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PEE Poll: Late Night Talk Show King?
Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien   -45 (48.9%)
Late Show w/David Letterman   -16 (17.4%)
Tonight Show w/Jay Leno   -8 (8.7%)
Late Late Show w/Craig Kilborn   -2 (2.2%)
The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart   -12 (13%)
Other (please explain)   -9 (9.8%)
Total Voters: 91

evan

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« Reply #80 on: 02-11-2004 18:36 »
« Last Edit on: 02-11-2004 18:36 »

I do remember that E! television used to show old Letterman episodes a few years back. They were pretty good, and its kinda sad to see how weak he became. Letterman's current schtick is just tired to me. It's full of in-jokes and his repeating of certain "funny" words.

a TOTPD for the first thread I ever made (I think).
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #81 on: 02-11-2004 18:39 »

 
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Originally posted by FishyJoe:
Does anyone else have Trio? Apparently, I do. So I've been watching classic Late Night w/ David Letterman reruns from about 20 years ago. They are fucking awesome--I recommend watching it to anyone who still thinks Conan is the best latenight talkshow host.

New Conan is nowhere near as good as Conan Classic -- back in the Andy Richter days. No one could touch him back then. Conan is only on top because Leno and Letterman are so weak now.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #82 on: 02-12-2004 08:37 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I do remember that E! television used to show old Letterman episodes a few years back. They were pretty good, and its kinda sad to see how weak he became. Letterman's current schtick is just tired to me. It's full of in-jokes and his repeating of certain "funny" words.

I hear that. There was a long stretch on CBS where I couldn't bear to watch his show, it had gotten so lame, and he seemed so uncomfortable hosting it.

But a few years ago, I think it started getting better. The writing is still bad, but I feel like Letterman has loosened up and is generally wittier. And he's more ballsy about making fun of Leno and celebrities who won't come on his show.

The younger, hipper, classic Letterman is way better, of course, but I can still watch his show today.

 
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By LAN:
New Conan is nowhere near as good as Conan Classic

Agreed. I wish they would show reruns from the first few years. Maybe it's the nostalgia talking, but that was some quality stuff. I could watch Conan and Andy doing their desk-chat for hours.
mikey

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« Reply #83 on: 02-12-2004 08:46 »

Conan today is still gold. The toronto episodes are shitting me. I thought canadians where cool. Everytime conan makes a reference to somwhere in canada, or anything remotely canadian at all there shouts of "yeah" by all these meatheads in hockey gernseys. I cant get angry at a country after one nights television. Espcially after all those years of degrassi.
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« Reply #84 on: 02-12-2004 12:22 »

If currently Conan is so much more popular than both Leno or Letterman, why is he stuffed behind them both at a time when few people can stay up late enough to watch him? I think he's the best on late night TV, but I can't go to bed at 1:30 every night of the week.
mikey

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« Reply #85 on: 02-13-2004 02:40 »

Because it isnt, he's just better. Leno and lettermen get way more viewers. Its just cool people Watch him. Hes on at 11 here, A watchable timeslot for me.
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #86 on: 02-13-2004 18:06 »

 
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Originally posted by mikey:
Conan today is still gold. The toronto episodes are shitting me.

No kidding; the building competitions (between the Seattle Space Needle and the CN Tower) are hilarious, and Triumph's vist to Quebec City last night was super-hilarious.  laff
evan

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« Reply #87 on: 02-13-2004 18:36 »

Triumph's funniest when he's mean to people who deserve it (people from Quebec, people auditioning for American Idol, Bon Jovi...) THere were a few jokes he made last night that had me cringing with laughter. The 'separating yourself from donuts' was great.
newhook_1

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« Reply #88 on: 02-13-2004 19:57 »

 
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Originally posted by mikey:
Because it isnt, he's just better. Leno and lettermen get way more viewers. Its just cool people Watch him. Hes on at 11 here, A watchable timeslot for me.

Just think of it in a Futurama/King of The Hill sense. Futurama is a much better show than King of The Hill, but because of the timeslot/lack of advertising, King of the Hill gets better ratings.
chay´s head

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« Reply #89 on: 02-13-2004 22:16 »

ROVE [LIVE], Australian TV, great show, big guest runs really late, on once a week so its always fresh
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #90 on: 02-14-2004 00:27 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
Triumph's funniest when he's mean to people who deserve it (people from Quebec, people auditioning for American Idol, Bon Jovi...) THere were a few jokes he made last night that had me cringing with laughter. The 'separating yourself from donuts' was great.

