Oh for heaven's sake - I had a long, thought-out post all set to go, and then a WEB PAGE HAS EXPIRED message came up, so I lost the whole flippin' thing!
That's never happened to me before.
Anyway, I'll try to piece it back together, so here goes...
ItsAllRyche, it was Laura who mentioned Barry Manilow's look - just wanted to set the record straight.
I went to a taping of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, which was a real delight - Ed, Doc, Johnny, wow!
I don't hate Jay, I think he's a talented standup who works hard, and I'm glad he works for free and gives something back.
And I agree NBC's the real bad guy because of the bad situation they created for both Jay and Conan.
But I'm mad at Jay for taking the 11:30 show and subsequently taking back the Tonight show. His show was cancelled, Conan didn't go for moving the Tonight show to 12:05, Jay should have bowed out. Nuff said.
I have thought about Conan's remarks about being cynical, and he's so right, so I should rethink my stand on not watching Jay - that would be cynical, wouldn't it? There's a life lesson for the day.
I think Conan should go to Fox, lock, stock, and barrel - Fox would be wise to make the offer.
As for a move to HBO or Showtime, sorry Kelly, I've got HBO, so I'd be sad to see him go to Showtime.
It would be interesting to see these two networks enter the Late Night arena with a regularly scheduled show - with no language restrictions, it could be a different ballgame, that's for sure.
Anyway, I'll be watching for you, Conan.