.  It was nice, he had his moments, but the viewing experience dragged down by him having to talk to Tony Nocholino, or whatever other colorless z-grade celeb was on a new show that would disappear within 6 weeks.

You can try to get nice and ironic with it on some level, but ultimately the accountants are going to win the battle and make it difficult to make fun of the fact that you are hawking some crappy product that no one with any refined sense of viewing has any interest in. Even worse is that, ultimately, it is necessary because as talented as Conan O'Brien may be, there is very little chance for any one to put together one hour of fresh programming a night without 85% cream filling handed to you by the necessary hawking of product.

That is why these shows are, at every other hour of the day, hosted by cinder blocks like Matt Lauer. For some reason we have it in our minds that we should tie down talented people to this crap ass medium after hours.

Conan should do a one hour, once-a-week variety/sketch show on HBO. Hell, give him SNL. He could do way more with it than the hosers they have working on it now.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 12, 2010, 10:31:27 AM
Hmmm... I would argue that you have it backwards. It's not that the all-encompassing "we" tie down Conan to a crap ass medium... Who the hell had any idea who he was when he replaced Letterman? It's that the talented people that can pull off hosting the Tonight Show seek out such an opportunity because they can be paid a gaurenteed $80 million to hawk product. If Conan O'Brein was ever really interested in shattering the paradigm of comedy so to seek fulfillment of his talent, I would wonder why he's been hosting late night talk for damn near 20 years. I'm sure somebody would gladly pay him, at much more modest salary, and let him sink or swim doing whatever he wanted with his talents... he's earned that much long ago. I think he knows he is good at what he does, until the recent debacle at NBC he has enjoyed doing it, and gets compensated very handsomely. No shame in that.
Title: Re: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 12, 2010, 12:26:39 PM
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January 12, 2010, 3:10 PM
Conan O’Brien Says He Won’t Do ‘Tonight Show’ Following Leno
By BILL CARTER
Conan O’Brien says he will not do “The Tonight Show” if it airs at 12:05 a.m. He released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky. That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months, with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule.

Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot. That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be unfair to Jimmy.

So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more.

There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of, for a company that values our work.

Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair; it’s always been that way.

Yours,

Conan

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/12/conan-obrien-says-he-wont-do-tonight-show-following-leno/
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 12, 2010, 12:51:54 PM
I hope he goes to Fox or goes back to writing for The Simpsons.  That would be cool.  Hey maybe they could get him to write some Futurama episodes.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 12, 2010, 01:13:55 PM
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It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

Sums it up quite nicely.  And good for Conan to stick to his guns.

I completely agree with him on how it wouldn't be the tonight show if it's not on at 11:35.  I've always looked forward to catching the tail end of the news and watching the first half of Letterman (until Conan moved to 11:35) before TIME FOR GO TO BED.

Part of me hopes that Leno's ratings continue to tank after he moves back to 11:35.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Bob on January 12, 2010, 01:17:39 PM
Conan has all the money that he will ever need and can do what he wants.   Good for him.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 12, 2010, 01:40:08 PM
Not if NBC wriggles out of it. Greedy bastards. (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2010/01/conan-obriens-conundrum-.html)

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In the grand scheme of things, figuring out whether to stay in a job that pays north of $15 million a year or fighting for some sort of buyout that would also be in the millions -- if not multimillions -- is something of a luxury problem. But those are basically the options facing NBC's Conan O'Brien, who is being told "The Tonight Show" is going to move from 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m. to make room for Jay Leno's return to late night.

For all the talk out of Fox that it loves O'Brien  and would be willing to chat with him, the odds of something really happening seem long. Even if Fox has some sort of tacit agreement to explore getting back into late night, actually getting the time slots from its stations will be no small task. Fox's affiliates show reruns in the 11 p.m. time slot, which is ideally where Fox would want to put O'Brien. Those reruns make a lot of money for the stations, who have seen their bottom lines hit by a weak economy and audience fragmentation.

While Fox could put Conan at 11:30 p.m., which might be a little more acceptable to the affiliates, that would mean there would be three late-night OBRIENshows going head to head. That's a recipe for disaster. On top of all this, assuming Fox sells its affiliates on the idea, it's not like he'd go on the air in two weeks. Assuming he could wrestle out of his NBC deal, the earliest he could hit Fox is in the fall, and that is probably incredibly wishful thinking. O'Brien could easily end up sitting on the sidelines for at least a year, which is an eternity in TV time.

Talks between O'Brien and NBC are ongoing, with the two sides debating whether the network is voiding his contract by moving the show. Unfortunately for O'Brien, during negotiations for his original deal to host "The Tonight Show" his management apparently forgot to get it in writing that the show's time slot would always start at  11:35 p.m.

That little detail may be key in keeping NBC from having to shell out any sort of penalty or to release O'Brien from his contract. According to people familiar with O'Brien's deal, it does not contain any clauses that would prevent NBC from moving "The Tonight Show" out of 11:35 without violating his deal.

Whether not having a time-period-specific clause would stand up legally, should it come to that, may be another story. After all, "The Tonight Show" has aired at the same time for some 50 years, which sure sounds like precedent, but we're not lawyers here. If Leno's old "Tonight Show" deal also included a time-period clause is not known, some say it did, others say no. David Letterman's deal when he went to CBS did have such a clause, said a person with knowledge of that contract. O'Brien's lawyer Leigh Brecheen did not return calls seeking comment, and WME Entertainment, O'Brien's agency, also declined comment.

O'Brien has a powerhouse team at WME. But in this case, short of WME boss Ari Emanuel persuading his brother -- White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel -- to get the Justice Department to block Comcast's takeover of NBC Universal unless O'Brien keeps his job, Conan may be out of luck.

I think Roger Ebert said it best on Twitter.

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A touching statement from Conan. NBC = No Bloody Conscience.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 12, 2010, 01:43:38 PM
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9320/20579245655226748171496.jpg)

http://twitter.com/PFTompkins
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 12, 2010, 01:44:53 PM
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9320/20579245655226748171496.jpg)

http://twitter.com/PFTompkins

 :clap:
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 12, 2010, 04:32:27 PM
I just watched the monologue (up through Cody Devereaux) of last nights episode.  Man was that great.   :clap:

Tonight's should be awesome too now that he's released that statement.

I suppose it begs the question of how long before they just start showing repeats instead of letting him do new shows?  It'll be interesting to see if they let him go all the way to Feb 12th.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: AmandaGal on January 12, 2010, 04:51:54 PM
It would be ironic if he now pulls the highest ratings ever, while tanking the tonight show franchise and bringing the audience to whatever he'll do next.

Though, if he gets the highest ratings ever, NBC will probably just throw scads of money at him and push Leno aside.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 12, 2010, 05:42:21 PM
It would be ironic if he now pulls the highest ratings ever, while tanking the tonight show franchise and bringing the audience to whatever he'll do next.

Though, if he gets the highest ratings ever, NBC will probably just throw scads of money at him and push Leno aside.

That would be so awesome.  If he goes to a network I get i will watch any show that has him writing or on screen.  I hate to see Leno win this.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 12, 2010, 05:47:07 PM
It would be ironic if he now pulls the highest ratings ever, while tanking the tonight show franchise and bringing the audience to whatever he'll do next.

Though, if he gets the highest ratings ever, NBC will probably just throw scads of money at him and push Leno aside.

That would be so awesome.  If he goes to a network I get i will watch any show that has him writing or on screen.  I hate to see Leno win this.

The thing is, this isn't a matter of Conan vs. Leno.  Leno's pissed off too.  This is just a matter of NBC being stupid.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 12, 2010, 05:49:32 PM
Wouldn't it be great if NBC lost their whole late night line up over this :D  I know it will not happen but it would be funny.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TeamRAD on January 12, 2010, 05:57:38 PM

Cody Devereaux, dead...noooooooo!!!!   *sobs*

Well, I guess I'll never have a reason to tune into NBC ever again w/ this shit they've pulled on Conan.

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 12, 2010, 06:00:30 PM
Wouldn't it be great if NBC lost their whole late night line up over this :D  I know it will not happen but it would be funny.

Hmm...The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon   :speechless:
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 12, 2010, 06:00:39 PM
I think 30 Rock will get an amazing episode out of all of this.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MrTorso on January 12, 2010, 09:15:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/msC3uu4KZbg
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Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Pak-Man on January 13, 2010, 01:16:41 AM
Wouldn't it be great if NBC lost their whole late night line up over this :D  I know it will not happen but it would be funny.

Hmm...The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon   :speechless:
The Tonight Show with Andy Richter?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 13, 2010, 01:38:34 AM
The Tonight Show with Miley Cyrus.  (after all, she's leaving Hannah Montana)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 13, 2010, 01:44:27 AM
The Tonight Show with Carlos Mencia.

Maybe in the Mirror Universe. Nah, not even there. I'm sure the Empire would've had him put to death long ago... right after they executed Dane Cook.

Suddenly the Terran Empire is looking alright.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FordPrefect on January 13, 2010, 02:12:11 AM
http://www.blogtv.com/vb/bm3FY2PHaeTGZ2XwZH

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 13, 2010, 02:19:58 AM
http://www.popeater.com/2010/01/13/jay-leno-leaving-nbc/

If that is true, it would make me hate Leno slightly less.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 13, 2010, 03:44:51 AM
The two of them should ditch NBC and do a cop drama together. Something like "Lanky and The Chin".

(That felt like that came to me a little too easily. Did Conan already make a joke along those lines?)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TeamRAD on January 13, 2010, 06:07:58 AM

NBC!!!

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 13, 2010, 06:11:38 AM
http://www.popeater.com/2010/01/13/jay-leno-leaving-nbc/

If that is true, it would make me hate Leno slightly less.

I have never hated Leno.  He always seemed like a decent guy to me and he was funny once,but he has not been for a while and Connan is so i would rather see Connan with a show.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 13, 2010, 06:17:11 AM
http://www.popeater.com/2010/01/13/jay-leno-leaving-nbc/

If that is true, it would make me hate Leno slightly less.

I have never hated Leno.  He always seemed like a decent guy to me and he was funny once,but he has not been for a while and Connan is so i would rather see Connan with a show.

I don't hate him the person, I guess, just his "comedy," which makes me not think much of him as a person, if you catch my drift. ;P
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 13, 2010, 06:43:18 AM
My feelings. (http://www.hobotrashcan.com/2010/01/13/outside-of-the-in-crowd-you-go-coco/)

http://www.popeater.com/2010/01/13/jay-leno-leaving-nbc/

If that is true, it would make me hate Leno slightly less.

I have never hated Leno.  He always seemed like a decent guy to me and he was funny once,but he has not been for a while and Connan is so i would rather see Connan with a show.

I don't hate him the person, I guess, just his "comedy," which makes me not think much of him as a person, if you catch my drift. ;P

I don't hate Leno either. He always seemed like an affable chap whose comedy I don't enjoy, but I'm okay with that. I just don't like what's gone on. If NBC's allowing him to be thrown under the bus as a key reason that Conan's getting screwed, then that's not fair.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 13, 2010, 07:55:29 AM
It would be ironic if he now pulls the highest ratings ever, while tanking the tonight show franchise and bringing the audience to whatever he'll do next.

Though, if he gets the highest ratings ever, NBC will probably just throw scads of money at him and push Leno aside.

That would be so awesome.  If he goes to a network I get i will watch any show that has him writing or on screen.  I hate to see Leno win this.

The thing is, this isn't a matter of Conan vs. Leno.  Leno's pissed off too.  This is just a matter of NBC being stupid.

As far as I know, Conan and Jay get along swell. They aren't best buds or anything, but they respect each other and I doubt they're each holding the other personally responsable for any of this. Neither made the call. I like Jay okay. Occasionally he's funny and he seems nice overall, but Conan is funny all the time and I've been watching him since the start.

I respect Conan all the more for sticking to his guns on this. Originally I was horrified that he was allowing this to come down to an issue regarding the timeslot, but after his statement outlining his reasons for being resistant, I see the logic.

I wouldn't put it past NBC that this entire situation is just a huge sham to get more ratings for both shows, though. Not banking on it or anything, but I wouldn't be surprised.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 13, 2010, 08:41:02 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/OMgPPJZfsCM&hl=en_US&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/LYBrbwbvBAA&hl=en_US&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/vhewaobDQCU&hl=en_US&fs=1

http://www.youtube.com/v/kJWlk_n5Vek&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Nergol on January 13, 2010, 12:17:23 PM
This really makes you appreciate the quiet class with which Johnny retired, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 13, 2010, 12:21:52 PM
Yeah, if I haven't said so already: I don't dislike Leno.

Actually, I enjoyed his Tonight Show pretty well. That seems to be a rarity for people my age, but I liked tuning in to him. And I loved Headlines, especially in the days before the internet, when the only time you'd get to see those misprints and such was on TV or in the occasional print article. But I think it was actually Steve Allen who invented that bit.

Of course, Steve Allen invented A LOT of the Late Night bits. Which is probably why Krusty stole so many from him. ^_^

In my opinion, Leno does the scripted stuff better, and Conan does the off-the-cuff stuff better. And I think the latter is more important, since most of the show is interviewing, and it means if something goes wrong in a scripted bit, Conan will make sure it's a many times funnier that way.

It's a trait I've noticed watching old Johnny Carson stuff. I was like nine when he retired, but I occasionally catch some of his old stuff on youtube, and it seems to be that he was also at his best when he had to make up something on the fly. Here's a great example for anyone who's never seen it (it's probably a pretty famous clip), I mean, the audience is already roaring, and he does not miss a beat here, he plays it SO cool and his delivery is so effing perfect.

http://www.youtube.com/v/iSUQ3qnwCFU&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FordPrefect on January 13, 2010, 12:33:23 PM
This really makes you appreciate the quiet class with which Johnny retired, doesn't it?

Actually I think that NBC was planning on canceling his show too at some point, but Johnny saw the writing on the wall and decided to announce his retirement before NBC did anything about it.

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4b4e2c1bf8cfad73/4b4d9f786ac378aa/43fb1720/-cpid/fa8db522aa6f24eb

http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/conan_may_leave_tonight
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 13, 2010, 05:14:06 PM
http://www.popeater.com/2010/01/13/jay-leno-leaving-nbc/

If that is true, it would make me hate Leno slightly less.

I have never hated Leno.  He always seemed like a decent guy to me and he was funny once...
Yeah, I remember that one time he was funny.  He told a funny joke.   ;)

IMO, Leno's unfortunately becoming a scapegoat cuz NBC executive (crap... I just read about this and already forgot the dude's name) isn't recognizable, memorable or just simply mockable.  At most, people can just say NBC, but it's this one dude who people should be taking out the pitchforks and torches for (and for the Brits, I don't mean flashlights; I mean actual torches... but you knew that already  ;)).
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 13, 2010, 05:26:50 PM
http://www.popeater.com/2010/01/13/jay-leno-leaving-nbc/

If that is true, it would make me hate Leno slightly less.

I have never hated Leno.  He always seemed like a decent guy to me and he was funny once...
Yeah, I remember that one time he was funny.  He told a funny joke.   ;)

IMO, Leno's unfortunately becoming a scapegoat cuz NBC executive (crap... I just read about this and already forgot the dude's name) isn't recognizable, memorable or just simply mockable.  At most, people can just say NBC, but it's this one dude who people should be taking out the pitchforks and torches for (and for the Brits, I don't mean flashlights; I mean actual torches... but you knew that already  ;)).

Ehhh, to a degree - Leno should have stood aside before now - It shouldn't have come to this.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 14, 2010, 09:52:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/LOQvsuJ5wIA&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MontyServo on January 14, 2010, 10:03:25 AM
I have liked Leno in the past (saw his stand up act in Vegas once, was really funny).  But this is really making him look bad.  He should be the one to stand up and do the right thing and retire from his television contract to let Conan stay at 11:35.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 14, 2010, 10:50:23 AM
Gervais was the perfect guest to have on last night, with everything he is involved with at NBC. Now he just needs to get Norm on. Perfect episode last night.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2010, 01:00:03 PM
I have liked Leno in the past (saw his stand up act in Vegas once, was really funny).  But this is really making him look bad.  He should be the one to stand up and do the right thing and retire from his television contract to let Conan stay at 11:35.

At this point, that seems to be the only logical choice. You just don't kill a cultural icon like The Tonight Show (or get rid of its host) to save a newer, weaker show. Appeasing affiliates or not, it's lunacy. Jay seems like a decent guy. Hopefully decent enough to do the right thing (if it comes to that). He needs to ask himself, "WWJCD?" *

*What Would Johnny Carson Do?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 14, 2010, 01:13:59 PM
Well, looks like it's done. Sigh:

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Jay Leno has made a new deal with NBC, which gives him "The Tonight Show" from 11:35 - 12:35 ... sources tell TMZ.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/14/jay-leno-conan-obrien-nbc-the-tonight-show (http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/14/jay-leno-conan-obrien-nbc-the-tonight-show)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 14, 2010, 01:32:45 PM
Gervais was great last night. Most of the guests this week have been good.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 14, 2010, 02:01:15 PM
Quote
Is Jay Leno the new (old) host of "The Tonight Show?"

Sources at NBC are denying a TMZ report claiming NBC and the talk show host have worked out an agreement that restores "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to run from 11:35 p.m.-12:35 a.m.

The return of Leno to "Tonight" would have meant that Conan O'Brien's days as the host of "The Tonight Show" are officially numbered.

The report follows O'Brien's public refusal earlier this week to host a time-shifted "Tonight" from 12:05-1:05 a.m.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ia62d19a7acb838db6035b952fde09415 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ia62d19a7acb838db6035b952fde09415)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 14, 2010, 02:05:22 PM
What in the name of all things clusterfuck is going on at NBC right now?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 14, 2010, 02:15:21 PM
I hope the ratings tank.  This is just stupid.  Didn't it take leno a while to beat letterman when he took over the Tonigh Show? I am really mad at NBC for not giving Conan a chance.  I also hate the fact that now all we will hear about on the news is how popular Leno is.  I don't have anything against him but he isn't funny and Connan is so i hate to see it go down this way.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2010, 02:20:00 PM
*sigh*  Fine NBC. You bastards. See what you made me do? I had to sign up for Facebook so I could join the Team Conan pack and sign petitions so you lame asses don't F with the C. Dammit, now I'm "hip" and "with it". You bastards!!!

Only for you, Coco. Only for you would I stoop this low.

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/latenightwithconan/ (http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/latenightwithconan/)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 14, 2010, 02:45:03 PM
Only for you, Coco. Only for you would I stoop this lolo.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 14, 2010, 02:50:22 PM
*sigh*  Fine NBC. You bastards. See what you made me do? I had to sign up for Facebook so I could join the Team Conan pack and sign petitions so you lame asses don't F with the C. Dammit, now I'm "hip" and "with it". You bastards!!!

Only for you, Coco. Only for you would I stoop this lolo.

http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/latenightwithconan/ (http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/latenightwithconan/)
Is that the same as the "I'm with Coco" fanpage?  There are plans of demonstrating a rally at NBC Studios on Monday.  Would love to get me some of their posters.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 14, 2010, 03:06:57 PM
Only for you, Coco. Only for you would I stoop this lolo.

Fixed.

 :D  Thank you!

Is that the same as the "I'm with Coco" fanpage?  There are plans of demonstrating a rally at NBC Studios on Monday.  Would love to get me some of their posters.

Not sure. I just joined today. I just looked for Team Conan, which Coco himself mentioned on the show. Seems to be the largest group on FB at the moment. I myself want a shirt  of the now famous "I'm with Coco" meme if possible.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 14, 2010, 03:49:54 PM
Not sure. I just joined today. I just looked for Team Conan, which Coco himself mentioned on the show. Seems to be the largest group on FB at the moment. I myself want a shirt  of the now famous "I'm with Coco" meme if possible.
This one (http://www.facebook.com/imwithcoco?ref=search&sid=500413619.2705633142..1) is the largest one with 113,000 members (and growing!).  I'm guessing that's the one you've joined?  The dude running it is getting interviews already.  It's been good for following other talk shows' comments (Letterman, Kimmel, Ferguson).  It's also prob the funniest one.  One announcement just said: "FAGERSTROOOOM!!!"

Official website btw:  http://imwithcoco.com (http://imwithcoco.com)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 14, 2010, 04:14:39 PM
From the People magazine website (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20336890,00.html?xid=rss-fullcontent):

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Conan O'Brien Likely to End Hosting The Tonight Show Jan. 22
Thursday January 14, 2010 02:45 PM EST

We've got Tonight? Not after Jan. 22.

Conan O'Brien's last night as host of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien will likely be next Friday, a source close to O'Brien tells PEOPLE.

"Conan does not currently plan on doing any more new shows after next week,” says the source.

According to NBC, a pre-scheduled hiatus for the program starting on Jan. 25 has been on the calendar for months. "Everyone is working as usual in getting the show on," says a source at the Tonight Show.

On Tuesday, the host released a statement saying that he would not go along with NBC's plan for him to host a relocated Tonight Show at 12:05 a.m., following The Jay Leno Show at 11:35 p.m.

"I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is [The Tonight Show's] destruction," said O'Brien.

If Jan. 22 is indeed O'Brien's final broadcast, the show will have ended two weeks before NBC’s scheduled preemption for its 2010 Winter Olympics coverage.

Damn....more switching between channels tonight.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: a pretty girl is like on January 14, 2010, 04:58:29 PM
Things are so bad at NBC that any sort of up tick in ratings warrants a press release.  Apparently last week Conan did better than all the other networks in all the important demographics.  Whooo!  Your ratings are up and we want everyone to know! 

Also you're fired. 

 :clap:
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 14, 2010, 05:06:04 PM
This makes me sick.  Where would NBC be if they had treated Cheers or Sienfeld like this?  Where would CBS be if they had treated MASH or Hill Street Blues like this.  I miss the days when networks would give a show a chance before canning it.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 14, 2010, 05:12:45 PM
This makes me sick.  Where would NBC be if they had treated Cheers or Sienfeld like this?  Where would CBS be if they had treated MASH or Hill Street Blues like this.  I miss the days when networks would give a show a chance before canning it.

Or The Office, or 30 Rock, or...actually, how many long-lasting shows are EVER successful in their first season?


I can't think of any of the top of my head.  If NBC had treated Star Trek like this a multi-billion dollar franchise would not be around.  Pretty much any show that is popular for more then five years takes a while to become popular.  I think even CSI didn't do well in it's first year.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 14, 2010, 05:17:44 PM
This makes me sick.  Where would NBC be if they had treated Cheers or Sienfeld like this?  Where would CBS be if they had treated MASH or Hill Street Blues like this.  I miss the days when networks would give a show a chance before canning it.

Or The Office, or 30 Rock, or...actually, how many long-lasting shows are EVER successful in their first season?


I can't think of any of the top of my head.  If NBC had treated Star Trek like this a multi-billion dollar franchise would not be around.  Pretty much any show that is popular for more then five years takes a while to become popular.  I think even CSI didn't do well in it's first year.

NBC DID try and treat Star Trek like this, and only relented to give it a third season after a massive letter writing campaign flooded them out of their offices.  The fact that Star Trek still exists as a franchise at all is a good indication that fans can rise above the stupidity of the idiot suits.  I say screw NBC, Conan's fans will follow him anywhere he ends up.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 14, 2010, 05:21:28 PM
I hope he ends up at Fox,ABC,or CBS.  I can get those stations and watch him with out the internet.  If would be fun if he wrote a few scripts for Futurama or The Simpsons in the time between shows.  That would be a dream come true.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 14, 2010, 05:24:07 PM
I wonder if Johny Carson's Tonight show was an instant hit?  Come to think of it I think I love Lucy took a while to take off and it is still being rerun today!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 05:30:05 PM
I just hope that all of the people that are coming out to support him now actually watch his show where ever he moves to.

He has been doing fantastic shows thanks to this crazy shitstorm!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 05:36:57 PM
I hope he ends up at Fox,ABC,or CBS.  I can get those stations and watch him with out the internet.  If would be fun if he wrote a few scripts for Futurama or The Simpsons in the time between shows.  That would be a dream come true.

I dunno if he'll even stay on as a talk show host. The fox thing is iffy--they don't exactly have a great track record when it comes to long-term talk shows.

What about the Chevy Chase Show?

Oh.

Right. :P
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 14, 2010, 05:44:27 PM
I hope he ends up at Fox,ABC,or CBS.  I can get those stations and watch him with out the internet.  If would be fun if he wrote a few scripts for Futurama or The Simpsons in the time between shows.  That would be a dream come true.

I dunno if he'll even stay on as a talk show host. The fox thing is iffy--they don't exactly have a great track record when it comes to long-term talk shows.

I hope he isn't just forced to retire because no one else will give him another show.  I wish you could buy DvDs of his show because his is the only lat night show I would watch in that format.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 05:47:11 PM
Well, Conan has an established audience and is actually proven in the field of late night, which previous FOX talk show hosts haven't had.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 05:52:18 PM
Yeah, they will certainly have to offer some kind of incentive and that could make it really costly...

Here's hoping that NBC do the embarrassing right thing before it's too late(r).
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 14, 2010, 06:06:57 PM
Now there's a story that Conan is going to sue NBC (http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2010/01/source_conan_obrien_sue_nbc.php).....

BTW, any one else remember this announcement by Leno?

Quote
"In 2009, I'll be 59 years old and will have had this dream job for 17 years. When I signed my new contract, I felt that the timing was right to plan for my successor and there is no one more qualified than Conan. Plus, I promised Mavis I would take her out for dinner before I turned 60."

Whatever happened to that, Jay?   >:(
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 14, 2010, 06:18:34 PM
Now there's a story that Conan is going to sue NBC (http://extratv.warnerbros.com/2010/01/source_conan_obrien_sue_nbc.php).....

BTW, any one else remember this announcement by Leno?

Quote
"In 2009, I'll be 59 years old and will have had this dream job for 17 years. When I signed my new contract, I felt that the timing was right to plan for my successor and there is no one more qualified than Conan. Plus, I promised Mavis I would take her out for dinner before I turned 60."

Whatever happened to that, Jay?   >:(

Well, I'm sure they went out to dinner and he remembered why he didn't do that earlier...  Mid-life crisis, or something like that.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 07:21:35 PM
I'm no Stern fan, but this is interesting:

http://tv.gawker.com/5448264/howard-stern-despises-jay-leno-gets-a-call-from-conan
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 14, 2010, 07:32:04 PM
That would be great. Also, Tom Hanks on Tuesday:

Quote
Conan O’Brien may not be keeping “The Tonight Show” much longer, but he may be getting some good company.

Tom Hanks has agreed to appear with Mr. O’Brien on Tuesday.

The booking showed that Mr. O’Brien’s producers continued to be aggressive in seeking guests even as it remained unclear how much longer he would be the host of the show. Several other talent representatives reported that the show was looking to book top guests next week. Another name the show is said to be seeking is the radio host Howard Stern.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/obrien-continues-to-book-top-guests-for-tonight/ (http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/obrien-continues-to-book-top-guests-for-tonight/)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 14, 2010, 07:59:03 PM
I'm no Stern fan, but this is interesting:

http://tv.gawker.com/5448264/howard-stern-despises-jay-leno-gets-a-call-from-conan

Well, Stern only likes Stern.

And if Leno was so worried about screwing Conan, why did he give up the show in the first place?

But do thing Leno not stepping away is a classless thing to do.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 14, 2010, 08:19:21 PM
Yeah, remember that diplomatic stuff I said about Leno.

I was wrong. He's a sniveling little shit who'll step on anyone he has to stay on TV.

Just think of where YOU'D be, Leno, if NBC showed you the same patience they've showed Conan.

Hollywood should just blacklist him. People should refuse to be guests on his show, and just do the other three shows. If they can, some of them might be forced into it, but give lousy interviews. Just go through the motions.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 08:43:20 PM
http://tv.gawker.com/5448615/late-night-drama-gets-an-early-start-with-just+released-leno+bashing-letterman-clip

Second clip - I am suddenly a Jimmy Kimmel fan.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MrTorso on January 14, 2010, 09:34:41 PM
(http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o255/MrTorso/Forum%20Posts/conan-dvd-cover3d.jpg)

Heh! A friend of mine is the one who sent the letter to Conan offering him the porn contract!


Quote
Dear Conan,

I caught your monologue the other [night] about your dilemma concerning the pending shake-up of NBC’s late night programming, and the suggestion that you might “leave television altogether, and work in a classier business with better people, like hard core porn.” I just wanted to let you know that Pink Visual would be elated to have a personable, motivated self-starter such as yourself join our team of merry pornsters.

As our first male “contract star,” you could help us to finally satisfy the as yet unrequited demand for tall, lean, pale, male ‘gingers’ on the part of our fans. I can’t tell you how many emails we receive asking us things like “do you have any videos featuring guys that have a David Caruso kind of thing going on? That would be HOT!”

We couldn’t agree more with our fans, and we think you’re just the man for the job. Just think of the titles we could create together, like “Conan the Boobarian,” “Loco for Coco,” or (if you swing that way, or are open to being “gay for pay”) a gay line entitled “Pound Me, I’m Irish.”

If serving as male “talent” is not what you had in mind, don’t let that stop you from pursuing a career in the lucrative (and lubricated) world of hard-core porn. There are plenty of off-screen opportunities for a talented fellow like you. You could return to your roots as a behind the scenes writer and bring some much needed wit to the world of porn dialogue, or simply add to the list of products you endorse by becoming the “celebrity pitch man” for our hit series MILF Seeker. The possibilities are endless!

I’m sorry that your current employer doesn’t appreciate the value you add to their company, or the years of loyal service you have provided since joining NBC’s late night lineup. I can assure you that if you accept our offer to join the proud, porno-loving team. Here at Pink Visual, we will never abuse you—unless you are in to that sort of thing, in which case I have some much more interesting ideas for that first porn title you star in….

Yours truly,

Kim Kysar
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 09:38:35 PM
Hehe, awesome!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 14, 2010, 09:48:11 PM
Is there a website or petition I can sign to support Conan? I have already put Leno's show on three thumbs down on my tivo (Yeah I am a ruck raker, im tired)

So anything else us Conan fans can do to support him?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 14, 2010, 09:52:24 PM
So anything else us Conan fans can do to support him?

Watch his show three months ago? I didn't have cable at the time, and I lost all my over-the-air stations after that goddamn digital transition. So, Hulu was my only option. ;_;

Aside from that, I'd say DON'T WATCH Leno. Hopefully, the old adage, "You can't go home again." will prove true for late night talk shows as well, and Leno's ratings will not even come close to what they once were. The NBC will be REALLY fucked, but this time they won't have a pissy little diva to go running back to.

Imagine this was '92, and after six months of Leno, CARSON was willing to come back? I can't help think what would've happened. But, unlike Leno, Carson actually RETIRED. And his legacy will live on forever as the undisputed King of Late Night and an American icon. Jay, however, despite a long and successful run, will go down as a big-chinned crybaby.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 14, 2010, 09:53:57 PM
I haven't missed a single episode since he took over the tonight show.

For what it's worth:

http://www.imwithconan.com/petition
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 14, 2010, 10:18:14 PM
I haven't missed a single episode since he took over the tonight show.

For what it's worth:

http://www.imwithconan.com/petition

/signed
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 14, 2010, 10:55:07 PM
I usualy don't watch Jay Leno. But I saw Jimmy Kimmel was going to be on tonight...... He ripped into Jay Leno as he deserved. Everyone should see it when it shows up on youtube =)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 14, 2010, 11:16:59 PM
I really hope the Tonight show get killed off over this and Leno has to beg for change on the street.  He is not a nice guy I think he set this whole thing up just to make sure that he will get to keep the tonight show for the next 30 years,NBC will never move him now and I think it's clear he will never retire.  He screwed over Conan and now I hope the rest of his life is nothing but pain.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 14, 2010, 11:17:42 PM
It's already on youtube, I'm watching it right now. WOW!!!!! He is laying into him HARD. That is some BALLS!

http://www.youtube.com/v/axwO6BkCtIo&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 14, 2010, 11:24:31 PM
You can almost picture Jay running backstage and screaming his head off at someone as soon as they went to commercial. Wow.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FordPrefect on January 15, 2010, 05:36:52 AM
Imagine this was '92, and after six months of Leno, CARSON was willing to come back? I can't help think what would've happened. But, unlike Leno, Carson actually RETIRED. And his legacy will live on forever as the undisputed King of Late Night and an American icon. Jay, however, despite a long and successful run, will go down as a big-chinned crybaby.

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/23/arts/jay-leno-criticizes-nbc-on-tonight-cliffhanger.html Hmm. Sound familiar?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 15, 2010, 06:41:31 AM
To me, information like this (http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/tonight-show-ratings-soar-viewers-vote-team-conan-12913) is just proof that this has become a personal vendetta for Jeff Zucker and what was already a horrible business decision now has nothing to do with business whatsoever.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 08:16:58 AM
What really makes me mad is that know Connan will be known as ratings failur,the man who got fired from the tonight show so he may not be given another show.  Also we are now stuck with Leno for the next 30 years.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 15, 2010, 08:23:27 AM
It's already on youtube, I'm watching it right now. WOW!!!!! He is laying into him HARD. That is some BALLS!

http://www.youtube.com/v/axwO6BkCtIo&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash

I loved how Jimmy ended the questions. Me and Conan have kids" All you have to do is take care of cars, but we have kids" You have 800 million Dollar leave our shows alone"  (Tired so not quoting properly.)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 15, 2010, 08:24:33 AM
What really makes me mad is that know Connan will be known as ratings failur,the man who got fired from the tonight show so he may not be given another show.  Also we are now stuck with Leno for the next 30 years.

Actualy Jay Leno failed. And then since not many people were watching Jay Leno, Conan suffered from the people who usualy just left there TV on that channel.

Jay Leno had such low ratings that the sponsors started demanding him get pulled off of prime time.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 15, 2010, 08:32:49 AM
You know, people forget that Leno was getting slaughtered by Letterman until the Hugh Grant episode. That's when Leno started winning the time slot. And Conan was winning until Letterman's affairs.

So all Conan needs to do is have an affair with a writer for the show who moonlights as a prostitute. I don't see what's so difficult for NBC here.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 09:04:39 AM
What really makes me mad is that know Connan will be known as ratings failur,the man who got fired from the tonight show so he may not be given another show.  Also we are now stuck with Leno for the next 30 years.

Actualy Jay Leno failed. And then since not many people were watching Jay Leno, Conan suffered from the people who usualy just left there TV on that channel.

Jay Leno had such low ratings that the sponsors started demanding him get pulled off of prime time.

Yes but that is not how people will remember it.  All people will remember is that Connan is the guy who got fired after seven months and the average person will assume it was because Connan was awful.  What is more every nightly newcast has a story about how bad Connan's ratings are so that will not help.  Let me show you how this has happened before.  George lazenby as Bond.  Do you rember him as a Bond who had a popular movie,does the average person even know who he is?  OHMSS was the second highest grossing movie of 1969,it made a ton of money and yet because Lezenby left most Bond fans I meet remember him as the Bond who was so awful his mkovie lost money and the producers were forced to bring back Connery.  The facts don't matter in a case like this,the way people will remmber them does.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2010, 09:19:32 AM
Conan puts Tonight Show up for sale on Craig's List......

(http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/ab88/rinks8931/conancraiglist.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 15, 2010, 09:34:11 AM
What really makes me mad is that know Connan will be known as ratings failur,the man who got fired from the tonight show so he may not be given another show.  Also we are now stuck with Leno for the next 30 years.

Actualy Jay Leno failed. And then since not many people were watching Jay Leno, Conan suffered from the people who usualy just left there TV on that channel.

Jay Leno had such low ratings that the sponsors started demanding him get pulled off of prime time.

Yes but that is not how people will remember it.  All people will remember is that Connan is the guy who got fired after seven months and the average person will assume it was because Connan was awful.  What is more every nightly newcast has a story about how bad Connan's ratings are so that will not help.  Let me show you how this has happened before.  George lazenby as Bond.  Do you rember him as a Bond who had a popular movie,does the average person even know who he is?  OHMSS was the second highest grossing movie of 1969,it made a ton of money and yet because Lezenby left most Bond fans I meet remember him as the Bond who was so awful his mkovie lost money and the producers were forced to bring back Connery.  The facts don't matter in a case like this,the way people will remmber them does.

And people can either remember it in the wrong way or right way.... People can even be obscenely wrong about current events, let alone history. So what does the mass of unintelligent people around the world have to do if you know what was correct in the first place?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 15, 2010, 09:43:13 AM
Is there a website or petition I can sign to support Conan? I have already put Leno's show on three thumbs down on my tivo (Yeah I am a ruck raker, im tired)

So anything else us Conan fans can do to support him?

You can email the execs for NBC. The addresses are being posted all over the place by Team Conan and I'm With Coco groups on FB (if you can't find them though, PM me and I'll send you a list). You can also purchase "I'm With Coco" shirts and prints and advert like crazy. Some of the profits for that are going to Haiti relief efforts. Double win!

I wish (for the first time in my entire life) that I lived in CA. I would so love to attend one of the protest rallies outside the NBC studios.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 15, 2010, 09:49:49 AM
Is there a website or petition I can sign to support Conan? I have already put Leno's show on three thumbs down on my tivo (Yeah I am a ruck raker, im tired)

So anything else us Conan fans can do to support him?

You can email the execs for NBC. The addresses are being posted all over the place by Team Conan and I'm With Coco groups on FB (if you can't find them though, PM me and I'll send you a list). You can also purchase "I'm With Coco" shirts and prints and advert like crazy. Some of the profits for that are going to Haiti relief efforts. Double win!

I wish (for the first time in my entire life) that I lived in CA. I would so love to attend one of the protest rallies outside the NBC studios.

Let's see if the shirt & print show up at my house before the show goes off the air...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 09:55:01 AM
Here is what would be my dream come true.  Connan gat a show on Fox,it then goes on to slaughter all other late night shows to the point where Leno has to take a massive pay cut just to keep the Tonight show on the air. Hey i can dream can't I?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 15, 2010, 09:57:11 AM
Here is what would be my dream come true.  Connan gat a show on Fox,it then goes on to slaughter all other late night shows to the point where Leno has to take a massive pay cut just to keep the Tonight show on the air. Hey i can dream can't I?

NBC owes Leno tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars of unpaid paychecks. But yeah I wish Conan gets another show and beats Leno.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 09:59:07 AM
You have to be kidding me right?  What are they paying him for.  No one was watching him the last time he was on at 11:30 and no one watched him at 10:00.  How is he worth that kind of money?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 10:06:18 AM
yeah but i am talking about the past few months to a year since that seems to be what NBC is mad with Connan over.  They should be firing leno too.  His ratings were just as bad.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 15, 2010, 10:23:05 AM
You guys are forcing me to care less about this the more you talk about it.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 15, 2010, 10:27:17 AM
I think we should just spend this time coming up with new slogans for NBC.... here are all the prior ones:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NBC_slogans

I vote for "It's the same old NBC."
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 15, 2010, 11:12:12 AM
You guys are forcing me to care less about this the more you talk about it.

Why is this, exactly?



And why should we care that you care less? ;)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 15, 2010, 11:13:27 AM
Complete over-saturation of this everywhere I look.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 15, 2010, 11:16:29 AM
Yeah, well, it's not very important so it's bound to be all over the media.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2010, 11:43:47 AM
Yeah, well, it's not very important so it's bound to be all over the media.

Doesn't hurt that it's about guy who is good at his job (Conan) but is about to lose that job not through fault of his own but because some Suit made stupid choices (putting Leno at 10pm) and wants to make more (wanting to move him back) yet nothing will happen to him.

It's what people have gone through themselves.....in the last year especially.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Steve-O on January 15, 2010, 12:01:59 PM
You know, there is a possibility here that Conan's just not a very good fit for the Tonight Show.  His ratings nosedive can't be entirely due to the lack of a lead-in.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 15, 2010, 12:11:48 PM
You know, there is a possibility here that Conan's just not a very good fit for the Tonight Show.  His ratings nosedive can't be entirely due to the lack of a lead-in.

Much the same was said of Leno some years back, though. Only difference is that NBC gave Leno time to pull out of the nosedive.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Steve-O on January 15, 2010, 12:30:10 PM
You know, there is a possibility here that Conan's just not a very good fit for the Tonight Show.  His ratings nosedive can't be entirely due to the lack of a lead-in.

Much the same was said of Leno some years back, though. Only difference is that NBC gave Leno time to pull out of the nosedive.

Yeah, that's true.  Leno wasn't a great fit for Carson's audience, either.  But it took over three years for him to bring an audience back around, and I can't fault NBC too much for not wanting to suffer through another three year stretch of Letterman eating their lunch.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 15, 2010, 12:40:47 PM
Complete over-saturation of this everywhere I look.

So it's not US talking about it, then.
No and I'll get even more specific and say that it's mainly you talking about it that makes me care less.  :)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 15, 2010, 12:59:20 PM
Complete over-saturation of this everywhere I look.

So it's not US talking about it, then.
No and I'll get even more specific and say that it's mainly you talking about it that makes me care less.  :)

And here I thought it was just a hipster being all "It was cool before it went mainstream."
No man, the new thing is raging against the Conan movement now like I am because it's all mainstream.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 15, 2010, 01:13:35 PM
All this talk about how annoying the talk about the Conan thing is is making me care even less about how people feel about the talk about how annoying the talk about talking about Conan is...  I think.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2010, 01:32:13 PM
All this talk about how annoying the talk about the Conan thing is is making me care even less about how people feel about the talk about how annoying the talk about talking about Conan is...  I think.