"You're French-Canadian? So you're obnoxious and dull?"  laff

I also liked the obviously horny old man (the one that laughed at everything and was hanging all over the interpreter), and Triumph getting some poontang from a pooddle, pausing to "drink" a glass of wine, then resuming the humping. It had me in stitches.  big grin

Replacing the French street signs in Quebec City with English ones was a masterstroke.
mikey

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« Reply #91 on: 02-14-2004 03:51 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
 No kidding; the building competitions (between the Seattle Space Needle and the CN Tower) are hilarious, and Triumph's vist to Quebec City last night was super-hilarious.   laff

Its funny, The space needle v the CN tower was great, Also the guy from kids in the hall. But the crowd is so annoying.
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« Reply #92 on: 02-14-2004 11:32 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Triumph's vist to Quebec City last night was super-hilarious.   laff

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« Reply #93 on: 02-17-2004 00:05 »

I like Conan and Jon Stewart.

I'm going all the way to New York City to see Conan record
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« Reply #94 on: 02-18-2004 06:20 »
« Last Edit on: 02-19-2004 00:00 »

letterman is the don! leno is a brown nosing potato faced retard. haven't seen conan for years, and i've never seen the others.

watching letterman lastnight, his unfair edits are hilarious. also the way he slams pompus 'celebs' like dr. phil, is something lickass leno would never do.
Jeremy

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« Reply #95 on: 06-16-2004 05:38 »

Anyone else agree that the Walker, Texas Ranger lever is the greatest thing ever?
mikey

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« Reply #96 on: 06-16-2004 06:03 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2004 06:03 »

Yes, How great is the leaver that conan pulls. Ive always maintaned that walker is one of the greatest shows on television. Hey, Id go as far as saying that chuck norris is the greatest cinematic actor of our time.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #97 on: 06-16-2004 10:15 »

YES! As much as I've badmouthed Conan, I have to say, this Walker bit is the funniest thing he's ever done. I can't remember laughing so hard.
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« Reply #98 on: 06-16-2004 16:28 »

I think I'm going to do this poll again, to include Kimmel, and Graham Norton when he comes to the US in 2 weeks.

And Conan has SO KILLED THAT WALKER TEXAS RANGER BIT.
boingo2000

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« Reply #99 on: 06-16-2004 16:44 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2004 16:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Syevedude530:
I think I'm going to do this poll again, to include Kimmel, and Graham Norton when he comes to the US in 2 weeks.

I really wish you wouldn't.  If more people had voted "other" in the poll then any other option, then it might be justified to add more options, but I think for now this one's fine.  Of course, I'm not a mod or anything, so that's just an unofficial opinion.
KAH

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« Reply #100 on: 06-16-2004 20:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2004 20:35 »

I think I've fallen in love with Jeremy, there's passion there. Also I love Conan. *puts on Conan T-shirt*
EvilLunch

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« Reply #101 on: 06-16-2004 21:09 »
« Last Edit on: 06-16-2004 21:09 »

Conan is great.. But, I vote Jon, the underdog. Wise, witty, and adorable. He's got a strong and funny supporting cast to back him up, too.
How can you say no to that face?

Also, he doesn't come off as too liberal or conservative, he's just reasonable and sees keenly through bullshit on either side.
The lever isn't as funny as how it's pulled[in midsentence, by a flying duck, by a man having a heart attack, etc] and those Walker clips are pure genius. The jetpack, Stung by Scorpions and "YOU BORE ME!" are my favorites. Unfortunately, Walker as a show has very few great moments like that. They had to look hard to find them..
evan

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« Reply #102 on: 06-17-2004 01:49 »

I loved that jet-pack sequence. What kind of show gives a karate-man a jet-pack?  Awesome. For a split second, the Walker Lever almost made me want to sit down and watch a full episode.

But now that the lever is gone, I'm a big fan of "Conan O'Brien Hates My Homeland," where he insults every country on the globe in alphabetical order.

"The Ukranie -- Now with an Economy!"
Jeremy

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« Reply #103 on: 06-17-2004 03:19 »

 
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Originally posted by KAH:
I think I've fallen in love with Jeremy, there's passion there.

Get in line, deary.
Okay, there's not really a line. Stand up.
Now there's a line.

mikey

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« Reply #104 on: 06-17-2004 04:04 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I loved that jet-pack sequence. What kind of show gives a karate-man a jet-pack?  Awesome. For a split second, the Walker Lever almost made me want to sit down and watch a full episode.

But now that the lever is gone, I'm a big fan of "Conan O'Brien Hates My Homeland," where he insults every country on the globe in alphabetical order.

"The Ukranie -- Now with an Economy!"

