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tyraniak

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« on: 01-13-2010 06:34 »

so what are your thought on the this NBC/Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno clusterfuck?

really surprised how retarded NBC is being lately, they'e basically destroying an almost 50 year TV institution for no good reason
Slackit02

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« Reply #1 on: 01-14-2010 22:24 »

I don't see why you are dissing O'Brien, he is funny.  Fallon is funny (except the monologue).  Leno should just go away forever.
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« Reply #2 on: 01-14-2010 22:26 »

I don't see why you are dissing O'Brien

Because it's a Futurama quote?
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« Reply #3 on: 01-14-2010 23:34 »

Conan is awesome and hilarious.
Leno is an unfunny douche
Letterman is fairly harmless but vaguely smarmy and unsettling.
Jimmy Fallon is awful.
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« Reply #4 on: 01-15-2010 00:38 »
« Last Edit on: 01-15-2010 00:40 »

so what are your thought on the this NBC/Conan O'Brien/Jay Leno clusterfuck?

really surprised how retarded NBC is being lately, they'e basically destroying an almost 50 year TV institution for no good reason
This comes down to the people who run the network & make the decisions.  IMO, the networks are run by inexperienced suits & beancounters (the same kind of idiots that cancelled Futurama the first time around), not people who know how to get things done & avoid stepping on toes.  Basically, they fucked up, then continued to fuck up without a clue as to how to clean this up quickly; they didn't think things through before they acted, so, when things didn't go as they wanted, they didn't know what to do.  Classic shortsightedness.  Besides USC football & the banking industry, television networks are about the only place I know where people with little experience or common sense can end up in positions of power for which they should have never been considered.
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« Reply #5 on: 01-15-2010 08:30 »
« Last Edit on: 12-13-2011 17:35 »

 tongue
BirthdayClown

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« Reply #6 on: 01-15-2010 20:25 »
« Last Edit on: 01-15-2010 23:45 »

Kimmel awesomeness.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #7 on: 01-15-2010 20:57 »

Damn, I was about to post that. That was probably the funniest thing to come out of this whole mess. I never watched Jimmy Kimmel before, but now I'm tempted to watch him. He's the winner of all of this. The loser: Carson Daly.
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« Reply #8 on: 01-15-2010 23:57 »

More news from Cocoland: Kurt Sutter of Sons of Anarchy wants Conan:
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From this article:
Dear Conan,

I know it's a crazy time for you.  I'm sure you are overwhelmed by the media frenzy that has become your life.  So much time, energy, money and attention over a late night talk show.  My guess is that you find it all ridiculous and a bit embarrassing; especially in light of the recent tragedy in Haiti.  As you may or may not know, I've been pretty vocal about the absurdity of NBC's approach to programming.  They've not only degraded a great institution like the Tonight Show, they've managed, through greed and neglect, to nearly destroy an entire network.

Clearly, you've been screwed.  And the abuse played out in public.  It was painful for us, I can't imagine how awful it was for you and your family.  The statement you recently issued was heartfelt and impressive.  I feel your pain; we all feel your pain.  For the record, I am a huge fan.  From your first anxious, awkward night to your current state of highly-refined akwardness, I've enjoyed and admired your humor and originality.

I have no doubt you'll land on your feet, wavy red hair intact. I know appearing in a dramatic role on cable television is probably the last thing you'd ever want to do, but I want you to know that you have an open invitation on my show, Sons of Anarchy.  We have an IRA story line that will continue to play out this coming season and I could use a bad-ass O'Brien on my team.  Guns, blood, fist fights -- you could really work some shit out.  Think about it. 

Just know that wherever you land, I'll be watching.

Sincerely,

Kurt Sutter

He's also been offered a porno. And, yes, both of these offers are real.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #9 on: 01-16-2010 00:22 »

That Kimmel thing, while totally awesome was equally as awkward. Like I sorta felt bad for Leno.

Oh?

I'm gonna kill someone with a big ass chin.

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« Reply #10 on: 01-16-2010 01:12 »

The "Leno's signed already for the Tonight Show" thing is just a rumor at this point. They're all citing each other as sources, and some admit it's rumors.

I have a feeling that if Leno gets the Tonight Show back that it'll be the biggest flop in TV history. Letterman must be loving this.
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« Reply #11 on: 01-17-2010 22:30 »

Bad news everyone: Masturbating Bear will officially die this Friday.
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« Reply #12 on: 01-17-2010 22:45 »

"In the Year 3000" too? Ugh...this just keeps getting worse.
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« Reply #13 on: 01-18-2010 00:07 »



frown
Spacedal11

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« Reply #14 on: 01-18-2010 00:47 »

But...I love the Masturbating Bear! He and Conan have such an epic relationship. I'm hating this more and more. frown
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« Reply #15 on: 01-18-2010 04:33 »

It's not the end of them entirely though. Letterman renamed "Viewer Mail" to "CBS Mailbag" and renamed characters. He even took Carson's Carnac the Magnificent. So we could have a Masturbating Kodiak in our future.
Slackit02

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« Reply #16 on: 01-18-2010 07:16 »

So, Conan is officially leaving the tonight show?  And is it just going away, or is jay taking it back?
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« Reply #17 on: 01-18-2010 18:59 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2010 19:12 »

It's not the end of them entirely though. Letterman renamed "Viewer Mail" to "CBS Mailbag" and renamed characters. He even took Carson's Carnac the Magnificent. So we could have a Masturbating Kodiak in our future.