[montypython] "Take the tablets, Tiger." [/montypython]
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 15, 2010, 02:02:45 PM
Fuck, apparently the new thing now is making fun of the people hating all the "Tonight Show Fiasco" talk and supporting Conan. I'm fucking back on Team CoCo, bitches.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2010, 02:25:29 PM
Published: December 23, 1992 (http://www.nytimes.com/1992/12/23/arts/jay-leno-criticizes-nbc-on-tonight-cliffhanger.html?pagewanted=1)

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Jay Leno Criticizes NBC On 'Tonight' Cliffhanger
By BILL CARTER

Jay Leno, expressing what he called "surprise and disappointment" with NBC executives, said yesterday that he believed his performance as the host of the "Tonight" show should have more than satisfied the network and that he did not deserve to be threatened with losing the leading show in late-night television to David Letterman

"Am I crazy?" Mr. Leno said in a telephone interview. "The ratings are going up, the advertisers are happy and so are the affiliates." And yet Mr. Leno said he had not received any assurances from NBC executives in New York that he would not be dropped in favor of Mr. Letterman by Jan. 15. That is the deadline NBC is facing to match a CBS offer to give Mr. Letterman about $16 million to star in a nightly talk show at 11:30, the same time as the "Tonight" show.

"I am disappointed," Mr. Leno said. "I feel like a guy who has bought a car from somebody, painted it, fixed it up and made it look nice and then the guy comes back and says he promised to sell the car to his brother-in-law." Go Elsewhere? 'Of Course'

Mr. Leno said he would "obviously leave NBC immediately" if the network decided to give the "Tonight" show to Mr. Letterman. He said he would absolutely refuse to do a show in the 12:30 A.M. spot now occupied by Mr. Letterman's show, "Late Night," and would indeed consider creating the same problem for NBC that Mr. Letterman's proposed deal with CBS caused.

"Would I go to CBS if they asked me?" Mr. Leno said. "Of course. I'm not going to do some little happy hour from Omaha at 12:30."

Just. Freaking. Amazing.   Is this why Leno is going along with NBC's plans?   "They tried to do it to me once. Now I want them to do it to someone else in order to keep me"....?  Needs to prove he's just as good as Letterman?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 15, 2010, 02:46:22 PM
You guys are forcing me to care less about this the more you talk about it.

If only there was some way you could avoid this thread... Some way you could continue to care...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 15, 2010, 02:51:26 PM
Leno should take his billion dollars and his giant chin and just fucking retire already.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 03:30:26 PM
See the press is already acting like Connan failed,I will be surprised if he ever gets another show.  I'm pretty sure after this for the rest of his life Hollywood is just going to treat him like a washed up has been who was never any good.  That makes me sad :speechless:
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 15, 2010, 04:02:55 PM
See the press is already acting like Connan failed,I will be surprised if he ever gets another show.  I'm pretty sure after this for the rest of his life Hollywood is just going to treat him like a washed up has been who was never any good.  That makes me sad :speechless:

Actually the press was just quoting what an NBC exec said... actually kinda paints (to the public) a worse image of the exec....  Most of the press I've seen is more towards how MUCH support Conan has been getting from fans and other celebs alike.

I am kinda excited to see what (if anything) SNL does in support of Conan (who used to write for them)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 15, 2010, 04:04:30 PM
See the press is already acting like Connan failed,I will be surprised if he ever gets another show.  I'm pretty sure after this for the rest of his life Hollywood is just going to treat him like a washed up has been who was never any good.  That makes me sad :speechless:

Actually the press was just quoting what an NBC exec said... actually kinda paints (to the public) a worse image of the exec....  Most of the press I've seen is more towards how MUCH support Conan has been getting from fans and other celebs alike.

I am kinda excited to see what (if anything) SNL does in support of Conan (who used to write for them)

...or what the Simpsons guys might do...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2010, 04:06:17 PM
See the press is already acting like Connan failed,I will be surprised if he ever gets another show.  I'm pretty sure after this for the rest of his life Hollywood is just going to treat him like a washed up has been who was never any good.  That makes me sad :speechless:

Imagine how Conan would feel if he knew one of his supporters couldn't spell his name.

Conan is going to get another show one way or another, if NBC doesn't cave and do what it takes to keep him, someone will give him work.  It's only a matter of money changing hands and time.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 15, 2010, 04:07:26 PM
Yeah, well, it's not very important so it's bound to be all over the media.

Doesn't hurt that it's about guy who is good at his job (Conan) but is about to lose that job not through fault of his own but because some Suit made stupid choices (putting Leno at 10pm) and wants to make more (wanting to move him back) yet nothing will happen to him.

It's what people have gone through themselves.....in the last year especially.

You're right, it's a modern day Horatio Alger story.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 15, 2010, 04:08:50 PM
It was only a matter of time:

http://www.youtube.com/v/LOQvsuJ5wIA&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 15, 2010, 04:22:24 PM
It was only a matter of time:

http://www.youtube.com/v/LOQvsuJ5wIA&hl=en_US&fs=1

Ho-ly crap that was awesome.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 15, 2010, 04:29:43 PM
It was only a matter of time:

http://www.youtube.com/v/LOQvsuJ5wIA&hl=en_US&fs=1

Ho-ly crap that was awesome.

High hilarity, indeed!

"He drives an antique steam engine to work!"  :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 04:54:03 PM
See the press is already acting like Connan failed,I will be surprised if he ever gets another show.  I'm pretty sure after this for the rest of his life Hollywood is just going to treat him like a washed up has been who was never any good.  That makes me sad :speechless:

Actually the press was just quoting what an NBC exec said... actually kinda paints (to the public) a worse image of the exec....  Most of the press I've seen is more towards how MUCH support Conan has been getting from fans and other celebs alike.

I am kinda excited to see what (if anything) SNL does in support of Conan (who used to write for them)

Trouble is it takes nine months to make an episode of The Simpsons so they can't do anything before September.  It would be neat if South Park did an episode about this some how.
...or what the Simpsons guys might do...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2010, 05:08:54 PM
See the press is already acting like Connan failed,I will be surprised if he ever gets another show.  I'm pretty sure after this for the rest of his life Hollywood is just going to treat him like a washed up has been who was never any good.  That makes me sad :speechless:

Actually the press was just quoting what an NBC exec said... actually kinda paints (to the public) a worse image of the exec....  Most of the press I've seen is more towards how MUCH support Conan has been getting from fans and other celebs alike.

I am kinda excited to see what (if anything) SNL does in support of Conan (who used to write for them)

...or what the Simpsons guys might do...
Trouble is it takes nine months to make an episode of The Simpsons so they can't do anything before September.  It would be neat if South Park did an episode about this some how.

But they had Conan commit suicide in the movie after he ratted out Terrance and Phillip....   ;)  Can people besides Kenny come back to life in that show?

Wonder if Brent Spiner will do the voice again?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: doggans on January 15, 2010, 05:14:46 PM
Pretty sure Saddam came back to life a few times. And they could easily do a thinly-veiled allegory of the situation with some of their own characters having talk shows, or something else that represents talk shows.

Of course, who knows if Trey and Matt even have an opinion about this whole thing.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 05:17:14 PM
I think Saddam Husayn came back to life.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 15, 2010, 05:19:05 PM
Pretty sure Saddam came back to life a few times. And they could easily do a thinly-veiled allegory of the situation with some of their own characters having talk shows, or something else that represents talk shows.

Of course, who knows if Trey and Matt even have an opinion about this whole thing.

It's been so much in the news I would be shocked if it wasn't at least mentioned on the show,even if it is just for 30 seconds.  It would be funny to find out Cartman supports Leno.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2010, 05:33:36 PM
Pretty sure Saddam came back to life a few times. And they could easily do a thinly-veiled allegory of the situation with some of their own characters having talk shows, or something else that represents talk shows.

Of course, who knows if Trey and Matt even have an opinion about this whole thing.

It's been so much in the news I would be shocked if it wasn't at least mentioned on the show,even if it is just for 30 seconds.  It would be funny to find out Cartman supports Leno.

Hmmm....remember that short that they did with Leno visiting their classroom?

http://www.youtube.com/v/X3iXkPje6h8&hl=en_US&fs=1

Wonder if they're still friends....
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Compound on January 15, 2010, 05:59:27 PM


But they had Conan commit suicide in the movie after he ratted out Terrance and Phillip....   ;)  Can people besides Kenny come back to life in that show?


It's South Park.  If Trey and Matt think it's funny, they'll go for it, continuity be damned. Affleck's been portrayed a couple of times now and never with the same model.

But IIRC, South Park's next batch of episodes is due in mid-March, so they won't be written until, well, the week before. By then, this will be a dead issue.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 15, 2010, 06:18:41 PM
Yeah, but they did an episode about the Writer's Guild Strike after that issue had been resolved for awhile. They did that episode about Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the Beijing Olympics a good couple months after both those things happened.

The episodes aren't ALWAYS on events happening right at the moment.

I have no idea if they'll do an episode of this or not. This situation seems right up their alley. I imagine it'd be Leno painted as a baby, Conan would probably also be shown whining as though he's victim. And at the end they'd learn something. Stan would give some BS about the ratings and etc...

Or not. They've really backed off on the soapboxing. There was a while there where I couldn't stand watching the show anymore. It was just like "I DON'T GIVE A FUCK WHAT YOU TWO GUYS THINK!!! JUST BE FUNNY!"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 15, 2010, 06:41:20 PM
But IIRC, South Park's next batch of episodes is due in mid-March, so they won't be written until, well, the week before. By then, this will be a dead issue.

Or you could say by then the dust will have settled and we'll know if putting Leno back at 11:30 and letting Conan get away blew up in their faces or not....

And the Matt and Trey can do their commentary.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 16, 2010, 03:57:30 AM
To me Leno is everything that's safe and 'Light Entertainment' (like Lite food, a crappy replica of real food) while Conan is usually TOTALLY on my wave length and if anything hurt by the fact he loves the chat show formula so much he sticks to it.

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Hebs on January 16, 2010, 11:14:59 AM
To me Leno is everything that's safe and 'Light Entertainment' (like Lite food, a crappy replica of real food) while Conan is usually TOTALLY on my wave length and if anything hurt by the fact he loves the chat show formula so much he sticks to it.



I read a really interesting article in 2005 in New York Magazine about "East Coast vs. West Coast" humor, and if a New Yorker can "make it in LA"

Kind of like in Annie Hall when Woody Allen goes to Cali and decides he absolutely hates everything about it.

It referenced David Letterman hosting the Oscars - how he completely tanked to the LA audience, but people used to a more biting, sarcastic humor (his NY audience) thought it was great.  I couldn't find the original article - but here is one from ALL THE WAY BACK IN MAY 2009.  WOW

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/magazine/24Conan-t.html?pagewanted=all
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 16, 2010, 02:04:21 PM
Quote
NBC to keep Coco's masturbating bear
By Matthew Belloni and Nellie Andreeva

The Masturbating Bear is dead.

As a deal nears for Conan O'Brien's exit from NBC, one thing is certain: the characters and recurring comedy bits O'Brien originated during his 16-plus years on "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show" will not follow the host when he leaves NBC.

The Peacock owns the intellectual property behind such popular O'Brien characters as Pimpbot 5000 and Conando, as well as recurring segments such as In the Year 3000 and Desk Driving. Sources involved in the settlement negotiations say NBC is keeping the copyrighted and trademarked elements of O'Brien's shows as part of the deal. That means the bits and characters will likely never be seen after O'Brien's "Tonight" ends its run Jan 22. ?

While the vast majority of the characters O'Brien introduced are said to owned by NBC, it's unclear who controls Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the crass canine puppet that is perhaps O'Brien's most popular recurring bit. Triumph was originated by writer and longtime O'Brien pal Robert Smigel, whose reps declined to comment on whether Smigel or NBC owned rights to the character.

http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/01/nbc-to-keep-cocos-masturbating-bear.html (http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/01/nbc-to-keep-cocos-masturbating-bear.html)

http://www.youtube.com/v/31g0YE61PLQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 16, 2010, 02:18:17 PM
"Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!" *bursts into flames* - Cody Devereaux RIP.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 16, 2010, 02:41:12 PM
What!?  At first, I thought this happened this week.  Turns out Conan and Zucker were rivals back at Harvard:

NO JOKE: Jeff Zucker Had Conan Arrested (http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/no-joke-jeff-zucker-had-conan-arrested/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)
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It's just been brought to my attention that, while they were Harvard undergraduates, Jeff Zucker '86 called the cops on Conan O'Brien '85. (I never saw previous reports about this.) According to articles in both the Harvard Crimson and Yale Daily News, Zucker, then president of the university's Harvard Crimson daily newspaper, dispatched the police to the Harvard Lampoon office after O'Brien, who was president of the campus humor magazine, organized a prank on his college rival -- stealing an entire print run of the Crimson before it could be distributed. "He only forgave me when I gave him The Tonight Show," Zucker told a Yale gathering back in 2005. The Harvard Crimson described the incident this way in a 2004 article about Conan landing The Tonight Show courtesy of Zucker: "O’Brien cut his teeth in comedy as president of The Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine. In fact, O’Brien first met Zucker, his current boss, one day when O’Brien and the Lampoon editors stole all the copies of that morning’s Crimson. Zucker, then Crimson President, called the police and met O’Brien face to face while he was being arrested." In 2001, Conan told The New Yorker this about the incident: "College pranks are supposed to be clever, but our rivalry with the Crimson had degenerated into us stealing something, Jeff calling the police, and the police making us haul it back," said O'Brien. (Other Lampoon pranks on Zucker included "a fake phone-sex ad with Zucker’s dorm-room phone number. Zucker did not find any of this particularly hilarious.") So what's to glean from this Harvard history lesson? Yes, Jeff Zucker was a thin-skinned prick who didn't understand comedy or know how to handle creatives even back then.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 16, 2010, 03:32:24 PM
Quote
NBC to keep Coco's masturbating bear
By Matthew Belloni and Nellie Andreeva

The Masturbating Bear is dead.

As a deal nears for Conan O'Brien's exit from NBC, one thing is certain: the characters and recurring comedy bits O'Brien originated during his 16-plus years on "Late Night" and "The Tonight Show" will not follow the host when he leaves NBC.

The Peacock owns the intellectual property behind such popular O'Brien characters as Pimpbot 5000 and Conando, as well as recurring segments such as In the Year 3000 and Desk Driving. Sources involved in the settlement negotiations say NBC is keeping the copyrighted and trademarked elements of O'Brien's shows as part of the deal. That means the bits and characters will likely never be seen after O'Brien's "Tonight" ends its run Jan 22. ?

While the vast majority of the characters O'Brien introduced are said to owned by NBC, it's unclear who controls Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, the crass canine puppet that is perhaps O'Brien's most popular recurring bit. Triumph was originated by writer and longtime O'Brien pal Robert Smigel, whose reps declined to comment on whether Smigel or NBC owned rights to the character.

http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/01/nbc-to-keep-cocos-masturbating-bear.html (http://www.thrfeed.com/2010/01/nbc-to-keep-cocos-masturbating-bear.html)

While there's nothing to say that NBC might have gotten smarter lawyers in the years between....

But I remember this same issue coming up when Letterman left NBC...

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Additionally, because of intellectual property disagreements, Letterman was unable to import many of his Late Night segments verbatim – but he sidestepped this problem by simply renaming them (the "Top Ten List" became the "Late Show Top Ten", "Viewer Mail" became the "CBS Mailbag", etc.).

And Larry "Bud" Melman had to start going by his real name on CBS because NBC owned the name but had no contract with the actor.

Conan could do a "look into the future" or a "naughty bear" thing still....just under other names   Desk Driving might be a little harder but who knows?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 16, 2010, 04:11:02 PM
Cruisin' With CoCo. Problem solved.  ;D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 16, 2010, 04:15:26 PM
I was thinking there may be another movie in this whole mess.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 16, 2010, 04:16:08 PM
Cruisin' With CoCo. Problem solved.  ;D

Hey...that' works!

BTW....there's a poll up on IMDb about this (how unusual) today and it only has 8666 votes total when I was there....but CoCo is winning handily followed by "No opinion/don't watch them"

Also....since no one watches Leno's show...he started taking cheap shots at Letterman:

"Even Dave Letterman's taking shots at me," he continued. "Which surprised me—usually he's just taking shots at the interns."

And when his guest Terry Bradshaw came out later he even claimed that Letterman is still cheating on his wife (which I hope Letterman can prove otherwise and sues him for that).
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 16, 2010, 04:35:37 PM
Wow Leno really is a jerk.  Look Leno you are the one who said you were quitting last year because you were getting too old,unless you found the fountain of youth you can't blame people for making jokes about it.  Also Letterman has no right to com plain since he has spent more then ten years making those same jokes about Clinton.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 16, 2010, 05:00:03 PM
Jay's 2004 Announcement:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6d1caacad1/jay-s-2004-announcement

Howard Stern warns Conan about Leno - Dec. 14, 2006:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxcAAb60lik
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 16, 2010, 10:32:49 PM
What!?  At first, I thought this happened this week.  Turns out Conan and Zucker were rivals back at Harvard:

NO JOKE: Jeff Zucker Had Conan Arrested (http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/no-joke-jeff-zucker-had-conan-arrested/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

And then, Conan had the nerve to keep his hair.

BTW, there's an article on the E! website that answers "Who even likes Leno anyway?"

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"Leno's audience is mostly made up of the older, 50-plus set, driven by women," say the research folk at MediaVest USA. "Conan has a younger audience, with a more even male/female make up. Neither show has any notable income or race skew."

Where does Letterman fit into all this?

Well, have some more numbers. According to Forbes, the median age of Letterman watchers is 54, while Leno's—when he still hosted The Tonight Show—was 55. Conan's is currently around 45. (By the way, Stephen Colbert viewers have a median age of 38.3; Jon Stewart's people have a median age of 41.4—the youngest viewer groups among late night.)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 16, 2010, 11:20:08 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9575927 (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=9575927)

Yeah, I can see what he means there about Leno watering down his material to appeal to a wider audience. I can't say for sure, I was too young to remember him from those days. I'll have to see some of his stand-up. But THAT'S a bitch to gauge too, because what was hip and edgy 25 years ago probably won't be today. Same thing happens when I watch like Richard Pryor or Sam Kinnison or Bill Hicks... I probably would've found them way bolder if I had first seen their material back in the day (and was old enough to get it).

I'll just other comedians' word for it.

And I'm sure Conan could've reached a wider audience if HE dumbed his material down a shade. But he has principles. He will NOT sully the dignity of The Masturbating Bear! A character we'll never see again, since NBC seems to be retaining most of Conan's bits and characters. It means poor La Bamba will be tucked away into some basement owned by NBC, never to be used again. ;_;

And as for Zucker, someone on GameFAQs (yeah, I know) made a great point that I didn't notice: what rhymes with "Zucker"?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 16, 2010, 11:22:34 PM
And if you ever want to see some Conan at his finest, try to find the episode of Inside the Actor's Studio from last year where he was a guest. You can find MOST of it on youtube.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 17, 2010, 12:52:11 PM
And late to the party is SNL...

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4b537608ef5d6745/4b5330c627c5af35/58dc9f10/-cpid/f312fd02e375c563" id="W4727a250e66f97234b537608ef5d6745" width="384" height="283"><param name="movie" value=

BTW....so you know Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes tonight will have a few things to say.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 17, 2010, 01:40:04 PM
Conan's ratings are up 50%. Maybe NBC should just keep dragging this thing out forever!

And what the hell is the deal with Darrell Hammond? He's been on the show for like thirty years but it seems like for the last few years he just shows up in a sketch once in a blue moon. I thought Tim Meadows hung around forever, but this guy takes the cake.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 17, 2010, 01:59:17 PM
And late to the party is SNL...

To be fair, I'm not sure how much earlier than Saturday they could have shown up... ;P
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 17, 2010, 03:42:28 PM
That was a piss-poor sketch with a bunch of people who didn't seem quite sure how to impersonate the people they were for some reason assigned to...  Reminded me why I stopped watching SNL years ago.

[edit] Oh, and to add... you think they would have rallied behind an ex-SNL-writer (Conan) a tad more in support.  I was practically expecting everyone on the show to wear Conan-cuts, or something.... but then again, those were the good-old-days of SNL when the people had guts and would do stuff like that.  [/edit]
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 17, 2010, 04:20:19 PM
Reminded me why I stopped watching SNL years ago.

Indeed. It's pretty terrible and has been for a long time.

Remember when Norm Macdonald did Larry King? That was good stuff.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 17, 2010, 05:17:35 PM
The next Tonight Show host, Zach Galifianakis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_MvHyAZ7xE

(From December, but I didn't see it in this thread)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 17, 2010, 11:19:14 PM
The two of them should ditch NBC and do a cop drama together. Something like "Lanky and The Chin".

(That felt like that came to me a little too easily. Did Conan already make a joke along those lines?)

I was just watching back some of his monologues from the last couple of weeks (the stuff on the NBC debacle). He made that joke, but it was "Coco and The Chin," on the January 8th show. ;)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FordPrefect on January 18, 2010, 02:36:54 AM
http://blip.tv/play/gbk7gb6zIAI
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 18, 2010, 09:03:32 AM
The two of them should ditch NBC and do a cop drama together. Something like "Lanky and The Chin".

(That felt like that came to me a little too easily. Did Conan already make a joke along those lines?)

I was just watching back some of his monologues from the last couple of weeks (the stuff on the NBC debacle). He made that joke, but it was "Coco and The Chin," on the January 8th show. ;)

Well, that's why I asked. That happens sometimes, you hear a joke, it stores itself in the back of your head, and then comes out again at a later time under the guise of an original thought. I guess this time it was new enough to raise a red flag.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 18, 2010, 10:48:04 AM
Heres the petition again if anyone hasnt signed it yet

http://www.imwithconan.com/petition
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 18, 2010, 03:25:59 PM
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Conan O'Brien Will Triumph Over NBC
Posted Jan 18th 2010 1:46PM by TMZ Staff

One of the sticking points in the negotiations between Conan O'Brien and NBC is a custody battle -- who gets Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and other characters Conan has created over the years ... sources tell TMZ. But we're told Conan will bag the dog, with strings attached.

Sources say Conan and NBC are "close" on his "Tonight Show" exit agreement -- but one of the remaining sticking points is intellectual property. Conan's characters -- like Triumph, the Pimpbot 5000 and the Masturbating Bear -- are all legally the property of NBC (Triumph's rights are a little tricky and may be the property of Conan's longtime friend Robert Smigel).

Conan wants to take them with him wherever he lands -- and we're told NBC will ultimately give Conan the right to his characters, in return for conceding other points in the exit deal.

As for what Conan may have to concede ... we're told the non-disparagement clause is still an issue. Specifically, how long will Conan be prohibited from trashing NBC? Conan may have to fold on this point in order to walk the dog.

Bottom line -- looks like the Masturbating Bear will live to self-gratify another day.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/18/conan-obrien-nbc-triumph-insult-comic-dog-tonight-show/
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 18, 2010, 03:33:31 PM
Well, hopefully this goes through:

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Conan O'Brien Will Triumph Over NBC
Posted Jan 18th 2010 1:46PM by TMZ Staff

One of the sticking points in the negotiations between Conan O'Brien and NBC is a custody battle -- who gets Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and other characters Conan has created over the years ... sources tell TMZ. But we're told Conan will bag the dog, with strings attached.

Sources say Conan and NBC are "close" on his "Tonight Show" exit agreement -- but one of the remaining sticking points is intellectual property. Conan's characters -- like Triumph, the Pimpbot 5000 and the Masturbating Bear -- are all legally the property of NBC (Triumph's rights are a little tricky and may be the property of Conan's longtime friend Robert Smigel).

Conan wants to take them with him wherever he lands -- and we're told NBC will ultimately give Conan the right to his characters, in return for conceding other points in the exit deal.

As for what Conan may have to concede ... we're told the non-disparagement clause is still an issue. Specifically, how long will Conan be prohibited from trashing NBC? Conan may have to fold on this point in order to walk the dog.

Bottom line -- looks like the Masturbating Bear will live to self-gratify another day.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/18/conan-obrien-nbc-triumph-insult-comic-dog-tonight-show/

Hmm, the non-disparagement clause is interesting.  I've seen one way around this before, from the world of wrestling.  Back in the days when WCW and WWF were competing head to head, there were four wrestlers known as the Radicalz who jumped ship from WCW to WWF.  Obviously these four (Chris Benoit, Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn) had some form of non-disparagement clause in effect, so they couldn't bash WCW on an episode of WWF Raw or something...they could however stand by and smile and snicker while Mick Foley, who would have been out of such a clause for some time by then, open mocked the old company for them.  "It's a bit different seeing all those full seats in the arena," Mick would say before smirking his way through the line, "and they actually PAID for their tickets."  Everyone laughs, good times.

Would there be any rule that Conan's guests couldn't bash NBC?  Could they even enforce something like that?  I mean, if Conan just happened to say something during a commercial break that a guest could play off of later...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 18, 2010, 04:09:47 PM
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Conan O'Brien Will Triumph Over NBC
Posted Jan 18th 2010 1:46PM by TMZ Staff

One of the sticking points in the negotiations between Conan O'Brien and NBC is a custody battle -- who gets Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and other characters Conan has created over the years ... sources tell TMZ. But we're told Conan will bag the dog, with strings attached.

Sources say Conan and NBC are "close" on his "Tonight Show" exit agreement -- but one of the remaining sticking points is intellectual property. Conan's characters -- like Triumph, the Pimpbot 5000 and the Masturbating Bear -- are all legally the property of NBC (Triumph's rights are a little tricky and may be the property of Conan's longtime friend Robert Smigel).

Conan wants to take them with him wherever he lands -- and we're told NBC will ultimately give Conan the right to his characters, in return for conceding other points in the exit deal.

As for what Conan may have to concede ... we're told the non-disparagement clause is still an issue. Specifically, how long will Conan be prohibited from trashing NBC? Conan may have to fold on this point in order to walk the dog.

Bottom line -- looks like the Masturbating Bear will live to self-gratify another day.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/18/conan-obrien-nbc-triumph-insult-comic-dog-tonight-show/

I thought the intellectual property thing was going to be a little bit tricky, especially where Conando was concerned.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 04:18:49 PM
Masturbating-Bear was retired anyway. The only real loss would be Triumph. I say he tells them to go fuck themselves and introduce Victory the dumb-shit NBC executive dog.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 18, 2010, 05:20:38 PM
I could care less about Triumph.  His act got old awhile back.  Same goes for the bear.  Funny a few times, but after awhile... meh.

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 05:25:03 PM
I could care less about Triumph.  His act got old awhile back.  Same goes for the bear.  Funny a few times, but after awhile... meh.



Man, I've loved the Triumph in LA segments!

"How do you feel knowing you're the reason Al-Qaeda hate us?"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FBX on January 18, 2010, 06:05:18 PM
But what about Pimpbot 5000? Shall we ever see him again?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 18, 2010, 09:40:26 PM
I personally loved all the Triumph bits.  I even have the DVD of his best-of stuff.

(and it's couldn't care less, not could care).

:)

Pop up a link to the dvd =)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 09:43:19 PM
I personally loved all the Triumph bits.  I even have the DVD of his best-of stuff.

(and it's couldn't care less, not could care).

:)

Pop up a link to the dvd =)

http://www.amazon.com/Late-Night-Conan-OBrien-Triumph/dp/B0002DB5OA

I've seen it and the Conan anniversary special DVDs.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 09:43:50 PM
Oh, and here's the two pack:

http://www.amazon.com/Late-Night-Conan-OBrien-Anniversary/dp/B000LC3IF6/ref=pd_sim_d_4
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 10:01:14 PM
What, This DVD? (http://www.amazon.com/Late-Night-Conan-OBrien-Triumph/dp/B0002DB5OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1263880694&sr=8-1)

Is that not what I posted?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 10:05:25 PM
Leno's sob story about how it's not his fault. (as well as tonight's round of NBC bashing) (http://tv.gawker.com/5451462/as-letterman-hits-back-obrien-calls-nbc-executives-incompetent-morons-and-leno-skirts-blame-conans-show-was-not-doing-well?autoplay=true)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 10:05:42 PM
What, This DVD? (http://www.amazon.com/Late-Night-Conan-OBrien-Triumph/dp/B0002DB5OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1263880694&sr=8-1)

Is that not what I posted?

Sorry, didn't see your post and was just responding to MWolf.

No problem. ;)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 18, 2010, 10:38:47 PM
Now CoCo's advertising himself (http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cas/1558679241.html) in the Casual Encounters section of Craigslist....

 :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 18, 2010, 10:51:20 PM
Leno's sob story about how it's not his fault. (as well as tonight's round of NBC bashing) (http://tv.gawker.com/5451462/as-letterman-hits-back-obrien-calls-nbc-executives-incompetent-morons-and-leno-skirts-blame-conans-show-was-not-doing-well?autoplay=true)

I love how he takes the time to defend Conan twice, as though he needs defending  ::)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 18, 2010, 10:52:38 PM
Leno's sob story about how it's not his fault. (as well as tonight's round of NBC bashing) (http://tv.gawker.com/5451462/as-letterman-hits-back-obrien-calls-nbc-executives-incompetent-morons-and-leno-skirts-blame-conans-show-was-not-doing-well?autoplay=true)

I love how he takes the time to defend Conan twice, as though he needs defending  ::)

I love how he takes a shot at Conan because his ratings have gone up over this.

He forgets to mention that his own ratings have gone down.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2010, 06:31:05 AM
Haha, Leno had to slash prices to his live show!

http://gawker.com/5451596/guess-whose-stand+up-act-is-selling-tickets-at-half-price
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 19, 2010, 06:32:37 AM
Ugh. Yeah I know its couldn't. I am running on about 4 hrs sleep over the past 3 days. Darn kids...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2010, 06:36:34 AM
Ugh. Yeah I know its couldn't. I am running on about 4 hrs sleep over the past 3 days. Darn kids...


??? It shows!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2010, 06:37:36 AM
So, the next big campaign should be to get Conan to be Letterman's guest the night Leno returns to The Tonight Show.

That would be so great!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 19, 2010, 07:13:16 AM
Leno's sob story about how it's not his fault. (as well as tonight's round of NBC bashing) (http://tv.gawker.com/5451462/as-letterman-hits-back-obrien-calls-nbc-executives-incompetent-morons-and-leno-skirts-blame-conans-show-was-not-doing-well?autoplay=true)

I love how he takes the time to defend Conan twice, as though he needs defending  ::)

I love how he takes a shot at Conan because his ratings have gone up over this.

He forgets to mention that his own ratings have gone down.


Defending the guy you're fucking over seems very odd, I'm hoping he books Ricky or someone as one of his first guests and just gets destroyed during the interview.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 19, 2010, 07:50:04 AM
Ugh. Yeah I know its couldn't. I am running on about 4 hrs sleep over the past 3 days. Darn kids...


??? It shows!

There's no quote option when I view the forum on my phone.  That was in response to the accidental "I could care less about Triumph" comment I made and subsequent pointing out of my grammar fail.

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2010, 08:05:55 AM
Charlie Rose had Jeff Sucker Zucker (http://www.charlierose.com/) on last night.....
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 19, 2010, 09:24:55 AM
Did anyone catch Letterman last night?  He defended Leno (sorta) and he put it better than I could've.  Bascially, he said Leno is a pawn.  It's the NBC execs (namely, Jeff Zucker and Dick Ebersol) who should really get the hate.  This wasn't Leno's decision as much as it was him saying, "Uh, ok guys... if that's where you want me to go."  Now, whether he's a good enough comedian to deserve what he has is a different story (I'm sure your parents like him; also, he has the reputation of being one of the hardest working comedians out there).
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Pak-Man on January 19, 2010, 10:52:01 AM
Dear Rifftrax,

Conan is a) One of the most requested guest-riffers ever, b) a very funny man, c) in the LA area, and d) Available soon. Not to mebtion he's e) mentioning his job offers on his show.

Just saying.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2010, 10:55:38 AM
I'd suggest contacting him at the Craigslist ad......but I tried sending a response just as a joke and it came back as not working.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 19, 2010, 11:00:34 AM
Dear Rifftrax,

Conan is a) One of the most requested guest-riffers ever, b) a very funny man, c) in the LA area, and d) Available soon. Not to mebtion he's e) mentioning his job offers on his show.

Just saying.

OH shit, yes, this would be PERFECT timing.  Or hell, get Andy Richter, he's hilarious too.

Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter on a RiffTrax Presents, perhaps?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 19, 2010, 11:01:54 AM
Maybe they should riff the Late Shift.  Is that in print?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 19, 2010, 11:08:16 AM
Maybe they should riff the Late Shift.  Is that in print?

Maybe they can arrange to Get frOm yOur friend Greg, in LakE VIDEO again.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2010, 11:26:11 AM
Maybe they should riff the Late Shift.  Is that in print?

Maybe they can arrange to Get frOm yOur friend Greg, in LakE VIDEO again.

If I owned the rights to that move I'd be running to the closest DVD pressing plant right now....

Never mind.... (http://www.amazon.com/Late-Shift-John-Michael-Higgins/dp/B0007TKNFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1263929230&sr=8-1)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ENO20bPeL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 19, 2010, 11:58:35 AM
Maybe they should riff the Late Shift.  Is that in print?

Maybe they can arrange to Get frOm yOur friend Greg, in LakE VIDEO again.

If I owned the rights to that move I'd be running to the closest DVD pressing plant right now....

Never mind.... (http://www.amazon.com/Late-Shift-John-Michael-Higgins/dp/B0007TKNFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1263929230&sr=8-1)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ENO20bPeL._SS500_.jpg)
I just love pointing out that that's John Michael Higgins (of Christopher Guest's movies fame) as Letterman.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FordPrefect on January 19, 2010, 12:14:05 PM
Dear Rifftrax,

Conan is a) One of the most requested guest-riffers ever, b) a very funny man, c) in the LA area, and d) Available soon. Not to mebtion he's e) mentioning his job offers on his show.

Just saying.

OH shit, yes, this would be PERFECT timing.  Or hell, get Andy Richter, he's hilarious too.

Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter on a RiffTrax Presents, perhaps?

If they can't get Conan O'Brien and/or Andy Richter, they should try to get Craig Ferguson. I like him a little bit more than O'Brien and I think he and the Rifftrax crew would get along well.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 19, 2010, 01:00:29 PM
Dear Rifftrax,

Conan is a) One of the most requested guest-riffers ever, b) a very funny man, c) in the LA area, and d) Available soon. Not to mebtion he's e) mentioning his job offers on his show.

Just saying.

OH shit, yes, this would be PERFECT timing.  Or hell, get Andy Richter, he's hilarious too.

Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter on a RiffTrax Presents, perhaps?

It would have to be a Rifftrax Presents. Teaming them up with Mike might be too much awesome crammed onto a MP3 and computers would explode downloading the thing.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2010, 01:20:32 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ENO20bPeL._SS500_.jpg)
I just love pointing out that that's John Michael Higgins (of Christopher Guest's movies fame) as Letterman.

And I remember that movie....and he was VERY good.  Although Kathy Bates as Leno's manager stole the movie (Leno screwed over that manager after she sweated blood to get him the gig, btw)

They did screw up one bit of the history - at the news conference about Letterman going over the CBS.  A reporter asks about Paul Schaffer.  In the movie they have him say, "Paul Who?".  In real life, he said, "Oh, shit....Paul!" like "That's what I forgot!"

And the last time there I participated in a "who do you want to guest riff" thing I put down Ferguson as well.....still feel that way.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 19, 2010, 01:32:47 PM
Ferguson would do great on a RiffTrax.  I'd love to see him working with Mike, or if it's at all possible, maybe he can do a Presents with Joel McHale.  They have a good chemistry between the two of them that I think would make for an awesome RiffTrax.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2010, 01:49:50 PM
Never saw Late Shift, but I liked the Bill Gates/Steve Jobs thing that TNT did.  Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. Hah. :)

Stay on topic, please.  (http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b4/robotrix/Smileys/thsmileynono.gif)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 19, 2010, 03:00:04 PM
Never saw Late Shift, but I liked the Bill Gates/Steve Jobs thing that TNT did.  Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. Hah. :)

That sounds interesting.  What was it called?  I want to see if I can get it from Netflix.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 19, 2010, 03:06:47 PM
Never saw Late Shift, but I liked the Bill Gates/Steve Jobs thing that TNT did.  Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates. Hah. :)

That sounds interesting.  What was it called?  I want to see if I can get it from Netflix.

It was titled Pirates of Silicon Valley and I thought it was well done. And Netflix does have it.

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 19, 2010, 03:07:10 PM
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A week ago today, Fox registered the domain name CONANONFOX.COM.

As we already reported, Fox is interested in hiring Conan for a late night gig. And, as we also reported, under Conan's separation agreement with NBC, he'll have to sit it out until September before hosting another show.

By the way, when you click on CONANONFOX.COM, it redirects you to a Twitter page which shows Conan on Fox. You must have a Twitter account to access the page.

UPDATE: There are rumblings at Fox that the network did not register the URL. We can't get anyone to go on the record and say that, but we're told top bananas are scrambling to figure it out.

Even though CONANONFOX.COM was registered under the name Twentieth Century Fox last week, FOX now says it had nothing to do with either the domain name or the corresponding Twitter account.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/19/conan-obrien-fox-jay-leno-conanonfox-twentieth-century-fox/#comments#ixzz0d6RAwe4Z

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/19/twentieth-century-fox-registers-conan-obrien-website-conanonfoxcom-nbc-jay-leno-jeff-zucker/

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b162804_conan_one_fox-y_late-night.html
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 19, 2010, 03:13:28 PM
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A week ago today, Fox registered the domain name CONANONFOX.COM.

As we already reported, Fox is interested in hiring Conan for a late night gig. And, as we also reported, under Conan's separation agreement with NBC, he'll have to sit it out until September before hosting another show.

By the way, when you click on CONANONFOX.COM, it redirects you to a Twitter page which shows Conan on Fox. You must have a Twitter account to access the page.

UPDATE: There are rumblings at Fox that the network did not register the URL. We can't get anyone to go on the record and say that, but we're told top bananas are scrambling to figure it out.

Even though CONANONFOX.COM was registered under the name Twentieth Century Fox last week, FOX now says it had nothing to do with either the domain name or the corresponding Twitter account.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/19/conan-obrien-fox-jay-leno-conanonfox-twentieth-century-fox/#comments#ixzz0d6RAwe4Z

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/19/twentieth-century-fox-registers-conan-obrien-website-conanonfoxcom-nbc-jay-leno-jeff-zucker/

http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b162804_conan_one_fox-y_late-night.html

Thanks for the info DB.

If he goes to fox I will be watching and recording every night.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 19, 2010, 03:16:57 PM
Also:

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Conan O'Brien is losing "The Tonight Show" but he'll be getting a $32.5 million consolation prize courtesy of NBC ... sources tell TMZ.

In return, we've learned Conan has agreed to sit on the bench until September. Translation -- he can't host another show until the fall.

In addition to the $32.5 mil, we've learned NBC is also paying severance to Conan's "Tonight Show" employees. In all, we're told NBC's payout is around $40 million.

But Conan probably won't see close to the $32.5 mil. Under the deal, any money Conan makes during the remaining contract period with NBC will offset the network's obligation. So, if Fox were to make a deal with Conan and pay him $25 mil during the NBC contract period, Conan would only score $7.5 mil from NBC.

One well-placed NBC source told us something surprising -- looks like NBC may keep its intellectual property rights. So Conan can't take his creations -- such as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and the Masturbating Bear -- to his next gig.

We're told the Conan/NBC deal still isn't completely done, but it's very close.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/01/19/conan-obrien-the-tonight-show-nbc-deal-32-million-dollars-deal-masterbating-bear-triumph-the-insult-comic-dog-fox/
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 19, 2010, 03:18:41 PM
I hope that he can legally refuse payment from Fox (or have them give to money to charity or some such) until his contract with NBC runs out so that they are paying to make a show on Fox.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 19, 2010, 03:22:37 PM
If I were Connan I would just make Victory the rude Puppy or something,or on my last show I would kill off all those characters.  What are the odds that Leno will even use the dog any way?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Nergol on January 19, 2010, 05:32:44 PM
The Chinese explain Leno vs. Conan. With CGI Superheroes:

http://www.youtube.com/v/lJ9m1an-pQ8&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 19, 2010, 06:23:57 PM
If I were Connan I would just make Victory the rude Puppy or something,or on my last show I would kill off all those characters.  What are the odds that Leno will even use the dog any way?

He'd still need the guy who performs it....and he'd probably bite Leno in the crotch with the puppet.

September....Conan will be off air by the end of the month....eight months isn't long to sit on the beach, I guess.  Problem is the staff won't get enough to do the same.  And they'll get other work and might not come back.....
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Compound on January 19, 2010, 08:19:32 PM
I hope that he can legally refuse payment from Fox (or have them give to money to charity or some such) until his contract with NBC runs out so that they are paying to make a show on Fox.

They could pay him scale. That'd be nice and legal.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 19, 2010, 09:04:20 PM
Yeah, I checked out The Late Shift when this whole mess started. Not bad, Kathy Bates was really good in it.

I *REALLY* came on to talk about what just happened on CONAN'S show. Norm McDonald was FUCKING AWESOME! He's kind of hit and miss with me, but when he hits, oh hell! That was almost as good as the interview he did about a year ago when Conan was wrapping up Late Night.

"It looks like Jay Leno outfoxed you again! He's shrewd. He beat Carson, and Letterman. Every ten years or so some redheaded rube shows up to threaten him, and he wins every time."

