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Dr Malachi Constant
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:00 am  Reply with quote
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One thing's for sure, this whole mess has made the Tonight Show a "can't miss" for me. If Conan's getting dropped, I want to see every episode he does until then ... fast forwarding through some of the more irritating guests that sort of come with the higher profile time slot, of course. That, right there, has been my only problem with the switch since last June (or whenever Conan took over). Conan's got people American Idol finalists and MTV reality show castt members stinking up his hour, while somehow Jimmy fuckin' Fallon manages to get the entire surviving cast of Monty Python and, last night, Ringo Starr to come and sit down for an entire hour of awesome, like he's Dick Cavett or something.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:09 am  Reply with quote



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You forget Fallon's earlier guests.

Fallon's first guest was Robert Deniro.

Robert fucking Deniro.

And for Conan's first week he mostly had friends on, except for the first episode where he had Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam.

How Fallon booked Deniro still steams me up. I wonder if NBC would have made that effort for Conan in the past.

As for the show it basically comes to a halt once the Winter Olympics begin and when it ends that's when the real drama begins. We'll see who appears on late night once and for all.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:05 pm  Reply with quote



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Terminal wrote:
Laughing

That's a good one.


Here's another one from Conan's Wednesday monologue...

"And I just want to say to the kids out there watching: You can do anything you want in life. Unless Jay Leno wants to do it, too."
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Terminal wrote:
You forget Fallon's earlier guests.

Fallon's first guest was Robert Deniro.

Robert fucking Deniro.

And for Conan's first week he mostly had friends on, except for the first episode where he had Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam.

How Fallon booked Deniro still steams me up. I wonder if NBC would have made that effort for Conan in the past.

As for the show it basically comes to a halt once the Winter Olympics begin and when it ends that's when the real drama begins. We'll see who appears on late night once and for all.


http://www.aintitcool.com/node/43630

Apparently Fallon's going on Lamo's show for his 10@10 segment, whatever that is.

And here's Fallon's non-take on the late night wars...

http://watching-tv.ew.com/2010/01/14/conan-obrien-david-letterman-jimmy-fallon/
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NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker Threatens To Ice Conan: "I'll Keep You Off The Air For 3 1/2 Years"

http://www.deadline.com/hollywood/jeff-zucker-threatens-to-ice-conan-ill-keep-you-off-the-air-for-3-12-years/
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I don't see anything funny about either of them. I'd love to see them get rid of them both and find someone completely new, a complete unknown to replace them both.
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Borgosi wrote:
I don't see anything funny about either of them. I'd love to see them get rid of them both and find someone completely new, a complete unknown to replace them both.


Boo! Jay Leno isn't funny so you're right about that one. But Conan is the king of funny on late night TV. Hell, I even say that he's better than Letterman.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:38 pm  Reply with quote
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I cannot believe that NBC could make such a horrific and terrible decision. And worst yet, they are blaming Conan for this debacle!

You know who we need to settle all this? Bill Hicks. I'm sure he'd have some choice words for Leno and NBC.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:42 pm  Reply with quote



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Couldn't agree more Buz.

It's been rumored (and I'm sure it's become fact) that Conan has officially been cast off the network and is being given a large pay off. And his three year grounding has also been disregarded.

So if all reports are correct Conan is officially off NBC and that big chinned son of a bitch is officially back on The Tonight Show.

And I'm done with NBC.
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Well really, what does NBC have to offer us?

The only thing that I liked that they were kind of attached to was Battlestar. That's over so I could give a flying fuck less about their reality TV and Heroes bullshit.

Not to mention the slow and painful death of The Office. I almost feel like that show was canceled two years ago and everyone forgot to tell The Office that it was fired.
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I only watch The Office for Krasinski, Fischer, and Carell. And when I do watch it's mainly the repeats on FOX and TBS here in NY.

It's about time that show died already.

Say what you want about the original series but they knew when to throw in the towel.

NBC has nothing to offer these days. They cancel their shows really quickly, their reality shows are insanely bad, and their late night line up is terrible. Explain the logic of dumping Conan for Leno, Fallon, and Carson Daly!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:09 pm  Reply with quote
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And Universal itself really has nothing going for it either. They have Judd Apatow and that's about it. And i can't imagine he's going to stay with them very long due to their mishandling of Funny People.
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Yeah Universal as a whole is pretty damn weak.

I've yet to see Funny People.
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Exactly. There was no advertising behind it.


Here's Patton Oswalt's take on the whole thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ei4rgiDveY&feature=player_embedded#
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