Whoa. So that happened. YOU GO, GIRL!
O CONAN MY CONAN.
that’s seriously how Mr. O’Brien looks in my mind while reading that letter.
I KNEW IT! The nation witnessed a man at his breaking point last night. AND IN TOP FORM!
And Jay Leno, like the champion class act that he is, used his monologue to complain about being fired and cancelled. Apparently no one told Leno HE FUCKING WON!
this letter could not be worded any better.
“…and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule…”
But is clearer always better?
he had me at “People of Earth”.
But now who am I going to drunkenly laugh with at 1:00 in the morning waking up my roommates?
Craig Ferguson is pretty hilarious. I may miss a night of the other late night guys, but I never miss his show, even to watch it the next day online.
LA was never a good fit for Conan. I’d like to see him pack it up and do a show back in New York.
Fuck NBC. I hope Leno’s new show tanks harder than his old one.
I agree. Just look at him!
This was supposed to be in response to Kenny.
I’m in love with your avatar.
That is one sexy Ginger.
Technically he’s not quitting; he’s actually kind of forcing NBC to come out and say publicly, “We’re sticking with Jay.” And they will. I honestly don’t think I care about this whole story — I read it more as some kind of odd Roe vs Wade of entertainment. Are you a Jay person or a Conan person? The answer is theoretically telling about the type of person you are (dumb/awesome). I suppose it sort of is. But let’s all try to have some perspective. Late night talk shows are 90% boring. You mostly just wait for someone good to be on or a great joke to happen. Viewing that stuff is largely an act of faith that something entertaining is about to happen.
or you’re a poophead! Zing O’Brien!
The curse of Warden El Fuego is upon me.
For me, it was your rhetorical use of Roe Vs. Wade which, last I checked, was a landmark Supreme Court case that had unprecedented bearing on women’s rights, not an “entertainment.” For me to poop on?
I’m jk of course. You’re entitled to your wrong opinion!
I wish that we, as the internet, as a collective group, could give Conan a giant hug right now.
The question on everybody’s mind: What does this mean for Jordan Schlansky?
Sorry. *shuffles off to watch Jay Leno out of shame*
I upvoted you because it needed to be said twice.
HEY ALL, if you WANNA FUCKIN support CONAN on twitter, I’VE UPLOADED a picture Y’ALL CAN use at http://twitpic.com/xtw51
So USE IT if you WANT!
I would, but I need my puppy face.
Conan is made out of equal parts hilarity and class. II hope that Jay Leno feels like a huge sack of fucking shit over this.
I don’t think he feels the least bit sorry about any of this, except when for feeling sorry for himself. I his inner monologue consists of mostly “It’s not my fault that NBC and the late-night watching public don’t like him! Why is no one siding with me??!”
It is the equivalent to me quitting my job and then, once someone new is hired and starting to get the hang of it, coming back and getting my boss to reinstate me. While everyone feels bad for the new kid getting laid off, I say loudly to no one in particular, “Well it was my job in the first place!”
I bet Pierre Bernard is pissed…too bad he’ll no longer have an NBC sponsored recliner to rage on.
This news has actually given me the vapors. I didn’t even know that was a real thing. Conan, my heart supports you in your time of trial!
Did you know that your avatar is awesome? Because it is awesome. The song that comes on when Ashitaka is carrying that wounded man and all the spirits come out…whew. WHEW.
What a class act. Thanks, Conan.
When Conan took over the Tonight Show, it was really weird for me, because it felt like starting to grow up. But it was also completely reassuring, because although we were growing up and becoming a part of the mainstream, Conan was there making the mainstream as weird and goofy and smart as we are (or at least think we are).
This whole affair has felt like Baby Boomers striking back at us, trying to not go quiet, and to strike down our view of the world and replace it with more bland JayWalking.
So I am not surprised, and incredibly proud, that the man I counted on for making sure our generation retained its voice and passion and originality by showing us his own is standing up for those traits.
Fuck NBC, we’re following Conan wherever he goes, even if it’s the depths of Hell.
By which I mean Fox.
I’m really hoping that tonight’s episode of the Tonight Show is going to be like the end of Network.
You mean you hope it ends with Conan getting shot by network-hired assassins? You probably don’t mean that.
Yeah, i was thinking more like a great on-air speech… But now that you mention that, maybe i hope that the Jay Leno show is like the end of Network? No, i don’t wish for anyone to be murdered here. Except for me…with comedy and great late night programming!
Yeah, that was the beginning of Network, right?
Right, like i said: I hope tonight’s episode of the Tonight Show is like the beginning of Network. You probably just misheard me. Listen, i’m not a lawyer.
Boom. Avatar edited.
What if this is all just a scheme to boost ratings? I’ve not sat down and watched the Tonight show 5 times since Conan took over (this is not including Hulu, obvs) but I watched it Last Night, Thursday, Friday, and I’ll more than likely watch it tonight. Maybe NBC just trying to recoup some of the $200 million they’re losing on the Olympics with a good ole fashioned hoax…. Nope, they’re just awful.
I didn’t make this…but it’s great
I don’t know if this has been posted yet, but George “Pee Face” Lopez had this to say about the Leno/Coco debacle last night (starts at 2:33):
And I knew that Lopez’s show (and schtick in general) was horrible, but my god…
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