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#181 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.76
O'Brien seals $45 million deal to quit "Tonight Show". Glad to see that the staff was taken care of as well and that we can probably expect to see Conan back on the air in September . . . somewhere.

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.



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#182 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21
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.



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#183 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
    Originally posted by StingArmy
    So 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.



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#184 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    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.
If you watch this same episode on Hulu, they have that bit removed. It makes you wonder...
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#185 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.65
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
      Originally posted by JayJayDean
      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.
    If you watch this same episode on Hulu, they have that bit removed. It makes you wonder...

All that tells me is that they probably had the rights to air Satisfaction on TV, but not on Hulu.



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#186 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.43
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!

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#187 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.86
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.
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#188 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.44
Looking back, Howard Stern was pretty prophetic here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxcAAb60lik
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#189 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.62


This is seriously the smartest Howard Stern has ever sounded. In this clip, they break down exactly how the Jay Leno Show would fail and Conan would end up getting boned.





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#190 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.48
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Did 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.



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#191 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.20
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).

Team Conan!

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)


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#192 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.54
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!

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#193 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.44
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Did Michael Scott negotiate this deal for Conan?


No, Optimus Prime is his lawyer, didn't you see?
(Way to give the Ben Stiller surprise away, Pee-Wee)

Twenty years from now, Robin Williams will still be going on talk shows and doing the hyper-manic-crazy schtick, and nobody will tell him when to stop.

If anyone switched over to Letterman, they would have seen what seemed like a drugged out Harrison Ford. Bizarre.
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#194 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.46
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.

(edited by lotjx on 22.1.10 0726)
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#195 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
Actually, there are plenty of rumors about Harrison Ford having a pretty serious drinking problem. He's usually pretty out of it when he does public appearances.
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#196 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
    Originally posted by lotjx
    I 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!



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#197 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
    Originally posted by lotjx
    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. (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.



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#198 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.29
    Originally posted by dwaters
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      Did Michael Scott negotiate this deal for Conan?


    No, Optimus Prime is his lawyer, didn't you see?
    (Way to give the Ben Stiller surprise away, Pee-Wee)



I thought he was referring to Stillerstrong.org that Conan had been advertising.



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#199 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.86
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.
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#200 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.44
Here's the clip, with Ford's part at about 2:15 in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2cJeZz5qD4

I've never seen a guest so not want to be there. At one point he just openly yawns. WTH?
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