It'll be interesting to see who gets the first interview with Conan after this Friday. I'm guessing Letterman for many reasons, but I would imagine that Conan won't be able to give too many details about the situation and probably won't be able to bash NBC too much, but we'll (hopefully) see.
"You are going to get a certain amount of snarkiness on the Internet no matter what, and my rule is that you don't post anything that you wouldn't say to someone's face." Marc Andreyko (Writer of DC Comic's "Manhunter")
Did Michael Scott negotiate this deal for Conan? It's a pretty sweet deal considering. There was no way Conan was staying. Not the way he was treated. I would say this exit deal with NBC is the one time in this whole ordeal Conan was treated fairly. Better than fairly. The network needed some goodwill out of this situation.
Andy and Max have to negotiate their own deals with NBC. NBC should retain them for a high-octane buddy cop drama.
Originally posted by StingArmySo on Wednesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, Conan introduced a new comedy bit where they buy inordinately expensive props solely for the purpose of spending NBC's money. Wednesday night's bit consisted of a Bugatti Veyron, the most expensive car in the world, dressed up like a mouse. He also had the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" playing in the background. Total price tag? An estimated $1.5 million.
Okay, it was funny. I laughed. But, I can't help but wonder what his contract says about pulling stunts like this. I'm specifically wondering about any sort of "good faith" clause in his contract that wouldn't allow him to spending NBC's money solely for the purpose of wasting it. I would think Conan has lawyers on staff who would warn him if he was going to do something that could hurt him legally or financially, but then again maybe those lawyers are actually employed by NBC.
For lack of a better word, I thought that whole bit was a "work". Why would NBC broadcast that bit otherwise? It's not like the show airs live.
Holy fuck shit motherfucker shit. Read comics. Fuck shit shit fuck shit I sold out when I did my job. Fuck fuck fuck shit fuck. Sorry had to do it....
Revenge of the Sith = one thumb up from me. Fuck shit. I want to tittie fuck your ass. -- The Guinness. to Cerebus
I'm sure Conan's producers will keep any expenditures for the show well within the show's budget for 2010 -- no problem! I'm adoring the music coming in & out of commercials. I wish I could have the whole commercial inerval! ;-)
The rest of the week is going to be amazing. Just be sure to record it yourself, 'cause it's not real likely that NBC is going to be putting any of this out on DVD!
"The views expressed the Tonight Show are not necessarily those of Conan O'Brien, NBC, it's affiliates, or anyone else who might be involved in potential litigation." However, it's pretty much all fair for the guests!
I can't find the article right now... (it was on Google news earlier) but the upshot was that NBC had the rights to air Satisfaction on TV, but would have to pay around 50k for a rerun and probably more than that for the internet. It also pointed out that the car actually costs closer to 2million dollars and there was probably someplace they could have borrowed one... so it was sort of a work, but it DOES make it unlikely to see that episode in reruns.
As Sandler pointed out, the band is picking songs to play for intros/outros that cost a pretty penny to perform too.
Originally posted by John OrquiolaDid Michael Scott negotiate this deal for Conan?
If Michael Scott had negotiated the deal, then Ryan would've gotten a spot on Leno's show, possibly replacing Stuttering John, or even Kevin Eubanks. Which we cannot confirm nor deny at this point. Stay tuned...
Conan finally made it official on tonight's show. See you on Fox Coco.
The show combined two of my favorite things this night: horse racing and Conan O'Brien.
Mine That Bird watching restricted NFL Super Bowl footage = awesomeness on levels I cannot describe in any language currently available to mankind.
If they really wanted to up that bill, they should have also brought in Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra (also because that would be the only time those two would be in the same place any time soon . . . but once I get too far into that, this post starts belonging in a different forum).
Edit: Sure it was an equine stand-in, but it was a fun concept, so I'm happy.
(edited by LinearRO on 22.1.10 0905) Oooooooh, Ahhhhhh, Eeeeeee, Yaaaaaaaaa, Grrrrrrrrr, you son of a oh, eeeeeeee, and that's how we shave. -Homer Simpson
Well, if there was any doubt after chapter 1 of Conan's "waste NBC's money" skit as to whether it was real, Thursday night's edition should prove it's all a work. The horse in the skit was clearly not Mine that Bird. And if it was, I'd hope whoever owns the horse wouldn't sell it for such a low price. Also, I'm not sure I've ever heard of restricted Super Bowl footage. I guess he's implying that Super Bowl footage can't be freely shown on TV?
That being said, I can't wait to see what he "buys" with NBC's money for his finale!
Harrison Ford is a terrible guest. He has no desire to be there and the only time I have seen him comfortable was during Inside the Actor's Studio interview. He likes talking about acting instead of telling retard stories. I am sure he is sick to death of the "You were in Star Wars, because he were working as a carpenter for Lucas." story. I hope Conan spends the rest of NBC's money on Haiti or employing all of California for a day. For all the shit, Robin gets, he has the crowd rolling 95% of the time which is what you want your guest do.
Originally posted by lotjxI hope Conan spends the rest of NBC's money on Haiti...
I was thinking the same thing. He should call in to the Clooney Telethon and donate 10 Million from 'The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien' and record the phone call and then play it on the air. That would be pretty funny.
Or buy each audience member a car. I'm actually heading to Burbank and Universal in an hour in hopes of getting in the audience today. Good luck to me!
Originally posted by lotjxHarrison Ford is a terrible guest. He has no desire to be there and the only time I have seen him comfortable was during Inside the Actor's Studio interview. He likes talking about acting instead of telling retard stories. I am sure he is sick to death of the "You were in Star Wars, because he were working as a carpenter for Lucas." story. (edited by lotjx on 22.1.10 0726)
Actually, the only time I've seen Ford really light up as a guest is when he was on Conan's Late Night a few years ago. He seemed to get a kick out of Conan and they did a great bit where they put the 'Harrison Ford dramatic face' transposed against upbeat dixieland music. Ford also taped a 'Secrets' bit for Late Night.
Kirk, crackers are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers, we don't know. Frankly, we don't want to know. It's a market we can do without.
I actually think Harrison Ford might hate Dave. I've seen him on the show several times, and ever time he looks like he'd rather be getting a root canal. He's a notoriously awful interview in general, but it seems to be particularly bad on Dave's show.
FOX Press Release (via Futon Critic). A shame, because despite having crap ratings the show managed to become great again this year. Scuttlebutt says that the show MAY get picked up by The CW next season.