QUENTIN TARENTINO IS TALKING ABOUT THE LATE SHIFT!!! WOAH!!!!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 19, 2010, 09:06:01 PM
Oh, and to clarify, that "Redheaded rube" talk from Norm was from last year. You know, back when it was FUNNY, and not frighteningly prophetic.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 19, 2010, 09:06:23 PM
The Chinese explain Leno vs. Conan. With CGI Superheroes:

http://www.youtube.com/v/lJ9m1an-pQ8&hl=en_US&fs=1&

He showed THAT tonight, too. ^_^
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Dim of the Yard on January 19, 2010, 09:38:01 PM
I *REALLY* came on to talk about what just happened on CONAN'S show. Norm McDonald was FUCKING AWESOME! He's kind of hit and miss with me, but when he hits, oh hell! That was almost as good as the interview he did about a year ago when Conan was wrapping up Late Night.

"It looks like Jay Leno outfoxed you again! He's shrewd. He beat Carson, and Letterman. Every ten years or so some redheaded rube shows up to threaten him, and he wins every time."

My boyfriend showed me some of Norm MacDonald's old Conan interviews.  This one was absolutely amazing, and it ranks right up there in my favorite Norm MacDonald moments.  Not quite at the top, though... the Courtney-Thorne Smith one has that slot.  But this one was sublime!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MrTorso on January 19, 2010, 09:58:17 PM
Yeah, I checked out The Late Shift when this whole mess started. Not bad, Kathy Bates was really good in it.

I *REALLY* came on to talk about what just happened on CONAN'S show. Norm McDonald was FUCKING AWESOME! He's kind of hit and miss with me, but when he hits, oh hell! That was almost as good as the interview he did about a year ago when Conan was wrapping up Late Night.

"It looks like Jay Leno outfoxed you again! He's shrewd. He beat Carson, and Letterman. Every ten years or so some redheaded rube shows up to threaten him, and he wins every time."

QUENTIN TARENTINO IS TALKING ABOUT THE LATE SHIFT!!! WOAH!!!!

Norm was on tonight??? We had a stupid election today and they time shifted the show and they kept fucking it up. It would go to a commercial and then come back in the middle of something. After Spoon played it came back to the Jimmy fallon show.  Off to download it now....
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 19, 2010, 10:06:29 PM
I ALMOST went to universal studios to the Conan Support rally..... But it was effing raining to hard! lol
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 20, 2010, 04:50:36 AM
Yeah, I checked out The Late Shift when this whole mess started. Not bad, Kathy Bates was really good in it.

I *REALLY* came on to talk about what just happened on CONAN'S show. Norm McDonald was FUCKING AWESOME! He's kind of hit and miss with me, but when he hits, oh hell! That was almost as good as the interview he did about a year ago when Conan was wrapping up Late Night.

"It looks like Jay Leno outfoxed you again! He's shrewd. He beat Carson, and Letterman. Every ten years or so some redheaded rube shows up to threaten him, and he wins every time."

QUENTIN TARENTINO IS TALKING ABOUT THE LATE SHIFT!!! WOAH!!!!

Norm was on tonight??? We had a stupid election today and they time shifted the show and they kept fucking it up. It would go to a commercial and then come back in the middle of something. After Spoon played it came back to the Jimmy fallon show.  Off to download it now....

So I wasn't the only one cursing at shows being pre-empted out here...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 20, 2010, 05:06:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Ti3Cn24xAjw&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 20, 2010, 08:47:53 AM
I can't figure out how to embed this here.....can someone help?  There's no obvious place to trim the end and I've tried several spots...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It's the ad for Leno's return to The Tonight Show from Letterman - and every word is true....

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Young_Nastyman on January 20, 2010, 08:51:29 AM
I wish I could have gone to a rally
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 20, 2010, 09:05:43 AM
I can't figure out how to embed this here.....can someone help?  There's no obvious place to trim the end and I've tried several spots...

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

It's the ad for Leno's return to The Tonight Show from Letterman - and every word is true....



http://www.cbs.com/e/9giqHY5euL9X3enuExp7quHeWGaz5WOR/cbs/2/

Tried just copying the html toward the end there and it worked, though when I hit preview the box said the size was preventing playback, so I had to change it to a minimum of 240X180
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 20, 2010, 09:08:39 AM
The Chinese explain Leno vs. Conan. With CGI Superheroes:
http://www.youtube.com/v/lJ9m1an-pQ8&hl=en_US&fs=1&

I like that Letterman brings a folding chair to the fight.  :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 20, 2010, 09:23:31 AM
Tried just copying the html toward the end there and it worked, though when I hit preview the box said the size was preventing playback, so I had to change it to a minimum of 240X180

Thank  you.   :)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 20, 2010, 10:31:34 AM
(http://d3gkbha1s7sr56.cloudfront.net/someecards/filestorage/tv_45.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 20, 2010, 11:37:45 AM
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NBC has confirmed O’Brien’s guest list for his remaining episodes: Adam Sandler, Joel McHale and musical guest Joss Stone drop by tonight; Robin Williams and musical guest Barry Manilow on Thursday; and Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell on Friday

http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/01/20/quentin-tarantino-conan-obrien/

And Letterman was perfect last night:

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"You get fired, you get another gig! Don't hang around waiting for somebody to drop dead."
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 20, 2010, 01:50:52 PM
I ALMOST went to universal studios to the Conan Support rally..... But it was effing raining to hard! lol
Pansy.  Where's your CoCo spirit?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 20, 2010, 01:51:51 PM
I ALMOST went to universal studios to the Conan Support rally..... But it was effing raining to hard! lol
Pansy.  Where's your CoCo spirit?

Bet you would have gone if you'd known they'd have pizza...   ;)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 20, 2010, 04:28:50 PM
Older but still hilarious:

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4b579f5a18354c27/4727a250e66f9723/c318cb19/-cpid/996c51f296b0462c
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 20, 2010, 04:36:01 PM
THE BEST:

http://www.getwhirled.com/jaybombs.html
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 20, 2010, 04:38:56 PM
THE BEST:

http://www.getwhirled.com/jaybombs.html

Hahahahaha
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 20, 2010, 05:43:21 PM

Can't quite figure out the embed on this one... But here's a pretty funny clip from Letterman.

http://www.wwtdd.com/2010/01/things-are-getting-nasty/


Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FBX on January 20, 2010, 09:25:15 PM
When Norm came on I was under the impression that Conan either didn't recognize him at first or couldn't remember his name.

I know I was like "oh hey its... um... oh wait its that one... um... who is that?"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 21, 2010, 06:01:35 AM
Conan spends 1.5million dollars of NBCs money on a comedy bit that only lasted a little more then a minute.... so awesome :D

Link was sketchy. Just go find it on NBC.com ;)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 06:19:56 AM
I really hope all the big talk about team CoCo fighting for a big severance package for Conan's staff and crew is true. Not only are they out of jobs, but many of them followed Conan out to LA from NY, uprooting their families and, hell, moving to the cesspool that is LA. Either way, I have no doubt that Conesy would shell out plenty of his megabucks buyout, though, as I'm sure Leno would, for that matter. Neither seems the spiteful, line-their-pockets type to me. The NBC execs on the other hand...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 21, 2010, 06:26:07 AM
Conan spends 1.5million dollars of NBCs money on a comedy bit that only lasted a little more then a minute.... so awesome :D


I looooooooooooooooooooved that sketch.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 06:56:17 AM
It's official......(E! Online) (http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/b163158_its_over_conan_officially_out_jay_back.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_uk_topstories)

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It's Over: Conan Officially Out, Jay Back in at Tonight

Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show is officially yesterday's news. After weeks of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, public insult swapping and some of the sharpest hours of late-night in the medium's history, NBC has officially parted ways with Team CoCo, reinserting Jay Leno as host of the Tonight Show. He'll bid the gig adieu on Friday, and Leno will return to captain the late night talker on March 1. O'Brien's departure, however, is not without its recompense. His severance deal is said to be worth roughly $45 million, and will include a $33 million payout both for NBC's breach of his contract and 12 million thanks-for-playing bucks for his most senior staff.

"In the end, Conan was appreciative of the steps NBC made to take care of his staff and crew, and decided to supplement the severance they were getting out of his own pocket," O'Brien's manager, Gavin Polone, told the Wall Street Journal. "Now he just wants to get back on the air as quickly as possible."

And personally....I don't think Leno would do the same.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 07:03:34 AM
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It's Over: Conan Officially Out, Jay Back in at Tonight
"In the end, Conan was appreciative of the steps NBC made to take care of his staff and crew, and decided to supplement the severance they were getting out of his own pocket," O'Brien's manager, Gavin Polone, told the Wall Street Journal. "Now he just wants to get back on the air as quickly as possible."

And personally....I don't think Leno would do the same.

Because he's clearly such a cold-hearted, greedy bastard?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 21, 2010, 07:23:55 AM
If Conan has another show lined up and i were him i would pay the stafff and writers until it starts so that i could take them with me to the new show and my new show would launch with a broken in staff and writers.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 07:31:01 AM
If Conan has another show lined up and i were him i would pay the stafff and writers until it starts so that i could take them with me to the new show and my new show would launch with a broken in staff and writers.

I imagine that's the idea, but it all depends on whether NBC makes it part of the deal that Conan can't be on a competing network for X amount of time. Personally I can't wait for Conan's inevitable 11:30 show on Fox to kick Leno and Letterman and Kimmel's asses in the ratings. It should be 11:30, too, not 11:35 to get a jump on the established shows. Maybe even 11:00 if it does end up on Fox.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 21, 2010, 07:43:39 AM

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It's Over: Conan Officially Out, Jay Back in at Tonight

"In the end, Conan was appreciative of the steps NBC made to take care of his staff and crew, and decided to supplement the severance they were getting out of his own pocket," O'Brien's manager, Gavin Polone, told the Wall Street Journal. "Now he just wants to get back on the air as quickly as possible."

And personally....I don't think Leno would do the same.

But we'll never know for sure because NBC seems to be obsessed with keeping Jay until he's dead and he seems content to be their puppet as well. Like Letterman said the other evening, this kind of thing just isn't done. Your contract is up, you move on (usually to another network) to another gig. You don't hang around in the NBC lobby like Jay did waiting for the new host to fail.

Someone on FB mentioned Conan going to Comedy Central. It likely won't happen but the thought of a 1-2-3 punch out in the evenings with Stewart, Colbert and O'Brien makes my head explode from the potential awesomeness.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 07:48:09 AM

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It's Over: Conan Officially Out, Jay Back in at Tonight

"In the end, Conan was appreciative of the steps NBC made to take care of his staff and crew, and decided to supplement the severance they were getting out of his own pocket," O'Brien's manager, Gavin Polone, told the Wall Street Journal. "Now he just wants to get back on the air as quickly as possible."

And personally....I don't think Leno would do the same.

But we'll never know for sure because NBC seems to be obsessed with keeping Jay until he's dead and he seems content to be their puppet as well. Like Letterman said the other evening, this kind of thing just isn't done. Your contract is up, you move on (usually to another network) to another gig. You don't hang around in the NBC lobby like Jay did waiting for the new host to fail.

I don't think that's really fair. NBC kept Leno under contract - he has just as much right to stick around as Conan does. Should he have stepped aside when the network found themselves in this fiasco? That would be the classy thing to do, but he's not the one who screwed up.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 21, 2010, 07:57:53 AM

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It's Over: Conan Officially Out, Jay Back in at Tonight

"In the end, Conan was appreciative of the steps NBC made to take care of his staff and crew, and decided to supplement the severance they were getting out of his own pocket," O'Brien's manager, Gavin Polone, told the Wall Street Journal. "Now he just wants to get back on the air as quickly as possible."

And personally....I don't think Leno would do the same.

But we'll never know for sure because NBC seems to be obsessed with keeping Jay until he's dead and he seems content to be their puppet as well. Like Letterman said the other evening, this kind of thing just isn't done. Your contract is up, you move on (usually to another network) to another gig. You don't hang around in the NBC lobby like Jay did waiting for the new host to fail.

Someone on FB mentioned Conan going to Comedy Central. It likely won't happen but the thought of a 1-2-3 punch out in the evenings with Stewart, Colbert and O'Brien makes my head explode from the potential awesomeness.

I was thinking the same thing especially since they had that fake feud awhile back with the 3 of them.  (If you didn't see it, it was hilarious.) 
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tyrant on January 21, 2010, 08:40:31 AM

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It's Over: Conan Officially Out, Jay Back in at Tonight

"In the end, Conan was appreciative of the steps NBC made to take care of his staff and crew, and decided to supplement the severance they were getting out of his own pocket," O'Brien's manager, Gavin Polone, told the Wall Street Journal. "Now he just wants to get back on the air as quickly as possible."

And personally....I don't think Leno would do the same.

But we'll never know for sure because NBC seems to be obsessed with keeping Jay until he's dead and he seems content to be their puppet as well. Like Letterman said the other evening, this kind of thing just isn't done. Your contract is up, you move on (usually to another network) to another gig. You don't hang around in the NBC lobby like Jay did waiting for the new host to fail.

I don't think that's really fair. NBC kept Leno under contract - he has just as much right to stick around as Conan does. Should he have stepped aside when the network found themselves in this fiasco? That would be the classy thing to do, but he's not the one who screwed up.

Point. Though I'm not blaming Leno entirely on this fiasco, merely calling him out on his part in it. No, he wasn't obligated to stepping aside. The Tonight Show, though only a ratings cash cow for NBC, is a cultural icon for anyone in the business who respects the business and the fans watching it. Whatever was done should have been done for the good of the show. We watched Conan make such a decision by refusing to change the time slot, but did Leno? All we've seen him be is compliant to the network. Perhaps that's his way of doing what's best for the show, but I guess the ratings for his return after the Olympics will decide that.

Someone on FB mentioned Conan going to Comedy Central. It likely won't happen but the thought of a 1-2-3 punch out in the evenings with Stewart, Colbert and O'Brien makes my head explode from the potential awesomeness.

I was thinking the same thing especially since they had that fake feud awhile back with the 3 of them.  (If you didn't see it, it was hilarious.) 

I did and it was epic.  :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 08:56:47 AM
I tried to find Conan and Colbert's String Dance battle on Youtube, but no such luck. Conan would be a good fit at Comedy Central. And you know he must have lost a substantial chunk of his possible Tonight Show audience to Colbert.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 08:57:59 AM
I don't think that's really fair. NBC kept Leno under contract - he has just as much right to stick around as Conan does. Should he have stepped aside when the network found themselves in this fiasco? That would be the classy thing to do, but he's not the one who screwed up.

Well, that depends...

Leno announces that he's retiring in a few years....and then when the time comes he doesn't go away.

Ironically, had a job like that.  I was hired to replace the wife of the owner who was retiring.  Except after she was officially retired, she kept coming in to work before my scheduled time and doing stuff that had come in overnight.  So I'd get there mornings and have little or sometimes nothing to do.  Guess who ended up getting their hours cut back (and eventually had to find another job since I couldn't live on what I was making)....

Imagine your job if the person who retired from it kept showing up beforehand and doing stuff to put you behind in your work.  Would you feel that was fair?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 09:10:47 AM
Did Leno ever officially say he was retiring? The way I understand it - and this could be completely untrue - was that NBC wanted to keep Conan from eventually bolting to a better timeslot on another network (much like Letterman did) and so promised him the Tonight Show whenever Leno decided to retire, which they figured would be sooner than it was. Years went by without any sign of Leno leaving, Conan got more and more popular with the more desirable demographics, and so NBC pressured Leno into leaving, and offered him the primetime gig rather than forcing him out completely. (An admirable, but stupid conceit.) That's the way I understand it, but only a handful of douchebag executives and lawyers know for sure.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MrTorso on January 21, 2010, 09:21:12 AM
Did Leno ever officially say he was retiring? The way I understand it - and this could be completely untrue - was that NBC wanted to keep Conan from eventually bolting to a better timeslot on another network (much like Letterman did) and so promised him the Tonight Show whenever Leno decided to retire, which they figured would be sooner than it was. Years went by without any sign of Leno leaving, Conan got more and more popular with the more desirable demographics, and so NBC pressured Leno into leaving, and offered him the primetime gig rather than forcing him out. (An admirable, but stupid conceit.) That's the way I understand it, but only a handful of douchebags executives and lawyers know for sure.

Here is Jay's 2004 annoucement:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6d1caacad1/jay-s-2004-announcement
 
From what I understand was that when it came time to leave he didn't want to. He wanted to keep doing it so to keep Leno from going to another network they came up with the 10:00 show.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 09:27:20 AM
Here is Jay's 2004 annoucement:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/6d1caacad1/jay-s-2004-announcement
 
From what I understand was that when it came time to leave he didn't want to. He wanted to keep doing it so to keep Leno from going to another network they came up with the 10:00 show.

Well....I'm glad he didn't want any fighting or bad feelings again.....   ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 09:30:35 AM
Interesting. That does paint Leno in a more negative light for me. I was never fond of his show, especially his excruciatingly predictable monologues, but he's always struck me as an affable, down-to-earth guy. Of course, if that were truly the case, he would have bowed out honorably before all this nonsense...

Regardless, Conan will doubtless land on his feet, and I bet his next gig will be even better - tailored to his strengths, and free of any restrictions or requirements imposed by the "Tonight Show" brand. And Leno's Tonight Show will go back to the way it was nine months ago - lulling grandmas to sleep with toothless comedy and insbustantial interviews.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 21, 2010, 09:40:37 AM
Great show last night. Loved the Ed Helms song, and getting Sandler and Joel on one last time was really nice. Also, the Masturbating Bear!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 09:48:00 AM
You think they really purchased that Bugatti? And if so, what happens to it?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 21, 2010, 09:53:22 AM
I also really liked that the producers (not sure if Jeff was wearing one) and the cameramen were wearing, what looked like they said "Team CoCo" t-shirts last night.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 09:56:24 AM
You think they really purchased that Bugatti? And if so, what happens to it?

There's places that rent those...although I'm sure THAT might have cost.  Unless, they really did it as a trade out.  Amazing how cooperative companies will be for national TV exposure for their product (being that Conan's ratings are up 50% with all of this).   It's how they convinced the owners of that car to let them put the mouse "costume" on it that would be interesting to see....

And that recording of "Satisfaction" sounded generic to me.

But the joke was great.   ;D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 21, 2010, 09:59:44 AM
You think they really purchased that Bugatti? And if so, what happens to it?

There's places that rent those...although I'm sure THAT might have cost.  Unless, they really did it as a trade out.  Amazing how cooperative companies will be for national TV exposure for their product (being that Conan's ratings are up 50% with all of this).   It's how they convinced the owners of that car to let them put the mouse "costume" on it that would be interesting to see....

And that recording of "Satisfaction" sounded generic to me.

But the joke was great.   ;D

I'm assuming they rented the car, or it's possible a cooperative Bugatti dealer just went along with the joke, but whatever recording of "Satisfaction" they used, it cost NBC a pretty penny to air it. And it was worth every cent.  ;D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 21, 2010, 10:41:04 AM
As far as I know, "Satisfaction" really is one of the most expensive songs to license, no matter what version...  that bit was priceless (well, 1.5 mil, but still...)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 21, 2010, 11:57:27 AM
You think they really purchased that Bugatti? And if so, what happens to it?

There's places that rent those...although I'm sure THAT might have cost.  Unless, they really did it as a trade out.  Amazing how cooperative companies will be for national TV exposure for their product (being that Conan's ratings are up 50% with all of this).   It's how they convinced the owners of that car to let them put the mouse "costume" on it that would be interesting to see....

And that recording of "Satisfaction" sounded generic to me.

But the joke was great.   ;D

The Tonight Show's site cuts that bit off right after the hamsters, so looks like NBC didn't want to spend another penny on it.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 12:48:27 PM
The Tonight Show's site cuts that bit off right after the hamsters, so looks like NBC didn't want to spend another penny on it.

Idiots....guess they don't like hits on their site.

http://www.youtube.com/v/CjdspvErqME&hl=en_US&fs=1

BTW....about where Conan might end up....

Rather he went to Comedy Central after The Daily Show and The Colbert Report....  That would put him at midnight...and lately Comedy Central (which is Viacom/CBS) has gone uncensored after midnight - F words, you name it.

Conan and his guests completely uncensored....that would be WONDERFUL!!!!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 21, 2010, 12:59:53 PM
I didn't know that about Satisfaction.

I've never been really crazy for the Stones, but now I'm gonna go The Pirate Bay and get a copy of the song, just out of spite.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Steve-O on January 21, 2010, 01:17:05 PM
Interesting. That does paint Leno in a more negative light for me. I was never fond of his show, especially his excruciatingly predictable monologues, but he's always struck me as an affable, down-to-earth guy. Of course, if that were truly the case, he would have bowed out honorably before all this nonsense...

According to Leno's own statement on the matter (emphasis mine):

Quote
So time goes by and we stay number one up until the day we leave. We hand - (applause)-No, no. Okay, but I’m leaving before my contract is out. About six to eight months early. So before I could go anywhere else, I would be at least a year or 18 months before I could go and do a show somewhere else. I said to NBC, ‘would you release me from my contract.’ They said, ‘we want to keep you here.’ Okay. What are your ideas? They said, ‘how about primetime?’ I said, ‘that will never work.’ No, no, we want to put you on at 10:00. We have done focus groups. People will love you at 10:00. Look at these studies showing Jay’s chin at 10:00. People will go crazy. Didn’t seem like a good idea at the time. I said, ‘alright, can I keep my staff?’ There are 175 people that work here. I said, ‘can I keep my staff?’ Yes, you can. Let’s try it. We guarantee you two years on the air, guaranteed.

Maybe he's airbrushing this story a tad, but it sounds like he wanted to step aside, except the network had him over a barrel.  If Leno's staff is out of work for eighteen months, they're every bit as screwed as Conan's is now.  And good luck hanging on to them all that time if another network eventually decides to pick Leno up.

Likewise, when NBC realized their idiotic primetime variety show idea wasn't working out:

Quote
Four months go by, we don’t make it. Meanwhile, Conan’s show during the summer, we’re not on, was not doing well. The great hope was that we would help him. Well, we didn’t help him any, okay. They come and go, ‘this show isn’t working. We want to let you go.’ Can you let me out of my contract? No, you’re still a valuable asset to this company. How valuable can I be? You fired me twice. How valuable can I be?

Maybe some of this is bogus, I don't know.  If it is, I haven't heard it refuted anywhere.  But it certainly seems to me like the severe thrashing he's been taking in the media and elsewhere is unwarranted.

The whole transcript/clip is here (http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/leno-speaks-out-i-thought-i-should-address-13155) if you want to read it.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 21, 2010, 01:40:09 PM
NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

I was thinking the same thing!  I said to my wife last night "wouldn't it be great if Conan is Letterman's guest on Monday?"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 21, 2010, 02:00:29 PM
NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

I was thinking the same thing!  I said to my wife last night "wouldn't it be great if Conan is Letterman's guest on Monday?"

No! It has to be the night Leno's Tonight Show returns.

As for Leno not being so bad, the guy's a multimillionaire who does stand up constantly and (allegedly) has never touched a dollar of his tonight show earnings. They guy could have waited a couple of months and then set up a show elsewhere if he wanted to. The guy absolutely should have refused the move into the Tonight Show timeslot because he KNEW that meant fucking Conan over.

He had how long at the Tonight Show? It was someone else's turn.

And let's not forget all the backhanded shit that went down so that he could get the Tonight Show in the first place.

The funny thing is, if Leno had just stepped aside like he promised to and then taken a juicy deal at another network (that he absolutely would have got) HE'D be the one on top now. HE'D cream both Letterman and Conan in the ratings.

Here's Letterman after Leno stole the Tonight Show from him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5WarA5xnNE
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 21, 2010, 02:11:03 PM
I hope Letterman creams leno to the point NBC is forced to cancel the Tonight show because they are not making a cent off of it.  This whole thing has really put me off anything made by Universal or NBC.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 02:30:38 PM
Here's Letterman after Leno stole the Tonight Show from him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5WarA5xnNE

Well, like Letterman says, it's NBC's show and it wasn't that they told him he could have it and then reneged on that.   What Leno did to get the show was weird but....

Now after Leno had had the Tonight Show about this same amount of time that Conan now has, NBC was talking about taking the show from Leno and giving it to Letterman.  Leno pissed and moaned in the press that it wasn't fair.  CBS offered Letterman the gig, he asked Carson (who had wanted Letterman to get the Tonight Show to begin with) and he told him he should take it and Leno was safe for awhile because no way they were going to put Conan in there until he'd proved himself.

But the fact that NBC is now doing to Conan what they were threatening to do to Leno - replacing him after a short time - and yet Leno is willing to go along even though he considered it horrible when it was being done to him.....that's where I say Leno has no class.  Especially since it's not like Leno needs the job.

Leno vs. Conan: What We've Learned (http://www.movieline.com/2010/01/leno-vs-conan-what-weve-learned.php?page=1)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 21, 2010, 02:36:54 PM
This whole thing has really put me off anything made by Universal or NBC.
So does that mean retroactively too?  How far do you go back?  What if Jeff Zucker isn't involved?  Does this include the Olympics?  Ugh, so many rules.  You may need to make an instruction manual.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 21, 2010, 02:46:32 PM
Rather he went to Comedy Central after The Daily Show and The Colbert Report....  That would put him at midnight...and lately Comedy Central (which is Viacom/CBS) has gone uncensored after midnight - F words, you name it.

Conan and his guests completely uncensored....that would be WONDERFUL!!!!

Sandler's "NBC - nothing but c**ts" comment would have been unbleeped. Glory.

Weird that one of my favorite moments last night came from Adam Sandler. So rarely does one get the chance to say that.

This whole thing has really put me off anything made by Universal or NBC.
So does that mean retroactively too?  How far do you go back?  What if Jeff Zucker isn't involved?  Does this include the Olympics?  Ugh, so many rules.  You may need to make an instruction manual.

And does it include this little Universal Picture?

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w206/ByteCollectors/MysteryScienceTheater3000-TheMovie1.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 21, 2010, 02:52:18 PM
This whole thing has really put me off anything made by Universal or NBC.
So does that mean retroactively too?  How far do you go back?  What if Jeff Zucker isn't involved?  Does this include the Olympics?  Ugh, so many rules.  You may need to make an instruction manual.

And what about Comcast since the whole deal with NBC thing?

Then you'd have to include E!, Style Network, G4, The Golf Channel and Versus (formerly the Outdoor Life Network), Comcast Sports Network, SportsNet New York, etc.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 21, 2010, 02:57:48 PM
I didn't say I was never going to watch them again,just that I will not be able to with out feeling funny.  They really treated Conan like dirt.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 21, 2010, 03:02:14 PM
I didn't say I was never going to watch them again,just that I will not be able to with out feeling funny.  They really treated Conan like dirt.

Heh heh, I'm just messing with you.

I plan on not watching NBC at all (except for the shows I currently watch...)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 21, 2010, 03:08:02 PM
Community and 30 Rock for me....... and I download those anyways.   NBC barely and only occasionally ever comes in for me since the digital transition thing.  Not that I'm missing much.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 03:13:26 PM
And does it include this little Universal Picture?

(http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w206/ByteCollectors/MysteryScienceTheater3000-TheMovie1.jpg)

Well, the way they treated The Brains like shit and then released this one city at a time doesn't exactly warm my heart....

And what about Comcast since the whole deal with NBC thing?

Oh...there's nothing too awful that can happen to Comcast.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 21, 2010, 03:48:50 PM
And what about Comcast since the whole deal with NBC thing?

Oh...there's nothing too awful that can happen to Comcast.

And Charter...and any goddamn cable company I've ever dealt with come to think of it.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 21, 2010, 03:54:41 PM
NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

No, he HAS to be the guest on Leno's first night back.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 21, 2010, 04:07:34 PM
I wish internet could be separate from cable, because I don't give a shit at all about cable tv.

Amen to that! Charter's high-speed blows, but like so many of these fuckers, it's the only game in town.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 04:19:16 PM
NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

No, he HAS to be the guest on Leno's first night back.

Why not both nights?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 21, 2010, 05:19:39 PM
NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

No, he HAS to be the guest on Leno's first night back.

Why not both nights?

I think his first appearance will have more heat.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 21, 2010, 05:28:12 PM
NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

No, he HAS to be the guest on Leno's first night back.

Why not both nights?

I think his first appearance will have more heat.

Well, the one Monday will be hot because it's just after everything.  The one on March 1st will have flames fanned by all of the ads announcing the return of Leno....

I would think, anyway.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: stansimpson on January 21, 2010, 05:43:37 PM
NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

No, he HAS to be the guest on Leno's first night back.

Why not both nights?

I think his first appearance will have more heat.

Well, the one Monday will be hot because it's just after everything.
Besides, that'd be a total screw-your-probation-till-Sept-1st kinda thing.  It's not his own show, but it doesn't mean he can't show up elsewhere, right?   :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 21, 2010, 06:01:14 PM

NPR has a nice little story about why we even care (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/and_so_it_ends_the_nbc_latenig.html) about this. 

And as an aside, I really hope Conan shows up on Letterman as a guest next week. :)

No, he HAS to be the guest on Leno's first night back.

Why not both nights?

I think his first appearance will have more heat.

Well, the one Monday will be hot because it's just after everything.


Leno returns to the Tonight Show on March 1st, so it's only a bit over a month away - I don't think that's too far after the fact. Especially if Conan uses it as a venue to announce his next project.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 21, 2010, 09:51:59 PM
Wasn't there something in the exit deal barring him from appearing as a guest on talk shows for awhile?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 22, 2010, 05:04:19 AM
Rather he went to Comedy Central after The Daily Show and The Colbert Report....  That would put him at midnight...and lately Comedy Central (which is Viacom/CBS) has gone uncensored after midnight - F words, you name it.

Conan and his guests completely uncensored....that would be WONDERFUL!!!!

Sandler's "NBC - nothing but c**ts" comment would have been unbleeped. Glory.

Weird that one of my favorite moments last night came from Adam Sandler. So rarely does one get the chance to say that.

What if Sandler took up auto racing and crashed into a barrier, flipping the car numerous times, puncturing the gas tank, and sending a ball of flaming wreckage careening into the drunk guys camped out in the center of the track? Then you'd get to say it again.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 22, 2010, 10:04:30 AM
(http://www.reallifecomics.com/comics/2010/20100122_2380.png)

From Real Life Comics (http://www.reallifecomics.com/).
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Compound on January 22, 2010, 10:11:55 AM
Good lord. Is Greg Dean moving again? There are nomadic tribes that stay put in one place longer than he does!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 22, 2010, 10:16:53 AM
Please embed :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKZ1lMtd2NE&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 22, 2010, 10:17:50 AM
Good lord. Is Greg Dean moving again? There are nomadic tribes that stay put in one place longer than he does!

Yeah, I don't know why he even bothers to change his backgrounds, just leave the walls obscured by boxes at all times.

I think he's back in the San Fransisco area again, I've lost track.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: RoninFox on January 22, 2010, 10:19:36 AM
Please embed :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKZ1lMtd2NE&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/v/UKZ1lMtd2NE&hl=en_US&fs=1&

There ya go.   ;)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Jackster on January 22, 2010, 02:47:01 PM
Hahaha!! Genius skit!

"Here comes the train wreck. Look out. Here it comes. And then........ *boom*"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 22, 2010, 04:08:26 PM
In addition to everything else, NBC is not really certain what month it is. This is a screen shot from two minutes ago as I'm watching a clip from Conan's page.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b388/courtlynne/nbcconanpage.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TheUnabeefer on January 22, 2010, 04:34:04 PM
Who are "Creen Day"?

Man I LOVE Creen Day!!  I saw em live.... Greed opened up for them.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 22, 2010, 04:45:58 PM
Who are "Creen Day"?

I think Billie Stapp is the lead singer.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 22, 2010, 04:48:24 PM
Billy Scott Stappstrong
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: BathTub on January 22, 2010, 11:48:23 PM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 22, 2010, 11:53:21 PM
Class-act and a funny guy. The monologue was perfect. The David Blaine joke was inspired and I love the ongoing (well, not anymore) running up NBC's credit card bit. The Steve Carell exit interview was great.

Too bad Conan and Hanks weren't drinking real scotch!

Ferrell was horribly off-key...intentional? Don't know. And yes, that was definitely Gibbons and Harper. Beck was also in there slingin' a gitter. And Ferrell pulls the cowbell, classic.


Farewell you humorous ginger man.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 23, 2010, 12:43:57 AM
Thinking about it today, it would be interesting if he'd agreed to move to the later spot but his one demand was no network notes, imagine having him come on and bury the network, Leno and anything else for an hour a day.  Sadly he's too classy for that.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 23, 2010, 12:49:55 AM
I'm sad....
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: estavares on January 23, 2010, 01:04:10 AM
Fare thee well, Coco. We'll see you in September...possibly in the parking lot of a 7-11.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FBX on January 23, 2010, 01:32:39 AM
or guest starring in a rifftrax.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 23, 2010, 01:35:36 AM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Yep, them and Beck.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Pak-Man on January 23, 2010, 02:13:32 AM
Don't know why I can only find this song on Youtube with Legends of the hidden temple footage, but I thought the song was appropriate:

http://www.youtube.com/v/fQY5ahLpSZE&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Hebs on January 23, 2010, 06:27:07 AM
Man this sucks!

But I'll follow him to whatever network he goes to. 

I had a dream we were waiting for a bus together outside a costume shop in the middle of Nevada.  Weird.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 23, 2010, 08:55:53 AM
Conan is one classy guy. Love.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Hebs on January 23, 2010, 09:34:38 AM
The Harvard Lampoon posted one of Conan's shorts from his time as HL President.  (the second guy in HISTORY to get elected twice!)

http://harvardlampoon.com/

I had no idea that this weird building in Camebridge IS the Lampoon - much less the fact that Conan, Al Jean, Greg Daniels, an so on and so forth have all spent time there. 

(http://i8.tinypic.com/8eh1z49.jpg)

God - you make the guy wait FIVE YEARS to give him 7 months.  Rude.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 23, 2010, 10:02:51 AM
Sad way to go out but Conan made the best of it and ended on a perfect note. I cant wait till he comes back on the air, and hopefully it's with all of his staff.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 23, 2010, 10:13:02 AM
Quote
Finally, I have to say something to our fans. The massive outpouring of support and passion from so many people has been overwhelming. The rallies, the signs, all the goofy, outrageous creativity on the Internet, and the fact that people have traveled long distances and camped out all night in the pouring rain to be in our audience, made a sad situation joyous and inspirational. To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I'll think about it for the rest of my life.

All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere," he concluded. "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.

Class act, that Conan.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Compound on January 23, 2010, 10:35:35 AM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Conan, Will Ferrell, ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Ben Harper, Beck, and  the Max Weinberg 7. Plus Ferrell's lady friend. Oh, and a cowbell.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 23, 2010, 12:46:23 PM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Conan, Will Ferrell, ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Ben Harper, Beck, and  the Max Weinberg 7. Plus Ferrell's lady friend. Oh, and a cowbell.

The lady friend was Will Ferrell's wife. His wife is REALLY REALLY pregnant.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 23, 2010, 12:52:13 PM

I had no idea that this weird building in Camebridge IS the Lampoon - much less the fact that Conan, Al Jean, Greg Daniels, an so on and so forth have all spent time there. 

Huh. I always wondered what it was whenever I walked by it. Now I know *queues the inevitible GI Joe "knowing is half the battle response"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 23, 2010, 12:53:51 PM
Quote
Finally, I have to say something to our fans. The massive outpouring of support and passion from so many people has been overwhelming. The rallies, the signs, all the goofy, outrageous creativity on the Internet, and the fact that people have traveled long distances and camped out all night in the pouring rain to be in our audience, made a sad situation joyous and inspirational. To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I'll think about it for the rest of my life.

All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere," he concluded. "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.

Class act, that Conan.

Ditto.

It may be selfish but I am kind of glad he is not on NBC now,because it is the only major network that I don't get is so as long as he doesn't go to cable I will be able to watch his next show when it airs.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 23, 2010, 01:39:49 PM
Time to start the pro-Letterman rallies!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 23, 2010, 02:30:11 PM
Well I hope Leno's ratings are at least as bad as Conan's so that it is clear that NBC screwed up big time.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 23, 2010, 05:58:26 PM
Well I hope Leno's ratings are at least as bad as Conan's so that it is clear that NBC screwed up big time.

That's why.  :)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 23, 2010, 06:15:17 PM
Well I hope Leno's ratings are at least as bad as Conan's so that it is clear that NBC screwed up big time.

That's why.  :)

I can't wait to see the media's reaction when it turns out Leno doesn't have millions of fans that are going to boost him to number one on his first night.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 23, 2010, 07:11:45 PM
I can't wait to see Leno's show explode on the scene and save NBC.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: gbeenie on January 23, 2010, 08:00:45 PM
Quote
Finally, I have to say something to our fans. The massive outpouring of support and passion from so many people has been overwhelming. The rallies, the signs, all the goofy, outrageous creativity on the Internet, and the fact that people have traveled long distances and camped out all night in the pouring rain to be in our audience, made a sad situation joyous and inspirational. To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I'll think about it for the rest of my life.

All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism -- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere," he concluded. "Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen.

Class act, that Conan.

Seconded.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 24, 2010, 05:05:02 AM
Well I hope Leno's ratings are at least as bad as Conan's so that it is clear that NBC screwed up big time.

That's why.  :)

Ah. I'm not a Nielsen family though.

Me neither, but my uncle is.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 24, 2010, 05:46:10 AM
Ah. I'm not a Nielsen family though.

Me neither, but my uncle is.

I dunno why I remember this, but there was an episode of Roseanne where they got a Nielsen box, and afraid somebody would notice what white trash they were, she insisted the TV be left on PBS all the time. I'm not sure if that was meant to be satirical or not.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Tripe on January 24, 2010, 06:54:56 AM
Only partly, there really is the phenomenon whereby people amend their habits when they know they are being observed, even when they are told not to do so.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 24, 2010, 09:45:48 AM
Paul Reiser is a Nielsen family, and he was Team Leno. All his fault! Also, I can only imagine that's how Mad About You was on as long as it was.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 24, 2010, 09:59:21 AM
Paul Reiser is a Nielsen family, and he was Team Leno. All his fault! Also, I can only imagine that's how Mad About You was on as long as it was.

Nielsen monitor: "Jeez, why does this one family watch Aliens every single time it's on?"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: iv3rdawG on January 24, 2010, 10:30:58 AM
It seems that Oprah is going to have Leno on. Here's a poll asking what team you are on, etc.:

http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/The-Tonight-Show-Controversy (http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/The-Tonight-Show-Controversy)

Maybe they will show the results on the show.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Hebs on January 24, 2010, 10:40:29 AM
I hope when Conan comes back his ratings CRUSH all other competing programs in his time slot - CRUSHES THEM!!  *fist shake*
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Action Batch on January 24, 2010, 11:30:34 AM
Now I'm really thirsty for some odd reason.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/2580787973_80790bfa31.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 24, 2010, 12:17:26 PM
"Why am I suddenly hungry for CARNATION ICE CREAM?"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Action Batch on January 24, 2010, 12:23:19 PM
ZAH!!!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 24, 2010, 01:54:25 PM
The Fold's song "I'm With CoCo"

http://www.youtube.com/v/IkDLJhnh_eU&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

If you email imwithcoco@thefoldrock.com they'll send you the song free.

They've got a few other musical parody numbers on their YouTube site, but their Miley Cyrus one was pretty funny (and the part 2 video where they are getting sued is pretty good too)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAowjjHgKks  (Embed wasn't working for that one)

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 25, 2010, 12:55:59 AM
Ah. I'm not a Nielsen family though.

Me neither, but my uncle is.

I dunno why I remember this, but there was an episode of Roseanne where they got a Nielsen box, and afraid somebody would notice what white trash they were, she insisted the TV be left on PBS all the time. I'm not sure if that was meant to be satirical or not.

My neighbor was made an Arbitron family - set up a computer box in the house that they "called' every night for the data.  But they mainly watched news, sports and occasional PBS.  All the rest of the time they were gardening, visiting friends or fishing.

Arbitron took the box out saying that they "weren't getting enough data from them".

In other words, these rating services don't consider you having the TV in the "off" position to be a valid opinion.  Or they only wanted people who watched TV non-stop.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Action Batch on January 25, 2010, 01:08:57 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/i2duYw2-yM4&hl=en_US&fs=1&

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 25, 2010, 12:19:29 PM
Conan's Last 'Tonight Show' A HUGE Ratings Hit (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/25/conans-last-tonight-show-_n_435206.html)

COOL! I knew he'd get a lot of viewers that night, but WOW! I mean, normally I don't know what those ratings numbers mean. 2.8, 1.9, whatever... they might as well just say "The Late Show shored a Scozzlebeedum rating this week, narrowly edging out Nightline's Flipswalla share."

But 7.0 against 2.8 or 2.5 or whatever. Yeah, there's enough of a contrast there to know he kicked ass.

Hopefully he got some new fans out of the deal who'll check him out this September on Fox. My guess is that's where he'll end up (me and about a zillion others). They have no late night. They're number 1 in the ratings. Their existing shows are popular with the young viewers.

Letterman's contract was extended through 2012, and I would HOPE CBS wouldn't try to force him out, and I really, REALLY hope Conan wouldn't accept an offer under those those circumstances. He's shown a lot of class during this mess, and a move like that would probably not go over too well if he screwed over a guy who showed him a lot of support in the early years. ABC has said their happy with their own lineup, and I've never watch Kimmel, but after seeing the stunt he pulled on the Jay Leno Show, I might check him out. I liked him on The Man Show back in the day.

I mean, there's cable too, and I know these days the divide between network and cable is almost nonexistent, but I DARE SAY Network still holds just a bit more prestige.

