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Author Topic: Perhaps some skiing will help us forget the moldy old antics of Conan O'Brien  (Read 4314 times)
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airbagfailure

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« Reply #40 on: 01-22-2010 14:42 »

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« Reply #41 on: 01-22-2010 15:14 »

Well, they probably have a budget planned for the year, he should spend as much of it as he can in 3 days.

I guess that's a possibility, but I'm still skeptical. As some random person elsewhere on the internet said, if they really bought the car to stick it to NBC, you'd think they'd have destroyed it as part of the skit so nbc couldn't get any value back out of it. Perhaps in a game of cat & mouse, with a caterpiller bulldozer playing the cat.
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« Reply #42 on: 01-22-2010 19:21 »

I noticed that about the "Mouse Car" gag. I just thought they loaned it from somebody for that gag. I immediately knew that the "Mine That Bird" gag wasn't real. Here's the real horse:

The one on the show had a longer mane that fell down his neck.
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« Reply #43 on: 01-22-2010 19:42 »

Maybe he grew his mane out and dyed it?

Also, it was apparently USFL footage.
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« Reply #44 on: 01-23-2010 06:42 »

 cry
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« Reply #45 on: 01-23-2010 07:29 »

I thought Neil was going to play "My My Hey Hey" and replace "Johnny Rotten" with "Conan O'Brien" at first. His performance was fantastic. The Ferrell Band performance was awesome enough as is just to have Will Ferrell. Then I saw the guy from ZZ Top. And then the camera panned and there was Beck. And then Will took the cowbell out mid-performance, made Conan crack up, knocked the mic stand over, and made out with a pregnant woman. It was all fantastic, I didn't know Conan played guitar so well to keep up with Gibbons, Beck, and Vivino. And Ben Harper on slide was great. Crazy last show.
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« Reply #46 on: 01-23-2010 18:02 »

DEAR INTERNET:

Yes, that was a nice last show, and it was very nice of Conan to be so thankful and optimistic about the whole situation. While it is still a tremendous shame that he's leaving, the overwhelming support for him and his good attitude about it make me feel pretty hopeful for his future.
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« Reply #47 on: 01-23-2010 18:03 »

Dear Internet:

You will be the shortest lived meme of 2010.
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« Reply #48 on: 01-24-2010 06:19 »



Monsieur Fuzzywuvems

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« Reply #49 on: 01-24-2010 12:04 »
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I just started a film club at uni and I'm planning to show the last conan next week (probably in a double bill with Scorsese's King of Comedy). It's one of the best things I've ever seen

Whoever just locked my Spotify thread should read Conan's last words http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/22/conan-obriens-heartfelt-f_n_433954.html

"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."
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« Reply #50 on: 01-27-2010 05:45 »

really touched by conan's final words and hope he comes back soon in a big way
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« Reply #51 on: 01-27-2010 05:57 »

So whatdaya think? FOX or ABC?
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« Reply #52 on: 01-27-2010 07:26 »

It would be Fox. ABC already has Kimmel, who's profiting from this bout. His coverage has soared to the point where he is uttered as an equal in the same sentence as the other hosts. Fox is Option #1, but FX and Comedy Central are both strong possibilities. Think of two hours of Stewart, Colbert, and O'Brien. That would be a force to be reckoned with.
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« Reply #53 on: 01-27-2010 08:30 »

As much as a Stewart, Colbert, O'Brien Alliance would be awesome, I definitely couldn't see Conan going to a cable network, despite his flagging ratings on The Tonight Show...
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« Reply #54 on: 01-27-2010 22:51 »

i cannot seem to shut up about how upset this all makes me..... I'm THIS UPSET!

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« Reply #55 on: 01-27-2010 23:07 »

Stop trying to make this about you!
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« Reply #56 on: 01-28-2010 02:18 »

Where did you get the shirt AirBag?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #57 on: 02-08-2010 21:30 »

I loved Conan back when everybody said he sucked. Seriously, his first two or three years on the air had some terrific comedy. I would be teary eyed with laughter on a nightly basis.

Then he got "cool" and suddenly I didn't like him so much...

But now I feel bad for not liking him as much. I should stop trying to be too cool for school. The man is a freaking genius and NBC screwed him. I hope Leno's ratings suck and I hope Conan becomes the king of late night on some other network.

(Honestly, I'd like to see Letterman retire and offer his show to Conan. Letterman is a legend but he just isn't funny anymore.)
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« Reply #58 on: 02-08-2010 21:40 »

I watched the first epsiode of late night the other day. Conan had a really off-putting nervous laugh but other than that it was great. The first "actual item" was an old lady with a giant sign pointing at her that said "Adolf Hitler"
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« Reply #59 on: 02-09-2010 08:17 »

I respect FishyJoe.  I think he's a good man.  But quite frankly, I agree with everything he just said!

Actually I was never a fan of Conan's stand-up, especially later on in his Late Night career, but his sketches were always pretty hilarious.
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« Reply #60 on: 02-09-2010 09:40 »

(Honestly, I'd like to see Letterman retire and offer his show to Conan. Letterman is a legend but he just isn't funny anymore.)

