And so the ghost of internet campaigns past, finds a new home. And for once it’s entertaining. And doesn’t require me to eat or send foodstuffs to ungrateful networks.
Posted by Amrita on January 13, 2010 in Celebrity, Entertainment, Newsmakers, Personal, Television
January 14, 2010 at 6:48 am
While I am on Conan’s side, I really just want NBC to go down in flames for cancelling Life and Southland.
January 14, 2010 at 10:20 am
Im with Coco as well. Jay Leno isnt even trying to be funny anymore. He is allmost robotic when he comes out to do his monologue every single day. He has no personality whatsoever.
January 14, 2010 at 10:49 am
Amen! I haven’t watched late-night tv in a zillion years but Conan has been one of my favorite people since he first got a show all those years ago, and he’s always on my “if you could invite five famous people to dinner….” lists. I hold my flashlight under my chin in support!
January 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Conan was better @ 12:35. That spot suits his edgy humor.Besides, people who sleep early don’t deserve him.
January 14, 2010 at 2:51 pm
I’m on the same boat as Beth — haven’t watched late-night TV in a zillion years. But unlike her, I only know Conan from the ads for his show rather than the show itself. Of course, he’s been in the news more ever since the Tonight Show takeover from JL but that’s all I know about that. Until now. Wow, NBC is killing some of its on-air drama in favor of these off-air ones, heh? Diff’rent Strokes for different folks, as they say. lol.
Talking of TV shows, I read your “Signs of Mental Disorder” fess up in December and thought to myself, gee here’s a shame I’d be happy to share… if only I’d jumped aboard the SINK ship when I had the chance (you know, the ‘Single Income No Kids’ one). Adam Sandler had a great line on sanity and parenting in Spanglish that I totally love but can’t recall now. 😀
January 15, 2010 at 12:15 am
I don’t like Conan’s type of Ivy League frat boy humor and it is not a good fit for the Tonight Show which is the same reason why Letterman was passed over after Carson. The reality is that the people who watch the Tonight Show before going to bed are not into snarky humor and prefer Jay’s more easy to understand humor. The network has to go by the demographics of their audience.
Conan should go back to his old time slot or move to cable TV where he would have more freedom to expand on his skits.
As I see it, this is a battle of blue collar comedy (Jay) versus white collar comedy (Conan). Conan has the support of the elite people in the industry because he has the right upper middle class background – Ivy League schools, SNL and SCTV connections, close friendship with Letterman and Lorne Michael, etc. Jay came up the hard way through road shows and comedy clubs and has never been part of the ‘elite comedy club’. He is an outsider even with all his success.
The person to blame for this debacle is Zucker and not Jay or Conan. He has mis-managed NBC’s entertainment division and run the network from the top slot to the bottom.
January 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm
Sometimes I wonder why would a frigging talkshow invite such passion, then I look at my own political apathy (especially compared to my father’s generation and my growing up years and at how totally clueless and misguided we all were about The Issues That Matter) and I wonder no more. 🙂
January 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm
Sharon – WORD, sista! How stupid do you think they feel now about what they did to Southland? They somehow manage to stumble across an edgy new show and they punt it to TNT to make way for Leno to smirk unfunnily for half an hour? WTF? Idiots.
Piyush – he does have a personality – it’s the personality of a jellyfish. The poisonous kind.
Beth – ahahaha!!! God, I kinda want him to end up at Comedy Central and give us like the best comedy line up in forever. Ever since I saw him with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in their grudge match, I’ve been crushing so hard.
NotSelf – @ “people who sleep early don’t deserve him”
ConAir – This whole thing seems to have lit a fire under Conan’s butt. Which is fabulous news. Of course, it comes as he gets booted off. Which is the way it always works.
Anonlee – there’re plenty of blue collar comedians who’re funny. Leno isn’t one of them. If you want to be bored to sleep, then I guess he’s your man. And Leno’s primary backer isn’t some bluecollar guy, it’s Jeff Zucker who happens to be a contemporary of Conan’s from Harvard. So… I hear Leno’s got the Tonight Show back. I hope Conan goes to Fox at 11 and kills it.
Sunil – WHAT!!! D’you mean to say this is not IMPORTANT? What’s next, you don’t care about The Hills? You sneer at the love story of RPattz and Kristen? How dare you sir!
January 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm
Don’t beat me but I’m with Sunil. I tried to summon up *some* feeling- shock/awe/righteous indignation but then I just yawned and went back to watching tiger baby videos on youtube This doesn’t mean I feel nuthin for shows, because clearly I have a lot vested in Raaz Pichle Janam Ka. Team Ravi Kishan! 😀
January 15, 2010 at 8:50 pm
I had a picture of Conan on my bulletin board in college. Nerdpr0n!
January 16, 2010 at 8:47 pm
i hope comedy central gets him too. then we can watch bungee jumping baby jesus and fidel castro rabbit dj everyday and life would be perfect again.
November 8, 2010 at 7:58 pm
Speaking of lighting a fire under Conan’s butt, OMG did you check out this American Express ad that just hit the Yahoo home page? (Rishikesh, Banaras… it’s where the REAL action’s at, these days!) The guy is on a roll (um, literally). This is so insanely good!
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