I... know nothing of the entertainment business. I'm either talking COMPLETELY out my ass here or simply parroting what I've read. It's all speculation.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: NRRork on January 25, 2010, 12:24:23 PM
And going back to Jimmy Kimmel for a minute, there's something kinda funny that happened with that.

For awhile now, I've joked with my friends about Sarah Silverman. I'd tell them "Yeah, I always thought she was cute, but I don't think I'd want to hook up with her now. I mean, I couldn't even kiss her, I'd see her mouth and think 'Kimmel's balls were here.', and not be able to get over that!"

NOW, on the other hand, that almost seems like a badge of honor. On numerous occasions, she had a mouthful of the biggest balls in Late Night television.

And I should point out that that this is all meant to be humorous. I'm not saying I want to perform a type of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon fellatio on Jimmy Kimmel.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 25, 2010, 01:14:38 PM
Interesting note on CoCo's last show:

http://www.wwtdd.com/2010/01/this-cost-nbc-25000-per-second/
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 25, 2010, 01:24:05 PM
Interesting note on CoCo's last show:

http://www.wwtdd.com/2010/01/this-cost-nbc-25000-per-second/

Wonder what "Free Bird" cost?  :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: TeamRAD on January 25, 2010, 11:20:04 PM

Loved, loved, loved the montage w/ Cheap Trick's "Surrender". Brilliant, and I teared up during his farewell speech.

See you in the fall, ya' mick!

*quietly hopes HBO lands him*

Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 26, 2010, 12:24:36 AM
Loved, loved, loved the montage w/ Cheap Trick's "Surrender". Brilliant, and I teared up during his farewell speech.

That run across the US to "Surrender" was his first show open - they call it "The Cold Open" and it's still up on the NBC site (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/13/vote-for-your-favorite-tonight-show-with-conan-moment/#more)

http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/4a2d71ca6c9e694a/4a2acd0cd5ac4b69/60d2b214/-cpid/32df7d2fb3e8ddc4"  type="application/x-shockwave-flash" flashvars="allowFullScreen=true&" wmode="transparent" height="415" width="480">

And someone did this for YouTube as his way to go out on the last show....

http://www.youtube.com/v/kgqj5bvmf2s&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FordPrefect on January 26, 2010, 12:57:55 AM
This article discusses the possibility of Conan moving to FX instead of Fox. Our old nemesis Bonnie Hammer gets mentioned too.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/445552-What_Scares_Me_Most_About_Leno_s_10_P_M_Flop.php?nid=2228&source=title&rid=6422462
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 26, 2010, 01:01:16 AM
This article discusses the possibility of Conan moving to FX instead of Fox.

Cool!  Another network where they let "certain words" air late at night....   :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 26, 2010, 01:23:54 AM
Gonna miss this bit....   :'(

http://www.youtube.com/v/X36ACwwyscY&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 26, 2010, 01:30:21 AM
I've tracked down Conan's first late night and his 'Inside the Actors studio' does anyone know where I might be able to get ahold of his last late night, first tonight show or other highlights?


*sorry for typos, clearly errors = being uneducated.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 26, 2010, 01:59:38 AM
You can get the last late show and the first (and entire run of) the tonight show here. (http://lateshows.org) (You have to register and then head to the forum)

What I would like to see is the episode they shot out the front of 30 Rock because there was a fire alarm (or something?) and they had to evacuate.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 26, 2010, 02:33:36 AM
Thanks Grug.


It's a pity Alec Baldwin didn't show up in the last couple of eps of the show
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 26, 2010, 05:14:50 AM
You can get the last late show and the first (and entire run of) the tonight show here. (http://lateshows.org) (You have to register and then head to the forum)

What I would like to see is the episode they shot out the front of 30 Rock because there was a fire alarm (or something?) and they had to evacuate.

Signed up for an account.  Time to start digging through episodes and putting together my own "best of" moments!

I was kinda hoping they had an archive of Bruce Willis hosting Late Night for Letterman.  That was a good show.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 26, 2010, 05:27:19 AM
Signed up for an account.  Time to start digging through episodes and putting together my own "best of" moments!

Don't forget the all claymation episode of Late Night.

That run across the US to "Surrender" was his first show open - they call it "The Cold Open" and it's still up on the NBC site (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/13/vote-for-your-favorite-tonight-show-with-conan-moment/#more)

"Cold open" just means something that runs before the proper introduction or opening titles of a show, like the first sketch on SNL or the gag commercials before a few Futurama episodes. (Glagnar's Human Rinds! It's a buncha muncha cruncha human!) The "teasers" at the beginning of every X-Files episode are the dramatic equivalent.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 26, 2010, 05:31:58 AM
Signed up for an account.  Time to start digging through episodes and putting together my own "best of" moments!

Don't forget the all claymation episode of Late Night.

I know you can get that at myspleen (I have a couple of invites if people need one - send me a PM)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 26, 2010, 09:25:22 AM
That run across the US to "Surrender" was his first show open - they call it "The Cold Open" and it's still up on the NBC site (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/13/vote-for-your-favorite-tonight-show-with-conan-moment/#more)

"Cold open" just means something that runs before the proper introduction or opening titles of a show.....

 ???    I only mentioned that so people knew they had the right video.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 26, 2010, 10:40:54 AM
Oh man, you don't know how long I've been trying to find myspleen. My account is still active, too.  It's one of those sites which had a weird name that I could never remember and hadn't bookmarked.

Sweet! My account still works too.  I lost track of it when it moved from .net to .cc
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FordPrefect on January 26, 2010, 12:27:59 PM
I'm having trouble embedding this, so I'll just post a link.

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/e5a7063fe5/jaywalking-at-the-conan-rally
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 26, 2010, 01:17:44 PM
That run across the US to "Surrender" was his first show open - they call it "The Cold Open" and it's still up on the NBC site (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/13/vote-for-your-favorite-tonight-show-with-conan-moment/#more)

"Cold open" just means something that runs before the proper introduction or opening titles of a show.....

 ???    I only mentioned that so people knew they had the right video.

Sorry, it sounded like you thought the bit was titled "The Cold Open."
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 26, 2010, 03:29:18 PM
That run across the US to "Surrender" was his first show open - they call it "The Cold Open" and it's still up on the NBC site (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/13/vote-for-your-favorite-tonight-show-with-conan-moment/#more)

"Cold open" just means something that runs before the proper introduction or opening titles of a show.....

 ???    I only mentioned that so people knew they had the right video.

Sorry, it sounded like you thought the bit was titled "The Cold Open."

Yeah.....the guy who writes for the show and does the show's blog (http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/14/favorite-guest-moment/#more) must be wrong for putting it in all caps like it's the title of the bit....

Quote
As for OUR show... Okay, I knew it was stupid to put The Cold Open on a poll of best Tonight Show moments so far.  The Cold Open was awesome, and clearly the victor

 ::)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 26, 2010, 05:10:26 PM
God you're an asshole.

 :D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: FBX on January 26, 2010, 05:44:42 PM
Anyone have a link to some pimpbot 5000 footage? I only know of the character but never saw it on TV...

Would be interesting to see how the masturbating bear or triumph first made their appearance as well.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 26, 2010, 05:46:43 PM
God you're an asshole.

Coming from you, that's rich.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 26, 2010, 05:59:10 PM
Low quality, but some great classic Conan from 1997:
http://www.youtube.com/v/0_F18YmgaZg

...and part 2:
http://www.youtube.com/v/QHQQCoVDbkA
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 26, 2010, 09:58:52 PM
God you're an asshole.

 ;D
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 26, 2010, 10:19:43 PM
God you're an asshole.

 ;D

Yeah, Sharktopus was being an asshole for without checking first talking down to me like I didn't know what a cold open was because I used the title that the show's webpage was using for the bit.

And you're an asshole even as you do nothing at all.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: doggans on January 27, 2010, 04:29:10 AM
Folks, please, can't we ALL be assholes? There's plenty of assholery for everyone!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 27, 2010, 05:05:35 AM
Folks, please, can't we ALL be assholes? There's plenty of assholery for everyone!

Not if certain people keep hogging it all for themselves.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 27, 2010, 06:28:34 AM
You know what would help? If we ended every semi-rude post with "OH SNAP! *raise the roof*"  I just think it would take the edge off things is all. Also, yo momma jokes.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 27, 2010, 06:53:07 AM
You know what would help? If we ended every semi-rude post with "OH SNAP! *raise the roof*"  I just think it would take the edge off things is all. Also, yo momma jokes.

"Or so the Germans would have you believe...."
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:mSZ7BJ9FgwL_ZM:http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/photos/assets_c/2009/09/norm-macdonald-bio2009-thumb-580xauto-20386.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 27, 2010, 07:30:32 AM
You know what would help? If we ended every semi-rude post with "OH SNAP! *raise the roof*"  I just think it would take the edge off things is all. Also, yo momma jokes.

Along with smilies, we should be able to embed an mp3 of a Fox studio audience going, "WOOOOOO," and one guy saying "Aw naw" half a second later.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 27, 2010, 07:35:06 AM
Ooh, and a clip of Kevin Eubanks saying "aw, that's cold, Jay, that's cold."
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: MWolf on January 27, 2010, 08:58:59 AM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 27, 2010, 12:50:07 PM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Conan, Will Ferrell, ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Ben Harper, Beck, and  the Max Weinberg 7. Plus Ferrell's lady friend. Oh, and a cowbell.

The lady friend was Will Ferrell's wife. His wife is REALLY REALLY pregnant.

Ha, I didn't realize how pregnant. I just read that she gave birth to their baby hours after the performance. Mazel tov!
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 27, 2010, 02:02:48 PM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Conan, Will Ferrell, ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Ben Harper, Beck, and  the Max Weinberg 7. Plus Ferrell's lady friend. Oh, and a cowbell.

The lady friend was Will Ferrell's wife. His wife is REALLY REALLY pregnant.

Ha, I didn't realize how pregnant. I just read that she gave birth to their baby hours after the performance. Mazel tov!

It was all that swayin' got the baby juices flowin' ... Ew.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 27, 2010, 02:37:55 PM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Conan, Will Ferrell, ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Ben Harper, Beck, and  the Max Weinberg 7. Plus Ferrell's lady friend. Oh, and a cowbell.

The lady friend was Will Ferrell's wife. His wife is REALLY REALLY pregnant.

Ha, I didn't realize how pregnant. I just read that she gave birth to their baby hours after the performance. Mazel tov!

It was all that swayin' got the baby juices flowin' ... Ew.

Ew. But some people enjoy that kind of thing, as I've learned spending an inordinate amount of time on STFU, Parents (http://stfuparents.tumblr.com/) and reading about people's placenta smoothies.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 27, 2010, 02:39:41 PM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Conan, Will Ferrell, ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Ben Harper, Beck, and  the Max Weinberg 7. Plus Ferrell's lady friend. Oh, and a cowbell.

The lady friend was Will Ferrell's wife. His wife is REALLY REALLY pregnant.

Ha, I didn't realize how pregnant. I just read that she gave birth to their baby hours after the performance. Mazel tov!

It was all that swayin' got the baby juices flowin' ... Ew.

Ew. But some people enjoy that kind of thing, as I've learned spending an inordinate amount of time on STFU, Parents (http://stfuparents.tumblr.com/) and reading about people's placenta smoothies.

Okay then, I'm just gonna go vomit for an hour or so.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 27, 2010, 04:52:19 PM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html

Darn it!  I will not be able to watch it because NBC is the only Network that doesn't have a transmiter any where on Delmarva.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 27, 2010, 05:11:32 PM
God you're an asshole.

 ;D

Yeah, Sharktopus was being an asshole for without checking first talking down to me like I didn't know what a cold open was because I used the title that the show's webpage was using for the bit.

And you're an asshole even as you do nothing at all.

Yes, the fact you rub so many people he wrong way is everyone else's problem and nothing to do with you. 
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on January 27, 2010, 05:19:24 PM
God you're an asshole.

 ;D

Yeah, Sharktopus was being an asshole for without checking first talking down to me like I didn't know what a cold open was because I used the title that the show's webpage was using for the bit.

And you're an asshole even as you do nothing at all.

Yes, the fact you rub so many people he wrong way is everyone else's problem and nothing to do with you.

Four people that I know of.....

All four of which get on other people's nerves than just mine...and each others.  One of which who had to be told to stop posting for awhile the other night when he was going nuts on another thread.

I consider the source(s).
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on January 27, 2010, 05:25:07 PM
I like Conan.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 27, 2010, 05:36:38 PM
I as well, watching his first Tinight Show now thanks to you.

Is mucho funnies  :clap:
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Steve-O on January 28, 2010, 12:42:21 PM
So who all made up the band at the end, did I see Ben Harper and Billy Gibbons?

Conan, Will Ferrell, ZZ Top's Dusty Hill, Ben Harper, Beck, and  the Max Weinberg 7. Plus Ferrell's lady friend. Oh, and a cowbell.

The lady friend was Will Ferrell's wife. His wife is REALLY REALLY pregnant.

Ha, I didn't realize how pregnant. I just read that she gave birth to their baby hours after the performance. Mazel tov!

The fetus accidentally broke the amniotic sac while it was fumbling around for its lighter.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 28, 2010, 01:00:02 PM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html

Darn it!  I will not be able to watch it because NBC is the only Network that doesn't have a transmiter any where on Delmarva.

So, the name of your planet is Delmarva?
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Steve-O on January 28, 2010, 01:05:54 PM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html

Darn it!  I will not be able to watch it because NBC is the only Network that doesn't have a transmiter any where on Delmarva.

So, the name of your planet is Delmarva?

I think she works the check-in desk at my local DMV.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 28, 2010, 01:08:20 PM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html

Darn it!  I will not be able to watch it because NBC is the only Network that doesn't have a transmiter any where on Delmarva.

So, the name of your planet is Delmarva?

I think she works the check-in desk at my local DMV.

"Honey, that form F11. You got's ta get form F11B before I even pick up my readin' glasses, kay?"
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Doctor Who? on January 28, 2010, 01:20:52 PM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html

Darn it!  I will not be able to watch it because NBC is the only Network that doesn't have a transmiter any where on Delmarva.

So, the name of your planet is Delmarva?

I think she works the check-in desk at my local DMV.

I am not a she and Delaware is part of delmarva.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Courtney on January 28, 2010, 01:26:04 PM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html

Darn it!  I will not be able to watch it because NBC is the only Network that doesn't have a transmiter any where on Delmarva.

So, the name of your planet is Delmarva?

I think she works the check-in desk at my local DMV.

I am not a she and Delaware is part of delmarva.

Yeah, you guys. Del Marva is a chain of shitty westcoast Mexican burrito joins. Get it right.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 28, 2010, 01:27:13 PM
NBC picks up Conans Pilot....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/27/nbc-picks-up-conan-obrien_n_438350.html

Darn it!  I will not be able to watch it because NBC is the only Network that doesn't have a transmiter any where on Delmarva.

So, the name of your planet is Delmarva?

I think she works the check-in desk at my local DMV.

I am not a she and Delaware is part of delmarva.

Maybe we do we need a sarcasm smilie...
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: k1 on January 29, 2010, 12:26:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ujo9FRh8nf0&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: Sharktopus on January 29, 2010, 02:32:25 PM
(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/090528/Obrien/Conan-Pimpbot_l.jpg)
Will we never see Pimpbot again?  :-[
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: ScottotD on January 29, 2010, 03:28:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/ujo9FRh8nf0&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1


 :clap:
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FBX on January 29, 2010, 06:54:17 PM
Oh does anyone know the backstory of that cup is? The one in the shape of some military guy's head that conan always has on the corner of his desk
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on January 29, 2010, 09:25:11 PM
Oh does anyone know the backstory of that cup is? The one in the shape of some military guy's head that conan always has on the corner of his desk

That would be World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who retired from the US Army to start a rather successful career selling campaign buttons.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: D.B. Barnes on January 29, 2010, 10:45:15 PM
Oh does anyone know the backstory of that cup is? The one in the shape of some military guy's head that conan always has on the corner of his desk

That would be World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who retired from the US Army to start a rather successful career selling campaign buttons.

...as well as a line of scented head waxes.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 30, 2010, 12:01:27 AM
God you're an asshole.

 ;D

Yeah, Sharktopus was being an asshole for without checking first talking down to me like I didn't know what a cold open was because I used the title that the show's webpage was using for the bit.

And you're an asshole even as you do nothing at all.

Yes, the fact you rub so many people he wrong way is everyone else's problem and nothing to do with you.

Four people that I know of.....

All four of which get on other people's nerves than just mine...and each others.  One of which who had to be told to stop posting for awhile the other night when he was going nuts on another thread.

I consider the source(s).
Alright, I have to see this.
Title: Re: Conan Go Bye-Bye?
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on January 30, 2010, 04:00:41 AM
God you're an asshole.

 ;D

Yeah, Sharktopus was being an asshole for without checking first talking down to me like I didn't know what a cold open was because I used the title that the show's webpage was using for the bit.

And you're an asshole even as you do nothing at all.

Yes, the fact you rub so many people he wrong way is everyone else's problem and nothing to do with you.

Four people that I know of.....

All four of which get on other people's nerves than just mine...and each others.  One of which who had to be told to stop posting for awhile the other night when he was going nuts on another thread.

I consider the source(s).
Alright, I have to see this.

I think she was speaking in the third-person-opposite-gender-ative tense.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on January 30, 2010, 08:49:36 AM
You know what would be great for Conan to do on his hiatus? Guest riffer on a Rifftrax.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FBX on January 30, 2010, 09:25:17 PM
Oh does anyone know the backstory of that cup is? The one in the shape of some military guy's head that conan always has on the corner of his desk

That would be World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who retired from the US Army to start a rather successful career selling campaign buttons.

Yes but why does Conan have the mug? Surely there is some meaning to it.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on January 31, 2010, 05:11:08 AM
Oh does anyone know the backstory of that cup is? The one in the shape of some military guy's head that conan always has on the corner of his desk

That would be World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who retired from the US Army to start a rather successful career selling campaign buttons.

Yes but why does Conan have the mug? Surely there is some meaning to it.

I think a guest asked him about it awhile back, I just can't remember what he said.

My "I'm with CoCo" poster showed up yesterday.  Shirt is still somewhere on its way.  I did get an email saying that'd happen since they got slammed with orders and weren't expecting it to take off the way it did.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: ShadowDog on January 31, 2010, 01:28:28 PM
You know what would be great for Conan to do on his hiatus? Guest riffer on a Rifftrax.

Genius!  Somebody make this happen!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on January 31, 2010, 01:35:39 PM
You know what would be great for Conan to do on his hiatus? Guest riffer on a Rifftrax.

Genius!  Somebody make this happen!
Isn't the live theater thing Bil is doing around now have Conan in it too?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Dr. Whopoopeepee on January 31, 2010, 09:20:09 PM
You know what would be great for Conan to do on his hiatus? Guest riffer on a Rifftrax.

Genius!  Somebody make this happen!

That would be awesome, but I doubt it would ever happen.  Regardless, I think Conan hosting a talk show was a waste of his talents.  I hope he does something better, like writing movies.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on February 01, 2010, 07:44:54 PM
You know what would be great for Conan to do on his hiatus? Guest riffer on a Rifftrax.

Genius!  Somebody make this happen!

That would be awesome, but I doubt it would ever happen.  Regardless, I think Conan hosting a talk show was a waste of his talents.  I hope he does something better, like writing movies.
That'd be fantastic.  Tho that show NBC picked up that he's executive producing doesn't sound that good (tho, as an exec prod, not sure how much credit he gets for it).  Or what about a collaboration with Tina Fey?  Like guest writer on "30 Rock"?  Man, would I love that.  Or writing a movie with her, Steve Carrell and Steve Martin.  Ok, now I'm just talking dream team here.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: iv3rdawG on February 03, 2010, 12:36:14 PM
Quote
Rupert Murdoch expressed a strong interest in bringing Conan O’Brien to FOX, but News Corp execs admitted that no serious negotiations had taken place yet. In a media conference call discussing News Corp’s second quarter, the mogul said, “Certainly if the program-people can show us that we could do it, and be fairly confident of making a profit on it, we’d do it in a flash.”

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/02/03/rupert-murdoch-fox-conan-obrien-avatar/ (http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/02/03/rupert-murdoch-fox-conan-obrien-avatar/)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on February 04, 2010, 06:35:17 AM
You know what would be great for Conan to do on his hiatus? Guest riffer on a Rifftrax.

Genius!  Somebody make this happen!

That would be awesome, but I doubt it would ever happen.  Regardless, I think Conan hosting a talk show was a waste of his talents.  I hope he does something better, like writing movies.

Pimpbot 5000 and the Masturbating Bear take a wacky cross-country roadtrip.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Tyrant on February 04, 2010, 11:18:41 AM
Pimpbot 5000 and the Masturbating Bear take a wacky cross-country roadtrip.

This is the single best idea I've ever read for anything ever.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on February 04, 2010, 09:20:54 PM
Pimpbot 5000 and the Masturbating Bear take a wacky cross-country roadtrip.

This is the single best idea I've ever read for anything ever.

And it's an epic, six part miniseries! Full of Muppet Movie-style celebrity cameos! And good celebrities, too!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Tyrant on February 05, 2010, 08:17:24 AM
Pimpbot 5000 and the Masturbating Bear take a wacky cross-country roadtrip.

This is the single best idea I've ever read for anything ever.

And it's an epic, six part miniseries! Full of Muppet Movie-style celebrity cameos! And good celebrities, too!

If I were rich, I would pay you millions to make this happen. Seriously.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Tyrant on February 06, 2010, 01:48:32 PM
No, only Sharktopus*. I don't trust NBC. They'd screw it up.

*I'd buy him the rights first.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on February 06, 2010, 11:27:28 PM
NBC Removes Conan O'Brien From the Web (http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100206/conan-who-nbc-disappears-the-tonight-show-from-the-web/)

The phrase "There, I fixed it." comes to mind.

Honestly, how childish is this?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on February 06, 2010, 11:30:46 PM
NBC Removes Conan O'Brien From the Web (http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20100206/conan-who-nbc-disappears-the-tonight-show-from-the-web/)

The phrase "There, I fixed it." comes to mind.

Honestly, how childish is this?

They should run infomercials from 11:35 to 12:35 until the Olympiad starts. Just pretend Conan never existed.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on February 07, 2010, 12:36:16 AM
Well, to give it some contrast, I just watched that closing monologue Conan gave on his last show. It was the first time I watched it since it aired.

It made me think of a break-up, and Conan and NBC reacting in two different ways.

Conan's displays an attitude along of the lines of "We're going our seperate ways now, we both just want different things. But we spent a lot of happy years together, and you'll always have a special place in my heart."

Then, there's NBC, who's acting like some psychotic bitch who throws all your stuff out the window, keys your car, and smashes your windshield.

And remember, in this relationship, it ended by NBC cheating on Conan!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FordPrefect on February 07, 2010, 04:31:55 AM
I found a "rare" Conan video at the Huffington Post. Enjoy it for now before NBC notices it's here. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/22/conan-obriens-heartfelt-f_n_433954.html/)

Here's a foreign website (http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/g85lhQaC48A/) with some of Conan's shows.

Apparently Gather.com has also noticed NBC's little attempt to rewrite history.
http://www.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978034494&grpId=3659174697259616

Oh, and apparently advertising executives (http://www.businessinsider.com/47-of-marketers-surveyed-think-nbc-should-have-kept-conan-over-leno-2010-1/) agree with us.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 07, 2010, 10:32:58 AM
Oh, and apparently advertising executives (http://www.businessinsider.com/47-of-marketers-surveyed-think-nbc-should-have-kept-conan-over-leno-2010-1/) agree with us.

Quote
Who is responsible?

    * NBC Management – 94%
    * Jay Leno – 5%
    * Conan O’Brien – 1%

What was your original reaction to the planned Jay Leno Show?

    * “I didn’t think it would work, but expected NBC to stick with it anyway” - 50%
    * “I thought the new schedule would probably succeed” – 27%
    * “I expected something like this to happen” – 23%

What should NBC have done?

    * Kept Conan O’Brien – 47%
    * Kept Jay Leno – 41%
    * Keep both, by backing down after Conan objected to time slot move – 12%

What did you think about Conan’s response?

    * “It was fully justified in view of NBC’s treatment of him” – 67%
    * “It was understandable, but it made Conan look bad” – 18%
    * “It was unprofessional” – 15%

How will it effect NBC’s late night advertising?

    * It will hurt it – 44%
    * No effect – 37%
    * It will help it – 19% “any publicity is good publicity”
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on February 07, 2010, 11:37:30 AM
I just can't believe they thought they'd be able to quietly do this. Or they're just arrogant. UNDESERVED arrogance, mind you, since their network is in last place, and they just lost one of their best talents, and tainted another.

Lucas couldn't suppress memory of the Star Wars Holiday Special, and that predated things like file-sharing by about twenty-five years.

And now we ARE in the digital age. I could probably go to The Pirate Bay right now and get every episode of his Tonight Show if I wanted. Although I suppose that's not the point. Your average, double-digit IQ American probably doesn't even know about such things. So, on THEM, yeah, this might work.

*Sigh!*

Do you ever feel like having a brain these days is more of a curse than a blessing? I sure as hell have those moments.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Hebs on February 09, 2010, 05:58:28 AM
 :angry:  Graaaaw

What a tremendous waste - make the guy wait 5 years for 7 months.

I really really miss the "If they mated" site! - is it true there is an unofficial photobook out?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FordPrefect on February 09, 2010, 06:42:03 AM
For those who missed it.

http://www.cbs.com/e/Tcrv4TKx1ma2p8d_K9HorQIURXeYC01d/cbs/1/

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: MWolf on February 09, 2010, 12:34:27 PM
The add should of had Conan walking by in the background (Kitchen area)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 09, 2010, 01:52:25 PM
The add should of had Conan walking by in the background (Kitchen area)

Oprah joined "Team Leno"...

Another great reason to be on "Team Conan", IMHO.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Courtney on February 09, 2010, 02:17:04 PM
Leno's so lucky to have the hippest, most happenin' stars of today on his side. With the likes of Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, modern youth will surely come around to his style of comedy.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on February 09, 2010, 10:08:14 PM
Leno's so lucky to have the hippest, most happenin' stars of today on his side. With the likes of Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser, modern youth will surely come around to his style of comedy.

[kevin eubanks]That's cold, Courtney. That's cold.[/kevin eubanks]

I really really miss the "If they mated" site! - is it true there is an unofficial photobook out?

I could swear I saw an official If They Mated book in the humor section a few years ago. Never thought it was that funny a bit, though.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on February 12, 2010, 11:49:40 AM
Yeah, when I watched that Oprah interview, the one thing that really made me angry was the end where she had this dismissive attitude about Conan not being on the show, it was along the lines of:

"We invited Conan O'Brien to speak with us as well, but his people told us it just wasn't the right time. Conan, the offer still stands whenever you're ready."

And I remember almost shouting at the screen: "Bitch! He CAN'T appear on any talk shows right now, it's part of his exit deal, and don't pretend you didn't fucking know that!"

I've never really had anything against Oprah, but that pissed me off.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 12, 2010, 12:13:22 PM
Yeah, when I watched that Oprah interview, the one thing that really made me angry was the end where she had this dismissive attitude about Conan not being on the show, it was along the lines of:

"We invited Conan O'Brien to speak with us as well, but his people told us it just wasn't the right time. Conan, the offer still stands whenever you're ready."

And I remember almost shouting at the screen: "Bitch! He CAN'T appear on any talk shows right now, it's part of his exit deal, and don't pretend you didn't fucking know that!"

I've never really had anything against Oprah, but that pissed me off.

Amazing how things can get spun, isn't it?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Hebs on February 13, 2010, 03:29:55 PM
I really really miss the "If they mated" site! - is it true there is an unofficial photobook out?

I could swear I saw an official If They Mated book in the humor section a few years ago. Never thought it was that funny a bit, though.

Really! The one mixing Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson had me in stitches!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on February 21, 2010, 04:07:22 PM
Has anyone been watching the Olympics and seeing these commercials for Leno returning to the Tonight Show?

The song they chose is Get Back, by The Beatles (although SHAME ON YOU if you didn't know that!)

Which, the lyrics say "get back to where you ONCE belonged." Yeah, ONCE, my big-chinned friend. You did a good job keeping the seat behind the desk warm for the next host, but now...
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 21, 2010, 04:13:32 PM
Has anyone been watching the Olympics and seeing these commercials for Leno returning to the Tonight Show?

The song they chose is Get Back, by The Beatles (although SHAME ON YOU if you didn't know that!)

Which, the lyrics say "get back to where you ONCE belonged." Yeah, ONCE, my big-chinned friend. You did a good job keeping the seat behind the desk warm for the next host, but now...

They also say "JoJo was a man who thought she was a woman....."

Trying to tell us something there, Jay?

(It's also one of those songs that cost through the nose to use, isn't it?)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 21, 2010, 04:24:09 PM
Has anyone been watching the Olympics and seeing these commercials for Leno returning to the Tonight Show?

The song they chose is Get Back, by The Beatles (although SHAME ON YOU if you didn't know that!)

Which, the lyrics say "get back to where you ONCE belonged." Yeah, ONCE, my big-chinned friend. You did a good job keeping the seat behind the desk warm for the next host, but now...

They also say "JoJo was a man who thought she was a woman....."

Trying to tell us something there, Jay?

(It's also one of those songs that cost through the nose to use, isn't it?)

That is a sweet Cobra he's driving.

Leno's a lantern-jawed assclown.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 21, 2010, 04:31:47 PM
Screw Leno.   Conan's thinking about going on the road..... (http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/02/20/conan-live/)   :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on February 21, 2010, 04:58:14 PM
Yeah, I read about that.

Come on, Grand Rapids! Hell, I'd even make the drive to Chicago or *gulp* Detroit to catch him.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: RoninFox on February 21, 2010, 05:03:35 PM
Come on Denver, Denver, Denver, Big Bucks, no Whammies STOP!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: PrinceOfSpace on February 21, 2010, 08:00:17 PM
Oh yes, Denver Denver Denver!!!  I would love a chance to get to see Conan. I'm such a fan of his, and have been for such a long time. It's a horrible, horrible thing what they did to him. But I'm With Coco forever!!!  :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on February 21, 2010, 08:50:34 PM
Crossing fingers for Atlanta.  Eh... who am I kidding.  I couldn't even afford the ticket if it were $25.   :(
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on February 21, 2010, 10:14:23 PM
Come back to NY, CoCo! We made you and we can UNmake you!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: gbeenie on February 21, 2010, 11:29:07 PM
Not to worry. Some enterprising soul has taken the piss out of those commercials:

http://www.youtube.com/v/tJJ6o4eYynU
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on February 22, 2010, 12:48:36 AM
Fixed it for ya:

http://www.youtube.com/v/tJJ6o4eYynU&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 22, 2010, 10:26:14 AM
What a douche....

Want to slap that smirk off his face.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 22, 2010, 11:44:23 AM
Wow....rarely see these people on TV....

Jay Leno's first guests include Sarah Palin, Simon Cowell and the cast of 'Jersey Shore' (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/02/22/jay-lenos-first-guests/)

I'll be sure to miss this.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on February 22, 2010, 11:48:36 AM
Wow....rarely see these people on TV....

Jay Leno's first guests include Sarah Palin, Simon Cowell and the cast of 'Jersey Shore' (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/02/22/jay-lenos-first-guests/)

I'll be sure to miss this.

ugh
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: MWolf on February 22, 2010, 12:01:42 PM
Wow....rarely see these people on TV....

Jay Leno's first guests include Sarah Palin, Simon Cowell and the cast of 'Jersey Shore' (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/02/22/jay-lenos-first-guests/)

I'll be sure to miss this.

Todays Guests: A Cun@ a Co!@ and abunch of (Input New Jersey Racial Slur Here, or just retards)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 22, 2010, 12:05:27 PM
Wow....rarely see these people on TV....

Jay Leno's first guests include Sarah Palin, Simon Cowell and the cast of 'Jersey Shore' (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/02/22/jay-lenos-first-guests/)

I'll be sure to miss this.

Todays Guests: A Cun@ a Co!@ and abunch of (Input New Jersey Racial Slur Here)

And hosted by a Pri@k
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Cosmic Muse on February 22, 2010, 01:39:21 PM
You know, I think I can attempt to put things into perspective here based on a few things I've observed.

Conan appeals mostly to anyone in the 35 or younger age group.
 
Jay Leno appeals mostly to anyone nearing their 40's and up.

I'll be taking a neutral stance in this. I just turned 37 myself and while I do like Conan O'Brien, I like Jay as well. I think NBC should have handled things better, like kept Conan right where he was instead of dangling the Tonight Show Carrot in front of him then kicking him out the door when ratings were down. It took awhile for people to warm up to Jay after he replaced the Great One, Johnny Carson. Also I just have to ask where was Conan's fanbase when he really needed them too? You can whine all you want but everyone who watched him after the Tonight show, if they were such huge fans, should have been watching him on the Tonight show. While NBC did have a hand in abusing Conan, his "fans" bailed on him as well.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on February 22, 2010, 03:10:18 PM
You know, I think I can attempt to put things into perspective here based on a few things I've observed.

Conan appeals mostly to anyone in the 35 or younger age group.
 
Jay Leno appeals mostly to anyone nearing their 40's and up.

I'll be taking a neutral stance in this. I just turned 37 myself and while I do like Conan O'Brien, I like Jay as well. I think NBC should have handled things better, like kept Conan right where he was instead of dangling the Tonight Show Carrot in front of him then kicking him out the door when ratings were down. It took awhile for people to warm up to Jay after he replaced the Great One, Johnny Carson. Also I just have to ask where was Conan's fanbase when he really needed them too? You can whine all you want but everyone who watched him after the Tonight show, if they were such huge fans, should have been watching him on the Tonight show. While NBC did have a hand in abusing Conan, his "fans" bailed on him as well.
I believe I'm an anomaly.  I'm about to turn 28.  I don't hate Leno and would watch his show occasionally, but Conan has been my favorite for a very long time by far.  When he took over the Tonight Show, I came close to seeing literally every single episode right until the end (I think I missed about 1 week's worth of eps).  But that doesn't matter since I'm not a Nielson family.   ::) 

Stupid peers.  Be more loyal!   ;)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on February 22, 2010, 04:49:21 PM
Well, THIS "loyal fan" was stuck without NBC after the digital transition, which made life SO MUCH BETTER, so we're told.

So, yes, I watched him on Hulu. It was that or not watch him at all. And I'm usually up at that hour, so it wasn't a matter of him being on after I go to bed.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: RoninFox on February 22, 2010, 04:51:16 PM
Yeah, Nielson ratings are becoming more and more meaningless every day, but networks still act like they work just fine.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 22, 2010, 05:55:55 PM
Well this fan was stuck because there isn't an NBC station within three states of this fan.  So I could only watch his show once a week when i got into the library and used their computer.  From the ratings I would say the fans watched him it was the nonfans in the public who would rather watch the washed up guy who has not been funny for years just because they were hoping they would get to see him have sex with some woman who worked for him that messed up Conan.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 22, 2010, 07:14:01 PM
Conan appeals mostly to anyone in the 35 or younger age group.

Or mind set....   ;)

It also could be that some people think that Leno isn't funny.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FordPrefect on February 23, 2010, 02:17:56 AM
You know, I think I can attempt to put things into perspective here based on a few things I've observed.

Conan appeals mostly to anyone in the 35 or younger age group.
 
Jay Leno appeals mostly to anyone nearing their 40's and up.

I'll be taking a neutral stance in this. I just turned 37 myself and while I do like Conan O'Brien, I like Jay as well. I think NBC should have handled things better, like kept Conan right where he was instead of dangling the Tonight Show Carrot in front of him then kicking him out the door when ratings were down. It took awhile for people to warm up to Jay after he replaced the Great One, Johnny Carson. Also I just have to ask where was Conan's fanbase when he really needed them too? You can whine all you want but everyone who watched him after the Tonight show, if they were such huge fans, should have been watching him on the Tonight show. While NBC did have a hand in abusing Conan, his "fans" bailed on him as well.

Based on what I've read, Conan was getting offers to go to other networks at the time of his contract renewal at NBC back in 2004. NBC wanted to keep Conan around, but they didn't want to pay him a ton more money. As a last ditch effort, they promised to give him The Tonight Show in five years if he stayed at NBC. They assumed that Conan was going to be getting more popular over the next several years and that Leno wouldn't be able to maintain his spot in the ratings. Of course, they told Leno all this after they made the deal with Conan. Keeping Conan "right where he was" would have probably involved giving him more creative freedom, which apparently they didn't want to do. He actually had less creative freedom on The Tonight Show because NBC wanted him to tone it down for the 11:30 crowd. He didn't start acting like his "12:30 self" until after he found out he was going to be pushed out of the 11:30 slot anyway. It's almost like Conan was fated to leave NBC. They just prolonged the inevitable and it blew up in their face several years down the line.

As for the "Why weren't you watching Conan?" argument, there's a few things to remember:

1) You could make the same argument for Jay Leno's audience at 10:00. Heck, it should have been even more convenient for his fans to watch him in prime-time.

2) I'd imagine that most of Conan's fans unfortunately don't have Nielson boxes. Ah sweet Nielson box, the holy grail of TV fans who don't want their shows to be canceled. Even though you seem to become less accurate as time marches on, networks base most of their major programming decisions on your results. Fun Fact: Did you know that as long as you leave the TV on a certain channel, the shows on that channel will continue to get ratings points even if you aren't actually watching TV? That's how a lot of late night shows get their ratings. People watch prime time shows and then they fall asleep while the TV continues to play late night programming. Either that or they're just too lazy to change the channel. It was these casual viewers who were missing out on Conan's Tonight Show and I imagine that had to do with the fact that....

3) Most people weren't watching NBC. It's fourth place in a contest between broadcast networks which is quickly becoming unimportant in an age where people have cable, video games, and the internet to keep them occupied when they aren't distracted by their daily worries. How irrelevant was NBC? When they were airing The Jay Leno Show at 10:00, shows on The CW would beat them in the ratings. That's why the network affiliates wanted Leno out of prime-time. None of those casual viewers who leave the TV on the same channel for several hours were watching the NBC local news or Conan for that matter. Conan's fans didn't have to watch him on NBC at 11:30 anyway. Why would they do that when they can just watch him on their DVR or online places like Hulu? Hell, I work from 4 PM to 1 AM, so there's no way I could have watched him on NBC most nights.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 23, 2010, 02:21:30 AM
1) You could make the same argument for Jay Leno's audience at 10:00. Heck, it should have been even more convenient for his fans to watch him in prime-time.

Yeah....cuz after all, the old codgers who like Leno usually go to bed much earlier than young people do.   ;)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Cosmic Muse on February 23, 2010, 05:13:53 AM
They should talk to newspaper editors and music industry execs.  Oh, and train conductors.

But only if they look like John Carradine.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: TTYT on February 24, 2010, 03:57:15 PM
I hope this is really him: http://twitter.com/conanobrien (http://twitter.com/conanobrien)

EDIT: Verified! http://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/9601037660 (http://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/9601037660)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: MWolf on February 24, 2010, 04:44:13 PM
Holy shit. Go on to that webpage and just refresh every 10 seconds. All the people following him are going up and up and up
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: iv3rdawG on February 24, 2010, 04:53:59 PM
In honor of this occasion:

http://www.youtube.com/v/mzL-eGDYIJA&hl=en_US&fs=1&>

I couldn't find his version.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on February 24, 2010, 06:58:38 PM
Didn't think it's been that long....

(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/716276172/conan_4.jpg)

Or is this an old picture?   :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on February 24, 2010, 08:41:31 PM
That's from when he was on Entertainment Weekly during the WGA strike.  He has a beard again so that's most likely why he is using it.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 24, 2010, 08:41:57 PM
Find People > "Twitter is stressing out a bit right now, so this feature is temporarily disabled."

Did Conan break Twitter?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Steve-O on February 24, 2010, 09:41:39 PM
Did Conan break Twitter?

Oh, hell, a fly fart can break Twitter.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on February 24, 2010, 10:51:26 PM
Didn't think it's been that long....

(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/716276172/conan_4.jpg)

Or is this an old picture?   :D

With the beard he reminds me of Bruce Boxlightner in season 5 of Babylon 5.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on February 25, 2010, 04:38:01 AM
(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/716276172/conan_4.jpg)

That's from when he was on Entertainment Weekly during the WGA strike.  He has a beard again so that's most likely why he is using it.

Yeah, many of the the late night hosts grew "sympathy beards" during the writers' strike. Surprisingly, Conan's looked the best.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 01, 2010, 12:35:01 PM
Shit, THAT would've been a cool thing for Conan's supporters to do: grow beards like his strike beard.

Sure, about 2/3 of his fans are probably stereotyped as UNABLE to grow beards, but still...
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 01, 2010, 01:07:19 PM
Shit, THAT would've been a cool thing for Conan's supporters to do: grow beards like his strike beard.

Sure, about 2/3 of his fans are probably stereotyped as UNABLE to grow beards, but still...

Yeah. STUPID WOMEN!

 :D ;D :D :clap: :clap:

Thank you for giving me the biggest laugh I have had in about three days!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 01, 2010, 01:08:54 PM
Shit, THAT would've been a cool thing for Conan's supporters to do: grow beards like his strike beard.

Sure, about 2/3 of his fans are probably stereotyped as UNABLE to grow beards, but still...

Yeah. STUPID WOMEN!

If they really loved Conan, they'd find a way.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: RVR II on March 01, 2010, 01:09:46 PM
Shit, THAT would've been a cool thing for Conan's supporters to do: grow beards like his strike beard.

Sure, about 2/3 of his fans are probably stereotyped as UNABLE to grow beards, but still...

Yeah. STUPID WOMEN!