My impression is that he has garbage writers. He makes the most of it, and gets laughs from jokes that, if told by anybody else, would fall flat. I think he's too reluctant to fire his shitty writers, frankly.
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« Reply #61 on: 02-09-2010 16:23 »

His writers were basically all of the best alt comics in New York (Louis CK, Demetri Martin, Andy Blitz, Jon Glaser). It would be tough to find a cooler group of writers. They had to come up with 45 minutes of material every night so some of it was bound to fall flat.

(and Conan never did stand-up. Monologue don't equal stand-up)
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« Reply #62 on: 02-09-2010 16:28 »

(and Conan never did stand-up. Monologue don't equal stand-up)

Hey, weren't you the guy posting that wikipedia Pedant article in response to people being pedantic?
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« Reply #63 on: 02-09-2010 16:51 »

That's not pedantic. I'm pointing out that a monologue is a fundermentally different thing than a stand-up routine, I'm not trying to invalidate your core point, which is that you don't like Conan's monologue, by pointing out that you got a tiny insignificant detail wrong.

A stand-up routine is a work of art that takes years to perfect. A monologue is just a bunch of throwaway jokes which are there to fill time. Pretty much all monologues suck (although I've heard good things about Craig Ferguson's). Conan's better at it than most because he acknowledges that the jokes suck.
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« Reply #64 on: 02-09-2010 17:25 »
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Fuzzywuvems, I like your style. It is truly amazing to think of all the great writers Conan has had over the years. Robert Smigel, Louis CK, Dino Stephanopopopdopolous (whatever his name is), Brian McCann. I had no idea Dimitri was a writer at one point, though--that is cool.

Don't forget that Conan also gave Amy Poehler her "big break". (She was big on the improv scene at that point, of course, but she was doing sketches and playing Conan's little sister well before Upright Citizens Brigade ever got a show on comedy central; I don't think she'd ever done TV before Conan's show.)

Craig Ferguson is the only guy doing good monologues. His writers suck even worse than the other late night shows, but he comes across as charming and witty. His interviews are fun. I like Craig a lot as a host, but his sketches can be painful.
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« Reply #65 on: 02-09-2010 19:18 »

I've only seen a couple episodes of Ferguson but he seems really charming and great. His interview with Jeff Bridges was amazing.

Andy Daly started on Conan too, and Jack McBrayer. Pretty much everyone who ever performed at the UCB theatre was on it at some point.
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« Reply #66 on: 02-10-2010 11:19 »

That's not pedantic. I'm pointing out that a monologue is a fundermentally different thing than a stand-up routine, I'm not trying to invalidate your core point, which is that you don't like Conan's monologue, by pointing out that you got a tiny insignificant detail wrong.

A stand-up routine is a work of art that takes years to perfect. A monologue is just a bunch of throwaway jokes which are there to fill time. Pretty much all monologues suck (although I've heard good things about Craig Ferguson's). Conan's better at it than most because he acknowledges that the jokes suck.
I don't see how standing in front an audience and telling jokes is different from standing in front of an audience telling jokes.  In fact it's not.
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« Reply #67 on: 02-10-2010 11:33 »

One's pretentious and the other's not.

Nothing bugs me more than hearing some lame-o comedian talk about "my craft". Dude, you get paid good money to get up on stage and drop the F bomb until a crowd full of drunks start laughing. Stop acting like it's art and get a real job.

Still, I see where you're both coming from. Traditional stand-up comedy is different than a late-night monologue in style and preparation. But meh...everybody knew what DrT was talking about. I can't believe I am even posting about it, to be honest.
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« Reply #68 on: 02-10-2010 11:50 »

Stop making peace, you big peacemaker!
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« Reply #69 on: 02-14-2010 23:02 »

I'm a big fan of Conan, hope he comes back on a network channel so I can watch it.

Also, thanks for those videos, I laughed a lot, for being alone and in the quiet.
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« Reply #70 on: 03-11-2010 21:41 »


Conan's on tour!
You lucky US devils.
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« Reply #71 on: 03-11-2010 21:45 »

I'll trade you for the Scorpions tour.
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« Reply #72 on: 03-12-2010 00:53 »

Huh, according to Last.fm they'll be in Baltimore (lol wat) on 19 June about two hours away from you profile location according to Google maps.
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« Reply #73 on: 03-12-2010 04:08 »

Man, he's coming to Boulder May 9th. That's the day after prom and the impending week of AP tests and finals. Should I go anyway? I'd love to.
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« Reply #74 on: 03-12-2010 10:58 »


 Will you ever get another chance?

Don't hate me, Trinity.  I'm just the messenger.
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« Reply #75 on: 03-12-2010 16:44 »

if he gets another show, especially one that lasts longer than 7 months
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« Reply #76 on: 03-14-2010 06:52 »

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« Reply #77 on: 03-14-2010 09:00 »

Brilliant Now that's what I call being prepared.
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« Reply #78 on: 03-20-2010 23:04 »
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 cry
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« Reply #79 on: 03-21-2010 00:13 »


I don't see how standing in front an audience and telling jokes is different from standing in front of an audience telling jokes.  In fact it's not.

I don't see how writing words on a page is different from writing words on a page. A novel is exactly the same as an issue of Vibe.
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