Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ouch! This Is Awkward



Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 weeks, or the moon (or under a rock ON the moon), you have no doubt been bombarded with the late night drama going on between Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien.

For anyone who’s rock doesn’t have Cable or WiFi, the gist is this:

Jay Leno left the Tonight Show over the Summer to start his own Prime Time show. This freed up Conan to finally get his shot at hosting the Tonight Show, which he was promised 5 years ago. Jay’s new show sucked, and tanked in the ratings. Conan’s show is ALSO not doing too hot. So the geniuses at NBC decided to move Jay back to his old time slot, but only give him a half hour show, and move Conan’s show back by a half hour to make the room for Jay. Then Conan told NBC to go fuck themselves, and quit, giving Jay his old Tonight Show job back, which is what NBC wanted all along.

Well, Jay has been taking a lot of heat for his decision to squeeze out Conan, and in my opinion, rightly so. This clip was unearthed over the weekend, and if you had felt in any way BEFOREHAND that Jay might be getting beat up a little too harshly, watch the clip below and then let me know how you feel about the whole mess.



Ouch!

When I first saw this, I imagined someone sending it to Jay in an email with the title, “Hey Buddy, Remember This?”, Then I imagined Jay watching the clip and thinking, “Holy Shit I hate the internet!”. Seriously, this clip makes Jay look like a real douche. Five years later, he has basically gone and done what he categorically stated that he would NEVER do to anyone, once he gave up his show.

Anyway, I have to admit that I’ve never been too big of a fan of Conan’s (I just don’t find him very compelling), but I have to give that little Ginger bastard props for his decision to publicly tell NBC to go screw. That took balls.

One last note. Don’t let this post make anyone think for a second that I could really give two shits either way. I don’t watch either show, and don’t plan to. They are on too late, and I need tons of beauty sleep to keep looking this fucking awesome. I just like pointing out when people are being asshats.

25 comments:

Kimberly said...

Actually I have no idea because I don't watch Prime Time TV. Is that wrong? Didn't think so.

2abes said...

who gives a crap....nbc could make more if they put these two in the ring pay per view style.

Slyde said...

lol, no, its not wrong at all. Don't start!

Anonymous said...

GFY give me my 40 Mill.....

Wow what courage. Move over King, Ghandi, Washington and Lincoln, Conan is in town....

The fact that this drivel is dominating the news just goes to show how fucked up this country and it citizens really are these days. No wonder half the planet wants to kill us ugly Americanos !

Slyde said...

anon: i dont disagree.

though i must admit i still find all the fighting and pettiness interesting, in a car crash kinda way.

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

haa hah you said asshat.

i must say my fav-o-rite episode of south park is the ginger episode. hands down!

my kids like it too (I know, letting my kids watch south park-it's the edited versions though so yeah, only a little bit evil parent but dangit there is so only so much dora one can watch !!)

wait, this was about the tonight show, bleha!!

Vinomom said...

I really could care less as well but I think Conan has a right to be pissed! Good for him for saying screw you and going to Fox.

B.E. Earl said...

I don't really care either, but ever since this happened I have plugged The Tonight Show into the DVR and Conan has been a rip this past week and a half or so. Very funny stuff.

So I'm firmly on Team Coco.

But the funniest guy on late night TV? Craig Ferguson on CBS after Letterman. By far! His monologues are hilarious. He gets crap guests and no one watches him, but every time I watch him I wonder why he doesn't do better in the ratings.

Secretia said...

If they both quit the network, would it make much difference to the public?

Bruce said...

I care neither for Mr. Leno or Mr. O'Brien, although Conan is hands down the funier of the two. What this whole debacle really stands for is the stupidity of management. They didn't think this through or have an exit strategy, and instead of taking the steady and slow approch, like Moving Jay somewhere else to satisfy the local affiliates, they pretty much sunk any hope of saving this late night timeslot for NBC. I don't think anyone is going to watch Leno at this point and a sizalbe number will follow Conan where ever he ends up, which won't be on NBC.

What I hope to see out of this is some heads roll at the corporate offices of NBC.

mo.stoneskin said...

I'm not sure what this whole rock thing is about. I'm not under a rock, under the Moon, on the Moon, under a rock on the Moon or even, wait for it, on a Moon under a rock.

That aside, I have no idea what your talking about...

Stupid Brits.

Anyway, he does seem like a bitofa prat, I'll agree with you on that one!

sybil law said...

Yep - Jay looks and appears to be a complete douche, for many, many reasons.
I love Conan. He makes me laugh all the time. It doesn't surprise me at all that he told them to go fuck themselves.

Dr Zibbs said...

When I watch Leno I mught chuckle once.

When I watch Conan I laugh out loud at least 10 times per show.

meleah rebeccah said...

All I am going to say about this subject is: when Jimmy Kimmel RIPPED Jay Leno apart [and ON HIS OWN SHOW] I never laughed so hard in my whole life.

terri said...

I don't watch either show. They're on too late for me. And really, I don't care. This is just what they do in show business. But good for Conan for standing up for himself.

badgerdaddy said...

They're mostly all tossers, let's be fair. But if I want to see Jay Leno look like a douche, I just watch old Bill Hicks stuff...

Funnier than any of them, ever.

Tamara said...

I guess South Africa counts as under a rock? And I can't even view the clip, so I remain ignorant. But hey, it's bliss, right?

Kate said...

Conan cracks me up, such a big goofball. That Leno clip made me cringe. I never had a problem with Leno before, but now.. you're right, he looks like a total douche. Looks like Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel and ol Letterman will get the last laugh now. Ha.

Heff said...

NBC should have simply FIRED Jay Leno.

End of story.

The Peach Tart said...

I don't watch either one since it takes a hell of a lot of beauty sleep at my age to maintain The Peach Tart allure but I think the whole business stinks like Jay's smelly socks.

Just telling it like it is said...

I have totally been under a rock...I had no idea

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

Dude. I just dig you. I don't watch either of them on a regular basis, but I have never found Conan funny and if I had to choose Jay over Letterman, I'd choose Jay.

Nej said...

I'm rarely, if ever, up late enough to watch either one of them. So...I have no opinion. But.....I am kinda sick of hearing about it.

I need a rock.

Nej said...

OH, but not a rock to hide from your blog. I mean, I should rephrase. I'm sick of the TV news talking about it all the time. :-)

Bina said...

You left out the part that Conan is getting $40 million to do NOTHING! Someone can take my job AND my house if they give me $40 million.

And ya know, I kinda like Jay Leno being on early. I'm in bed by nine and asleep by 10 so I had never seen his show before. I, personally, like being able to watch it early.

And you are so fucking hot you don't need no beauty sleep!