If they really loved Conan, they'd find a way.
Not shaving their arm pits till then would probably do it.. :speechless:
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 01, 2010, 01:10:02 PM
Shit, THAT would've been a cool thing for Conan's supporters to do: grow beards like his strike beard.

Sure, about 2/3 of his fans are probably stereotyped as UNABLE to grow beards, but still...

Yeah. STUPID WOMEN!

You haven't met some of the women I have.  They could stop bleaching their mustaches and waxing....

Or we could all stop shaving our legs (etc).   :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: RVR II on March 01, 2010, 01:12:27 PM
Yep. See there?? :scared:
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: PrinceOfSpace on March 01, 2010, 03:09:28 PM
Shit, THAT would've been a cool thing for Conan's supporters to do: grow beards like his strike beard.

Sure, about 2/3 of his fans are probably stereotyped as UNABLE to grow beards, but still...

Yeah. STUPID WOMEN!

You haven't met some of the women I have.  They could stop bleaching their mustaches and waxing....

Or we could all stop shaving our legs (etc).   :D


I did do that for a while, actually. Stop shaving my legs. I wanted to find a way to support Conan just like some of the other people who were growing a strike beard. I'd do lots of stuff for Coco. ^-^  Including never watch NBC again, which I've so far done a good job of. Even though I do like shows like the Office and Community. But I like Conan way more, and have liked him for WAY longer.

By the way, I know that I'm, personally, going to be watching old Conan clips on the internet tonight at 11:35 eastern standard time. Down with Leno's ratings!!! Go Conan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 01, 2010, 03:12:48 PM
Shit, THAT would've been a cool thing for Conan's supporters to do: grow beards like his strike beard.

Sure, about 2/3 of his fans are probably stereotyped as UNABLE to grow beards, but still...

Yeah. STUPID WOMEN!

You haven't met some of the women I have.  They could stop bleaching their mustaches and waxing....

Or we could all stop shaving our legs (etc).   :D


I did do that for a while, actually. Stop shaving my legs. I wanted to find a way to support Conan just like some of the other people who were growing a strike beard. I'd do lots of stuff for Coco. ^-^  Including never watch NBC again, which I've so far done a good job of. Even though I do like shows like the Office and Community. But I like Conan way more, and have liked him for WAY longer.

By the way, I know that I'm, personally, going to be watching old Conan clips on the internet tonight at 11:35 eastern standard time. Down with Leno's ratings!!! Go Conan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Feel free to watch any NBC shows.  It doesn't make a difference either way unless you have Nielson's box.  Don't deprive yourself of NBC's Thurs night shows.  It's actually some of the best stuff on tv (imo).
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 01, 2010, 04:14:37 PM
It doesn't make a difference either way unless you have Nielson's box.

TiVo, digital cable and DirectTV gives them stats. too.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: MrTorso on March 01, 2010, 04:20:30 PM
It doesn't make a difference either way unless you have Nielson's box.

TiVo, digital cable and DirectTV gives them stats. too.

Just download them off the internet.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 01, 2010, 04:20:49 PM
It doesn't make a difference either way unless you have Nielson's box.

TiVo, digital cable and DirectTV gives them stats. too.
Hm.  Really?  What about Hulu or NBC.com?  Their fear of new technology surely keeps them away from those places.  Or just torrent.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Tyrant on March 01, 2010, 05:08:59 PM
I wish I had a Nielson's box so they could see how not watching NBC I'll be from now on. Conan was the only reason I ever did, tbh.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 01, 2010, 08:22:02 PM
Well, Leno starts in a few minutes. Only one thing to do now: pack a bowl and put on some downloaded episodes of Garfield and Friends.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 02, 2010, 01:38:51 PM
Now the question is this just people who want to see the first night out of morbid curiosity or....?

Because people would suddenly now rather watch Fallon than Craig Ferguson?

Quote
Jay Leno beats David Letterman by wide margin in overnights (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/03/02/jay-leno-beats-david-letterman-by-wide-margin-in-overnights/)

Mar 2 2010 11:13 AM ET

As expected, viewers definitely tuned in to see Jay Leno’s return to The Tonight Show last night: the comedian led the time period over Late Show with David Letterman and ABC’s combination of Nightline and Jimmy Kimmel Live by 80 percent, according to NBC. Leno scored a 5.4 rating/14 share in 56 metered markets last night while Letterman earned a 3.0/8, Nightline, a 3.4/8 and Live, a 1.8/6. In the 25 markets with People Meters, Leno was No. 1 in the time period.

At 12:35 a.m, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon also beat CBS’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson by a margin of 40 percent. NBC is expected to release early national ratings later today.

UPDATE: NBC released fast national ratings from Monday, which revealed that Leno attracted 6.6 million viewers on his first night back, while Letterman lured 3.8 million. Leno earned a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demo, versus a 1.1 rating for Letterman.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: iv3rdawG on March 02, 2010, 01:50:49 PM
Quote from: @ConanOBrien
This is how many people it took to write today's tweet: "Jumbo" shrimp? WTF!!

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9854/70970833.jpg)

http://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status/9889419456 (http://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status/9889419456)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 02, 2010, 01:55:42 PM
I love him.  :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 02, 2010, 02:13:37 PM
RIP The Tonight Show (http://videogum.com/148751/r-i-p-the-tonight-show/tv/late-night/#comments)

Quote
**My only regret throughout this whole thing is that I could not follow Conan’s inspiring call to not be cynical. I’m sorry that I have failed you, Conan O’Brien. But I AM VERY CYNICAL ABOUT THIS. It’s especially hard when even your wonderful speech from your final episode has been SCRUBBED FROM THE INTERNET by the Mensas at NBC.

(http://i45.tinypic.com/1zgaqh5.gif)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 02, 2010, 02:31:51 PM
RIP The Tonight Show (http://videogum.com/148751/r-i-p-the-tonight-show/tv/late-night/#comments)

Cool. Reading that saved me from losing 40-some minutes of my life to morbid curiosity.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 02, 2010, 02:37:15 PM
Not much surprise here....

Howard Stern: Jay Leno "Makes Me Want to Vomit" (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b169678_howard_stern_jay_leno_makes_me_want.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_tv-movies)

(everyone stole everything from Stern...even the people doing the same thing before Stern was even born)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 02, 2010, 02:41:00 PM
Howard Stern: Jay Leno "Makes Me Want to Vomit" (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b169678_howard_stern_jay_leno_makes_me_want.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_tv-movies)

That makes me almost sort of want to kinda like Leno a little.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 02, 2010, 02:43:00 PM
Howard Stern: Jay Leno "Makes Me Want to Vomit" (http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b169678_howard_stern_jay_leno_makes_me_want.html?utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=imdb_tv-movies)

That makes me almost sort of want to kinda like Leno a little.

"Even a broken clock is right twice a day".....

Or "it takes one to know one"?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Hebs on March 02, 2010, 02:55:01 PM
All the business has me thinking ... Conan vs. Leno's "new / old show" ... it's like ...

it's like being in A FREAKIN' AWESOME dream where you are flying and everything is fresh and new and then you start to realize you're starting to wake up and you think "Oh no no I don't want to wake up yet, this is so great" and then you have to face facts that you are indeed awake, clinging to your sheets, pulling them up over your head and trying REAL HARD to go back to sleep, but you can't - and you're awake now and everything is just as mundane as it was before your awesome dream.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 02, 2010, 03:00:56 PM
Way I look at it....there's enough out there to watch until Conan's back.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 02, 2010, 04:34:17 PM
Way I look at it....there's enough out there to watch until Conan's back.
Unless you were a loyal watcher before and saw just about everything.   ::)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 02, 2010, 05:26:55 PM
Way I look at it....there's enough out there to watch until Conan's back.
Unless you were a loyal watcher before and saw just about everything.   ::)

Didn't mean of Conan's work, if that's what you thought.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 02, 2010, 06:35:54 PM
Way I look at it....there's enough out there to watch until Conan's back.
Unless you were a loyal watcher before and saw just about everything.   ::)

Didn't mean of Conan's work, if that's what you thought.
Ohhh.  Ha, misunderstood.  Plus, there's a lot of Conan's stuff better on repeat than a lot of other things.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: bratpop on March 02, 2010, 11:33:04 PM
For a second I thought you said, "until Conan's BLACK."
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Courtney on March 03, 2010, 07:50:03 AM
RIP The Tonight Show (http://videogum.com/148751/r-i-p-the-tonight-show/tv/late-night/#comments)

Ugh, et tu, Betty White?

In fairness to Betty, she is Jay Leno's target audience, demographically speaking.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 03, 2010, 09:11:13 AM
For a second I thought you said, "until Conan's BLACK."

Black Irish.

If there is anyone who is NOT Black Irish, it's Conan.......

(speaking as one who comes from that on my Mom's side)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 03, 2010, 11:06:21 AM
So....why is Ben Harper scheduled to appear on Jay Leno next week?  I find it hard to believe that someone on Conan's last show would show their face anywhere near Jay Leno.

There's a few guests on his list that really disappoint me. (Jason Reitman, Judd Apatow, Shaun White, Joan Jett)  Is it possible that these people had contracts that required them to be on his show?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 03, 2010, 11:25:09 AM
So....why is Ben Harper scheduled to appear on Jay Leno next week?  I find it hard to believe that someone on Conan's last show would show their face anywhere near Jay Leno.

There's a few guests on his list that really disappoint me. (Jason Reitman, Judd Apatow, Shaun White, Joan Jett)  Is it possible that these people had contracts that required them to be on his show?

They're probably under contract to do promotion for things - many of which were decided long before this all happened with Conan.

For instance, I imagine Joan Jett is making the rounds because of the movie, The Runaways.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 03, 2010, 02:46:17 PM
So....why is Ben Harper scheduled to appear on Jay Leno next week?  I find it hard to believe that someone on Conan's last show would show their face anywhere near Jay Leno.

There's a few guests on his list that really disappoint me. (Jason Reitman, Judd Apatow, Shaun White, Joan Jett)  Is it possible that these people had contracts that required them to be on his show?

They're probably under contract to do promotion for things - many of which were decided long before this all happened with Conan.

For instance, I imagine Joan Jett is making the rounds because of the movie, The Runaways.
I wanna believe the high likeliness of that.  However, I can't also help but think they're in showbusiness promoting their product (shocking, I know).  A lot of reclusive actors have surfaced for The Tonight Show (and other talk shows) over the past few decades who wouldn't have normally if it weren't for some new thing they wanted to promote.  The best ones are the ones who look like they really don't wanna be there and the host just drowns trying to make the person look better than their miserable self.   :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 03, 2010, 02:52:43 PM
Harrison Ford always seems really unhappy to be promoting things.

And it's always amusing to watch him fidget, grimace, and mumble to the point that he makes the host uncomfortable.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 03, 2010, 03:14:04 PM
Harrison Ford always seems really unhappy to be promoting things.

And it's always amusing to watch him fidget, grimace, and mumble to the point that he makes the host uncomfortable.
:D He was one of the first people I was thinking about when I typed up that last post!  Haha!

Speaking of which, why don't I just go ahead and embed this:
http://www.youtube.com/v/YFchDm3u5B4&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 05, 2010, 01:09:05 PM
"I've decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change."

Conan, that one might backfire, buddy.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 05, 2010, 01:16:26 PM
Yeah, naming her might have been a boo boo....
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 05, 2010, 01:22:03 PM
I just checked and "Sarah Killen" is now a Trending Topic worldwide.   :D

@LovelyButton (http://twitter.com/LovelyButton) now has 3,100+ followers. 


EDIT:  She now has close 7,000 followers.  :o
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 05, 2010, 01:23:35 PM
He may have asked her if were okay first or something. Who knows.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: TTYT on March 05, 2010, 02:23:17 PM
http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/2010/03/05/conan-obrien-live-tour-confirmed/ (http://showbiz411.blogs.thr.com/2010/03/05/conan-obrien-live-tour-confirmed/)

Hope that's true.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 05, 2010, 02:27:12 PM
"I've decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change."

Conan, that one might backfire, buddy.

I picture Conan in a robe all splayed out with his laptop and a half-empty bottle of Macallan.

C'mon Conan, get off the couch and develop a television show or something. Maybe the next Larry Sanders, or better. Maybe he already is. I hope he does something different than a talk show.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 05, 2010, 02:29:08 PM
"I've decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change."

Conan, that one might backfire, buddy.

She seems delighted.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 05, 2010, 03:10:33 PM
"I've decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change."

Conan, that one might backfire, buddy.

She seems delighted.

Let's hope that's all she is.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Hebs on March 07, 2010, 11:59:52 AM
Isn't he going on a stand up tour?  Ooh I hope he comes back to his old stomping ground
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on March 07, 2010, 01:36:38 PM
"I've decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change."

Conan, that one might backfire, buddy.

I picture Conan in a robe all splayed out with his laptop and a half-empty bottle of Macallan.

C'mon Conan, get off the couch and develop a television show or something. Maybe the next Larry Sanders, or better. Maybe he already is. I hope he does something different than a talk show.

Totally.  While he was pretty good at it, the talk show thing was a waste of his talents.  He should do something worthwhile, that can be remembered for years. 
Like a Rifftrax!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 07, 2010, 02:17:30 PM
"I've decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change."

Conan, that one might backfire, buddy.

I picture Conan in a robe all splayed out with his laptop and a half-empty bottle of Macallan.

C'mon Conan, get off the couch and develop a television show or something. Maybe the next Larry Sanders, or better. Maybe he already is. I hope he does something different than a talk show.

Totally.  While he was pretty good at it, the talk show thing was a waste of his talents.  He should do something worthwhile, that can be remembered for years.  Something like a screenplay, or like you said, develop his own show.  Not a stupid celebrity reality show like Seinfeld's.  Maybe Conan and Robert Smigel could give Lookwell! another try.  It was funnier than most TV now.

Plenty of People remember Johnny Carson, Steve Allen and Jack Paar.

Also, it's his favourite thing in the whole world! You've heard him talk about it, surely!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on March 07, 2010, 06:25:01 PM
If he does I will be there. 
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Courtney on March 08, 2010, 07:24:39 AM
Luckily for us, we have Kimmel until Conan returns. Because this is my favorite thing ever.

http://www.youtube.com/v/MyGJXLxtVEo&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: iv3rdawG on March 09, 2010, 01:14:25 PM
Andy co-hosted Regis and Kelly today and he talked about the whole situation:

http://www.youtube.com/v/MKlYNW31HhE&hl=en_US&fs=1&
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: ScottotD on March 09, 2010, 04:15:57 PM
Thanks, that was cool.  Is there ANYONE on Jay's side?  :)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 09, 2010, 04:19:24 PM
Thanks, that was cool.  Is there ANYONE on Jay's side?  :)

Well, Oprah is. And that means probably a LOT of people, once she went public with that info. :P
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: ScottotD on March 09, 2010, 04:37:00 PM
Thanks, that was cool.  Is there ANYONE on Jay's side?  :)

Well, Oprah is. And that means probably a LOT of people, once she went public with that info. :P

I'd say there's probably a lot of crossover between Jay and Oprah's audience... but I'd also think the audience of a breakfast show would be on their side too and the crowd seemed pretty pro-Andy.

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 09, 2010, 06:01:20 PM
Thanks, that was cool.  Is there ANYONE on Jay's side?  :)
Yes, but they don't use the internet.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 09, 2010, 07:02:24 PM
My latest update on Firefox offers "wallpaper" and one of them is a "Team Coco" graphic!   :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 10, 2010, 01:37:41 AM
Is there ANYONE on Jay's side?  :)

Yes, but they don't use the internet.

Here is a list of things Jay Leno supporters DO use:

- denture affixative
- adult diapers
- coupons clipped from the Sunday paper
- newspapers
- prune smoothies
- rum raisin ice cream
- telephone books
- senior citizen discounts
- handicapped parking spaces
- turn signals when they're not turning
- bifocal spectacles
- Sweet & Low
- dietetic chocolate candies (Excess consumption may have a laxative effect.)
- artificial hips
- the word "oleo"
- antiquated euphemisms like "colored" (Example: Kevin Eubanks is a talented colored man.)

Feel free to contribute!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 10, 2010, 04:27:46 AM
Is there ANYONE on Jay's side?  :)

Yes, but they don't use the internet.

Here is a list of things Jay Leno supporters DO use:

- denture affixative
- adult diapers
- coupons clipped from the Sunday paper
- newspapers
- prune smoothies
- rum raisin ice cream
- telephone books
- senior citizen discounts
- handicapped parking spaces
- turn signals when they're not turning
- bifocal spectacles
- Sweet & Low
- dietetic chocolate candies (Excess consumption may have a laxative effect.)
- artificial hips
- the word "oleo"
- antiquated euphemisms like "colored" (Example: Kevin Eubanks is a talented colored man.)

Feel free to contribute!

They vote in government elections

Have health insurance

Use phonebooks

Bought their coffins at Sams Club
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Tyrant on March 10, 2010, 11:23:40 AM
And I have health insurance.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: gbeenie on March 10, 2010, 11:37:19 AM
I have to draw the line somewhere. I refuse to wear "dungarees."
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: iv3rdawG on March 10, 2010, 02:22:11 PM
Quote
For the first time since Jay Leon returned to 11:30, The Tonight Show trailed Late Show in the early metered market numbers (3.5 rating for Letterman versus 3.2 for Leno).  In the 25 markets with local People Meters Leno held a slim edge with adults 18-49, but he did yesterday as well and when the numbers for the broader national market were factored in,  Late Show wound up leading Tonight Show in the 18-49 demo, too.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/10/early-tuesday-results-indicate-split-decision-for-leno-and-letterman/44509
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 10, 2010, 02:29:04 PM
Quote
For the first time since Jay Leon returned to 11:30, The Tonight Show trailed Late Show in the early metered market numbers (3.5 rating for Letterman versus 3.2 for Leno).  In the 25 markets with local People Meters Leno held a slim edge with adults 18-49, but he did yesterday as well and when the numbers for the broader national market were factored in,  Late Show wound up leading Tonight Show in the 18-49 demo, too.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/10/early-tuesday-results-indicate-split-decision-for-leno-and-letterman/44509

This makes me happy.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on March 10, 2010, 03:01:22 PM
Quote
For the first time since Jay Leon returned to 11:30, The Tonight Show trailed Late Show in the early metered market numbers (3.5 rating for Letterman versus 3.2 for Leno).  In the 25 markets with local People Meters Leno held a slim edge with adults 18-49, but he did yesterday as well and when the numbers for the broader national market were factored in,  Late Show wound up leading Tonight Show in the 18-49 demo, too.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/10/early-tuesday-results-indicate-split-decision-for-leno-and-letterman/44509

This makes me happy.

I really want to see what happens if his ratings continue to tank for at least the next 7 months.  Seriously, what will they do? It's not like they're going to pay him a huge chunk of change to go away like they did with Conan.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 10, 2010, 03:34:09 PM
Quote
For the first time since Jay Leon returned to 11:30, The Tonight Show trailed Late Show in the early metered market numbers (3.5 rating for Letterman versus 3.2 for Leno).  In the 25 markets with local People Meters Leno held a slim edge with adults 18-49, but he did yesterday as well and when the numbers for the broader national market were factored in,  Late Show wound up leading Tonight Show in the 18-49 demo, too.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/10/early-tuesday-results-indicate-split-decision-for-leno-and-letterman/44509

This makes me happy.

I really want to see what happens if his ratings continue to tank for at least the next 7 months.  Seriously, what will they do? It's not like they're going to pay him a huge chunk of change to go away like they did with Conan.
Sure they will.  And then they'll bring back Johnny Carson from the dead to get him to host the show.  Leno won't be able to do anything until October.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 10, 2010, 04:22:06 PM
Hey, I use coupons.

Do you clip them from the newspaper with squeaky pinking shears, your bifocals dangling from a cord around your neck?

I have to draw the line somewhere. I refuse to wear "dungarees."

How about dungaroos, as my great-aunt calls them? (She also says "mimeograph." I shit you not.)

Quote
For the first time since Jay Leon returned to 11:30, The Tonight Show trailed Late Show in the early metered market numbers (3.5 rating for Letterman versus 3.2 for Leno).  In the 25 markets with local People Meters Leno held a slim edge with adults 18-49, but he did yesterday as well and when the numbers for the broader national market were factored in,  Late Show wound up leading Tonight Show in the 18-49 demo, too.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/10/early-tuesday-results-indicate-split-decision-for-leno-and-letterman/44509

This makes me happy.

I really want to see what happens if his ratings continue to tank for at least the next 7 months.  Seriously, what will they do? It's not like they're going to pay him a huge chunk of change to go away like they did with Conan.
Sure they will.  And then they'll bring back Johnny Carson from the dead to get him to host the show.  Leno won't be able to do anything until October.

"It's the Tonight Show! With Zombie Carson! And I'm Ed McBRAINS! HI-OH!" I would totally watch that.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 10, 2010, 04:28:35 PM
(She also says "mimeograph." I shit you not.)

Probably misses the slight high you would get if you could get one fresh out of the machine.  It is a fond memory from my first years....
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 10, 2010, 04:56:08 PM
Hey, I use coupons.

Do you clip them from the newspaper with squeaky pinking shears, your bifocals dangling from a cord around your neck?

I have to draw the line somewhere. I refuse to wear "dungarees."

How about dungaroos, as my great-aunt calls them? (She also says "mimeograph." I shit you not.)

Quote
For the first time since Jay Leon returned to 11:30, The Tonight Show trailed Late Show in the early metered market numbers (3.5 rating for Letterman versus 3.2 for Leno).  In the 25 markets with local People Meters Leno held a slim edge with adults 18-49, but he did yesterday as well and when the numbers for the broader national market were factored in,  Late Show wound up leading Tonight Show in the 18-49 demo, too.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2010/03/10/early-tuesday-results-indicate-split-decision-for-leno-and-letterman/44509

This makes me happy.

I really want to see what happens if his ratings continue to tank for at least the next 7 months.  Seriously, what will they do? It's not like they're going to pay him a huge chunk of change to go away like they did with Conan.
Sure they will.  And then they'll bring back Johnny Carson from the dead to get him to host the show.  Leno won't be able to do anything until October.

"It's the Tonight Show! With Zombie Carson! And I'm Ed McBRAINS! HI-OH!" I would totally watch that.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/tedprior/john-cadaver.gif)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y86/tedprior/john-cadaver2.gif)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/edwardjgrug/johncadaver3a.jpg)
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/edwardjgrug/Patterson_bigfoot.gif)
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d94/edwardjgrug/johncadaver3b.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Courtney on March 11, 2010, 08:38:14 AM
I am going to see Conan, I am going to see Conan, I am going to see Conan, a-cha-cha-cha-cha-cha!

(that was to the tune of "We Are Going to Play Blue's Clues" - obviously)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on March 11, 2010, 08:56:16 AM
Well these appear to be out of my price range for the Boston show...  (Ticketmaster doesn't even have anything for the show.)

Meet & Greet Package
Each Meet & Greet Package costs $695.00 with no additional charges. It includes:
(1) Premium Front Row Orchestra Pit seat
Meet & Greet with Conan O'Brien
Photo opportunity with Conan O'Brien
Autographed item
Access to sound check
Pre-show cocktail reception
Parking (where available)
Exclusive merchandise item
Collectible laminate
Tickets will be available night of show at Will Call only.
MEET & GREET Package

Hot Sound Package
Each Hot Sound Package costs $500.00 with no additional charges. It includes:
(1) Premium $79.50 Orchestra Pit seat
Access to sound check
Pre-show cocktail reception
Parking (where available)
Exclusive merchandise item
Collectible laminate
Tickets will be available night of show at Will Call only.
HOT SOUND Package

Hot Seat Package
Each Hot Seat Package costs $250.00 with no additional charges. It includes:
(1) Premium $79.50 Orchestra seat within first 12 rows
Exclusive merchandise item
Collectible laminate

**Updated**

Finally got through to see the normal ticket prices

Orchestra (Pit & Rows A-Z): $79.50
Orchestra (Rows AA-EE): $59.50
Mezzanine: $59.50
Balcony (Rows E-T): $59.50
Balcony (Rows T-FF): $39.50
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on March 11, 2010, 10:11:51 AM
Any other shows/dates?

http://www.teamcoco.com/
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: MrTorso on March 11, 2010, 10:50:12 AM
They just added a second Boston show.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: MrTorso on March 11, 2010, 02:34:01 PM
and they are both basically sold out. I think you can get single tickets here and there but not two together.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Courtney on March 11, 2010, 02:40:02 PM
I went on Ticketmaster seconds after he Tweeted and got floor seats. *does celebratory robot dance*
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 11, 2010, 08:11:33 PM
No Grand Rapids.

You red-headed bastard. We could use a few laughs around here right now.

I mean, he's visiting TULSA for fuck sake. Who the hell lives THERE? And it's right in the middle of flyover country, deep in the heart of Leno territory.

...

Yeah, okay, go to Tulsa. Show them what REAL humor is. But you still could've come to Grand Rapids.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 11, 2010, 08:54:33 PM
Kinda ballsy calling OK flyover country when you're in Michigan. 

Yeah, that's what I mean about "we could use a few laughs". It's not particularly enjoyable watching my home crumble away.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 12, 2010, 01:57:56 AM
Ah.

I'm from Wisconsin, and the whole "flyover" stuff always irritates me a bit.
I'm from Los Angeles and I love it.   >:D

Btw, I don't live there (as of right now... or even recently), so take that for what you will.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: TeamRAD on March 12, 2010, 03:45:15 PM
http://www.newser.com/story/83109/obrien-not-making-any-dough-off-tour.html

Quote
Conan O’Brien’s ascension to sainthood continues: The former late-night host won’t make a single penny off his upcoming comedy tour. No, he’s simply staging the Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour as a way to employ former Tonight Show staffers, sources tell TMZ. And tickets are selling out, meaning those staffers will likely have an even longer stint than originally planned as O’Brien adds more shows to the 30 already named.

Never heard of "newser," so take it with a grain of salt.  But it seems like something he'd do.

That's really cool, and I hope Conan does add some more dates *cough*MilwaukeeMadison*cough*. I struck out yesterday afternoon trying to get a ticket for either Chicago show, but it's all good, I used those monies for my Brewers/Cubs "Opening Day" ticket at Wrigley.  I'm so going to get killed.  :)

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 12, 2010, 04:35:13 PM
Enoch, Alabama? The hell? Oh, it's a casino. Still. Enoch, Alabama?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 12, 2010, 05:55:44 PM
Enoch, Alabama? The hell? Oh, it's a casino. Still. Enoch, Alabama?
That would be Alberta... not Alabama.   :D 

AL is the state abbreviation for Alabama.  Not AB.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 12, 2010, 06:22:21 PM
I wonder if he would be allowed to do a Phantom show?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 13, 2010, 12:36:26 AM
Enoch, Alabama? The hell? Oh, it's a casino. Still. Enoch, Alabama?
That would be Alberta... not Alabama.   :D 

AL is the state abbreviation for Alabama.  Not AB.

Okay, I'm stupid.  :-[

I thought something seemed wrong about AB, but as usual, Canada rarely crosses my mind. Still. Enoch, Alberta?

And Radio City sold out immediately, of course.  :grr:
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 13, 2010, 02:08:24 AM
Enoch, Alabama? The hell? Oh, it's a casino. Still. Enoch, Alabama?
That would be Alberta... not Alabama.   :D 

AL is the state abbreviation for Alabama.  Not AB.
I thought something seemed wrong about AB, but as usual, Canada rarely crosses my mind.
Don't worry.  I don't think anyone thinks about Canada either.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Hebs on March 13, 2010, 02:08:43 PM
If you type in "SEARCH FOR ARTIST" and enter "CONAN" for some reason, Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle is listed.






but he's not doing a show any time soon....


Yay! Going to see him in Boston! (at the God-awful Wang theater... and sit like near the freakin' MOON)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 13, 2010, 02:54:53 PM
Anyone who's on the Team Coco FB group has prob seen this already, but for those who haven't....

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.tmz.com/media/2010/03/0313_leno_facebook.jpg)

Wang theater
Heheheh....
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on March 13, 2010, 02:57:15 PM
My favorite thing about that place is the radio ads telling you that you can call from your mobile device using #wang.

Heh... pound wang...
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Hebs on March 13, 2010, 04:43:06 PM
If you type in "SEARCH FOR ARTIST" and enter "CONAN" for some reason, Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle is listed.






but he's not doing a show any time soon....


Yay! Going to see him in Boston! (at the God-awful Wang theater... and sit like near the freakin' MOON)

You're mooning the wang? What?

I saw the Nutcracker at the Wang!

(not a joke)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: TeamRAD on March 13, 2010, 06:07:05 PM

*picks up phone and calls Leon Phelps*

Me: Hi, Ladies Man...I'm having trouble being confident with women, because I think I might be a little.. physically.. you know, inadequate.
Leon: Inadequate, yeah.. Now, what is that?
Me: Inferior, you know...I'm concerned about the size of my wang.

/ladiesman



Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 13, 2010, 07:51:56 PM
Yeah, I just saw that photo on the Huffington Post.

Genius.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 13, 2010, 08:00:01 PM
I wonder if he'd be allowed to produce a DVD of his stage show. I don't see why not, that's not the same thing as appearing on television.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: gbeenie on March 13, 2010, 08:09:54 PM
Enoch, Alabama? The hell? Oh, it's a casino. Still. Enoch, Alabama?

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/__n1_3RcC-yw/Retp1YQa29I/AAAAAAAAAH0/QHklhvSbKZk/s320/enik11.jpg)

Do not trifle with me, Rick Mars...


...oh, sorry. I thought you said Enik, Alabama.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: gbeenie on March 13, 2010, 08:14:41 PM
If I were Conan, I would only refer to it as The Historic Wang...  Theatre.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FordPrefect on March 15, 2010, 02:00:27 AM
Conan Wouldn't Be So Funny for Off-Net Sitcoms
News Corp.'s decision involves much more than just its Fox network
By Paige Albiniak -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/8/2010 12:56:05 PM


It will be no laughing matter for syndicators, including News Corp.-owned Twentieth Television, if Fox decided to target Conan O'Brien for its late-night lineup.

Whether that will happen is still being decided. The last public word on the subject came from News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch himself, who told reporters during a February conference call that his top executives were "giving it a lot of thought and a lot of examination." Since then, News Corp. has been silent on the issue, but the debate continues internally as to whether it makes economic sense for the company as a whole, including its network, stations and studio.

Much has been made about the fact that Fox-owned stations and affiliates would have to clear an hour in late night to accommodate a new talk franchise featuring O'Brien. Stations airing off-net sitcoms in late night typically keep 10 to 11 minutes of inventory per hour. Should the hour revert to the network, stations will lose about half that inventory, according to several syndication executives, representing tens of millions of dollars. So, a deal for O'Brien would have significant complexities as station business models continue to evolve.

But it's not just the stations that would suffer. Syndicators, including Twentieth, have a lot to lose should Fox decide to go with Conan. Twentieth alone has several off-net sitcoms that would be affected: It just renewed Family Guy for a second cycle; it's launching How I Met Your Mother this fall and American Dad in fall 2011; it targeted the off-FX It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia for late fringe; and Twentieth has this year's comedy hit, Modern Family, coming down the pike.

Most important, off-net sitcoms airing in late fringe would be pushed back an hour to midnight or later, reducing the size of available audiences to watch advertisements. "That would be a killer to sitcoms, particularly animated ones," says one syndication source.

Animated sitcoms such as Family Guy, American Dad and Debmar-Mercury's South Park tend to be edgier than typical sitcoms and thus are standard late-fringe players. Pushing them back an hour would certainly affect their profitability.

Top multi-camera sitcoms with broad-based humor, such as Warner Bros.' Two and a Half Men and Big Bang Theory, that are scheduled to enter the market in the next month or two are less likely to be affected, according to sources. Those high-rated shows are aimed at access time slots, where audiences are much bigger.

While many syndicators pointed at NBC Universal's 30 Rock as the most likely victim of a Conan pickup, that show has contractually guaranteed time slots in access and late fringe in all of its markets. If that were not the case, 30 Rock would be vulnerable because it's sold on an all-barter basis, meaning its revenue is completely dependent on advertising sales. Shows that are sold for cash license fees as well as barter advertising time have more of a buffer should they be moved to less lucrative time slots.

Having to move shows with guaranteed time slots presents another problem for Fox-moving those shows would open up the stations to lawsuits. To avoid that, Fox would have to air Conan in different time slots across the country, depending on each station's existing deals until those deals expired. Just the notion of pushing shows back an hour has agents and producers' representatives on edge, and they already have let Fox know that it could face lawsuits should their clients take a revenue hit, say syndication sources.

Down the road, the hour of syndication lost by adding Conan would reduce the late-fringe inventory in any given market by 12%-15%, according to one syndication executive. "That could mean a bit of downward pricing in the marketplace," the executive says.

Moreover, if the Fox stations and affiliates are effectively taken out of the late-fringe sitcom business, Tribune gains a great deal of negotiating power. Tribune's stations would be the only major late-fringe sitcom buyer in top markets. That would depress the broadcast syndication market for off-net sitcoms while sending more shows over to cable, which has more money than TV stations to spend on off-net properties.

Tribune would also be the only outlet airing late-fringe sitcoms in some markets while Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel divide the late-night talk audience amongst themselves. It's a scenario Tribune would love to see come to fruition.

"It's a near-term versus long-term strategy," says Bill Carroll, VP of programming for Katz Media Group. "In the short term, even under the best of circumstances, Fox will take a hit if it picks up Conan, but the question is how much. In the long term, Fox would be building a potential franchise in a time period that it could program forever. That's why the other networks are in that game." 

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/449797-Conan_Wouldn_t_Be_So_Funny_for_Off_Net_Sitcoms.php
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 15, 2010, 03:19:22 AM
They should put him on FX, I guess and syndicate him to stations that can take him.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 04:19:38 AM
So, theoretically, Seinfeld reruns could still be more profitable for the local affiliates than a proven talk show. Interesting.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 07:39:15 AM
So, theoretically, Seinfeld reruns could still be more profitable for the local affiliates than a proven talk show. Interesting.

But not that surprising, given that the production costs for Seinfeld are now zero.

But the affiliates don't have to foot that bill, the production company does. And how much can a talk show cost, relatively speaking? Wasn't that one of the deciding factors in NBC giving Leno a show at 10?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 08:13:06 AM
It just seems to me that they'd recoup their money selling ads during the much-hyped return of Conan. Or do that many people really watch syndicated sitcom reruns? (Based on the cheapo ads I've seen at that time, I'd guess not.) I guess that's what the affiliates have to figure out.

Oh wait, TV isn't a democracy. Rupert Murdoch will do whatever the hell he wants.  :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 15, 2010, 09:46:28 AM
I just don't see him getting a new show any time soon.  Conan isn't the kind of person to take over anyone else's show.  So that rules out ABC and CBS, and I don't see Fox trying to get in on an already over crowded market.  I think the only chance would be for Leno to fail miserably, and for NBC to go crawling back to Conan.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 15, 2010, 11:42:24 AM
It's what I have been saying from the start.  Hollywood views Connan as wash up and he is not going to get another shot in that town.  If he wants work he is going to have to leave the country.  To many powerful people in Hollywood hate him or are friends with people who hate him.  He is not a big enough insider to survive what NBC did to him.  I would say he should go to Europe and see if anyone there will give him work because hell will freeze over before he gets anything in this country.  Leno and Opra hate him so no one is going to cross those two and give him work.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FordPrefect on March 15, 2010, 11:45:06 AM
They should put him on FX, I guess and syndicate him to stations that can take him.

You aren't the first person to bring up that possibility. Putting him on FX would actually solve a few problems. Fox could still win out by having him join their corporate team while not ticking off local affiliates. Plus, Conan could have a lot more freedom to do what he wanted to do on late night cable without having to worry about all the Broadcast Standards and Practices involved in being on a broadcast network. If they granted Fox affiliates the opportunity to show episodes without forcing the issue, then Conan fans could create a campaign to convince their local affiliates it's a good idea to air the show. Even if the campaigns aren't successful in their region, fans can still watch it on cable.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 11:45:06 AM
It's what I have been saying from the start.  Hollywood views Connan as wash up and he is not going to get another shot in that town.  If he wants work he is going to have to leave the country.  To many powerful people in Hollywood hate him or are friends with people who hate him.  He is not a big enough insider to survive what NBC did to him.  I would say he should go to Europe and see if anyone there will give him work because hell will freeze over before he gets anything in this country.  Leno and Opra hate him so no one is going to cross those two and give him work.

Where on Earth are getting this from?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 11:48:24 AM
Conad and the Civilian Ground Observer Corps
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 15, 2010, 11:50:21 AM
Leno and Opra are friends with everyone in Hollywood so from the start I knew there was no way he would last on the Tonight show and there was no way those two would let him work again.  In Hollywood you can survive one of those two against you but if both of them come out to destroy you are never working again.  Hollywood has always been an insiders only club,that is just the way it works if you don't know the right people you are not going to make it.  That is what is behind this whole thing Connan didn't suck up to the right people and Hollywood will never forgive him for taking the Tonight show from Leno.  Leno is the closest thing Hollywood has to god.  Everyone worships him.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 11:51:13 AM
What demented alternate universe are you broadcasting from, Doc?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FordPrefect on March 15, 2010, 11:51:58 AM
It's what I have been saying from the start.  Hollywood views Connan as wash up and he is not going to get another shot in that town.  If he wants work he is going to have to leave the country.  To many powerful people in Hollywood hate him or are friends with people who hate him.  He is not a big enough insider to survive what NBC did to him.  I would say he should go to Europe and see if anyone there will give him work because hell will freeze over before he gets anything in this country.  Leno and Opra hate him so no one is going to cross those two and give him work.

Where on Earth are getting this from?

Pessimism mostly. I'm not the most optimistic guy in the world, but I'm pretty sure Conan has enough supporters that he will be able to find a new home away from the Oprahs and Lenos of the world. Besides, Leno's "official" stance is that he has nothing against Conan. Most people in the industry think that NBC royally screwed the pooch here. Just one of the many reasons they've had so much trouble lately.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 15, 2010, 11:54:42 AM
He's talking about Connan.  Not Conan. Different guy.

Connan would be huge in Europe. Maybe even huger in Japan!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 15, 2010, 11:54:55 AM
Of course he doesn't come out and say it but Leno is a master at stabbing people in the back pulling strings from behind the scenes.  I am sure this whole thing had nothing to with ratings and everything to do with Leno not wanting to leave the tonight show and working behind the scenes to make that happen.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 11:55:59 AM
How do you spell that sound you make when you rapidly run your index finger up and down over your lips?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 15, 2010, 12:03:41 PM
I was thinking more abibbidybibbidybibbidy. We need an emoticon for that.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: gbeenie on March 15, 2010, 12:07:58 PM
I was thinking more abibbidybibbidybibbidy. We need an emoticon for that.

(http://www.stomptokyo.com/otf/RobotJox/twiki3.jpg)

Doctor Theopolis is not amused.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 15, 2010, 12:21:02 PM
How do you spell that sound you make when you rapidly run your index finger up and down over your lips?

badee badee badee?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 15, 2010, 12:26:40 PM
I was thinking more abibbidybibbidybibbidy. We need an emoticon for that.
I know I've been doing a buncha Simpsons pics lately, but.........

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Picture5.png)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: FordPrefect on March 15, 2010, 12:47:50 PM
Of course he doesn't come out and say it but Leno is a master at stabbing people in the back pulling strings from behind the scenes.  I am sure this whole thing had nothing to with ratings and everything to do with Leno not wanting to leave the tonight show and working behind the scenes to make that happen.

Yes, it was all part of Leno's master plan. He had the local affiliates force the network to cancel his miserably failed attempt to be a success outside of his 11:35 bubble. That way he could get lots of jokes at his expense about the whole thing and get a lot of possible viewers to view him in a negative light. It was a brilliant scheme worthy of....wait a minute.  :P

I wouldn't be totally surprised if Leno's little stint on the Oprah show was all an act, but I think if he really had as much control at NBC as some people think he does, he wouldn't have been "retired" back in 2004 in the first place.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 15, 2010, 01:44:15 PM
Of course he doesn't come out and say it but Leno is a master at stabbing people in the back pulling strings from behind the scenes.  I am sure this whole thing had nothing to with ratings and everything to do with Leno not wanting to leave the tonight show and working behind the scenes to make that happen.

I have a hard time thinking that Leno is an evil genius.  He obviously doesn't go out of his way to make his show funny, and I don't think he'd go out of his way to lay a Machiavellian scheme to keep it.  I think he's a combination of lazy and lucky.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Courtney on March 15, 2010, 02:04:31 PM
Of course he doesn't come out and say it but Leno is a master at stabbing people in the back pulling strings from behind the scenes.  I am sure this whole thing had nothing to with ratings and everything to do with Leno not wanting to leave the tonight show and working behind the scenes to make that happen.

I have a hard time thinking that Leno is an evil genius.  He obviously doesn't go out of his way to make his show funny, and I don't think he'd go out of his way to lay a Machiavellian scheme to keep it.  I think he's a combination of lazy and lucky.

From what I've read, he's just kind of amiable and willing to do what people say, too.  I think that goes a long way. That and having no integrity.

I think the honest truth is that he's a decent guy who wanted his show back. What was he gonna say? No? Leno's not the bad guy. He's just kind of a mook. NBC is the villain here.

Leno and Opra are friends with everyone in Hollywood so from the start I knew there was no way he would last on the Tonight show and there was no way those two would let him work again.  In Hollywood you can survive one of those two against you but if both of them come out to destroy you are never working again.  Hollywood has always been an insiders only club,that is just the way it works if you don't know the right people you are not going to make it.  That is what is behind this whole thing Connan didn't suck up to the right people and Hollywood will never forgive him for taking the Tonight show from Leno.  Leno is the closest thing Hollywood has to god.  Everyone worships him.