Yeah, I missed The Australian one. My favourite Walker one was when walker is stareing down this villian by a lake and he says "We can do this the easy way, or the hard way" and then spontaneosly someone off camera knocks walker out with a boat paddle. Priceless.
EvilLunch

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« Reply #105 on: 06-17-2004 04:41 »

That one was awesome, too. Heheh..
FishyJoe

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« Reply #106 on: 06-17-2004 09:47 »

 
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By EvilLunch:
Unfortunately, Walker as a show has very few great moments like that. They had to look hard to find them.

Disagreed! Pretty much every action scene or special effects shot in that show is funny.
Alee

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« Reply #107 on: 06-18-2004 01:20 »

My vote went to Dave. I adore him.

Kicked your ass.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #108 on: 09-07-2004 22:45 »

*bump*  Conan is 2nd.  The best one is Unscrewed with Martin Sargent.  Martin and Conan 0wn those other shows.  Leno's OK, I used to like him more.
winna

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« Reply #109 on: 09-07-2004 22:51 »

I don't think that Jon is really late night, but he's certainly up there for talk show host... Anyways Conan comes out on top... and I agree his Andy Richter days were the best, but he's still great...  I can also agree with futuramafreak in that Martin Sargent is pretty bitchin, I like to watch his show every now and then....  smile
evan

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« Reply #110 on: 09-08-2004 00:40 »

I just saw a rerun of one of Conan's Walker clips, and it has to be one of the funniest bits I've ever seen.  It starts like this:  there's this kid climbing one of those wall-mounted ladders in a library.  An older man is on the ground, yelling at the kid to jump (for whatever reason), telling the kid he'll catch him.  So the kid jumps, and the guy doesn't catch him.  The kid splats on the ground.  And Walker isn't even in the clip.  Hilarious.
Blackadder11

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« Reply #111 on: 09-08-2004 01:55 »

Walker Texas Ranger clips are my favorite part of Conan now. That show is so godawful it makes fun of itself.
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« Reply #112 on: 09-08-2004 14:40 »

Hard one...I'd say I'm evenly split between Jon Stewart and Conan O'Brien.  I generally get to see more of Jon, and the show is surprising more insightful than you would think.  Just look at the way he blew the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth guys out of the water (har!) a few weeks back.  Also love "The Colbert Report" (It's French, bitch!) and "J" magazine.

Conan is also hilarious in an "abstract craziness" way.  I, like many here, LOVE the Walker, Texas Ranger lever.  My favorite clip is with the creepy Chinese guy saying "I like your ranger WALKER!!!".  Couldn't believe the jet-pack either.  I also enjoy "Frankenstien Wastes a Minute of Our Time" and the photo montages of Conan's parties.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #113 on: 09-18-2004 14:03 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I just saw a rerun of one of Conan's Walker clips, and it has to be one of the funniest bits I've ever seen.  It starts like this:  there's this kid climbing one of those wall-mounted ladders in a library.  An older man is on the ground, yelling at the kid to jump (for whatever reason), telling the kid he'll catch him.  So the kid jumps, and the guy doesn't catch him.  The kid splats on the ground.  And Walker isn't even in the clip.  Hilarious.

I've seen that episode of Conan 3 or 4 times.  I think the funniest is either the one on the day Friends was cancelled ("And- NBC's new slogan- We're Screwed." ) or the one where he shows off his 1992 Ford Taurus.
newhook_1

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« Reply #114 on: 09-18-2004 15:48 »

I hear Tom Green's on Leno now. Hopfully he'll help liven things up a bit. I've always found Leno kind of bland.
Jicannon

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« Reply #115 on: 09-18-2004 16:07 »

Tom Green huh? Whatever happened to him? I'm glad he's back though  smile
evan

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« Reply #116 on: 09-18-2004 16:14 »

Hasn't Tom Green lost two tv talkshows already?  I'm surprised anyone thinks he'll be good for ratings...

Unless, of course, they're grooming Green to talk over Late Night when/if Conan goes over to CBS.  That's the only "logical" explination.
newhook_1

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« Reply #117 on: 09-18-2004 17:36 »
« Last Edit on: 09-18-2004 17:36 »

He lost one, it just stoped airing for a few years while he got his testicular cancer cleared up, and made a few movies, then the ratings bombed when it was put on 5 nights a week in 2003. Tom Green is great in small doses, but every weeknight was just too much.

His role on Leno right now is going to all the states in alphabitical order, looking for interesting people. http://www.tomgreen.com  has more details.
futuramafreak

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« Reply #118 on: 09-18-2004 23:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-18-2004 23:29 »

evan: Conan's going to CBS?  Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FishyJoe

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« Reply #119 on: 09-18-2004 23:52 »

......who the fuck cares? It'd be the same show, just on another network. Why are you having a heart attack?

Besides, it's not confirmed. But if Conan wants that 11:30 slot, his best bet would be to go to CBS.
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