Conan’s Goodbye…Again

23 01 2010

Conan, once again, says goodbye to his late night show. This time, it is The Tonight Show. Tonight is Conan’s last episode. As I watch, it is very sad to see such a great comedian and host being shoved out the door. I have been a big Conan fan since I was a wee tot and I don’t want to see him go. I hope Conan will be around for bigger and better things. It has always been a dream of mine to work at Universal and for NBC, but, seeing how they screwed over Conan, it seems that it may be more of a nightmare.

Conan puts his foot down

13 01 2010

Conan O’Brien says he will quit if The Tonight Show gets moved to 12:05. Conan had this to say,

“I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my bosses are demanding an immediate decision.It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of ratings support from the prime-time schedule.NBC has decided to react to their terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their long-established late night schedule I sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I believe nothing could matter more. I currently have no other offer and honestly have no idea what happens next.”

At this point I’ve got to say, Go team Conan!

Conan’s take on the rumors

12 01 2010

Conan O’Brien addressed the rumors that of been circulating over this past weekend on The Tonight Show. Conan took a comedic approach, which is expected of the comedian. One of the comments he made raised some eyebrows. In paraphrase, he said leaving NBC doesn’t sound so bad at this point. Will Conan leave NBC and take The Tonight Show with him? It would be a smart idea for other networks to jump on this as soon as possible. Conan is said to only have a number of days to agree to be moved to a 12:30 time slot, while Jay Leno will take back his old time slot. I say NO TAKSIES BACKSIES! Leno should take an honorable bow and let Conan have the time slot he deserves. As much as I love Jay Leno, this was a risk he took when he decided to leave The Tonight Show.

Watch Conan address the rumors Here