You say things.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Tyrant on March 15, 2010, 03:52:38 PM

I think the honest truth is that he's a decent guy who wanted his show back. What was he gonna say? No? Leno's not the bad guy. He's just kind of a mook. NBC is the villain here.


This. Which is why I refuse to hate the man (but still won't watch his show). If Jay could be accused of anything, it's not having a spine. And in the world of show business, Jay is hardly alone in that.


Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 15, 2010, 04:13:25 PM
BTW, the cost to the individual stations wouldn't be so much the basic cost of the shows - because if Fox wanted to they could sell Conan at the same price the first year as a "loss leader" just to get him on stations.

The thing is how many of the commercial breaks belong to the network and how many belong to the stations.

That was how the first-run syndication of the 1980's and 90's was built....   "Buy our show - we pre-sold 5 of the 8 commercial spots and will keep that money and you sell the other three.  But if you take this show and all our others, we'll not only give you some of them for free, the other shows we pre-sold 3 spots and you get to sell the other 5 spots."  That's how ST:TNG got "Monsters", "Tales From The Crypt" and later "Star Trek:DS9" on the air (you bought DS9 or your cost for TNG doubled or more) - and "Hercules" pushed "Xena" until it took off.

To make it really worth the stations' while to take Conan over syndication, Fox would have to give them the same deal on commercials and Fox probably can't afford to do that.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on March 15, 2010, 10:19:16 PM
I was thinking more abibbidybibbidybibbidy. We need an emoticon for that.
I know I've been doing a buncha Simpsons pics lately, but.........

(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u160/stansimpson/Picture5.png)

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Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: TeamRAD on March 15, 2010, 11:08:39 PM
What demented alternate universe are you broadcasting from, Doc?

I would love to know! I'd tune in every night!!

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 15, 2010, 11:21:12 PM
What demented alternate universe are you broadcasting from, Doc?
I would love to know! I'd tune in every night!!

Just listen to old tapes of Art Bell backwards.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 16, 2010, 03:31:32 AM
What demented alternate universe are you broadcasting from, Doc?
I would love to know! I'd tune in every night!!

Just listen to old tapes of Art Bell backwards.

They aren't strange enough front ways?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 17, 2010, 02:29:07 AM
Conan O’Brien Comedy Tour May Spawn Documentary
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When Conan O’Brien parted ways with NBC not long ago, he became bound by a clause that says he can’t host a new television show until September. There’s nothing in his exit contract about a comedy tour, however, so last week Coco announced a string of dates for live shows across the country.

Fortunately for him, the clause also doesn’t prohibit appearing in a film, and ‘The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour,’ as his outing is being called, may now be documented as the basis for a feature film.

Deadline talks about the early talks that would turn Coco’s 30-city tour into a documentary feature, which currently has TV director Rodman Flender in talks to direct. We don’t know much more, because we don’t know what O’Brien has planned for the tour. We’re not likely to know much more for a while, unless Coco spills a detail or two via his Twitter account. In the meantime you can get more info from TeamCoco.com.

The site explains that part of O’Brien’s reason for mounting the comedy tour was to keep his staff working until he can create a new show. That’s a noble cause; hopefully that aspect of the report is accurate and the tour will suffice.

I also wonder if this feature plan might not be a method of keeping O’Brien in business past September. Will he really have a new show mounted by then? We don’t know, but there hasn’t yet been any public word of a deal with a new network. But he could have the documentary together by the fall, and get that out to keep his public presence going. It would also be a good way to bring the tour to audiences that couldn’t get tickets in time or those that were put off by the relatively high ticket price of the show.
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/16/conan-obrien-comedy-tour-may-spawn-documentary/#ixzz0iQNjpEHx (http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/16/conan-obrien-comedy-tour-may-spawn-documentary/#ixzz0iQNjpEHx)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: iv3rdawG on March 17, 2010, 03:55:45 PM
Fox discusses deal with Conan O'Brien
The network may have a viable plan to bring the comedian back to late night, sources say.


Quote from: LA Times
By Meg James
March 17, 2010
 
Fox Broadcasting is inching closer to bringing Conan O'Brien back to late night.

Key Fox executives, including Rupert Murdoch, are on board with the plan and would like to finalize a deal in coming weeks so they can make a splash on May 17 when the network unveils its fall lineup. Several significant issues remain and the Fox talks could fall apart, according to people close to the negotiations who asked anonymity because the discussions were meant to be private.

But people close to O'Brien are cautiously optimistic.

"We'll get there," one of them said Tuesday.

Cont...

Didn't want to quote the entire article since it's a little long. Here's the rest - http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-conan17-2010mar17,0,540516.story
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2010, 05:56:28 PM
I really hope he's smart enough to stay far, far away from Fox.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 17, 2010, 06:05:13 PM
I really hope he's smart enough to stay far, far away from Fox.

Is anyone else going to give him a show?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2010, 06:10:18 PM
I really hope he's smart enough to stay far, far away from Fox.

Is anyone else going to give him a show?
You'd think he'd be popular enough to be able to pitch shows to other networks. Or just go in to making movies or something. You just know if he gets on Fox they can't help but mess with his content. He HAS to know that.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 17, 2010, 06:13:46 PM
I really hope he's smart enough to stay far, far away from Fox.

Is anyone else going to give him a show?
You'd think he'd be popular enough to be able to pitch shows to other networks. Or just go in to making movies or something. You just know if he gets on Fox they can't help but mess with his content. He HAS to know that.

They don't mess with Seth MacFarlane's content....even when they should.  And I haven't heard anyone saying they've watered down Wanda Sykes (or am I just out of the loop on that one?)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2010, 06:22:32 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?

The only thing I'd worry about with Fox is that they'll just pull the plug on him like they did with any number of good shows (Futurama, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Greg the Bunny, and Arrested Development spring immediately to mind).
Good point. Although Greg the Bunny they were guilty of messing with the tone a LOT before they canceled it.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 17, 2010, 07:28:09 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?



Who on earth is she any way.  They keep saying her name and talking about her in the adds like she is a big deal but i have never heard of her before.  Really I have no idea who she is or why she is on TV.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on March 17, 2010, 07:43:06 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?



Who on earth is she any way.  They keep saying her name and talking about her in the adds like she is a big deal but i have never heard of her before.  Really I have no idea who she is or why she is on TV.
She was the skunk in Over the Hedge. Good casting.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 17, 2010, 08:01:52 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?



Who on earth is she any way.  They keep saying her name and talking about her in the adds like she is a big deal but i have never heard of her before.  Really I have no idea who she is or why she is on TV.
I envy your lack of knowledge.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 17, 2010, 08:12:10 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?



Who on earth is she any way.  They keep saying her name and talking about her in the adds like she is a big deal but i have never heard of her before.  Really I have no idea who she is or why she is on TV.
She was the skunk in Over the Hedge. Good casting.

They give you a talk show for that?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 17, 2010, 08:27:42 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?



Who on earth is she any way.  They keep saying her name and talking about her in the adds like she is a big deal but i have never heard of her before.  Really I have no idea who she is or why she is on TV.
She was the skunk in Over the Hedge. Good casting.

They give you a talk show for that?
No, they give you a talk show for being the most disgustingly stereotypical black woman...... "with attitude".   ::)

She did a stint on an awards show and started talking to Bill Cosby.  Cosby responded:  "Speak English, my dear."  One of the best ass-handings I've seen.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 17, 2010, 08:37:37 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?



Who on earth is she any way.  They keep saying her name and talking about her in the adds like she is a big deal but i have never heard of her before.  Really I have no idea who she is or why she is on TV.
She was the skunk in Over the Hedge. Good casting.

They give you a talk show for that?
No, they give you a talk show for being the most disgustingly stereotypical black woman...... "with attitude".   ::)

She did a stint on an awards show and started talking to Bill Cosby.  Cosby responded:  "Speak English, my dear."  One of the best ass-handings I've seen.

She's been a stand up for a very long time, I've known who she was for ten years. She used to host one of those stand-up showcase shows, she was on the Chris Rock Show she is a recurring character (as herself) in Curb Your Enthusiasm (from season one, I think).

But most importantly, she's not funny.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Doctor Who? on March 17, 2010, 09:07:09 PM
Who the fuck cares about Wanda Sykes?



Who on earth is she any way.  They keep saying her name and talking about her in the adds like she is a big deal but i have never heard of her before.  Really I have no idea who she is or why she is on TV.
She was the skunk in Over the Hedge. Good casting.

They give you a talk show for that?
No, they give you a talk show for being the most disgustingly stereotypical black woman...... "with attitude".   ::)

She did a stint on an awards show and started talking to Bill Cosby.  Cosby responded:  "Speak English, my dear."  One of the best ass-handings I've seen.

 :clap: :D

I knew I was a Cosby fan for a reason.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on March 17, 2010, 09:11:51 PM
Jesus, you people.  ADD much?

Wanda Sykes isn't the issue. She was only mentioned because she's the only person with a talk show on the Fox Network.  They could have given that show to Mike Nelson and the question would be the same....

Are they fucking with it or not?  If they're not when the host is a B-list comic...why would they then screw with Conan?

And when you figure the bad publicity NBC got for 1) pulling Conan's show early and 2) screwing with him....do you really think Fox would make the same mistake right after?  Even if that's their first instinct?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: doggans on March 18, 2010, 05:11:44 AM
On the one hand, you'd think they would know that after all the backlash against NBC, messing too much with Conan's format would be a really stupid decision.

On the other hand, it's FOX.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 18, 2010, 03:50:02 PM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/conan-obrien-coming-soon-to-daytime-tv,39324/

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Conan in pre-primetime? It could happen. According to Reuters, O'Brien has been offered an afternoon show by syndicator Debmar-Mercury, one that would potentially run somewhere between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The company says the earlier time slot would give O'Brien greater leeway with edgier material (Dunbar-Mercury also syndicates mostly unedited episodes of South Park in that slot). O'Brien is reported to be "intrigued" by the idea. While he mulls that over, he's still in talks with Fox about a late-night program, not to mention gearing up for his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On TV tour—which might be turned into a feature-length documentary, assuming talks with filmmaker Rodman Flender pan out.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: k1 on March 18, 2010, 06:31:51 PM
The downside of the earlier show would mean missing out on viewers who are still at work or mid-commute.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on March 18, 2010, 06:33:21 PM
The downside of the earlier show would mean missing out on viewers who are still at work or mid-commute.

True, but they could rerun it in the latenight slot too...
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Scribblesense on March 18, 2010, 06:35:36 PM
I'm kinda hoping Conan tries something other than a talk show or sketch comedy in general.

He's great when he's spontaneous (one of the best) but I think I'd like to see him do some more elaborate scripted stuff, writing and/or acting. A TV show of some sort.

Or (as long as I'm dreaming) Conan could eventually take Letterman's place and then the dream team of Conan O'Brien and Craig Ferguson could dominate the late night world! And also, I get a unicorn.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on March 18, 2010, 09:46:21 PM
I'm kinda hoping Conan tries something other than a talk show or sketch comedy in general.

He's great when he's spontaneous (one of the best) but I think I'd like to see him do some more elaborate scripted stuff, writing and/or acting. A TV show of some sort.

Or (as long as I'm dreaming) Conan could eventually take Letterman's place and then the dream team of Conan O'Brien and Craig Ferguson could dominate the late night world! And also, I get a unicorn.

"And that's all for our Nightly News. Stayed for Conan, and then Scottish Conan. Goodnight."
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 18, 2010, 09:47:19 PM
I just read this in the comments over at Huffington Post:

Conan averaged 2 to 2.2 million at 12:35. His average at 11:35 was 2 to 2.2 million. He kept his fans, but failed to bring in any of Leno's fans.

Fuck!

Why didn't I think of that? Especially two months ago when it would've really had some oomph!

It's true, too, that's about what he had at 12:30, I just looked it up.

So, there, next time someone smugly asks "If 'Team Coco' loved him so much, why didn't they watch his show?", you can supply an answer: they DID, but an audience that was quite sizable for 12:30 wasn't so great for his earlier time slot.

I think another NBC personality experienced a similar effect recently. I can't recall who it was.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: stansimpson on March 18, 2010, 10:02:46 PM
I just read this in the comments over at Huffington Post:

Conan averaged 2 to 2.2 million at 12:35. His average at 11:35 was 2 to 2.2 million. He kept his fans, but failed to bring in any of Leno's fans.

Fuck!

Why didn't I think of that? Especially two months ago when it would've really had some oomph!

It's true, too, that's about what he had at 12:30, I just looked it up.

So, there, next time someone smugly asks "If 'Team Coco' loved him so much, why didn't they watch his show?", you can supply an answer: they DID, but an audience that was quite sizable for 12:30 wasn't so great for his earlier time slot.

I think another NBC personality experienced a similar effect recently. I can't recall who it was.
The argument is moot when you think how he didn't even have a full year (barely half that!) to prove himself.  Leno was given that opportunity.  And that's why the NBC execs (or "Leno*" for short) suck.


*Not to be confused with the real-life Jay Leno who is merely a pawn in the grand scheme of things.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 18, 2010, 10:08:28 PM
I agree.

I just think that point finally can kill the implication that Conan's fans are fickle whiners.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 18, 2010, 10:18:42 PM
There was another problem, too.

Knowing that he'd be back in just a couple months, there wasn't too much incentive for Leno's fans to give "the new guy" a chance.

When Carson retired, his fans really had no choice. Not only was Carson not there anymore, but the Tonight Show was pretty much the only game in town. They could watch Leno or nothing, and given how the show's ratings dropped, a lot of them chose the "nothing" option and opted to... I dunno, get a better night's sleep.

Not only that, but they knew Leno, he'd been guest-hosting Carson's show for quite some time. NBC made him Carson's permanent guest-host in the late 80s, which meant he was hosting the show one night a week for several years, because if I remember right (from reading about it because I'm too young to ACTUALLY remember it in such detail), Carson had a guest host do the Monday show.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 22, 2010, 10:38:21 AM
I'm kinda hoping Conan tries something other than a talk show or sketch comedy in general.

I agree.  I love Conan, but I have to admit, recently, I didn't watch the show very much.  I would love to see him creating a sitcom with Andy in the starring role.  Maybe a 70's style cop show.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 22, 2010, 10:51:49 AM
I would love to see him creating a sitcom with Andy in the starring role. 

So would I.  Unfortunately, that's failed at least twice, hasn't it?

I wouldn't say failed....perhaps, screwed at least twice.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on March 22, 2010, 11:56:06 AM
I do think that such an attempt would be viewed very differently now.  If Conan didn't have the distraction of another show, I think it would be very well received.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Courtney on March 22, 2010, 11:58:11 AM
Well I already had to sell my Joel McHale tickets, now I had to sell my Coco tix. :( New job - can't exactly take a day off a month in, and apparently my boyfriend and father will band together and slash my tires if I attempted to drive back from Chicago in the middle of the night. Everyone who's going let me know how it is.

Bright side: $150 profit.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 22, 2010, 12:48:25 PM
I do think that such an attempt would be viewed very differently now.  If Conan didn't have the distraction of another show, I think it would be very well received.

Maybe, but it's not like Andy Barker is that old.
Well I already had to sell my Joel McHale tickets, now I had to sell my Coco tix. :( New job - can't exactly take a day off a month in, and apparently my boyfriend and father will band together and slash my tires if I attempted to drive back from Chicago in the middle of the night. Everyone who's going let me know how it is.

Bright side: $150 profit.

SCALPER!!!!

Throw in an uncomfortable Pagliacci ticket and an autographed copy of...

(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f135/wysiwyg0/george_costanza.jpg)

...and I'll pay double!!!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on March 31, 2010, 03:34:13 PM
Now that the dust has settled, I'm willing to lay off you a bit. But Jay: shut up.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/31/jay-leno-conan-and-i-both_n_520608.html
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Johnny Unusual on April 07, 2010, 07:27:00 PM
  Maybe a 70's style cop show.

Like Lookwell, the pilot he and Robert Smigel did together starring Adam West.  Seriously, if you haven't seen it... DO!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 08, 2010, 06:28:31 AM
http://tv.gawker.com/5511584/nbc-attempts-to-edit-around-slashs-team-coco-pin
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: ScottotD on April 08, 2010, 06:36:12 AM
I'm waiting for a guest to come on wearing a Coco shirt.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 08, 2010, 03:46:27 PM
Unless they conceal it below a jacket which they remove on set, I don't think that's gonna happen - and if they did, I think they wouldn't air the episode.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on April 08, 2010, 03:59:46 PM
What if the guest had plastic surgery to make themselves look like Conan?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on April 11, 2010, 05:02:24 AM
Unless they conceal it below a jacket which they remove on set, I don't think that's gonna happen - and if they did, I think they wouldn't air the episode.

I dunno, if you were NBC, would you really want THIS headline to get out?

"NBC Pulls 'Tonight' Episode Over Team Coco Shirt"
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Sharktopus on April 11, 2010, 12:22:42 PM
Unless they conceal it below a jacket which they remove on set, I don't think that's gonna happen - and if they did, I think they wouldn't air the episode.

I dunno, if you were NBC, would you really want THIS headline to get out?

"NBC Pulls 'Tonight' Episode Over Team Coco Shirt"

Like they have any interest in saving face these days.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 11, 2010, 11:24:51 PM
An excellent and frank interview with Andy:

http://www.maximumfun.org/sound-young-america/andy-richter-interview-sound-young-america
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Kete on April 12, 2010, 09:50:56 AM
Is this true?:

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/12/conan-obrien-coming-to-tbs/
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on April 12, 2010, 09:57:54 AM
TBS?

This is a fucking joke, right?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Darth Geek on April 12, 2010, 09:59:06 AM
TBS?

This is a fucking joke, right?
Hey, it's better tha FOX.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on April 12, 2010, 10:01:29 AM
TBS?

This is a fucking joke, right?
Hey, it's better tha FOX.

We'll see. This may be a real test of how much the line between cable and network has really blurred. So many say it's almost non-existent these days.

It sure as hell came as a surprise, though.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: MontyServo on April 12, 2010, 10:29:21 AM
This is fantastic news!

I was so hoping that Conan would end up on cable over network TV.

Much looser restrictions being on cable, plus I'm sure the show will be given as many years as needed to find and grow it's audience.

Can't wait to see what happens come November!

And I'm sure George Lopez won't be complaining too much about being bumped to midnight, he now has an awesome lead-in.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: NRRork on April 12, 2010, 10:37:15 AM
This is fantastic news!

I was so hoping that Conan would end up on cable over network TV.

Much looser restrictions being on cable, plus I'm sure the show will be given as many years as needed to find and grow it's audience.

Can't wait to see what happens come November!

And I'm sure George Lopez won't be complaining too much about being bumped to midnight, he now has an awesome lead-in.

I suspect that's what made him choose cable, especially the second bit about having time to grow his audience. And quite understandable after what happened to him.

Conan will be entertaining to watch anywhere, but I was NOT expecting this.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: RVR II on April 12, 2010, 10:45:18 AM
Yeah, now he'll just get pre-empted by Braves doubleheaders. :)
NOTHING CAN STOP CONANDO!! :o
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: Scribblesense on April 12, 2010, 11:29:17 AM
Putting him up against the Daily Show and Colbert Report is a ballsy move. Forcing the audience (because I'm sure fandom overlaps) to choose is almost dastardly; but then again, they can just catch it all online the next day. I'm surprised Conan didn't just sign with Comedy Central (I'd be even more surprised if they weren't interested).

But this is a great opportunity to grow Lopez's audience. Though, with him being pushed back to midnight, he's going to be stealing viewership from those 8-hour Nick at Nite George Lopez Show marathons! *gasp*

And basic cable is a perfect fit for Conan. He can be the edgy, wacky, jolly Irish giant we all love him for and not have to restrain himself so much.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Sharktopus on April 12, 2010, 11:53:01 AM
Blech
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: iv3rdawG on April 12, 2010, 12:16:39 PM
Quote
Conan Treats Lopez with Royal Respect
Originally posted Apr 12th 2010 10:25 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

TMZ has learned how the deal went down with Conan O'Brien, George Lopez and TBS, and Conan made it clear -- he didn't want anyone to endure the same shabby treatment he got at NBC.

Sources tell TMZ the idea of bringing Conan to TBS was hatched by Turner's entertainment chief Steve Koonin.  We're told Koonin went to George Lopez and said he would only approach Conan if George gave his blessing.  We're told George immediately figured out that having Conan as an 11:00 PM lead-in would be nothing short of amazing for a midnight show.

With Lopez on board, we're told Koonin then approached Conan with the idea.  Conan's first reaction -- he didn't want to do to someone else what was done to him,  referring to NBC's decision to blindside Conan. Koonin told Conan that George had signed off, but Conan wanted to make sure.  George then called Conan to reassure him he was on board and thought they would be great partners.

We're told Koonin then began negotiations last week and the deal was done in days, even though the Fox deal was still alive.

As for why Conan chose TBS .... the average age of a "Lopez Tonight" viewer is 33, decades younger than the other late-night shows.  TBS is the future ... so thought Conan.

And there's this ... George Lopez is saying, "I totally support Conan's decision ... We'll have the best hair in late night."

http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/12/conan-obrien-george-lopez-tbs-steve-koonin-fox-late-night/
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Sharktopus on April 12, 2010, 12:19:22 PM
Quote
George Lopez is saying, "I totally support Conan's decision ... We'll have the best hair in late night."

 :D

I'm glad Conan's getting a new show, but I'd rather watch Comedy Central at that time.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Kete on April 12, 2010, 12:30:26 PM
The timing is all irrelevant for me because I just Tivo it anyway.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien: To Be Continued
Post by: TTYT on April 12, 2010, 02:05:22 PM
Putting him up against the Daily Show and Colbert Report is a ballsy move. Forcing the audience (because I'm sure fandom overlaps) to choose is almost dastardly; but then again, they can just catch it all online the next day.

Or they could just DVR one show while watching the other, if they have a DVR. But I'll be getting it at 8pm here, so that don't matter much to me (thank you living on the west coast but getting the east coast feed!)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 12, 2010, 03:18:07 PM
I download them since they don't screen them here, so as long as he's on TV, I'm happy!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Scribblesense on April 12, 2010, 03:25:45 PM
As for why Conan chose TBS .... the average age of a "Lopez Tonight" viewer is 33, decades younger than the other late-night shows.  TBS is the future ... so thought Conan.

And there's this ... George Lopez is saying, "I totally support Conan's decision ... We'll have the best hair in late night."

Hmm, I was wondering about Lopez's audience and I didn't know what to expect there.

Hopefully the Coco fans and the GLO fans play nice together.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 12, 2010, 03:30:37 PM
As for why Conan chose TBS .... the average age of a "Lopez Tonight" viewer is 33, decades younger than the other late-night shows.  TBS is the future ... so thought Conan.

And there's this ... George Lopez is saying, "I totally support Conan's decision ... We'll have the best hair in late night."

Hmm, I was wondering about Lopez's audience and I didn't know what to expect there.

Hopefully the Coco fans and the GLO fans play nice together.

Lopez might be in trouble if his audience find out what jokes are...
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Scribblesense on April 12, 2010, 03:34:02 PM
As for why Conan chose TBS .... the average age of a "Lopez Tonight" viewer is 33, decades younger than the other late-night shows.  TBS is the future ... so thought Conan.

And there's this ... George Lopez is saying, "I totally support Conan's decision ... We'll have the best hair in late night."

Hmm, I was wondering about Lopez's audience and I didn't know what to expect there.

Hopefully the Coco fans and the GLO fans play nice together.

Lopez might be in trouble if his audience find out what jokes are...

I enjoyed his TV show and some of his stand-up but I have to admit, he doesn't really fit the "Late Night" niche.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on April 12, 2010, 03:38:54 PM
Why why why go against Stewart/Colbert?  It was simple.  I'd watch Stewart, then a little Colbert and then Conan.  Someone's getting pre-empted in my viewing habits.  I suppose I'll watch Conan at first and play catch-up with Comedy Central until I can make a firm decision to decide who takes priority.

And Lopez is a shocking choice.  Tho far superior than Wanda Sykes (who is on Fox, isn't she?).  You know who I would love to follow Conan?  Chelsea Handler.  That's my choice anyway.  Maybe start off with The Soup, lead into Conan, followed by Chelsea Handler?  Only thing better than that would be Conan going to Comedy Central.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 12, 2010, 03:42:22 PM
Bring back Kilborn!!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: iv3rdawG on April 12, 2010, 03:59:21 PM
Quote
TBS honcho on snagging Conan O'Brien: 'He can do whatever he wants to do here'
by Lynette Rice

In one of the best-kept secrets of the TV season, TBS managed to close a late-night deal with Conan O’Brien without anyone catching wind of it. EW talked to Turner Entertainment Networks President Steve Koonin about giving O’Brien the opportunity to own his own talk show on the cabler, which skews young and reaches more than 100 million homes.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Conan O’Brien was out of job back in January. The network release said you only reached out to him a week ago. Why did it take so long?

STEVE KOONIN: I don’t want to sound too goofy and cosmic, but we just got inspired by the idea when we did our planning. We had read it was Fox Fox Fox all along, and then we saw there might be a crack. So we said, “Let’s take a look at this.” We took a very objective look. We saw how both the talent and the audience for broadcast network has gotten a lot older. The talent is in their 60s, and the audience is almost the same. The shining characteristic of George Lopez’s show is that the average age is 33. How cool would it be to have two guys in their 40s talk to viewers in their 20s and 30s on our network for the next decade? That literally was the inspiration two weeks ago.

So how did it happen?

We put it in a call to Conan’s people and said, “Hey, we’d love to have a conversation. Is that possible?” They said sure. Then I flew out and saw George and laid out the vision. George got very excited and said he was going to call Conan and tell him we’re pretty good dudes to work with. That was his exact quote. Once he made that call, it was like somebody shot off a starter’s pistol, the race began and we crossed the finish line.

When you placed that first call, were you still doubtful about your chances?

All we heard was, “We’d be happy to meet with you.” I’m always optimistic. There was never doubt in my mind, which is how you have to approach things. We had a great proposition. We have a great environment, we are young, we are a branded comedy network. We are noted for our marketing, we have terrific promotional platforms with sports and movies. We are the highest-rated comedy network on TV and we wanted to change the dialogue. That was the theme of the conversation we had with Conan.  Let’s change the dialogue and have him move from being an employee to being an owner. He can move from broadcast to cable, he can move to make a show with his sensibility and one we’ll support the hell out of for a long time.

It’s pretty much been established who rules in late night right now. Despite a huge promotional campaign by NBC, Conan wasn’t able to get the ratings for The Tonight Show. Does that give you pause?

It gives me no pause. I don’t want Leno’s audience. Our average age is 35. We’re 10 years younger than Fox, 18 years younger than NBC or CBS. That’s not who we are after. That would be like EW going after the audience for Reader’s Digest. The numbers we will do with Conan will be uber-successful for us. I have zero doubts in my mind that his show will be very successful for us. It’s all about the young and the demographic, not about the old people eyeballs.

Will Conan enjoy any more freedom on TBS?

He can do whatever he wants to do here. We think he is an incredibly talented artist and we want him to make his show and if he wants it edgier, we are 100 percent supportive.

Will Conan be able to keep his original crew? Will executive producer Jeff Ross be back? Will Andy Richter?

Jeff was a key player in this. I’m embarrassed to say I never got got the details [on whether Richter will join]. There was so much to do in such a short period of time. We were able to keep it quiet, which has floored the industry.

According to Conan’s exit contract with NBC, he can secure another network job as soon as Sept. 1. Why the decision to launch in November?

We have major league baseball playoffs and movies which are great promotional platforms. And launching in September and then pre-empting four weeks later makes no sense.

Anything else you can say about what Conan’s show will look like?

It will stay in Los Angeles. As for what the show will look like, Conan said it best to me: he said he has 3,000 hours of demo tape if I’d like to see it.

http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/04/12/steve-koonin-conan-tbs/
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on April 12, 2010, 04:10:45 PM
I'm going to let this speak for itself:

Quote
TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s top-rated comedy network. It serves as home to such original comedy series as My Boys, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns, as well as the upcoming Neighbors from Hell and Are We There Yet?; the hit late-night series Lopez Tonight, starring George Lopez

That's how I see TBS.  Now I will look at it as The Channel That Has Conan On It.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TTYT on April 12, 2010, 04:39:03 PM
offtopic slightly: Wait...Comedy Central isn't the highest-rated comedy network?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on April 12, 2010, 04:46:23 PM
offtopic slightly: Wait...Comedy Central isn't the highest-rated comedy network?
That was my reaction too.  Until I realized that they syndicate Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Friends and Family Guy.  Didn't they start syndicating South Park too?

Anyway, the more I read about this, the more I'm glad TBS is letting Conan have free reign.  They are totally behind him in any decision he makes (unlike Fox who he had been stuck with trying to strike a deal).  TBS just said "Do whatever you want", and that's how they closed a deal in ten days.  I say that bodes well for the quality of the show:
Quote
TBS also promised “the biggest promotional campaign in television history” for Mr. O’Brien, using some of TBS’s most popular properties, including this year’s NBA playoffs and the Major League Baseball playoffs.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: mrbasehart on April 12, 2010, 07:11:10 PM
I like My Boys, it's a cute little show with a hot lead.  I did read that Conan will retain ownership of the new show, which'll probably guarantee his creative control and give him the chance to profit from it a little more.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Scribblesense on April 12, 2010, 09:51:03 PM
I'm feeling about eight thousand times more optimistic about this now. I don't want to buy into the hype, but I can say without a doubt this is going to be the best TV show ever, unless my pilot for "Lincoln, Santa Claus, and Thor The God of Lightning Do Battle With Robotic Space Dinosaurs To Save Sultry Green Alien Women Aboard The Death Star" ever gets picked up.

I'm just glad to see Conan's back, heh.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on April 12, 2010, 10:21:26 PM
this is going to be the best TV show ever, unless my pilot for "Lincoln, Santa Claus, and Thor The God of Lightning Do Battle With Robotic Space Dinosaurs To Save Sultry Green Alien Women Aboard The Death Star" ever gets picked up.
Careful.  Axe Cop might beat you to it!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Scribblesense on April 12, 2010, 10:49:33 PM
this is going to be the best TV show ever, unless my pilot for "Lincoln, Santa Claus, and Thor The God of Lightning Do Battle With Robotic Space Dinosaurs To Save Sultry Green Alien Women Aboard The Death Star" ever gets picked up.
Careful.  Axe Cop might beat you to it!
Quite a worldly six year old if he knows what "sultry" means.

Hell, I don't know what it means, but it's a cool sounding word and looks like "slutty".
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Pak-Man on April 12, 2010, 11:55:46 PM
Well I'm happy to see Conan anywhere, but it kind of feels like he's stepping out of the arena now. He won the championship, Leno took his crown, and now he's off to play a different game. More than that, though, it'll be good to have him back.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: bratpop on April 13, 2010, 12:21:36 AM
I can't remember the last time I watched something on TBS.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 04:58:34 AM
I don't want to buy into the hype, but I can say without a doubt this is going to be the best TV show ever, unless my pilot for "Lincoln, Santa Claus, and Thor The God of Lightning Do Battle With Robotic Space Dinosaurs To Save Sultry Green Alien Women Aboard The Death Star" ever gets picked up.

I would watch your show religiously.

Really, the big news here is that, starting in November, there will be one less hour of Law & Order reruns on television. That's a good start in the right direction.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TeamRAD on April 13, 2010, 05:45:51 AM

I call shenanigans on the median-age demographic for Lopez Tonight, because I'm ascertain the only person who watches it is Aziz Ansari's fourteen-year old cousin, Harris.

:)

Who the heck watches Burn Notice? HARRIS WATCHES BURN NOTICE!!!!

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Doctor Who? on April 13, 2010, 09:09:37 AM
D'OH!

I was so hoping he would go to a station I can watch :speechless:
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Scribblesense on April 13, 2010, 11:21:21 AM
D'OH!

I was so hoping he would go to a station I can watch :speechless:

Hopefully they get wise and put full episodes up online.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Kete on April 13, 2010, 11:43:26 AM
Whenever I want to watch George Lopez or the Tyler Perry show online, I go to the TBS website, and they usually have that night's episode posted by 2 AM the next day.  The video is high quality, and the commercials are very minimal.  It also works when I'm out of the country, and I just have to watch the latest...........

I'm sorry, I can't continue with a straight face.  I have no idea if you can stream TBS shows.  I can't imagine why anyone would want to up till now.

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Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on April 13, 2010, 03:51:17 PM
Yup

http://www.tbs.com/video/index/

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TTYT on April 13, 2010, 05:56:09 PM
I so hope he call his new show "Evening with Coco."
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on April 13, 2010, 06:34:43 PM
I so hope he call his new show "Evening with Coco."
I assure you, he will not.  Though he embraces the moniker, deep down inside, he hates that nickname.   :D

Place your bets on "The Conan O'Brien Show".  Odds are currently 2:1.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 09:40:07 PM
The show should just be called Conan, since that's what we'll all refer to it as anyway.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: bratpop on April 13, 2010, 10:23:01 PM
I know a Cimmerian that might take issue with that.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: FBX on April 13, 2010, 10:35:17 PM
Yup

http://www.tbs.com/video/index/



Whats funny about that interview clip is that there were a LOT of disappointed people in that studio audience.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Sharktopus on April 13, 2010, 11:01:18 PM
I know a Cimmerian that might take issue with that.

CROM!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on April 14, 2010, 12:44:43 AM
Yup

http://www.tbs.com/video/index/



Whats funny about that interview clip is that there were a LOT of disappointed people in that studio audience.
Wow.  That was... uncomfortable... for whatever reason.  A rare time where I think I actually prefer some enhanced laugh track-ing just to avoid the awkward 4 people laughing trying to get others to laugh.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on April 14, 2010, 09:00:32 PM
Alright! This one has, so far, survived NBC's great purge. And it's the full version, not that edited down one that he re-aired a year ago:

http://www.break.com/usercontent/2006/8/1864-baseball-w-Conan-OBrien-141725.html

Now if I could just find that one where he was a mall Santa.

*UPDATE*

Okay, here it is: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x51zef_lnwcob-santa-training_shortfilms

I couldn't get it to work the other night, and I assumed it had been removed. But my internet connection was also being a real seaward that night, so I guess THAT was the problem.

Anyway, there's a bit of Conanly goodness to help tide us over.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on April 15, 2010, 08:15:57 AM
*Does the string dance*
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Scribblesense on April 15, 2010, 03:30:53 PM
*Does the string dance*

You now owe NBC twelve-ighty bahmillion dollars.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on April 15, 2010, 05:06:05 PM
Conan wants to do the String Dance?

Fine, it's now called the Marionette Dance. There, a new, distinct bit.

Letterman was still able to do the Top Ten, Viewer Mail, Stupid Pet Tricks etc after leaving NBC, he just renamed them.

Conan has already done that with ONE popular character, but I won't spoil it (though it may have already been mentioned in this thread).
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on April 18, 2010, 12:22:35 AM
*Does the string dance*

You now owe NBC twelve-ighty bahmillion dollars.

Awww, man... *Breaks open his piggy bank*
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on April 18, 2010, 03:01:55 AM
I'm watching Conan's first Late Night. The cold open had him walking to work with everyone reminding him of the pressure he was under to be as good as Letterman. Best part was, after a little experience, once he got his sea legs as it were, he fucking WAS as good as Letterman. In fact, he's pretty much retreading Letterman's path, isn't he? I'm really high.

But that doesn't make me wrong.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on April 18, 2010, 03:09:02 AM
I'm watching his monologue now. This is so fucked up! He's nervous as hell, and he's speaking stiffly, but then it's like his Conan-ness will kick in for a minute, and then back to being nervous, then it kicks in again for a minute. It's like watching a schizophrenic. It's AWESOME!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 27, 2010, 03:42:46 PM
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Conan to appear on 60 Minutes Sunday

Bill Carter of the New York Times Media Decoder blog reports  that Conan O'Brien  will give his first post-NBC-fiasco interview with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes this Sunday, just one day after his contractually bound media silence expires.

The segment will feature highlights from O'Brien's current tour, and, of course, some discussion of the royal screwjob NBC gave him—but nothing too negative, thanks to that restriction in his deal with the network that prevents him from talking shit about NBC or Jay Leno. That's okay—30 Rock did that for him already.

Oddly, O'Brien's soon-to-expire media blackout means you will see unusual promotions for the interview on CBS this week:

    The limitations imposed by NBC will mean that “60 Minutes” will take some unusual steps to promote this week’s show. Because Mr. O'Brien can not appear on television before Saturday, “60 Minutes” will have to be creative with its on-air promotions this week, Mr. Kroft said. “I think we’ll just show me talking to him and have to blank his face out,” Mr. Kroft said.

That's okay, because 60 Minutes' aged viewers probably don't know who Conan O'Brien is anyway. The episode airs Sunday at 7 p.m. eastern.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/conan-to-appear-on-60-minutes-sunday,40539/
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on April 27, 2010, 03:55:36 PM
Quote
Conan to appear on 60 Minutes Sunday

Bill Carter of the New York Times Media Decoder blog reports  that Conan O'Brien  will give his first post-NBC-fiasco interview with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes this Sunday, just one day after his contractually bound media silence expires.

The segment will feature highlights from O'Brien's current tour, and, of course, some discussion of the royal screwjob NBC gave him—but nothing too negative, thanks to that restriction in his deal with the network that prevents him from talking shit about NBC or Jay Leno. That's okay—30 Rock did that for him already.

Oddly, O'Brien's soon-to-expire media blackout means you will see unusual promotions for the interview on CBS this week:

    The limitations imposed by NBC will mean that “60 Minutes” will take some unusual steps to promote this week’s show. Because Mr. O'Brien can not appear on television before Saturday, “60 Minutes” will have to be creative with its on-air promotions this week, Mr. Kroft said. “I think we’ll just show me talking to him and have to blank his face out,” Mr. Kroft said.

That's okay, because 60 Minutes' aged viewers probably don't know who Conan O'Brien is anyway. The episode airs Sunday at 7 p.m. eastern.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/conan-to-appear-on-60-minutes-sunday,40539/
I'm imagining those ads like something on E!:  "We get the first interview of a late night talk show host after ... blah blah blah."  And indeed this will be the first time any 60 Minutes watchers will be informed that any of this ever happened.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: MontyServo on April 27, 2010, 03:58:32 PM
I actually hope 60 Minutes is still on when I get old.  It seems like something I would enjoy watching 30 years from now.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Edward J Grug III on April 27, 2010, 04:02:50 PM
Maybe the up side is that the Leno crowd will find out what a dick Leno is?

Conan is probably too classy for that. :P
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 27, 2010, 04:04:10 PM
I actually hope 60 Minutes is still on when I get old.  It seems like something I would enjoy watching 30 years from now.

You think you'll live to the age of 45?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: MontyServo on April 27, 2010, 04:17:15 PM
I actually hope 60 Minutes is still on when I get old.  It seems like something I would enjoy watching 30 years from now.

You think you'll live to the age of 45?

LOL!  Total burn!   :clap:

You must be some sort of insult comic or something.  Don Rickles got nuttin on you!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on April 27, 2010, 04:50:31 PM
I actually hope 60 Minutes is still on when I get old.  It seems like something I would enjoy watching 30 years from now.

You think you'll live to the age of 45?

LOL!  Total burn!   :clap:

You must be some sort of insult comic or something.  Don Rickles got nuttin on you!

Just joshin' ya.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Sharktopus on April 29, 2010, 12:22:42 AM
I'm watching his monologue now. This is so fucked up! He's nervous as hell, and he's speaking stiffly, but then it's like his Conan-ness will kick in for a minute, and then back to being nervous, then it kicks in again for a minute. It's like watching a schizophrenic. It's AWESOME!

I remember those days, with that little fan in the background of the set. Conan's awkwardness was the funniest part of the show back then. My, how he blossomed.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on May 02, 2010, 03:50:24 PM
11 minutes til 60 minutes is on!

(Words I never thought I'd say!)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on May 02, 2010, 04:10:42 PM
11 minutes til 60 minutes is on!

(Words I never thought I'd say!)
You mean this decade.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: RVR II on May 02, 2010, 04:55:28 PM
Saw the whole thing.. Very Interesting! :o
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 02, 2010, 06:02:12 PM
I didn't get to see it(Only one tv in my house can get a reception and my dad uses it 24/7 now so I don't get to see anything,I am missing 24 too)what did he talk about.  Did he seem angry with Leno?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on May 02, 2010, 06:13:35 PM
For those who missed it:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6453980n

I'm surprised they put it online that fast, I thought I'd have to wait until tomorrow morning or hopefully catch it on youtube.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on May 02, 2010, 06:20:54 PM
I wish it was a longer interview.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 02, 2010, 06:22:12 PM
Not playing for me.  Maybe it can tell I'm on Mountain time now....
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on May 02, 2010, 06:41:42 PM
Yeah, it was about 9pm Eastern when I tried to start watching it. Try again in half an hour maybe.

As for the guy who asked how he behaved: don't expect anything too venomous to come from Conan. Two reasons: he's still contractually forbidden to say bad things about NBC and Leno, and I just think he's too nice to do that anyway.

