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Conan O'Brien - 60 Minutes - CBS News

Man, watching the clip of Leno handing the torch to Conan doesn't get any less damning after viewing it for the millionth time.

But I think if anyone looks bad coming out of this interview, it's NBC. This interview really makes it looked like they dropped the ball. And Conan came across really classy by coming out and saying that he was not screwed. Even if we all feel he was, the fact that Conan won't go that far shows how much of a class act he really is.




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Well, I think he's contractually obligated to not say he got screwed, they might consider that disparaging remarks...

I think what was most telling was how visually upset and offended he got when Steve Kroft asked him about NBC accusing him of losing money. He wasn't allowed to say all he probably wanted to say about NBC, but he didnt have to.

But he did come across very classy, and very funny, I can't wait until he's back on TV full time.




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Conan's wife is a fox. (Not a TBS.)



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Conan's wife is a fox. (Not a TBS.)


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She came off so composed as if she's on TV doing interviews every other day or something.

Serious Conan is a smidge creepy and I was hoping the vein under his eye wouldn't explode. As expected there is a lot of bitterness under the surface that you could just see in his eyes.

NBC may have dropped the ball, but CBS dropped the ball by not promoting this more. I had no idea this interview was happening until after the fact when I came here.
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    Originally posted by dwaters
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Conan's wife is a fox. (Not a TBS.)


    Yes!
    She came off so composed as if she's on TV doing interviews every other day or something.

    Serious Conan is a smidge creepy and I was hoping the vein under his eye wouldn't explode. As expected there is a lot of bitterness under the surface that you could just see in his eyes.

    NBC may have dropped the ball, but CBS dropped the ball by not promoting this more. I had no idea this interview was happening until after the fact when I came here.


I had heard that they couldn't promote it with any clips of him speaking as he was legally prohibited from appearing on television until May 1 so CBS' hands were a bit tied if they wanted to be the absolute 1st place you heard Coco talk about it.

Hopefully now that he's gotten this interview out of the way, he can start promoting the TBS show and keep his name out there in the lead-up to the new show.



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Sorry, didn't occur to me to post a heads-up when I heard about it. He's definitely very, very hurt about what we think of as getting screwed by NBC. I think he was saying that he "wasn't screwed" because he feels that it's working out fine for him & his in the long run. And that is a good way to frame the situation.

Conan's wife Liza (people.com) is/was an ad executive & has appeared on TV, so she wasn't as out of her element in a TV interview as a "regular person".

Meanwhile, Conan's Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on TV tour was in Las Vegas on Saturday & Sunday (IIRC), is off tonight (Mon) & is in Reno tomorrow (Tue.) Letterman's Late Show tapes in NYC, which is a bit of a flight away. Ferguson's much closer in LA, as is Kimmel. I don't know where Lopez tapes, but their website says they're "on hiatus" -- that's an unfortunate piece of timing. At any rate, I have DVRs set up to tape all of them, just in case ... :-)
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Lopez tapes in LA, but he was in Atlanta on Wednesday night for the Game 5 of the Hawks-Bucks playoff series for some strange reason. He even got into a fake fight with one of the mascots on the court. You're right though, it is pretty poor timing considering how closely intertwined their careers may be from here on out.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
I'm attending Conan's Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television tour when he comes home to Boston in June.

If I have any gripes about the 60 Minutes interview, it's that I would have preferred not to have seen footage of what the shows are like. I'd have liked to have been completely surprised by the experience. But whatever. One month until I see Conan...



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Well then, I'm glad I didn't put up a thread here after I saw the show on Friday! It was good!
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    Originally posted by emma
    Well then, I'm glad I didn't put up a thread here after I saw the show on Friday! It was good!
James already did one anyway (The W).



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I was a little surprised the subject of Lopez didn't come up, since there's been some questions raised about how honest Lopez was about giving up his time slot (vs being basically threatened with outright cancellation if he didn't).

I was at Conan's Saturday night Vegas show. Good show. Not really great or spectacular, but good.
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I tried to keep spoilers as minimal as possible because I knew there were folks from here who were attending the shows, but I still recommend that you shouldn't read my review until after you go. (If at all.)

And in reference to hansen9j's Twitter (and the 60 Minutes bit), he entered to Army in Edmonton too. Was going to mention that. Forgot. Had a really hard time with the actual show part of the review and finally said "if you don't finish it, you don't get supper" which was motivation enough to half-ass it out the door.



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No Coco guy here, but just read on several sources that Max Weinberg will not be on the new show and that is is rumored that he has approached Leno about taking over for Eubanks.

That seems... odd, give how everything played out.

One place I saw it
http://springsteeninformationcenter.wordpress.com/2010/05/04/max-weinberg-not-returning-with-conan-obrien/



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.68
This isn't that unexpected, given that Max has been away an awful lot on E Street Band tours over the last couple of years. Touring with Bruce wasn't exactly a consideration when Max signed on for 'Late Night' back in 1993, but since the E Streeters got back together in the late 90's, obviously they'd take over as Max's top priority.

I call B.S. on Max as Leno's new bandleader. That wouldn't make sense. Unless Max has been secretly upset at Conan for all of the "Max is a creepy pervert" jokes over the years and wants revenge.
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I thought Leno had already picked Ricky Minor to take over for Eubanks?
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.08

According to this (music-mix.ew.com), no details about Conan's TBS show are worked out as of yet, so it's not so much that Weinberg was dropped as much as they haven't added him, or anyone save for Conan, as of yet.





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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.58
Conan's Inner Monologue from his 60 Minutes interview (by Funny or Die):





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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.49
    Originally posted by Letterman, 5/3/10
    Oh, boy, big TV night last night. Did you see Conan O'Brien on the 60 Minutes program? Oh, man. (*applause*) The guy told the 60 Minutes team, he said that NBC had broken his heart. And I thought, well ... welcome to the club, Coco. Welcome to the club.
I'd buy that t-shirt too! And I still think Dave's show ought to be Conan's first real TV appearance.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.49
Conan at Google (youtube.com), showing why a VP of Engineering should not try to "host" a comedic host.

Interesting part where NBC reportedly thought all the internet support for Conan was somehow *done by* Conan. NBC not clear on the concept? Naaaaah.
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.08
    Originally posted by emma

    Interesting part where NBC reportedly thought all the internet support for Conan was somehow *done by* Conan. NBC not clear on the concept? Naaaaah.



I becoming more and more convinced that these people think that the internet is some passing fad.

(edited by Leroy on 8.5.10 1353)


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