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Late Night Television

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#2 Post by Cold Bishop » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:43 am

The news made my day. Conan was at its peak during the Andy Richter days.

Although I feel sorry that Richter was never able to get his career off the ground. Andy Richter Controls the Universe was one of the few sitcoms I actually watched.

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#3 Post by Antoine Doinel » Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:03 am

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#4 Post by Svevan » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:42 pm

Gonna start watching the Tonight Show, I guess. Last night's show was fun (and so was Fallon, weirdly). I enjoyed the opening montage quite a lot - was that Monument Valley he ran through? I'm no good at identifying scenery.

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#5 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:49 pm

Late Night TV died the day Craig Kilborn went off air

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#6 Post by essrog » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:56 pm

Svevan wrote: I enjoyed the opening montage quite a lot - was that Monument Valley he ran through? I'm no good at identifying scenery.
I'm pretty sure it was, though the "monument" in the background didn't look quite as grand as the ones Ford photographed. I loved this opening bit too -- I kind of rolled my eyes at first with the "move to LA" note on the checklist, but the longer they stretched it out, the more I laughed. I loved his sprint through Wrigley Field and his stop-off at the Victorian Doll Museum.

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#7 Post by Fiery Angel » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:38 pm

domino harvey wrote:Late Night TV died the day Craig Kilborn went off air
I miss Craiggers too--although Letterman's been pretty funny lately.

The Onion nailed our boy a couple years ago.

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#8 Post by Robert de la Cheyniest » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:54 pm

I did love the bit of Conan acting as a tour guide on the Universal lot. Circle! Circle! Circle!

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#9 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:30 am

Fiery Angel wrote:
domino harvey wrote:Late Night TV died the day Craig Kilborn went off air
I miss Craiggers too--although Letterman's been pretty funny lately.
Someone uploaded some excellent classic Kilborn clips on Youtube and man, it just made so me sad that there's not a show like that on the air anymore. Yambo, Five Questions, the ludicrously self-inflated position his own writers gave themselves within the show, the running jokes built around non-events like the Countdown to Dido, &c

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#10 Post by souvenir » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:33 am

Kilborn was my favorite too. I'd like to see Mr. Bring Your Stuff guy again. Him and the Robert Goulet Christmas card were some of my fonder memories of that show.

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#11 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:53 am

Someone edited it so that it doesn't make any sense without context, but this is one of my favorite Late Late Show moments: Kilborn had provided Roger Ebert with a list of possible new catchphrases for his show and they settled on "This movie is sweeter than curly fries," which he never ended up using. Kilborn was bitter about it but tried to get another television personality to take up his catchphrase suggestions. And unlike Ebert, Bob Costas was true to his word and later uttered the nonsensical catchphrase "That is restaurant-quality lemonade" on the next nationally-televised ballgame he called. =D>

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#12 Post by essrog » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:59 am

My favorite Kilborn moments were from his SportsCenter days, like when he narrated Charles Barkley slam dunks with lines like, "Here comes the Chuckwagon!"

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#13 Post by Murdoch » Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:41 am

Reading all the posts about Kilborn make me sad that I never caught him while he was on late night.

I saw about a half hour of Conan tonight and maybe it's because I'll take anyone over Leno, but I really enjoyed the show. I only saw the guest interviews though so I don't know if the opening monologue was any good - although I've never been a fan of opening monologues in general, I usually just watch late night shows for the interviews and skits.

Also, just have to say that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a cutie.

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#14 Post by King Prendergast » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:39 pm

Kilborn was great, and unlike a lot of the late night guys (Conana especially) his interviews were often the best part of the show.
Comparing him to Fallon is a sad joke. Fallon sucks.

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#16 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:48 pm

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Re: Late Night Television

#17 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:51 pm

Doesn't help; he's still awful.

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#18 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:38 pm

Flashing Nintendo Conan gave me a chuckle.

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#19 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:56 pm

Now I am really curious if this was a blatant homage. The two backgrounds match up almost too well.

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#20 Post by Cold Bishop » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:06 am

Just in case, for those not paying attention, it looks that Leno and NBC are now poised to stab the better comic in the back once again.

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#21 Post by dx23 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:25 pm

Cold Bishop wrote:Just in case, for those not paying attention, it looks that Leno and NBC are now poised to stab the better comic in the back once again.
This shows that Jerry Zucker is the worst, most inept network executive ever. Even worse than Michael Eisner.


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Re: Late Night Television

#23 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:34 pm

This might give Kilborn a chance to slither back to late night somehow! After Conan, perhaps? Please, Fox? Please?

I used to flick back and forth between them like a madman, I miss those days. And Bill Maher was on every night too! Now you couldn't pay me to watch any of the late night shows, sadly including the watered down Conan we've been getting at 11:30.

I have a feeling the format is just tired and none of these changes will fix anything.

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#24 Post by tartarlamb » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:47 pm

Conan has actually been improving since this debacle started. He's gotten his edge and snark back. Now if he would only move back to NY!

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Re: Late Night Television

#25 Post by RagingNoodles » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:23 pm

Conan says he won't do Tonight Show Following Leno.

Yeah, Conan was on fire last night.

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