I still think 60 Minutes was a strange choice, though. Most of their viewers are in the lucrative DEAD demographic. http://www.instantrimshot.com/ (http://www.instantrimshot.com/)

What I'm saying is not a lot of young people are watching this show. Not a lot of Conan's viewers. That might be one of the reasons they did it, though. Draw in some young people.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 02, 2010, 06:51:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/dFMtQ5UKz-I&hl=en_US&fs=1
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on May 02, 2010, 07:07:21 PM
I still think 60 Minutes was a strange choice, though. Most of their viewers are in the lucrative DEAD demographic. http://www.instantrimshot.com/ (http://www.instantrimshot.com/)

What I'm saying is not a lot of young people are watching this show. Not a lot of Conan's viewers. That might be one of the reasons they did it, though. Draw in some young people.
Leno's doing the same (opposite but equal) thing.  He's already nabbed the older crowd so he's grabbing for the younger crowd.  Why else would Betty White be on his show the first week he returned to the Tonight Show?  I mean, this week is the whole cast of Iron Man 2.  And Letterman has... Willie Nelson.  ::sigh::
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 02, 2010, 07:16:02 PM
I'll watch this until I can see the interview....

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=10661616&amp;server=vimeo.com&amp;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=ffffff&amp;fullscreen=1
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Edward J Grug III on May 02, 2010, 08:54:09 PM
http://photoshopdisasters.blogspot.com/2010/04/cnn-how-to-get-head-in-television.html
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: iv3rdawG on May 03, 2010, 04:20:59 PM
http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1934927&fullscreen=1
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: RoninFox on May 03, 2010, 04:41:58 PM
http://www.collegehumor.com/moogaloop/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1934927&fullscreen=1

Presidential BURN!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 03, 2010, 06:33:28 PM
Word is that Obama was much funnier than Leno at that Press Corp Dinner.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on May 03, 2010, 06:54:13 PM
Word is that Obama was much funnier than Leno at that Press Corp Dinner.

I wish I had posted the article I read the other day about it where they asked a ton of celebrities at the event what they thought.  There was alot of "Leno wasn't funny." quotes.  Maybe I'll try and dig it up...


Found it.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-05-01-white-house-correspondents-dinner_N.htm?csp=hf
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on May 03, 2010, 07:25:51 PM
Word is that Obama was much funnier than Leno at that Press Corp Dinner.

I wish I had posted the article I read the other day about it where they asked a ton of celebrities at the event what they thought.  There was alot of "Leno wasn't funny." quotes.  Maybe I'll try and dig it up...


Found it.
http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-05-01-white-house-correspondents-dinner_N.htm?csp=hf
Aren't those celebrities a little young for Jay?   ;)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 03, 2010, 07:46:46 PM
Here is what I am wondering,do you think Leno will ever retire now or be let go?  I think he has gotten himself into a really sweet spot here where his bosses at NBC seem to think he is the only one who can host The Tonight show,I am pretty sure he will be allowed to keep doing it until he is 95 if he wants to.  I really don't think the ratings,or if he is viewed as funny matter any more.  As long as The Tonight show has Leno as host it will be treated like a huge hit and not be touched the way it was with Conan.  Anyone else think this is the way it is going to pan out?  I don't blame Leno I blame NBC for the way this has turned out.  I also think there is a pretty good chance that if Leno ever decides to leave The Tonight show will just be killed,I really don't see anyone wanting to take over for Leno,I mean look at how NBC treats any late night host who isn't Leno.  I can't for the life of me figure out what NBC sees in Leno,any ideas?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: mearnest on May 03, 2010, 09:47:04 PM
I can't for the life of me figure out what NBC sees in Leno,any ideas?
He's 'safe'.  He tells the same bland, unfunny jokes night after night to entertain the blue-hairs, and they certainly don't want to see innovative comedy.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on May 03, 2010, 09:56:31 PM
I can't for the life of me figure out what NBC sees in Leno,any ideas?
Ratings.  And ratings = $.  Lots and lots and lots of $$$.  Leno is again #1.  Now if you looked at it more as showbusiness, you prob wouldn't think twice about why anybody would want to give him The Tonight Show.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: ScottotD on May 04, 2010, 05:18:02 AM
Surely Leno's audience (much like 60 Minutes) will be dead in the next 15 years or so.  :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on May 04, 2010, 01:49:26 PM
Surely Leno's audience (much like 60 Minutes) will be dead in the next 15 years or so.  :D

Actually, NBC has a plan for that. They're gonna prop him Weekend at Bernie's style. But in a sophisticated way, they've commissioned Disney and its Imagineers for this one. And for a voice they'll have him repeat jokes from the 90s. No one will notice.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on May 04, 2010, 02:33:59 PM
Surely Leno's audience (much like 60 Minutes) will be dead in the next 15 years or so.  :D

Actually, NBC has a plan for that. They're gonna prop him Weekend at Bernie's style. But in a sophisticated way, they've commissioned Disney and its Imagineers for this one. And for a voice they'll have him repeat jokes from the 90s. No one will notice.

That just might work!  Most of them end with the wiggle the head, saying something nobody can understand while his voice gets higher and higher.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Courtney on May 04, 2010, 02:47:12 PM
When the boomers go, they will take with them racism, Spam, and Leno.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 04, 2010, 02:55:33 PM
Oh I think the curse of Spam is going to be with us until the end of time.  As long as there is one person dumb enough to send money to someone who emails them,someone will be sending out Spam.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: MontyServo on May 04, 2010, 02:58:00 PM
When the boomers go, they will take with them racism, Spam, and Leno.

Spam will never die.

Spam, eggs, sausage, and Spam!  Yummy!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Courtney on May 04, 2010, 03:00:47 PM
Oh I think the curse of Spam is going to be with us until the end of time.  As long as there is one person dumb enough to send money to someone who emails them,someone will be sending out Spam.

I actually meant the meaty kind, but that does remind me that email forwards should be included on that list. Namely the kind my (non-blood) uncle sends me (see also: racism. I swear he sent me that picture of a watermelon farm on Obama's White House lawn four times).
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Sharktopus on May 04, 2010, 04:36:19 PM
My wife was asking me why there isn't good political satire from a conservative point of view (she was laughing at this (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/teabaggers-finally-google_b_460769.html)), and I said it's because their satire all ends up just being petty or racist.  Like the above.

Isn't there a supposedly conservative Onion-esque website out there? I remember hearing about it, but I never looked into it, since y'know, it's so not for me.

When the boomers go, they will take with them racism,

That's awfully wishful thinking. I hope you're right, but I won't hold my breath.

(Tangentially related.) Does anyone else remember reading in the early reports about the Times Square car bomb that the vendor who first noticed smoke coming from the SUV had an Middle Eastern-sounding name? But apparently he's a black Vietnam vet named Lance Orten. How did CNN goof that up a few days ago? I wondered why I didn't hear more about how "one of them" prevented a potential disaster. I guess that's why.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on May 04, 2010, 09:21:52 PM
My wife was asking me why there isn't good political satire from a conservative point of view (she was laughing at this (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/teabaggers-finally-google_b_460769.html)), and I said it's because their satire all ends up just being petty or racist.  Like the above.

Isn't there a supposedly conservative Onion-esque website out there? I remember hearing about it, but I never looked into it, since y'know, it's so not for me.

Fox tried some kind of comedy show - featured Rush and (M)Ann Coulter occasionally.  Almost all the "jokes" were about people dying.  It didn't last long.

One of the Zuckers made this...

(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/americancarol_1_m.jpg)

Died a VERY quick death.

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: stansimpson on May 05, 2010, 01:06:50 AM
My wife was asking me why there isn't good political satire from a conservative point of view (she was laughing at this (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/teabaggers-finally-google_b_460769.html)), and I said it's because their satire all ends up just being petty or racist.  Like the above.

Isn't there a supposedly conservative Onion-esque website out there? I remember hearing about it, but I never looked into it, since y'know, it's so not for me.

Fox tried some kind of comedy show - featured Rush and (M)Ann Coulter occasionally.  Almost all the "jokes" were about people dying.  It didn't last long.

One of the Zuckers made this...

(http://www.filmofilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/americancarol_1_m.jpg)

Died a VERY quick death.


Seen it.  Now, while by the end of it, I swore off all political interest for as long as I could hold out (no movie has ever non-inspired me like it before or since), I hafta say there are some surprisingly well-written and laugh-out-loud funny moments.  For example:
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Although, yeah, even the stronger bits get uncomfortable when they start dancing towards the line of racism.  Also, considering the climax of the movie, it's written in a well-constructed "reasonable events convincingly lead to wacky situation" kind of storytelling that good comedies do well.  It just angered me so much because there were no witty responses to the hardest critiques (that which the Left does much better).
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: iv3rdawG on May 07, 2010, 06:55:33 PM
(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3779/96734437.jpg)

http://twitpic.com/1llcrp
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 09, 2010, 10:16:14 AM
You know I just figured out who Jay Leno reminds me of,it's this guy....

(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss52/DoctorWho99/JayLeno2.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: NRRork on May 09, 2010, 02:29:15 PM
That was great. It was that kind of funny that barely starts as a chuckle, it took a second for it to hit me properly, and then I had a good laugh.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Doctor Who? on May 09, 2010, 06:24:19 PM
That was great. It was that kind of funny that barely starts as a chuckle, it took a second for it to hit me properly, and then I had a good laugh.

Thanks,that's the first time I have ever edited a photo :D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TTYT on May 11, 2010, 11:04:47 PM
This seems familiar...

http://www.youtube.com/v/cAZC9yrb_8o
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TTYT on May 12, 2010, 12:57:19 PM
All 48 minutes of Conan's visit to Google: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7TwqpWiY5s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7TwqpWiY5s)

And the highlights, for those who don't have 48 minutes to spare: http://gawker.com/5537310/watch-conan-obriens-illegal-jay-leno-impression
 (http://gawker.com/5537310/watch-conan-obriens-illegal-jay-leno-impression)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TTYT on June 02, 2010, 11:36:38 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/q6iAuPmFkuY
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Johnny Unusual on June 06, 2010, 07:49:45 PM
Great stuff.  What was that for exactly though?  Was it just one of Conan's live shows or was it a different show?
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Hebs on June 07, 2010, 07:28:18 AM
Great stuff.  What was that for exactly though?  Was it just one of Conan's live shows or was it a different show?

I believe each show is a little different! Different surprise guests and different songs performed - so this was for one of the Radio City shows in NYC this past weekend !

I just saw him in Connecticut last night - IT WAS AMAZING!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Hebs on June 07, 2010, 12:11:02 PM
Great stuff.  What was that for exactly though?  Was it just one of Conan's live shows or was it a different show?

I believe each show is a little different! Different surprise guests and different songs performed - so this was for one of the Radio City shows in NYC this past weekend !

I just saw him in Connecticut last night - IT WAS AMAZING!

That was pretty cool. :)  What was your show like? What did he do?

My sister and I saw him at Mohegan Sun last night - his biggest arena so far, and it was just fantastic.

if you are seeing it this week ...
Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 08, 2010, 01:42:48 PM
They're going to try to get Conan an Emmy (http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/06/08/conan-obrien-gets-emmy-push-from-tbs/)....

Quote
TBS is launching an Emmy campaign for Conan O'Brien for work he did while working for NBC. Beginning today, print ads touting his hosting time on The Tonight Show will debut in Hollywood trade publications as well as Entertainment Weekly and the Los Angeles Times to help O’Brien score a nod when the nominations come out July 8.  One reads “For your consideration, outstanding achievement in the use of Spf 150. From your new friends at TBS.” The other includes a picture of O’Brien with the words,  ”Give this man one more thing to tweet about.”

(http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/100608/conan-ad-tbs_240.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Pak-Man on June 14, 2010, 11:56:45 PM
I was just looking at the path that the Conan tour took and it's mind-boggling just how far out of their way they went to avoid touching New Mexico. "We're heading right for it! Quick! Back to California!"
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Courtney on June 15, 2010, 09:30:42 AM
Like me, they probably watched Breaking Bad and thought, "fuck that place is depressing. Elsewhere, ho!"
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on June 15, 2010, 10:05:43 AM
Conan & Jack White Live album!

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/06/conan-obrien-and-jack-white-lp-available-for-pre-o.html

Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: anais.jude on June 18, 2010, 08:27:38 PM
Finally!


Quote
JAY’S RATINGS FALL BELOW CONAN’S


In his 15th week back as host of NBC’s Tonight show, Jay Leno’s ratings among adults 18-49 have dipped below those that Conan O’Brien garnered 15 weeks after he took over the show last year, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. Ratings for Leno’s Tonight were also below O’Brien’s Tonight when compared with the same calendar week a year ago, the website observed. Another bad sign for Leno and NBC: for the first week since Leno’s return, he was tied with CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman among adults 18-49. He had been leading Letterman in the preceding weeks.

http://www.studiobriefing.net/2010/06/jays-ratings-fall-below-conans-2/
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on June 18, 2010, 09:10:24 PM
Was just a matter of time......
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on June 19, 2010, 05:39:55 AM
Finally!


Quote
JAY’S RATINGS FALL BELOW CONAN’S


In his 15th week back as host of NBC’s Tonight show, Jay Leno’s ratings among adults 18-49 have dipped below those that Conan O’Brien garnered 15 weeks after he took over the show last year, according to TVbytheNumbers.com. Ratings for Leno’s Tonight were also below O’Brien’s Tonight when compared with the same calendar week a year ago, the website observed. Another bad sign for Leno and NBC: for the first week since Leno’s return, he was tied with CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman among adults 18-49. He had been leading Letterman in the preceding weeks.

http://www.studiobriefing.net/2010/06/jays-ratings-fall-below-conans-2/


This calls for a string dance!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: RVR II on July 02, 2010, 11:18:21 AM
Yeppers, Leno's in trouble..

Quote
Jay Leno could be looking over his shoulder again at NBC, the New York Post reported Friday.

Four months after taking back the "Tonight Show," Leno's ratings are behind those of the man he replaced, Conan O'Brien.

According to ratings website tvbythenumbers.com, in the four weeks that Jay Leno’s "Tonight Show" overlapped with Conan’s (2010 vs. 2009), he has finished behind Conan.

One caveat: this was during the “premiere” phase for Conan. Conan ended up settling on a ratings level of between a 1.0 and 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

That's exactly what Leno got last week.

Which is still better than David Letterman, who lags in third behind Leno and ratings-winner Nightline.

But there's more.

Apparently Leno is not only getting equal-to-fewer viewers than the freakishly tall redhead, his show costs NBC $10-15 million more a year than O'Brien's show did.

Leno's higher salary -- $30 million per year, compared to O'Brien's $15 million -- plus the cost of his bigger production staff could even be pushing the show into the red, according to insiders.

"It's got the potential to be a huge embarrassment," said the source.

NBC is about to be taken over in a $28 billion deal with cable giant Comcast.

"You can't figure they're happy about this," the insider said.

Leno has at least two more years to go on his NBC deal.

But, as Leno himself joked at the height of the late-night mess last January, "NBC stands for 'Never Believe your Contract.'"
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: TheUnabeefer on July 02, 2010, 11:32:19 AM
Haha. Take THAT NBC!!!
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Doctor Who? on July 02, 2010, 12:18:02 PM
I knew this

(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss52/DoctorWho99/JayLeno2.jpg)

Wouldn't keep the ratings up forever! >:D
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: iv3rdawG on July 16, 2010, 12:11:51 PM
(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6410/130752206.jpg)

Quote
Rest assured, I'm hard at work on the new studio.

http://twitter.com/ConanOBrien/status/18704095221
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: ScottotD on July 20, 2010, 03:56:42 AM
The comedy revolution will not be televised

http://www.hollywood.com/news/Conan_OBriens_Emmy_Category_Wont_Be_Televised/7025978
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: k1 on July 20, 2010, 05:04:37 AM
The comedy revolution will not be televised

http://www.hollywood.com/news/Conan_OBriens_Emmy_Category_Wont_Be_Televised/7025978

Booooooooo!  I guess ratings aren't all that important since that'd be the only reason to watch it.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Edward J Grug III on July 20, 2010, 05:06:15 AM
The comedy revolution will not be televised

http://www.hollywood.com/news/Conan_OBriens_Emmy_Category_Wont_Be_Televised/7025978

Booooooooo!  I guess ratings aren't all that important since that'd be the only reason to watch it.

Televising Conan winning would be them telling the world they were wrong and that they lost.
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: FordPrefect on August 06, 2010, 05:01:15 AM
Bewkes: O'Brien's TBS Talk Show Attracting More Advertisers, Higher Prices
Cable boosts Time Warner Q2; Turner Nets' ad sales up 14%
By Mike Farrell -- Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/4/2010 1:08:18 PM

On conference call with analysts, Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes said the advertising gains at the networks were the best in almost six years. He added that new, original compelling content at its networks - such as long-time hits like The Closer and new programming like the upcoming late night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien, and slated to air in November, is attracting more advertisers and higher prices.

Bewkes claimed that with the O'Brien show, Turner has achieved pricing parity with the broadcast networks for that time slot.

The continued rebound in the advertising market and strong performance from its cable networks helped drive second quarter revenue up 8% at Time Warner Inc. -- its highest growth rate in two years.

Time Warner ended the quarter with revenue of $6.4 billion, driven by a 14% increase in advertising sales at the Turner Networks in the period. Adjusted operating income for the company rose 15% in the quarter, fueled by strong gains at the networks and publishing units.

At the cable networks, which include Turner Broadcasting Networks, CNN, TNT and Home Box Office, total revenue rose 11% to $3.2 billion. Adjusted operating income at the networks rose 14% to $981 million, bolstered by strong ad sales and higher sales of HBO's original programming, including The Pacific and True Blood.

Bewkes added that as advertisers have recognized the value of Time Warner's content, so will distributors, hinting that the networks will strive for meaningful increases in affiliate fees come renewal time.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/455652-Bewkes_O_Brien_s_TBS_Talk_Show_Attracting_More_Advertisers_Higher_Prices.php
Title: Re: Conan O'Brien on TBS
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on August 06, 2010, 07:38:55 PM
O'Brien's category won't be televised?

Kathy Griffin's weren't either....she found ways to get attention.   ;)
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 01, 2010, 12:40:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/WHeyO2W8aPU?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: k1 on September 01, 2010, 01:09:05 PM
Wait, THIS November??? This year???  :D
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 01, 2010, 01:46:49 PM
Least he won't have to run cross country this time....   :D
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: NRRork on September 01, 2010, 02:11:22 PM
I remember JOKING that he should call his show that. Not because I thought it was a bad title, but because I didn't think they'd go with something so logical and simple. It's the world of TV, after all.

But my reasoning was that it's how everyone referred to his show anyway. It was never "Hey, Late Night will be on in a few minutes, start breaking up the weed!" NO! It was always "Hey, CONAN will be on in a few minutes, start breaking up the weed!"

That's even how TBS could advertise it! Like, in that last commercial break before the preceding show ends.

Candid as I am about my own use, I don't think I've ever done that, though. With episodes that I downloaded or streamed, yes, but not as it actually aired. Oh well, I'm sure many, MANY have.
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 01, 2010, 06:51:27 PM
For the very first time, I wish I had cable.
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Darth Geek on September 01, 2010, 06:56:32 PM
For the very first time, I wish I had cable.
For the first time in years, I would watch TV.
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 01, 2010, 06:59:23 PM
For the very first time, I wish I had cable.

That's why Al Gore invented the internet...
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 01, 2010, 07:11:29 PM
That's why Al Gore invented the internet...

Well then, for the billionth time this month, I wish I had decent internet.
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 01, 2010, 07:19:21 PM
That's why Al Gore invented the internet...

Well then, for the billionth time this month, I wish I had decent internet.

Tell me about it.  Still, even with the lousiest internet you can see stuff eventually.
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 03, 2010, 02:25:47 PM
Quote
The Tonight Show has its worst summer ever

The decision to replace Conan O’Brien with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show has resulted in a 23-percent loss in viewers in the all-important 18-49-year-old demographic. It’s also made for the worst summer ratings the show’s ever had—even that memorable year when Ed McMahon began instituting “No Pants Thursday.” However, it’s not all dire news: Leno had a 12-percent increase over O’Brien’s total audience—just not the audience that advertisers want—and whaddayaknow, even with his decreased numbers, he’s still beating Letterman.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-tonight-show-has-its-worst-summer-ever,44842/
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: k1 on September 03, 2010, 02:28:37 PM
Quote
The Tonight Show has its worst summer ever

The decision to replace Conan O’Brien with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show has resulted in a 23-percent loss in viewers in the all-important 18-49-year-old demographic. It’s also made for the worst summer ratings the show’s ever had—even that memorable year when Ed McMahon began instituting “No Pants Thursday.” However, it’s not all dire news: Leno had a 12-percent increase over O’Brien’s total audience—just not the audience that advertisers want—and whaddayaknow, even with his decreased numbers, he’s still beating Letterman.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-tonight-show-has-its-worst-summer-ever,44842/

Meanwhile Conaw just bides his time waiting to strike...  ;D
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 06, 2010, 10:28:06 AM
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6125/496005481525f8fb294bz.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/teamcoco
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 08, 2010, 11:17:52 PM
Yeah, I saw those over at IMDB and thought, "Guess the beard is staying...."
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 08, 2010, 11:46:58 PM
Quote
The Tonight Show has its worst summer ever

The decision to replace Conan O’Brien with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show has resulted in a 23-percent loss in viewers in the all-important 18-49-year-old demographic. It’s also made for the worst summer ratings the show’s ever had—even that memorable year when Ed McMahon began instituting “No Pants Thursday.” However, it’s not all dire news: Leno had a 12-percent increase over O’Brien’s total audience—just not the audience that advertisers want—and whaddayaknow, even with his decreased numbers, he’s still beating Letterman.

http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-tonight-show-has-its-worst-summer-ever,44842/

YES!

 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I hope Leno is fired and NBC goes off the air because of this,that would be so sweet.
Title: Re: Conan ("Conaw")
Post by: RVR II on September 09, 2010, 06:53:07 AM

I hope Leno is fired and NBC goes off the air because of this,that would be so sweet.
Oh you.. ::)

His chin adds a lot of weight to the network ya know.. ;D
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Kete on September 09, 2010, 02:26:34 PM
Yeah, I saw those over at IMDB and thought, "Guess the beard is staying...."

I bet NBC owns the rights to his unbearded face.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 09, 2010, 07:16:09 PM
I know that loving it every time something goes wrong in Leno's life is wrong - but I don't want to be right.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/jay-lenos-hundredyearold-car-goes-up-in-smoke--1523
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 10, 2010, 07:17:50 PM
I know that loving it every time something goes wrong in Leno's life is wrong - but I don't want to be right.

http://tv.yahoo.com/blog/jay-lenos-hundredyearold-car-goes-up-in-smoke--1523

Yes!

Next time I hope it's his house.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 10, 2010, 08:37:40 PM
You know, I really don't like Leno's show and I think he's totally unfunny, but I think he's a good guy. I wouldn't wish him ill. Although, if he was a REALLY good guy, he would've refused to take the Tonight Show back...
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 10, 2010, 11:16:04 PM
You know, I really don't like Leno's show and I think he's totally unfunny, but I think he's a good guy. I wouldn't wish him ill. Although, if he was a REALLY good guy, he would've refused to take the Tonight Show back...

So he is not a good guy.  Leno is a selfish,unfunny,piece of trash.  He didn't like his new job so he plotted behind the scenes to get someone else who was good at his job fired. The only reason Conan was fired was because Leno wanted The Tonight show back and he set the whole thing up.  I hope Leno ends up on the street begging for change.  he was never funny.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 10, 2010, 11:23:25 PM
Leno was funny at one time....around the time he was in American Hot Wax.

But he became a hack in order to become famous.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Doctor Who? on September 10, 2010, 11:27:04 PM
If you ask me Leno is the reason old people should not be counted in the ratings.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 11, 2010, 12:20:11 AM
If you ask me Leno is the reason old people should not be counted in the ratings.

There are four shows on at that same time (I think....Letterman, Leno, Kimmel and Lopez...Wanda Sykes is only once a week).  Let each have their demographic and everybody is happy.

NBC didn't want those older viewers for Conan any more than they really wanted them before or now.  They wouldn't have wanted to change hosts in the first place if they had.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 13, 2010, 04:36:28 PM
(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/2770/conannewprintad.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 14, 2010, 01:39:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/Y4aVTBebh-4?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 20, 2010, 02:08:20 PM
Four new promos:

http://www.youtube.com/v/_pWxUMWCYIY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/VXJLeJgQzDc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/qG8698owTK4?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/x9WGHGF3D7o?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on September 20, 2010, 05:05:39 PM
The stripper one was great.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on September 20, 2010, 09:08:37 PM
The stripper one was great.
Totally agreed.  I thought she was gonna don an orange Conan wig.  And how did they find Conan's one geriatric watcher?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on September 20, 2010, 09:11:10 PM
The stripper one was great.
Totally agreed.  I thought she was gonna don an orange Conan wig.  And how did they find Conan's one geriatric watcher?

They told him it was a TV spot for Leno.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on September 20, 2010, 09:37:50 PM
Conaw!!  :D I can't wait for the new show!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 22, 2010, 07:30:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/MdcWESzJ46c?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

Glee fans may laugh at this for a different reason:

http://www.youtube.com/v/T2pyt18vxgY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2010, 07:52:41 PM
I was under the impression he was actually going to be on a little earlier?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on September 22, 2010, 10:22:58 PM
Thought he was taking over George Lopez's spot...when is he on?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 23, 2010, 09:36:16 AM
I think Conan is going to be on at 11.

http://www.youtube.com/v/ANm94hmZJUA?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US

http://www.youtube.com/v/yc5ZL4kIG0k?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on September 23, 2010, 09:49:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/uuhcDXyGrEI?fs
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Tyrant on September 23, 2010, 03:38:55 PM
I'd have to say the Bus Stop promo is the most accurate for how I've been feeling all these long months. I've been very careful not to hug any tall ginger guys in suits (unless I know them).
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on September 24, 2010, 08:24:06 AM
 ;D

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/zucker-announces-departure-from-nbc/
Quote
Zucker Announces Departure From NBC
By BILL CARTER

Jeff Zucker, the chief executive of NBC Universal, told the company’s employees in an e-mail Friday morning that he would step down from his position upon the completion of the takeover of NBC by Comcast.

The fate of Mr. Zucker, the longest-serving senior manager at NBC, had been the subject of widespread speculation since Comcast agreed in December to purchase 51 percent of NBCU from its long-time corporate owner, General Electric. The deal is expected to close at the end of the year, following regulatory approval.

In an interview at NBC’s executive offices, Mr. Zucker, who is 45, said the decision to leave the only employer he has ever worked for — a decision he acknowledged was not his own choice — became inevitable after a meeting two weeks ago with Steve Burke, Comcast’s chief operating officer.

“We had both gotten to the same place,” Mr. Zucker said. “He made it clear that they wanted to move on at the close of the deal and I was completely comfortable with that.”

Even as he said he accepted the logic of a new owner seeking to install its own chief executive, Mr. Zucker also described his departure as both “incredibly emotional” and “gut-wrenching in the sense that you have spent your whole life here at NBC.”

In the face of persistent rumors that Comcast would seek to remove Mr. Zucker the first chance it got, Mr. Zucker had said in previous interviews that he had in no way foreclosed the possibility of staying on. GE, which retained 49 per cent of the company, had done its part by locking Mr. Zucker into the position, awarding him a new three-year contract seven months ago that was designed to take him into and past the takeover by Comcast.

“Look, I knew from the day this was announced that this was a possibility,” Mr. Zucker said. “I wasn’t going to shut the door on anything. But in the last nine months it became increasingly clear that they did want to put their own team in place — and I didn’t want to end up being a guest in my own house.”

While he often faced withering criticism in Hollywood circles for his leadership of the entertainment division of the NBC network — in his note to the staff he mentioned the “ups and downs” the company had experienced — Mr. Zucker said he did not detect “any particular reason” beyond the broad desire for new leadership for Comcast’s inclination to make a change.

Jeffrey Immelt, the chairman of G.E., praised Mr. Zucker’s performance at NBCU, saying, “In my opinion he has never gotten as much credit as he has deserved.” He added, “I love Jeff: I’d hire him again.”

As for the change at the top of NBC, Mr. Immelt said that was to be expected. “It’s natural when you have a change like this,” he said.

Mr. Zucker called the media company that he is leaving behind “well positioned,” with most of its assets in strong financial condition. Last year NBCU generated about $2.3 billion in profits, 80 per cent of which resided in the company’s cable division.

NBC’s entertainment cable channels, headed by USA, Bravo, Syfy, and Oxygen, recently posted their most profitable year for a fifth year in a row. Mr. Zucker also said CNBC, the financial business channel, and the all-news cable channel MSNBC, had logged record profits as well.

He also cited strong years from NBC’s theme park division, an improving forecast for Universal Pictures, a comeback in profits for the local television stations owned by NBC and the ratings dominance of every news program on the NBC network. Mr. Zucker noted that NBC had acquired both The Weather Channel and Oxygen on his watch and had worked closely with the Fox network to create the now heavily trafficked video website Hulu.

One of his proudest achievements, he said, was the management team he had put in place in the various cable channels and divisions of NBC. Asked whether that management team would stay in place under Comcast, he said, “I certainly hope so but I don’t know for sure.”

But Mr. Zucker conceded that his legacy at NBC would be colored by what he called “the rap on me,” which has centered on his failure to solve chronic problems in the most high-profile (if not the most high-earning) part of the NBC empire, the prime-time hours on the broadcast network.

“Do I wish we’d had more success at NBC Entertainment in recent years? Yes, of course,” Mr. Zucker said. He acknowledged one recent widely publicized blunder, the effort to shift NBC’s late-night star Jay Leno to prime time. but he said it had been a risk worth taking, one “that simply didn’t work out.”

Asked to identify the biggest mistake of his tenure, Mr. Zucker said, “The thing I regret most is not moving quickly enough” to fix NBC Entertainment. He said he detected some glimmerings of a turnaround in prime time this fall, though “we have a long way to go.”

On the other side of the personal ledger, Mr. Zucker said the highlight of his career remained his days producing the “Today” show, which catapulted to unchallenged leadership and record profits during Mr. Zucker’s two stints as executive producer. He called that “the most fun job I had” and added: “In my heart I am a producer.”

Mr. Zucker assumed the “Today” job for the first time in 1992 at the age of just 26, one of ten positions he held during almost a quarter century at NBC. (Mr. Zucker displayed a framed tower of his old business cards presented to him by one of his staff members. The bottom card listed him as a researcher for NBC’s Olympics; the top one as chief executive.)

“Ronald Reagan was President when I got here,” Mr. Zucker said, adding, “I’m OK with this, but it’s also very emotional and very tough.”

He said, “I’ve spent over half my life at NBC. This is the only place I have ever worked. I’ve been here 24-and-a-half years. I met my wife here. My four kids were born while I was here. I’ve endured colon cancer twice. It’s going to be incredibly strange for me personally” to leave.

As for his future, Mr. Zucker said, “I don’t know. I never really thought about it because for 24-and-a-half years I only thought about this place. I have a lot of interests, producing, politics, sports, business.”

Friends have previously suggested Mr. Zucker might try to enter political life. “Am I interested in politics? Yes,” he said. “Is it something I am going to do right away? No.”

Despite previous speculation that he has long had an exit deal in place, Mr. Zucker said he had only completed the details on his contract settlement Thursday. He did not disclose financial terms of his settlement but said, “Nobody has to worry about me; I’m good.” He will stay on until the deal closes, he said, because Comcast can not exercise management control until it wins regulatory approval.

“Am I disappointed it’s coming to an end?” Mr. Zucker said. “Sure. Am I disappointed with them? No. I understand it. They spent billions of dollars. It’s the way it goes.”
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 24, 2010, 05:16:01 PM
Quote
Report: Max Weinberg Won’t Follow Conan to TBS
By DAVE ITZKOFF

On a day of rapid transitions and abrupt departures in the television industry, could the late-night landscape at least be spared? Apparently not: Max Weinberg, the drummer and longtime band leader for Conan O’Brien, will not be following the host to his new show at TBS, according to a report in The Riverfront Times of St. Louis.

In an interview with The Riverfront Times, Jimmy Vivino, a guitarist and keyboardist who performed in Mr. O’Brien’s house bands on “Late Night” and his brief “Tonight Show” run, said that he will take over the band leader’s chair when Mr. O’Brien’s TBS show, “Conan,” begins on Nov. 8.

“Now, we’re staying in L.A. and I’m committed to that now,” Mr. Vivino told The Riverfront Times. “It feels different than when we went out and tried to continue the New York show, because now we’re disassociated from one network and starting up with a new one. It’s going to be great.”

Of Mr. Weinberg, Mr. Vivino said, “Max has his big band out there that has been his dream all his life, kind of a Buddy Rich band. And there’s a kid in Jersey that works with him occasionally. A singer-songwriter! Some guy that’s got some hope over there!”

(Mr. Vivino was no doubt referring to Mr. Weinberg’s other gig as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, with which he has performed since the 1970s.)

Mr. Weinberg ledthe Max Weinberg 7 on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” from 1993 to 2009, taking occasional breaks to perform with Mr. Springsteen. There was some question as to whether he would follow Mr. O’Brien to Los Angeles for “The Tonight Show,” which Mr. Weinberg did for the eight months it lasted on the air.

A representative for Mr. O’Brien’s production company declined to comment on The Riverfront Times report.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/report-max-weinberg-wont-follow-conan-to-tbs/

:(
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on September 24, 2010, 08:28:39 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on September 24, 2010, 09:11:33 PM
Zucker got sacked. Leno's in last place.

Conan, meanwhile, is experience the greatest popularity of his career and he hasn't been on TV all year.

Justice, occasionally, DOES still prevail.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: lassieface on September 25, 2010, 10:11:41 AM
Conan should get Jonathan Coultan to be his band!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: doggans on September 25, 2010, 10:13:29 AM
Conan should get Jonathan Coultan to be his band!

I don't know, I imagine if John Hodgman's variety show gets picked up, Coulton will be doing all the music for that.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on September 25, 2010, 08:33:57 PM
No Max?  :(

Well, I have a feeling he has always been, first and foremost, a musician, and if he gets the chance to make it on his own steam doing what he loves, more power to him I say.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: lassieface on September 25, 2010, 09:16:48 PM
Conan should get Jonathan Coultan to be his band!

I don't know, I imagine if John Hodgman's variety show gets picked up, Coulton will be doing all the music for that.

What? I didn't even know that was in the works!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on September 25, 2010, 09:38:34 PM
I don't think Conan's gonna get ANYONE to replace Max. He doesn't really need to.

Jimmy Vivino will probably take over as band leader. And they brought on James Wormworth as a permanent part of the Tonight Show Band, he'll probably stay on as drummer.

I'm wondering what they're gonna call the band this time, though.

It's a shame, though. The contrast between Conan and Max was funny. That stoney stare he could do was great, and all those jokes about him being almost a real-life Glen Quagmire were good, too.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on September 26, 2010, 02:20:08 AM
Well, LaBamba is a fine tromboner (hee-hee-hee.... trom), but Jimmy Vivino's led the band every time Max left in the past. And after I made my post, I read that that's exactly what they're going to do: Vivino will lead, Wormworth is the new, permanent drummer.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 26, 2010, 02:42:01 AM
Jimmy Vivino will probably take over as band leader.

Quote
It was rumored then quickly denied back in April, but the New York Times  now confirms that longtime bandleader Max Weinberg will not be a part of Conan O’Brien’s TBS show when it premieres on Nov. 8. Guitarist Jimmy Vivino recently gave an interview to St. Louis’ Riverfront Times  in which he revealed that he will instead take over the position, with Weinberg choosing to focus on his Buddy Rich-style big band as well as backing Bruce Springsteen. (O’Brien’s team had no comment.) It’s an end of an era, folks. Wonder how Jimmy Vivino feels about hookers?

http://www.avclub.com/articles/max-weinberg-will-not-return-to-conan-obriens-new,45613/
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on September 26, 2010, 09:13:26 AM
Well, Andy hosted the "Conan Writer's Live" on TBS, so I'm pretty sure he'll be back.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Invader_quirk on September 26, 2010, 01:47:21 PM
La Bamba and Andy are all I ask.... actually I don't get TBS so I should stop entertaining all Conan-related dreams.  :'(
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on September 26, 2010, 06:20:14 PM
La Bamba and Andy are all I ask.... actually I don't get TBS so I should stop entertaining all Conan-related dreams.  :'(
I don't get TBS either, so I'm crossing my fingers really hard for it to be available online.  I'm not sure how I'm typing with my fingers crossed either.  Maybe I should try boxing gloves.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on September 26, 2010, 06:40:15 PM
La Bamba and Andy are all I ask.... actually I don't get TBS so I should stop entertaining all Conan-related dreams.  :'(
I don't get TBS either, so I'm crossing my fingers really hard for it to be available online.  I'm not sure how I'm typing with my fingers crossed either.  Maybe I should try boxing gloves.

Try tbs.com when it finally airs.  They have episodes of other shows on there.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on September 26, 2010, 06:55:10 PM
La Bamba and Andy are all I ask.... actually I don't get TBS so I should stop entertaining all Conan-related dreams.  :'(
I don't get TBS either, so I'm crossing my fingers really hard for it to be available online.  I'm not sure how I'm typing with my fingers crossed either.  Maybe I should try boxing gloves.

Try tbs.com when it finally airs.  They have episodes of other shows on there.
That will be the first place I check.  The 2nd means I will have to take matters into my own hands.

If you thought I meant I'd put on my own Conan show, then I applaud your imagination.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Kete on October 12, 2010, 09:16:36 AM
Andy's coming back!!

From TBS:
Quote
One of the longest running teams in late-night television will again take the stage together as Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter join forces on "Conan," which premieres Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.

A collaboration that began Sept. 13, 1993, O'Brien and Richter have developed a comedic chemistry that few performers have achieved. Through two late-night franchises and the recently concluded "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour," Richter has been a consistent asset to O'Brien.

Andy Richter stated, "I'm thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS. However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again."

Conan O'Brien added, "This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this."

Conan will originate from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and will be produced by Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 19, 2010, 06:46:49 PM
24 hour live behind the scenes team-coco web cam, coming soon!

http://www.teamcoco.com/blog/the-live-coco-cam-an-epic-internet-event/

And, Conan names his band:

Quote
The last vestiges of the Max Weinberg 7 era have been swept away, with Conan today ushering in the reign of Jimmy Vivino And The Basic Cable Band. Providing some comforting continuity, the newly christened group will include popular trombonist Richie “LaBamba” Rosenberg, along with some other dudes.   

http://www.avclub.com/articles/conan-names-his-new-house-band,46542/
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on October 19, 2010, 09:01:33 PM
I approve of their name!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: FordPrefect on October 24, 2010, 08:27:05 AM
This should be good news for some Conan fans, since he's coming to TBS on November 8th.

From Multichannel News:
Quote
Turner, Dish Hook Up For 'TV Everywhere'
Satellite Operator's Customers Get Next-Day Access to TNT, TBS Shows
Todd Spangler -- Multichannel News, 10/21/2010 5:04:30 PM

Dish Network customers will have unlimited online access to primetime content from TNT and TBS for no additional charge, through a "TV Everywhere" deal between the satellite TV operator and Turner Broadcasting System.
Programs from the Turner networks -- including TNT's The Closer, Dark Blue, Rizzoli and Isles and Leverage, and TBS's House of Payne, Lopez Tonight and Meet the Browns -- will be available within 24 hours after an episode airs to Dish subs on DishOnline.com, TNT.tv or TBS.com.

Additional online programming from other Turner networks, including Cartoon Network and truTV will be made available to Dish customers by the end of the year.

"The commitment of this industry leader to TV Everywhere moves us closer to the reality of television programming available on demand to consumers on the platform of their choice," Jeremy Legg, Turner senior vice president of business development and multiplatform distribution, said in a statement.

TNT and TBS shows also are available through Verizon's TV Everywhere service for FiOS TV customers, as well as a live CNN feed.

Bruce Eisen, Dish's vice president of online content development and strategy, added, "It is important to us to provide our customers with the ability to watch all of their favorite TV content when and where they want, and we are very pleased to work with Turner to provide some of television's most popular entertainment to our online users."

Eisen, speaking at an event last month presented by Multichannel News and B&C, noted that "most of the networks aren't jumping into this with two feet. For good reason -- there's no business model" -- at least not yet.

Access to Turner's TV Everywhere entitled content uses Adobe Systems' authentication solution integrated with Dish's customer billing and subscriber management systems via Synacor's Entitlement System, which provides authentication and authorization services.

DishOnline.com, which the company launched in August, provides more than 150,000 selections. including movies, TV shows and video clips, included as part of the monthly TV subscription.

http://www.multichannel.com/article/458826-Turner_Dish_Hook_Up_For_TV_Everywhere_.php
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on October 24, 2010, 08:23:56 PM
Hmmm... the thing I really need to know is will it be available on TBS.com (or simply streaming anywhere for free)?  There is reference to it in the article, but it just says so in relation to TV Everywhere.

And I think they should be more concerned about how (comparatively) few people have TV Everywhere (if that is what I'm thinking it is).  C'mon, fellas!  You're on the right path!  Just focus more in the right places!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on October 24, 2010, 09:58:32 PM
Hmmm... the thing I really need to know is will it be available on TBS.com (or simply streaming anywhere for free)?  There is reference to it in the article, but it just says so in relation to TV Everywhere.

And I think they should be more concerned about how (comparatively) few people have TV Everywhere (if that is what I'm thinking it is).  C'mon, fellas!  You're on the right path!  Just focus more in the right places!

Yes! I don't even have cable!!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on October 28, 2010, 06:25:55 PM
http://www.avclub.com/articles/conan-obrien-readies-one-last-promotional-bid-with,46942/
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on October 29, 2010, 04:34:52 AM
It's being shown on Free-to-air TV here!  Yipeee!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on October 29, 2010, 10:18:58 PM
It's being shown on Free-to-air TV here!  Yipeee!
COOL!

