Friday, January 22, 2010

So long, Coco

"The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" comes to an end tonight with the last show. It didn't last long enough to be considered an era, maybe just an er, which is short for error, which is what this whole mess was from start to finish.
By now everyone knows all the details and has decided whose side they're (or were) on, if any. Humor is subjective. If Conan O'Brien's humor doesn't make you laugh, nothing I say here is going to change your mind. And that's okay. Different strokes, etc. Just keep in mind that the NBC network didn't just take a dump on one guy, it took a dump on all the people that worked for him on his show as well as the people who enjoyed the show, most of whom are just entering their late 20s and early 30s, which is the demographic they were hoping to reach when they made the decision to replace Leno four years ago. And they did this with arguably their most treasured franchise of a show. Remember that little tidbit if there are other programs on that network you enjoy.
Anyway, it's all over now, even the shouting. Which is a shame, because much of the shouting was a whole lot of fun. Here are some highlights from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy!

Viva Conan!

NBC's Twitterrific new logo, The Failcock. Image by: Mitch Canter (@studionashvegas)

Today's special at The Bunker (Ybor City)

Lastly, if you're not a Conan O'Brien fan (and again, that's okay) and you just don't get the sense of outrage that some people (myself included, admittedly) feel about the situation, here's an excellent essay that explains why some people feel the way they do.

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