Friday, January 15, 2010

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow


It's official:

The Daily Beast: Conan's Exit Confirmed/1.15.10

Conan O'Brien is now the George Lazenby of Tonight Show hosts.

What's worse -- there are very big rumors currently circulating that NBC will pull Conan off the show as early as tonight (classless and undignified yet all-too-standard operating procedure).

Maybe the last word as far as NBC and Jay Leno are concerned should come from Leno's competition -- and right to Leno's face. Behold one of the most brilliantly uncomfortable public take-downs to come along in many, many moons.

The Huffington Post: Jimmy Kimmel Destroys Jay Leno on His Own Show/1.15.10

15 comments:

Jadine said...

Brilliant!

kanye said...

"After alienating their only remaining viewer, NBC will become the first network to pull a 0/0 ratings share in the history of broadcast television."

In the year three thousand...

The long-dead and rotting corpse of Jay Leno will finally retire, passing the reins of 'The Tonight Show' on to rising NBC star, Luke Russert XVII.

In the year three thousand...

Gigi Ebersol Leno Wright-Zucker, President of NBC/Omni Consumer Products, will preview an exciting fall lineup of brand new shows including, Manimal: Redux, Mr. T and Tina: The Early Years and Survivor: Serial Killer Edition.

In the year three thousand...

Feel free to pile on.

PsychoPoet said...

There's so much more horrific shit going down in the world, yet this depresses the hell out of me.

jrm78 said...

I made this observation in one of the fark threads on the situation, but did it seem like there was something other than water in Conan's mug last night. He sort of had an angry drunk vibe going on last night (and rightfully so), which seemed apparent during the Rob Lowe interview or when he slammed the desk microphone.

Alanna said...

I wish Adam Carolla had a late night program (again...and without bouncing tits as the main attraction). But since Jimmy is technically Adam's bullhorn that's close enough. That was awesome.

Chez said...

And Comment of the Week goes to Kanye.

em said...

I've watched Conan ever since I was in seventh grade--I was slightly terrified of the tight shots of Max Weinberg's face as he played Conan to his desk, and a lot of the humor (obviously) went over my head (anyone remember the Incredible Hulk thing Conan used to do way back when?)--but as an insomniac 11-year-old, I loved "Late Night" back then and I loved his "Tonight Show" when it started back in June. He needed time to grow as the "Late Night" host as well, so wouldn't that also follow for his gig at the "Tonight Show"?

Whatever. I agree with PsychoPoet. It's shameful, and even more shameful when you think about how everyone who works for him had to uproot their lives for their new "jobs".

Capt Aclow said...

Jay got his show back, but if you were him and you could do it all over again:

1) Exit gracefully from the Tonight Show at the top of your game

2) Become the butt of all the truly mean jokes and hatred thrown his way, permanently damaging his image in some ways

...What would you do? "We have children to feed and all you have are your cars" -Jesus, it's brutal.

Anonymous said...

I will never watch Leno again. Done.

PsychoPoet said...

I don't think I can watch NBC ever again.

em said...

"I don't think I can watch NBC ever again."

Actually, Conan's the only thing I watched on NBC, so...maybe you're not missing much. When part of your primetime lineup involves singing "competitions" hosted by former members of boy bands (if I recall, not one, but TWO shows with that type of format), then you're pretty much shit outta luck.

PsychoPoet said...

em,

I watch Community and The Office.

epnuzguy said...

It seemed to me watching this clip that a) Jay was uncomfortable doing this bit, b) Jimmy obviously wanted to get some more zingers at Jay's expense but held back, and, most importantly c) now I remember why I never watched Leno's new show in the first place. This was godawful.

em said...

"I watch Community and The Office."

Ah, in that case, I'm sorry for your loss if you give up on NBC completely. At least you have "Idol" to look forward to!

(Kidding. Sorry)

Anonymous said...

Fuck you NBC. And fuck you Jay Leno.

Jimmy Kimmel is a smart motherfucker. Good on him.

Again. Go fuck yourselves, NBC.

(Sorry about all the fucks, people)