.........what's that?  (I checked Wikipedia, and I still don't feel like I know anything more than "a satellite picks it up").
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on October 29, 2010, 10:25:00 PM
It's being shown on Free-to-air TV here!  Yipeee!
COOL!

.........what's that?  (I checked Wikipedia, and I still don't feel like I know anything more than "a satellite picks it up").

Not cable?  Network TV I suppose in US-speak.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on October 29, 2010, 10:38:05 PM
It's being shown on Free-to-air TV here!  Yipeee!
COOL!

.........what's that?  (I checked Wikipedia, and I still don't feel like I know anything more than "a satellite picks it up").

Not cable?  Network TV I suppose in US-speak.
Ah... like, any ole antenna can pick it up, yes?

Lucky Aussie.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on October 29, 2010, 11:35:05 PM
It's being shown on Free-to-air TV here!  Yipeee!
COOL!

.........what's that?  (I checked Wikipedia, and I still don't feel like I know anything more than "a satellite picks it up").

Not cable?  Network TV I suppose in US-speak.
Ah... like, any ole antenna can pick it up, yes?

Lucky Aussie.


YES INDEEDY!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on October 31, 2010, 11:15:44 AM
There's a headline at Huffington Post today that says: "Courteney Cox & David Arquette Will Take Coco Trick-Or-Treating",

And I thought... yeah, that could be a really funny bit! Conan going from house to house trick-or-treating, cracking wise and peering into people's houses, doing that off-the-cuff humor he's so good at. I did wonder why he would have Courteney Cox and her husband come along, seems like they'd be dead weight to me.

The ACTUAL story was much more benign. They have a daughter named Coco, because they hate her, I guess. Sure, she'll be able to change her name when she's 18, but by then the psychological damage will be done.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on November 01, 2010, 07:34:29 PM
Show zero starts soon online!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on November 01, 2010, 09:37:36 PM
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddd..... it's a dissappointment.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 01, 2010, 09:52:35 PM
Yeah, it kind of was - I think they should have been clearer as to what it was going to be.

Ah well, still excited about the show starting next week!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 01, 2010, 09:53:03 PM
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddd..... it's a dissappointment.
What were you expecting?  Might've been too overhyped.  For me, the band's hit single performance was worth the whole thing.  Then again, it just showed up in my FB stream, so I found it to be a nice little treat.  And for those who missed it, here ya go:

http://www.youtube.com/v/baa-dGj2LhQ?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 01, 2010, 10:25:23 PM
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddd..... it's a dissappointment.
What were you expecting?  

More than five minutes.

If you're gonna try and get people to log on and watch a thing live, make it worth the effort of being there.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 01, 2010, 10:43:59 PM
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddd..... it's a dissappointment.
What were you expecting?  

More than five minutes.

If you're gonna try and get people to log on and watch a thing live, make it worth the effort of being there.
True.  And I'll admit I was caught off guard by that at first.  But I figured they're doing this as a side-thing in preparation for a full-on production as well.  And the construction paper intro was a sign that it was gonna be ridiculously low-tech (i.e. not enough to be super excited about).  Just a clue that I happened to be right about.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 02, 2010, 12:25:04 AM
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddd..... it's a dissappointment.
What were you expecting?  

More than five minutes.

If you're gonna try and get people to log on and watch a thing live, make it worth the effort of being there.
True.  And I'll admit I was caught off guard by that at first.  But I figured they're doing this as a side-thing in preparation for a full-on production as well.  And the construction paper intro was a sign that it was gonna be ridiculously low-tech (i.e. not enough to be super excited about).  Just a clue that I happened to be right about.

You could spend an hour reading all those credits, I paused a bunch of times and some of them were pretty funny, unfortunately they seem to be the funniest thing about the clip, one of those things that probably seemed hilarious on paper...
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on November 02, 2010, 04:10:39 AM
I would've liked it to be longer, but I did find it fairly amusing.  (And was sort of relieved that I could get to bed fairly quickly after it started since I only got about 2 hrs of sleep the night before.)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on November 02, 2010, 04:28:31 AM
I giggled
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on November 02, 2010, 01:21:25 PM
My wife & I each just scored free Conan Beard logo shirts!

http://www.teamcoco.com/freeshirts
(http://cdn.turner-server.net/tbs/conan/countdown/images/shirts/fireface_967.gif)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on November 02, 2010, 01:26:17 PM
 :o :o :o :o

Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on November 02, 2010, 01:27:37 PM
Yesterday I got in, but each size that it said was available was gone by the time I typed in my shipping info & had to start over only to strike out on the next size.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 03, 2010, 11:32:55 AM
I put in today's code after the tweet was one minute old, and they're already sold out.  Whaaaaaaat!?!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: The Bees on November 03, 2010, 11:40:04 AM
Same thing happened to me after about ten minutes, good to know I didn't "just miss it."
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 03, 2010, 07:08:09 PM
For folks who don't have TBS:

http://teamcoco.com/blog/full-episodes-of-conan-will-be-on-teamcoco-com/
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 03, 2010, 07:28:08 PM
For folks who don't have TBS:

http://teamcoco.com/blog/full-episodes-of-conan-will-be-on-teamcoco-com/
Yaaaaaaaaaaay!

Funny how I came hear to share the same thing.  ;)  The more I'm without cable/television, the more I wonder why others do.   :-\
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on November 03, 2010, 07:50:02 PM
For folks who don't have TBS:

http://teamcoco.com/blog/full-episodes-of-conan-will-be-on-teamcoco-com/

Oh Thank God!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap:

And Conan thought that cable was relevant.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on November 04, 2010, 02:03:42 AM
Aren't you a little ball on sunshine?  ::)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on November 04, 2010, 08:32:52 PM
Aren't you a little ball on sunshine?  ::)

 :P
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 04, 2010, 10:52:31 PM
Aren't you a little ball on sunshine?  ::)

 :P

"....on sunshine"?  ???

"You got Katrina and the Waves in my snarky comment..."

Anyway...what I really game here for was to say I finally saw the car washing commercial.   :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on November 05, 2010, 03:12:20 AM
That was important and needed to be said.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 05, 2010, 08:27:03 PM
Conan Recalls His Final Days on The Tonight Show

(http://tvseriesfinale.com/assets/conan01a.jpg)

Quote
“I’m going for eight months on the air. All I want to do is break my Tonight Show record,” says Conan O’Brien when talking about goals for his new show in Playboy’s December Interview (on newsstands Friday, November 12). “I’m a guy who wants to say I did more push-ups today than I did the day before, and the good news is, I did only one push-up yesterday.”

After losing one of the most coveted jobs in comedy when NBC pulled the plug on Late Night, Conan went out with class by thanking the network, along with his staff, friends, family, and fans. It seems that his good spirits and positive attitude bought him many additional inquisitive viewers (ratings skyrocketed during his last few shows), an unofficial Facebook group dedicated to “Coco,” and the greatest prize of all—his new show Conan, premiering Monday, November 8 on TBS.

Playboy Contributing Editor Rob Tannenbaum caught up with O’Brien at his Burbank office, so new that it had little more than a desk, a few chairs, and a poster of his sidekick Andy Richter. “When I commented on the lack of décor,” Tannenbaum says, “Conan’s answer was, ‘Everything in this office is designed to come down quickly, in case there’s trouble and we need to get out of here.’” In the Interview, O’Brien talks about the shortcomings of his Irish heritage, paying people to watch his show, his need to please, and his old NBC cohort Jay Leno. Following are select quotes from the Interview:

On his impassionate parting Tonight Show speech, and whether he is bitter after the whole experience: “I wanted to end on an optimistic note. I thought it could end up being the most important moment of my television career. It still could be…I have had too many good things happen in my career to end on any kind of bitter note. I’m just saying this to you; we’re alone in this office, and I don’t have to say this: I am an incredibly fortunate person…And as crazy as this sounds, my career with NBC was overwhelmingly positive until this…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. Some things have worked out great for me, some things haven’t. You keep going…Doing those last Tonight Shows was a high. A lot of people tuned in, and I was really proud of what I was able to make in that situation. So this was good, this was bad, this was ugly, this was beautiful, this was f*cked-up, this was sublime. It was cherry, it was vanilla, it was frogurt, it was mocha chocolate chip.”

On how close his new studio is to Jay Leno’s, and whether or not they bump into each other: “We’re in Burbank, and NBC is not far away…I think if I worked out and had help with hydraulics we could hit it with a tennis ball. [Leno is] a guy you hear coming a long way off. There aren’t many three-cylinder engines in California that run on peat moss. And we hang out in different circles, so I don’t think we’ll be bumping into each other.”

On inviting Jay Leno on his new show as a guest: “He can come as the musical guest, because that I want to see. No one knows he has an operatic range [sings as Jay Leno]. No, there are certain things I will not do, regardless of the price.”

On his new show Conan on TBS: “I don’t want to get lost thinking how this show will be different from any other show I’ve done. Will I overthink it? Yes. Do I think I should? No. How’s that? At the end of the day, it’s going to be me doing whatever is in my power to entertain people for an hour. I’ll break any rule. I’ll use dangerous chemicals if I have to. I will meddle with the laws of God.”

On his longtime sidekick Andy Richter’s return to the show: “Andy will be part of it, for brute strength alone. Andy is the strongest guy on television. He’s a man-child, an incredibly powerful human being. He could take Charlie Sheen in hand-to-hand combat. It wouldn’t even be close. If Charlie Sheen were sleeping and unwarned, Andy would win. And sedated. Those are the rules. Andy does very well against an opponent who’s sleeping, heavily sedated and doesn’t know he’s being attacked.”

On having actors as guests on the new show, and making them pay the audience for plugging their projects: “No! No actors, no actresses…I want to talk to people who are good at a craft, people who work with their hands…We’re going to talk to a lot of upholsterers. Will I bar Tom Hanks from the set? No, I will not. He can come, but he’s not allowed to talk about his project. He’s gonna keep his f*ckin’ mouth shut about his project. And we may have financial penalties…If Jim Carrey or Tom Hanks accidentally mentions his project, I think the viewer should be compensated in some way. That would be a way to turn this economy around. Anytime someone starts to drift into ‘Well, the great thing about this movie is that I was reunited with my favorite director’—bzzzzt—everyone watching gets $2,500. I’m pretty much going to pay people to watch the show.”

On why he wants another show so badly, after once saying “the pace will kill you”: “The pace does kill you. You keep going back for that; there’s no other explanation. There are probably 35 variables that make up a show…How’s the audience, who are the guests, what mood am I in? Add all those things up, and you can never have back-to-back-to-back great shows. If you have a show that’s less than great, you’re desperate to have a great one. But when you have one you feel is great, you want that high again. And it’s too late for me to become a neurosurgeon or a cobbler…So why keep doing it? I think there’s this compulsion, the way a serial killer has to kill and kill again. Are these analogies helping me or hurting me? I’m just compelled to make people laugh—and then quickly move to another state where my DNA can’t be traced.”

On whether or not he thinks he has OCD: “I do not think I have OCD, and I’ve checked with my doctor 10,000 times.”

On whether he feels like a comedy veteran after 17 years in the business: “I’ve actually been around long enough that when I look at a show from 1993 it looks ancient to me. Andy looks like a 13-year-old boy and I look like a 15-year-old girl. There’s a whole generation now that has watched primarily reality television, and more and more they accept only comedy that looks like a real occurrence, whether it’s The Office or Borat. They’re suspicious of traditional comedy. Everything on YouTube is real—epic fail, guy falls down, Snooki gets punched. And so now there’s this hypersensitivity to anything that’s processed or fake.”

On his need to please and the pressure he puts on himself: “My sister Jane said to me once, ‘You have this need to go to the bottom of the pool sometimes; you touch bottom and then you shoot back up again.’ I get filled with despair. What’s interesting is when things get tough, I’m very calm. There’s a part of me that maybe just likes that and is comfortable with trouble and chaos. When everything’s fine, I’m going from office to office, asking, ‘What did you think of the show?’ ‘Yeah, the show’s really good; I think it’s gotten good.’ ‘What do you mean it’s gotten good?’ This reminds me of something my dad once told me. He said, ‘You know, it’s interesting; you’re making money off something that should be treated.’” [laughs]

On his Irish heritage: “Nobody cares if you make a disparaging comment about the Irish. It is the one ethnic group no one gives a sh*t about. ‘Oh, those wife-beating drunks.’ Irish people go, ‘Yes! Ha-ha! We got mentioned.’ They don’t care.”

On whether or not he drinks or has used drugs in the past: “I’ve tried pot, but it doesn’t do much for me. And I’m not one of those people who gets high on life; life really does not get me high. The concept of me on cocaine is absurd. Here’s a true story: I went to a doctor for a physical when I’d been on the air a couple of years, and he asked about drug use. I said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘You don’t do cocaine?’ I said, ‘No.’ And he said, ‘I’ve seen your show.’ [laughs] He assumed I was coked up…I like to have a drink now. I like to have two drinks now. Two and a half to three drinks now. Five is just the right amount. Eight is perfect. Nine is too much, but then 10 is better and I become more focused, which is weird.”

That was important and needed to be said.

When compared to the majority of your posts?  Absolutely.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 05, 2010, 08:48:24 PM
On whether or not he thinks he has OCD: “I do not think I have OCD, and I’ve checked with my doctor 10,000 times.”

This has got to be an old joke... and yet it's the first time I've heard it (and you bet I laughed audibly).
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on November 07, 2010, 08:02:15 PM
T- 24 hours
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on November 07, 2010, 08:31:13 PM
YAY!!!!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on November 08, 2010, 08:00:09 PM
Just about time, now.

Too bad Comcast moved TBS into a more expensive package here, so I don't have it anymore. Curiously, they did that right around May.

Yeah, it'll be on teamcoco tomorrow, but I'm thinking in this case, about an hour from now I'll be heading over to The Pira--- *gets shot*
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on November 08, 2010, 08:16:43 PM
I'm doing the next best thing to pass the time: Making Hamburger Helper!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on November 08, 2010, 09:01:00 PM
I already miss the HD, widescreen broadcast. :(  The set looks cheap, too, unfortunately.

It's NOT HD? That's like a show premiering in 1970 and not being in color.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: spaceforarent on November 08, 2010, 09:06:49 PM
I already miss the HD, widescreen broadcast. :(  The set looks cheap, too, unfortunately.
I kinda liked the new set.
And who else thought it was hilarious that on his first show he was one of the musical guests? I thought about spoilering that, but spoilers for a talk show just seems too weird of a concept.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on November 08, 2010, 09:07:14 PM
I see what you mean about the set, though. I saw a pic of it on Youtube.

It looks like... remember when Leno FIRST had The Tonight Show? It looks like THAT.

That can be changed, though. And it's Conan, he'd be funny anywhere.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: sgtbon on November 08, 2010, 09:33:03 PM
The new set is awesome. He can drive the moon around!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on November 08, 2010, 09:55:08 PM
The set's a non-issue. He'll have a new one by next year, I bet.

I'm not worried about HD.

The show itself though, wasn't anything special. It wasn't flashy or spectacular - in fact, it feels like he never left. Which is the way I prefer it, instead of him going crazy and over the top right away. We'll get to that eventually. All around, I call it a success. Looking forward to more.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Kete on November 08, 2010, 10:54:23 PM
I get it in HD on DirecTV.

I think the set looks great.  It's very retro, and the ocean view looks nice (and the moon is cool too).
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Pak-Man on November 09, 2010, 12:01:23 AM
We get TBS HD too, so yay us! The show was great. The jabs at NBC at the beginning were priceless. The set reminds me a bit of the original late-night set. I kind of liked it. And the remote control moon rocked.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on November 09, 2010, 12:01:38 AM
Finally got to see it. Loved it. He seemed very in his element.

I liked his old opening song better, but that's a damn hard one to top and it's probably time they moved on from that. They kept the same closing song, though, so that's cool.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: FordPrefect on November 09, 2010, 12:31:51 AM
I already miss the HD, widescreen broadcast. :(  The set looks cheap, too, unfortunately.

I thought the set looked fine. I don't watch talk shows for the fancy set. Heck at least Conan has a band. The closest thing Craig Ferguson has to a band is his harmonica.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: doggans on November 09, 2010, 06:13:55 AM
The closest thing Craig Ferguson has to a band is his harmonica.

Hey, now, Craig has a band! It consists of lipsyncing puppets, but still!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on November 09, 2010, 07:07:19 AM
I already miss the HD, widescreen broadcast. :(  The set looks cheap, too, unfortunately.

I thought the set looked fine. I don't watch talk shows for the fancy set. Heck at least Conan has a band. The closest thing Craig Ferguson has to a band is his harmonica.

It's just got an ugly early-80s feel to it, like used office furniture.

I know! that's why I loved it.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: doggans on November 09, 2010, 07:33:02 AM
So...whatever happened to full episodes online the next morning?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 09, 2010, 08:17:10 AM
(http://static.someecards.com/someecards/filestorage/conan-tbs-george-lopez-tv-ecards-someecards.png)

 :)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Tyrant on November 09, 2010, 09:03:40 AM
(http://static.someecards.com/someecards/filestorage/conan-tbs-george-lopez-tv-ecards-someecards.png)

 :)

 :D :D :D

Last night felt like I was seeing an old friend again after months of seperation. Now all is right with the world again. Coco could have a stage with cardboard props and a band made up of seals playing kazoos* for all I care. I'm just glad to have him back.

*Which would be awesome.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on November 09, 2010, 10:53:02 AM
So...whatever happened to full episodes online the next morning?

Should be up now according to twitter.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: doggans on November 09, 2010, 10:55:25 AM
Yeah, I'm watching it now. But it most certainly wasn't up this morning. :P
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 09, 2010, 11:00:04 AM
Yeah, I'm watching it now. But it most certainly wasn't up this morning. :P

Guess it depends on what timezone they meant when they said "morning"... ;D
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 09, 2010, 02:01:39 PM
Seth Rogan......why did it have to be Seth Rogan......

 ;)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: mearnest on November 09, 2010, 02:06:49 PM
Some good news:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/11/conan-premiere-beats-leno-and-letterman-in-the-rat.html (http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/11/conan-premiere-beats-leno-and-letterman-in-the-rat.html)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 09, 2010, 02:44:45 PM
Some good news:
http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/11/conan-premiere-beats-leno-and-letterman-in-the-rat.html (http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2010/11/conan-premiere-beats-leno-and-letterman-in-the-rat.html)

As awesome as it is, he won't maintain that.

Anyway, great episode - I like the set a lot. I also liked the monologue a lot, I found his Tonight Show monologue jokes were usually kinda weak (until they started being about NBC and the end of his show).

Not the greatest guests IMO (I don't mind Seth Rogan, but he doesn't really excel on talk shows).

Still, I am so glad he's back!

(I sure hope the team Coco twitter doesn't live tweet every episode though, else I'm gonna have to unfollow them. :P)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: TTYT on November 09, 2010, 08:56:24 PM
(http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/3513/urinatefoolyourbedisabl.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: spaceforarent on November 09, 2010, 09:06:36 PM
(http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/talk-show-host-masks-600x450.jpg)
Huh, so apparently they are real.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on November 09, 2010, 09:21:58 PM
Motor mouth!!  :D What store is this, anyways?

I personally love the set. And the first show was great. I'm waiting for episode 2 to be on tbs.com.

Speaking of, I HATE the TBS video player. It's terrible!!! The episodes keep freezing, no matter how long I let it load up!!

I wish Conan was on Hulu.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 09, 2010, 09:23:36 PM
Well, there are other ways to get the show and watch it in the player of your choosing...
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: spaceforarent on November 09, 2010, 09:25:05 PM
I've got not idea what store that is, I just searched on google.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on November 09, 2010, 09:28:56 PM
Well, there are other ways to get the show and watch it in the player of your choosing...

Torrents?

I've got not idea what store that is, I just searched on google.

I see.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 09, 2010, 09:36:38 PM
Didja notice the prices on those masks?   :D :D

Loved the new show.  Nothing has changed.  Conan is still the same guy as when he left the Tonight Show.  I'm thrilled.  I felt the NBC set was too big for him, so I really like this new set.  The jokes were great.  Spirits were up.  Laughter was aplenty.  I want episode 2... NOW!

Oh!  The TBS player plays fine when not in fullscreen for me, but fullscreen is just waaay too choppy.  Worst part is that there's no way to adjust the quality to increase playback.   >:( BOO!  I may find, ahem, other ways of watching, but since online views count (unlike non-Nielson families for tv), I think out of sheer loyalty that I'll hafta stick to the online streaming.

And who is that rapscallion in the Vigo-style painting?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Edward J Grug III on November 09, 2010, 09:46:25 PM
Well, there are other ways to get the show and watch it in the player of your choosing...

Torrents?

That would be a way...
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: RoninFox on November 09, 2010, 10:28:16 PM
Caught episode 1 online before work, I think I might have to check if the second is up by the time I get home. If so watching it to unwind before bed could become a new habit for me. I haven't watched a lot of talk shows, but I like the set. Has kind of a classic feel. In my mind that's just how a latenight show set should look.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: MrTorso on November 10, 2010, 05:36:45 AM
(http://www.doobybrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/talk-show-host-masks-600x450.jpg)
Huh, so apparently they are real.

Yep. The company name is Rubie's. We had the Letterman one at my store but we didn't get the Conan one. They have a website and I found the Leno and Letterman but not Conan.

http://www.rubies.com/


Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on November 10, 2010, 06:02:34 AM
I assume Nine Iron is Tiger Woods.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: MrTorso on November 10, 2010, 06:07:32 AM
Also : Tokyo Sandblaster!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Bob on November 10, 2010, 07:22:43 AM
I assume Nine Iron is Tiger Woods.

Does it come with matching "Irate Wife" mask?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: MrTorso on November 10, 2010, 08:47:06 AM
I assume Nine Iron is Tiger Woods.

(http://images.rubiesworldwide.com/images/lg/3400.jpg)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on November 10, 2010, 09:20:05 AM
I assume Nine Iron is Tiger Woods.

Does it come with matching "Irate Wife" mask?

As does the Letterman mask.   ;)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: gbeenie on November 10, 2010, 11:36:08 AM
Man! The Letterman mask looks like one of those horrible WWII-era "yellow peril" stereotypes of Japanese people.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on November 10, 2010, 09:18:46 PM
Looking forward to more jabs at Ted Turner. One benefit of being on TBS, I guess.

So, if anything he physically enters is automatically named after him, then how did the buffalo get named Teddy Jr.? :speechless:

Also, Charlyne Yi is adorable.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Kete on November 11, 2010, 06:42:49 AM
It's always good to see Ben Harper.  I didn't even know he had a new project.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 11, 2010, 04:13:37 PM
Also, Charlyne Yi is adorable.

Hers was by far my favorite interview thus far (tho Tom Hanks was pretty good).
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: RoninFox on November 11, 2010, 06:17:59 PM
Looking forward to more jabs at Ted Turner. One benefit of being on TBS, I guess.

He's destined to be known as Turner the Insult Comic Ted.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: NRRork on November 12, 2010, 07:53:11 AM
Oh, holy effing hell! Last night's show was GREAT! So damn funny, like that kind of funny where your jaw aches ever-so-slightly from laughing so hard and for so long.

Just one of those nights where there was never really a lull. The sketch with Andy was great-- which may or not have been intentional, kinda hard to say. He clicked well with both guests, and the comedian at the end gave a great set.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Tyrant on November 12, 2010, 08:53:54 AM
I don't think Andy's shirt was intentional, based on the way they were treating it.  I loved the "hoarder" bit.

Conan and Andy are at their best when unexpected things like that happen. It's one of the things that made the old Late Show so awesome too.

This week was so full of win in having Conan back. Last night's ep might have been the best one so far, IMO.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on November 12, 2010, 03:24:39 PM
"I'm a news ghost! OooooOOOoooOOOOoooo!!!"

Also, Michael Cera is a huge dork. I guess that's his "charm".

I probably laughed hardest at "A dryer is an oven that moves!" and "You should learn their names!"

Overall, this first week was great, but it wasn't spectacular - which I don't mind. It feels like he never left. If they can get past the "NBC sucks!" jokes and onto the Ted Turner jokes I think the quality will skyrocket; it's time to start moving on.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on November 12, 2010, 06:24:07 PM
I loved the "hoarder" bit.

Def my favorite part of the whole episode.  I sincerely hope they bring her back.  I was laughing so hard!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: FordPrefect on November 15, 2010, 07:44:48 AM
Conan: Late-Night King Among 18-49s During Premiere Week
TBS Show Averages 2.9 Million Viewers, 2.2 Million In The Demo
Mike Reynolds -- Multichannel News, 11/12/2010 2:44:03 PM

The first week for Conan O'Brien on cable is in the books and the results were strong for TBS.
Lifted by huge sampling for its Nov. 8 premiere, which pulled in 4.16 million total viewers on average and 3.3 million persons 18 to 49, Conan averaged 2.93 million watchers and 2.16 million in the demo over the four night-span, according to Nielsen data. The show's delivery among the Madison Avenue-coveted set was the tops in late-night from Nov. 8-11, according to TBS officials.
Conan also averaged just under 1.5 million persons 18 to 34. The show is projected to have a median age of 32.
"We're thrilled that Conan and his team put together such a smart, funny show," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming of TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, in a statement. "We couldn't be happier with the great response from his fans. Conan is a big hit among young viewers, with a median age that is more than two decades younger than the show's rivals on broadcast."
With the big opening, it was expected that numbers would dip, and they did with each successive airing.
On Thursday, Conan, featuring guests Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and Jon Dore, averaged 2.02 million watchers, including 1.36 million 18-to-49 viewers and 980,000 of the 18-to-34.
That compared with 2.7 million and 1.9 million persons 18 to 49 on Nov. 10 and 2.8 million on Tuesday night, when TBS tallied 2.1 million in the demo.
A more accurate gauge of Conan's audience will come in the weeks and months to come, after the initial buzz wanes and new viewing habits take root in the daypart.
For its second week, Conan's guest list includes LL Cool J, Harrison Ford, Russell Brand, Jesse Eisenberg, Venus Williams, Kid Rock and many more.
http://www.multichannel.com/article/459826-Conan_Late_Night_King_Among_18_49s_During_Premiere_Week.php
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: RVR II on November 15, 2010, 02:14:09 PM
 :D :D
http://www.youtube.com/v/K-mIUl60I9s
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: lassieface on November 16, 2010, 01:23:24 PM
I'm loving it so far. It seems more personal, and he seems more laid back.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: MartyS (Gromit) on November 16, 2010, 04:19:06 PM
The blimp finally made it to the show, I drove under it a few times when it was over the Phillies games during the playoffs.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on November 17, 2010, 10:00:40 PM
Russell Brand is a pretty funny guy. But goddamn do I ever want to hit him in the face with an oar and scream "TONE IT THE F*** DOWN!!!". The man has too much personality and he never shuts off.

The second week has been great so far!
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on November 19, 2010, 07:48:03 PM
Alien abduction in the opening was a nice touch.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Pak-Man on May 03, 2011, 12:22:05 AM
Well the Beardpocalypse totally happened, and now we're back to Conan Classic. It seems strange to see him without the beard again.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Kete on May 03, 2011, 10:41:08 AM
Well the Beardpocalypse totally happened, and now we're back to Conan Classic. It seems strange to see him without the beard again.

I don't like it.  He should grow it back.  He looks better with it, and it represents his independence.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on May 03, 2011, 12:07:42 PM
Well the Beardpocalypse totally happened, and now we're back to Conan Classic. It seems strange to see him without the beard again.

I don't like it.  He should grow it back.  He looks better with it, and it represents his independence.

I agree that he looks much better with a beard.

This stunt has pretty much solidified my dislike of Will Ferrell. He's not a good actor, he's not a good comedian, and he's a total attention whore.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Tyrant on May 04, 2011, 02:08:32 PM
I want CoCo's beard back too. I love beards. Sure, it makes him look older, but it also makes him look distinguished.

 
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Tyrant on May 06, 2011, 12:53:27 PM
I want CoCo's beard back too. I love beards. Sure, it makes him look older, but it also makes him look distinguished.
When I shaved off my beard as a lark this summer, my wife was horrified and insisted I grow it back immediately.  I wasn't sure how to take that so I kind of choose to think it makes me look distinguished as well.

I had Pak shave his beard a few years ago, just to see him without it. I wasn't horrified (and he still looked handsome to me), but the beard had become such a part of his person that it seemed very odd to not see it there. It was a relief when he grew it back. I'd assume your wife might have thought the same thing. I'm told men react in a similar fashion if their wives/girlfriends wear their hair long for a number of years and then hack it all off.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on May 06, 2011, 12:55:45 PM
"I'm Thooooooooooooooooooooor!"  :D

http://teamcoco.com/content/enjoy-free-team-coco-thor-ringtone
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on May 13, 2011, 07:39:34 PM
For those that missed Wed night's ep, did ya hear McDonald's is aiming to be more like Starbucks?

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 24, 2011, 04:23:13 PM
Opens this weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/v/dRdpC1jtZE0?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on July 03, 2011, 12:27:57 PM
I couldn't stop laughing at this:

http://www.youtube.com/v/pnZcoiyAB1g?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

The "anyone just tuning in now" gag works perfect for that.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on July 03, 2011, 08:02:25 PM
I couldn't stop laughing at this:


The "anyone just tuning in now" gag works perfect for that.
Do you remember which ep that is?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: MontyServo on July 03, 2011, 08:25:20 PM
I couldn't stop laughing at this:


The "anyone just tuning in now" gag works perfect for that.
Do you remember which ep that is?

It was the episode with Liv Tyler from wednesday night this past week.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Starman! on July 04, 2011, 08:27:55 AM
"I remember this one time when me and Conan both went camping..."  :D

http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TBS/cvp/teamcoco_drupal_embed.swf?context=teamcoco_embed_offsite&videoId=13599
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: CrowTeeRobot on July 04, 2011, 10:41:41 AM
"I remember this one time when me and Conan both went camping..."  :D


God, I love that man.


Edit: (http://pichars.org/store/2852_original_tumblr_limtgkMgtH1qb5gkjo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on July 05, 2011, 06:19:23 PM
Just want to express how happy I am that the Audiencey Awards made its debut.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on July 17, 2011, 06:24:33 PM
Make sure to watch Conan giving the Commencement Address at Dartmouth!

http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TBS/cvp/teamcoco_drupal_embed.swf?context=teamcoco_embed_offsite&videoId=12585

To be honest, I like the speech he gave at Harvard in 2000 a bit more (as it feels more personal throughout), but this one at Dartmouth is coming from a Conan a little older, a little wiser, and he has much more profound things to say after the professional tragedy that was losing the Tonight Show. His pain is our gain!

For those who haven't seen it, in the spoiler is his Harvard Commencement Speech. Warning: Terrible quality.

Spoiler (click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on August 06, 2011, 06:45:42 PM
Anyone catch what's-that-kid's name at the beginning of Jurassic Park on Thurs night's ep?

http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TBS/cvp/teamcoco_drupal_embed.swf?context=teamcoco_embed_offsite&videoId=15189
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: RVR II on August 11, 2011, 04:46:37 PM
 :o
Quote
George Lopez's Late Night Show Canceled, Is TBS Lead-In 'Conan' Next?

Published August 11, 2011


Following news that the ratings starved “Lopez Tonight” helmed by comedian George Lopez was given the ax on Wednesday, staffers at TBS’s other nightly talk show, “Conan,” starring Conan O’Brien, couldn’t help but wonder if they were next.

Show staffers told Fox411 that O’Brien and his writers weren’t even sure if they should address the controversy on his Wednesday evening show for fear that bringing attention to the cancellation would put them under the microscope. Staffers said much debate was made over whether to ignore the 800-pound gorilla in the room.

O’Brien opted to keep the Lopez cancellation out of his opening monologue and instead made sure to assert his place in the late night pantheon by reminding the audience that this was his 3,000th show since he began hosting “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” in 1993.

After his first commercial break, he switched to a serious tone and sent his condolences to Lopez and his staff.

“Had it not been for George being so incredibly supportive of me I would not have come to TBS,” O’Brien said. "It makes me really sad that TBS and George could not work this out….so tonight all of our thoughts are with George and his staff and his crew.”

A spokesman for “Conan”  told Fox411 that he was unable to answer the question about whether their show was in increased danger of being next on the chopping block, and referred us to the network.

TBS vehemently shot down the idea that “Conan” would be next to go, saying that any cancellation rumors were not true, and that O'Brien’s ratings were not similar to those experienced by Lopez's show.

But while the numbers may not be the same, the audience erosion is.

Since moving from the 10 p.m. time slot, Lopez’s total viewership dropped from 910,000 to 543,000. It dropped further to 391,000 this month.

In contrast "Conan" has averaged a little over 1 million viewers for this season and has averaged 709,000 this month. But that’s down from the show’s debut of 2 million viewers.

Industry insiders say that Conan O'Brien is now most definitely in a precarious position.

“Both 'Conan' and 'Lopez' have suffered audience erosion over the past several months,” said Brad Adgate, media analyst at Horizon Media. “Conan’s numbers are down more than half since the show debuted. I think there should be a definite concern there.”

Adgate noted that the TBS late night space is a grave yard for failed comic variety fare, citing comedian Frank Caliendo’s  "Frank TV," which gave late night comedy a try on the network from 2007 to 2009 before facing cancellation..

“On TBS you just don’t get the huge numbers you do on broadcast. The one thing 'Lopez' and 'Conan' had was a median age was in the early thirties and that is desirable, but the bad news is they didn’t have the huge numbers they were hoping for,” Adgate said.

Lopez surrendered his original 10 pm time slot to the red-haired fan favorite back in November after O’Brien left NBC’s “Tonight Show” following a timeslot dispute with Jay Leno. The theory behind the move was that with a popular lead-in Lopez could actually do better in the later slot.

Right now, TBS seems to be in O'Brien’s corner, but with how suddenly the "Lopez" decision came on, no one at "Conan" will be sleeping easy unless they see ratings rise.

Following the abrupt TBS decision, the last episode of “Lopez Tonight” will air Thursday night.

:scared:
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on August 11, 2011, 07:19:20 PM
I like George Lopez, but his late night show sucked and I never watched it. His style of comedy didn't lend itself well to the late night formula.

I watch every one of Conan's shows, though. Well, I DVR them and watch them later. Does that count? I have no clue how ratings work. I'm not worried about Conan's show being cancelled, but I am worried about TBS showing more freaking Family Guy reruns in the wake of Lopez's cancellation.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on August 11, 2011, 09:00:33 PM
Wonder if they're factoring in online viewing?

Yes and no. Online viewers probably aren't in the numbers reported, but TBS is very happy with Conan having a very loyal online following:

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/08/turner_tbs_conan_george_lopez.html

Quote
When Koonin speaks of the young folks, he's referring to the demographic of viewers 18-34. And by that measure, "Conan is No. 1 or No. 2 consistently," he says. "The average age of its viewer is 32. Leno's audience was born when Ike was president; Conan's was born when Reagan was [in the White House]." In addition, Conan has created what Koonin calls, in true exec-speak, "a three-screen experience": The show does well in live viewership, DVR ratings, and Internet streaming, he says. "You've heard of convergence, but with Conan we actually have it," Koonin says.

In the same article (which was posted just yesterday), it says that Lopez did poorly in all three, especially online viewing.

Also, TBS stated back in January that Conan's million-or-so young viewers is right where they want him, and they'll continue airing him "forever" if they can: http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/01/12/tbs-conan-ratings/

Of course, that was back in January. I'm sure that TBS knows they have something good with the former Network star that is Conan and aren't ready to give him up any time soon (especially since he'd probably be snapped right up by Comedy Central).
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on August 11, 2011, 09:12:08 PM
I might have said this before but I really wish Conan didn't love the talk show format as much as he seems to because to me it's the bits around the monologue and the pretty much rehersed interviews that I like.  That's why I find myself gravitating much more to Craig Ferguson and to a lesser extent Jimmy Fallon more than Conan in the last year I think.

That carpool sketch was GOLD though
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on August 11, 2011, 10:29:57 PM
I might have said this before but I really wish Conan didn't love the talk show format as much as he seems to because to me it's the bits around the monologue and the pretty much rehersed interviews that I like.  That's why I find myself gravitating much more to Craig Ferguson and to a lesser extent Jimmy Fallon more than Conan in the last year I think.

When he lost the Tonight Show, I was hoping he would do something along the lines of a sketch show. I'd just like to see him branch out and stretch his comedy muscles by doing something other than a talk show. He was already kind of doing that with the live tour, but then it was right back to the desk. But hey, the guy does seem to love doing it and he makes boatloads of money in the process, so more power to him.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on August 13, 2011, 08:30:56 AM
So... Steve Zampanides is a made-up person, right?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: stansimpson on August 13, 2011, 08:53:18 AM
HA!  I had the exact same reaction.  Funny that no one cared about the tabasco taster (or whatever that was) from the previous day.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Scribblesense on August 13, 2011, 09:26:46 AM
Yeah, I thought it odd that they started having four guests in their line-up and thinking to myself "How are they going to have time for all that?".

So far, Steve Zampanides has been a "hot sauce taster", a "font expert", a "billionaire matchmaker", and an "animal imitator". I might have missed some.

Googling the name, you find a website (http://stevezampanides.com/) that just leads to his Twitter account that has nothing of substance on it (and not just because it's a Twitter account). So, I'd guess he's Keyser Soze.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on August 13, 2011, 11:39:14 AM

Ok good to know I'm not losing my mind & that he had been "bumped" a few times.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 21, 2012, 10:12:13 AM
Some good stuff, here.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Be4o1MPMxGg?version=3&amp;hl=en_US]
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: k1 on February 21, 2012, 01:03:43 PM
I love whenever they do stuff like that.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on February 22, 2012, 08:17:24 AM
I love whenever they do stuff like that.

Conan was on fire, and some of Deon's reactions were perfect. I lost it at "battered chicken."


And now, the news.

TBS Extends 'Conan' Through April 2014 (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tbs-extends-conan-o%27brien-april-2014-293792)

Quote
The Time Warner network is ready for more of the Conan O'Brien-hosted late-night show, highlighting recent ratings trends.

BS said Wednesday it has extended late-night series Conan, hosted by Conan O'Brien, through April 2014.

Since premiering in Nov. 2010, "Conan has been a hit with TBS's core audience of young adults," the Time Warner network said.

While Conan has underperformed in the ratings, TBS highlighted that it recently had its third consecutive month of audience growth. "The success of Conan also extends well beyond the show's TBS telecasts to include widespread DVR, online and mobile viewing, interaction through Twitter, Facebook and TeamCoco.com," the network said.

“We are proud to be in business with Conan O'Brien for the long run,” said Michael Wright, executive vp, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. “Night after night, Conan and his team have put together terrific shows that draw a young and fiercely loyal audience. As if that weren't enough, they have also built a dynamic online presence that keeps fans engaged like no other show in late night.”
Said O’Brien: “I am excited to continue my run with TBS because they have been fantastic partners." He also quipped: "This means I’ll be taping episodes of Conan well into the Ron Paul presidency.”

Conan in January was up 27 percent in total viewers compared to Oct. 2011, while adults 18-34 were up 18 percent, and adults 18-49 rose 21 percent, TBS said. In February, the show is displaying additional 12 percent growth among adults 18-34, 11 percent among adults 18-49 and 8 percent among total viewers.

For 2012 to-date, Conan has averaged 1.1 million viewers, with 407,000 adults 18-34 and 702,000 adults 18-49.

Title: Re: Conan
Post by: ScottotD on February 26, 2012, 12:46:46 AM
The stuff when Conan leaves the studio is almost always hilarious... although the cow suicide is still my favourite thing he's done this year
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Pak-Man on February 26, 2012, 01:19:54 AM
I've had War Horse going through my head all weekend. :^)

http://www.youtube.com/v/Nh5usbtyFck?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: Mrs. Dick Courier on March 02, 2012, 11:56:22 AM
Bump!  Love my Conan!

Little behind in my shows.  Just saw the puppy Conan with the Flava Flav puppy last night.

Seriously, one of the cutest things I've ever seen in my life.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 09, 2012, 06:55:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/TaY68A35Nz4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

Porcupup isn't having any part of it!  :D

Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on March 23, 2012, 11:34:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/FuKa07Hsmu4?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

"I'm gonna ship you off to a Mexican circus!"  :D

Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on May 24, 2012, 11:47:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/v/89taazMC6FE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: goflyblind on May 24, 2012, 12:02:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/89taazMC6FE?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

"The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

oh man, that conan. always so hilarious. and so simple: white sans-serif text on a black background. classic.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: iv3rdawG on May 24, 2012, 01:24:22 PM
His interview with Alice Eve last night was good. Loved the accent switching (@ 3:13).

http://www.youtube.com/v/0GgHhOqUrUw
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: D.B. Barnes on June 15, 2012, 04:54:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/33zPlnhymCU?version=3&amp;hl=en_US

I really wanna go to this place.
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: TheUnabeefer on June 15, 2012, 05:55:16 PM
His interview with Alice Eve last night was good. Loved the accent switching (@ 3:13).

http://www.youtube.com/v/0GgHhOqUrUw

Who is she, and when can I bone her?
Title: Re: Conan
Post by: RVR II on August 18, 2012, 02:04:14 PM
Confirmed: Leno's Late Night show is in trouble.. :o

Quote
Tonight Show cuts staff; Jay Leno takes large pay cut, reports say

Published August 18, 2012

Associated Press

   
LOS ANGELES –  Published reports say The Tonight Show has laid off about two dozen workers and host Jay Leno has taken a large pay cut to save the jobs of other staffers.

The moves are part of a restructuring to save money at NBC. NBC Un