So good to have Conan back. The cold open was awesome, the monologue was great (complete with a Masturbating Bear cameo), and Conan performing with Jack White gave me the same kind of chills I got when Conan performed Freebird with Will Ferrell.
Also gotta love Jon Stewart acknowledging Conan on The Daily Show tonight. God bless DVR's, just because I don't know I'd be able to watch both shows without it.
A really good show. Good to see the Basic Cable band, even if it's still sans Max Weinberg. At least we still got La Bamba. The moving moon background cracked me up. And I liked the nutcracker lady being the 'first guest' though part of me wanted the Nobel prize winner so Conan could rip on him a little more. As a real first guest, Seth Rogen was good. So was Jack White. Lea Michelle? Not so much.
The most important thing to me was that you could absolutely tell both Conan & Andy were so happy to be back on the air. It's only one episode, but they definitely look good on TBS.
Now can we all stop ragging on George Lopez? He is the one that got Conan back on, after all. And as a Latino, I would like to hear about the only Latino late night host without the words 'stinks', 'sucks', or 'Sabado Giante', which doesn't even count, IMO.
Seth Rogen stopped the show dead with his uncollected notions on marriage. He needed time to find his footing, and then he was gone. If they held off the Glee girl until tonight, a warmed-up Seth and Jack White would be a fine line-up for the first show back. Three was too much for this show and its obligatory big-return bits.
Masturbating Bear within the first 15 minutes is a good sign.
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Didn't watch the show, I'll probably scope it onlune on HUlu or something. I'll be watching tonight though because it's going to be kick'n. The ratings were going to be great for the first one regardless who was on the show, so they loaded up the second show with TOM HANKS. And as has been established before; Conan + Tom Hanks = Must Watch.
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Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... Quite impressed with the first show. I've said in the past that I wasn't cuckoo for Coco, but that was in large part because I never stayed up late enough in the Late Night days and it was obvious whenever I watched him in the Tonight Show days that he was restraining himself. However, the Coco I saw tonight was the same one I saw at Radio City in June - hilarious, uncompromising (when you get a Masturbating Bear segment in the first 10 minutes, it's clear there's going to be no pulled punches), at ease, and clearly at peace with himself. For the first time, Colbert's got himself some competition on my TV.
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Well I hate to be the one to rain on the parade but I thought the opening and Conan's monologue were good, not great, while Seth Rogen was boring as hell. I'm guessing most people liked him just because they like his work (probably better than Lea Michele's anyway) but he didn't say a single thing remotely interesting or funny. In fact, other than Hanks/McBrayer night the guests for the first two weeks is pretty uninspiring.
This could just be confirmation bias, but at this point I can't think of many other actors who could have played Nolan's take on Batman as well as Christian Bale. He's got the right mix of suave and Captain Insano to make it work.