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Conan's getting lazy

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by suburbanite, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Let me preface this by saying I like Conan, and I think his bits often are outrageously funny, which is why I watch. Hey, I expect some misses. Nobody bats a thousand, but the hits make up for them usually.

    But it seems to me this year he's gotten real lazy. He does so many things that are just meant to waste time in lieu of real comedy, moreso than in the past. First there was the footage of the kayak going down the ski slope that everyone on the board loved. I liked it, too, the first couple times. 25 times later, it was kinda hackneyed.

    Tonight, his idea to waste time was to keep having shots of some woman interspersed with him, and then faking indignation as it continued to happen. And, of course, he complains to the woman in the audience instead of, uh, I don't know, THE DIRECTOR, maybe?

    For all the coin he's pulling down, is it too much to ask for him and his writers to actually write stuff, instead of doing stupid crap like this?

    Sorry, I just had to vent.
     
  2. CitizenTino

    CitizenTino Active Member

    It would be nice if he let guests finish complete sentences before he cut them off and went into another "Look at me! I'm goofy Conan!" bit. I find a lot of his stuff funny, but as an interviewer, he sucks.
     
  3. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Well, that's another thing. He does a lot of stuff that's supposed to be self-deprecating, but it comes off more as self-serving.
     
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Well fuck you if you don't see the genius of masturbating bear. :D
     
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Does the Coked-Up Werewolf still show up from time to time?
     
  6. KP

    KP Active Member

    Can't beat Pimpbot 3000.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Or the Pooping Robot (that one's old, but it was funny as hell).
     
  8. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    Five words: Chewbacca stuck in a glory hole. Sorry, but Leno doesn't pull that one off.
     
  9. mediaguy

    mediaguy Active Member

    I guess that's actually six.
     
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Frankly, I'd rather have him make me laugh than listen to Ashton Kutcher stammer through something that was set up for him to have a punchline.

    98 percent of late night interviews give you nothing worth remembering about a celebrity. Make me laugh or I'm shutting you off.
     
  11. XXXX

    XXXX Member

    conan may not be the best interviewer, but who cares. i don't tune in to hear about jodie fosters boring ass trip to somalia, i tune in to see the fed ex pope. and the masturbating bear.
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I wonder if the Masturbating Bear and Triumph and his funniest bits will be able to live on when he takes over for Leno...

    I'll be bashed for admitting this, but Jimmy Kimmel's show is very, very funny... I watched it a few weeks ago because he had someone on that I wanted to see and I found myself laughing more than I usually did watching Conan or Letterman... I rarely watch Leno because I think he's fucking terrible...
     
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