I rarely discuss TV on my blog but I had to do a mini rant tonight. Apparently the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien is on the brink of cancellation and Jay Leno is in the lurch to resume his shift as returning host. Bleh. Now, I’ve never had any gripe toward Leno or NBC for that matter but this is ridiculous. First NBC “gracefully” pushes Leno out the door to bring in O’Brien to helm the coveted position — then they take it back? And to only give O’Brien barely seven months? I don’t know why but I’m really annoyed.
Tonight O’Brien gave the following monologue:
“Hi, I’m Conan O’Brien, NBC’s “Employee of the Month.’”“There’s a rumor that NBC is so upset with me, they want to keep me off the air for three years. My response to that is, if NBC doesn’t want people to see me, just leave me on NBC.”“Time sure does fly. Do you realize that a baby born on the day we did our first “Tonight Show” is now a slightly larger baby?”“This is absolutely true—I received a letter from the adult film company ‘Pink Visual’ offering me a role in one of their porno movies. In the movie I’d be having sex with a beautiful woman and just as we’re about to climax I get replaced by Jay Leno.”“No matter what happens, it’s been a real honor to sit in the same chair as Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, and Jay Leno.”
And he mentioned his sale posting of The Tonight Show on Craigslist. Check it out.
Excellent. You gotta love his humor.