Now that you mention it, Conan did change it from "In the Year 2000" to "In the Year 3000" when he changed shows, so there is some hope...but the end of the article you posted said Conan might not be interested in continuing with his characters elsewhere...

EDIT: Besides, since he didn't want to have the time and quality of the Tonight Show changed (since he didn't feel that would be true to the integrity of the show), it seems less likely that he'd have his characters simply change their names to avoid legal issues.
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« Reply #18 on: 01-18-2010 20:12 »

I'm spoilerfying images so they don't flood the page and make computers cry.
Adult Swim (bump linked with image):
An Oregon morning show:
The Today Show:
Judd Apatow on Time Online:
I'm lame.
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« Reply #19 on: 01-18-2010 21:05 »
« Last Edit on: 01-18-2010 21:12 »

Sorry for the double-post, but...
REJOICE! The Bear will live to touch himself another day!
Tedward

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« Reply #20 on: 01-18-2010 22:57 »

Hmm...let's hope that's true!
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« Reply #21 on: 01-19-2010 20:55 »

BirthdayClown

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« Reply #22 on: 01-19-2010 21:20 »

That comic wants it both ways. Are people choosing books over his show or are they choosing sleep? It can't be both. Make up your mind!
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« Reply #23 on: 01-19-2010 23:15 »

I like Fallon :/
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« Reply #24 on: 01-19-2010 23:20 »

I only watch his show to see The Roots...
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« Reply #25 on: 01-20-2010 00:50 »

Note: I've only seen a few episodes of Conan I downloaded, not even the Tonight show ones, so I can't miss him, but I thought Fallon was pretty annoying in all the SNL stuff I've seen too.
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« Reply #26 on: 01-20-2010 01:49 »

Conan is awesome, Faze, though not as silly in his earlier timeslot. I look forward to his eventual FOX show, I'm sure they'll let him do anything and everything.
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« Reply #27 on: 01-20-2010 01:59 »

Letterman is ... vaguely smarmy and unsettling.

That's what I like about him. It's like I have a very old and decrepit clone.

Dave's been having a field day with the NBC situation of course.
tyraniak

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« Reply #28 on: 01-20-2010 16:50 »

Dave can sometimes act a little grumpy, but at least he doesn't pull the Jay Leno "nice guy" persona, the stab you in the back when you least expect it
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« Reply #29 on: 01-21-2010 00:42 »

He's a hundred and fifty years old. He's entitled to be a little grumpy. I like a little grumpiness in a talk show host.
tyraniak

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« Reply #30 on: 01-21-2010 05:26 »

at least coco's getting a proper sendoff by having a stellar line-up all week long
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« Reply #31 on: 01-21-2010 17:50 »

I've seen tapings of both shows. Both times no disgustingly famous people were on because, when i saw conan, the golden globes were on and everyone was in California, and when i saw Leno, it was Inauguration day, so everyone was in Washington. Based on the jokes and skits on the day, i can honestly say that Conan was much more fun than seeing Leno.

Also, Conan is beyond awesome. Him putting up the tonight show on craigslist was priceless!
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« Reply #32 on: 01-21-2010 19:13 »

Conan Blows $1.5 Million on Comedy Skit

I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard.
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« Reply #33 on: 01-21-2010 19:15 »

Norm MacDonald's gift basket thing has been the funniest part so far.
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« Reply #34 on: 01-21-2010 21:31 »

I'm really interested in seeing how he blows money tonight and tomorrow night. He said they have more ways to blow money planned.

And, after the return of the linked-picture last night (one of my favorites), I wonder if Pimpbot 5000, the Walker Texas Ranger lever, Horny Manatee, Conando, the FedEx Pope, In the Year 2000, or the Interrupter will be making their last hoorahs...
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« Reply #35 on: 01-21-2010 23:09 »

the clip of the mousemobile was either never posted or promptly pulled from hulu; presumably NBC wasn't happy? I'm suspicious of the basic premise here; surely the show doesn't actually have an unlimited budget? I mean, network accounting just doesn't work that way.
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« Reply #36 on: 01-21-2010 23:21 »

Conan Blows $1.5 Million on Comedy Skit

I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard.

I thought I knew how awesom Conan was, until this day.
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« Reply #37 on: 01-22-2010 05:20 »

the clip of the mousemobile was either never posted or promptly pulled from hulu; presumably NBC wasn't happy? I'm suspicious of the basic premise here; surely the show doesn't actually have an unlimited budget? I mean, network accounting just doesn't work that way.

Well, they probably have a budget planned for the year, he should spend as much of it as he can in 3 days.
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« Reply #38 on: 01-22-2010 06:41 »

Conan Blows $1.5 Million on Comedy Skit

I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard.

I wouldn't expect anything less of Conan to go out in style and make the NBC bitches pay. I love that man.
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« Reply #39 on: 01-22-2010 07:43 »

Conan Blows $1.5 Million on Comedy Skit

I can't remember the last time I laughed this hard.

I wouldn't expect anything less of Conan to go out in style and make the NBC bitches pay. I love that man.

Today his special guest was the winner of the Kentucky Derby, Mine that Bird, watching restricted NFL Superbowl Footage whilst wearing a mink Snuggie.

Total cost: $4.8 Million
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