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  • Cross Eyed Hillary Appears on Conan OBrien

    06/14/2014 6:05:46 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 18 replies
    Late-night talker Conan O'Brien had a little video editing fun with the Hillary Clinton/Diane Sawyer interview to once and for all prove that she has no lingering side effects from her 2012 concussion.
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense'

    01/25/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Hillary Busis
    How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan O’Brien? The comedian doesn’t mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. “I was blindsided,” he says, according to CBS News.
  • The Twilight Of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 2:04:21 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 24, 2013l | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!”
  • The Twilight of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!” It’s the sort of joke that is rapidly becoming a staple of Leno’s monologue. (On Monday’s show, riffing on the royal baby, he confided that he was “a little bummed out,...
  • White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013 [LIVE THREAD]

    04/27/2013 6:38:35 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 303 replies
    White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013
  • Morning Joe Chuckles At Conan Spoof Video Of Palin Seeming To Shoot At Cheney

    07/31/2012 5:49:46 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that Fox News had run a spoof video of someone seeming to line up a leading Democrat for a high-powered rifle shot. Need we state the obvious? MSNBC and the rest of the MSM would have interrupted all normal broadcasting for at least the rest of the day to condemn the outrage. But if a liberal late-night TV show runs a clip of Sarah Palin seeming to take such a shot at Dick Cheney? Well, that's all in good fun. Conan O'Brien last night ran a spoof video of Palin, reacting to Cheney's recent comment that McCain's pick of...
  • Conan O'Brien jokes about Glenn Beck [Coco wants Beck beaten ]

    02/03/2011 6:30:15 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 34 replies
    youtube.com ^ | Feb 2 2011 | Conan O'Brien
    Two questions about the Anderson Copper beating: 1. Is it safe to send our media into such a hostile situation? 2. How do we get Glenn Beck over there?
  • It’s a Small Yet Occupied Territory: Conan’s Monologue Meets “Palestinian” Narrative

    01/21/2011 5:19:20 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 4 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 21, 2011 | Alan Wellikoff
    I was in the next room while my girlfriend was watching Conan deliver his TV monologue Wednesday night. It was during this when I heard the comic announce that Disney was to build one of its theme parks in Israel. I paused for the punch-line as it hung in mid-air. When it came, it sounded something like “one of [the Israeli Disney park’s] attractions will be a boat ride called ‘Hit a Small Yet Occupied Territory.” That didn’t sound quite right – so I figured that whether the joke was righteous or wrong, spoken in rectitude or dhimmitude, I must’ve...
  • Conan O'Brien Spoofs Sarah Palin in Classic Christmas Remake

    12/23/2010 6:09:02 AM PST · by kristinn · 37 replies
    Team Coco via Entertainment Tonight ^ | Thursday, December 23, 2010 | Raphael Chestang
    Conan O'Brien unveiled a never-before-seen version of 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' featuring Sarah Palin on Wednesday night's "Conan." (Video at source link).
  • Conan O'Brien to make TBS his new late-night home

    04/12/2010 12:33:47 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 22 replies · 775+ views
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | April 12, 2010, 12:42PM | FRAZIER MOORE
    ...The program will air Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. Eastern... O'Brien quickly fired out a celebratory tweet. "The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I'll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show," he posted Monday on Twitter. The surprise announcement hit the same day O'Brien starts a two-month, nationwide comedy tour in Eugene, Ore., amid persistent reports that he was likely to claim Fox as his new late-night home... "In three months, I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm...
  • NBC Will Regret Appeasing Leno: Conan was Czechoslovakia of late night TV

    01/24/2010 11:41:44 PM PST · by iowamark · 26 replies · 1,135+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 24, 2010 | Joe Queenan
    Cultural historians are desperately seeking a precedent to the Jay Leno-Conan O'Brien fiasco. They are looking in the wrong places. True, Pat Sajak, Chevy Chase and Joan Rivers all got axed from late-night talk shows after shockingly brief stints at the helm, but none of them got $32.5 million to take a hike. And none of them got replaced by the person they had replaced. And none of them pouted about getting canned for general incompetence while millions of their countrymen—who had not actually failed at their jobs—were unable to find work. No, the most appropriate parallel to the debacle...
  • NO SETTLEMENT: Zucker Threatened To Ice Conan for 3.5 years...

    01/15/2010 11:08:29 AM PST · by iowamark · 18 replies · 1,034+ views
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 01/15/2010 | By Nikki Finke
    BREAKING NEWS! EXCLUSIVE! 9TH UPDATE, FRIDAY 7 AM: I can confirm that Team Conan reassembled in Los Angeles last night, and O'Brien's reps are still "figuring out how to settle" but at the same time still lobbying NBCU chief Jeff Zucker to keep Conan as host of The Tonight Show. Their negotiations continued with NBC. Unlike the network which wants a resolution by end of today, the agents-lawyers-managers are in no hurry to accept what NBC is offering to end this late night crisis and the resulting PR nightmare. Team Conan is banking on it getting worse, not better, with...
  • Morning Joe Jabs Jay: 'I Prefer My Dog To Leno'

    01/15/2010 4:24:23 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies · 411+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ouch. Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe: JOE SCARBOROUGH: You understand what I'm saying. I prefer Conan to Leno. I prefer my dog to Leno. That's just me: well, my dog's very funny. The irony is that despite his personal preference for canine comedy, Joe was making the point that from a business perspective, it makes sense to replace O'Brien with Leno. View video here.
  • Jay Leno [Cartoon]

    01/14/2010 12:41:32 PM PST · by DecoyJames · 2 replies · 959+ views
    Pretty Funny! I am with Team COCO!
  • Jay Leno may walk out on NBC, too

    01/13/2010 12:03:26 PM PST · by La Lydia · 124 replies · 4,284+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2010
    <p>TV funnyman Jay Leno is "furious" with how NBC has treated him and Conan O'Brien and is reportedly considering walking away from the network. A day after O'Brien threatened to walk away from NBC, Leno is considering doing the same.</p>
  • Leno Reclaims Tonight Show?

    01/07/2010 2:01:05 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 16 replies · 1,027+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/07/2010 | Staff
    The Jay Leno Show currently seen nightly on NBC at 9:00 (CST) has sunk to such a lowly place in the ratings that local NBC affiliates all over the nation have requested that the NBC Television Network cancel the show....
  • Top religion news, dishonors for typo, and Conan O'Brien

    12/21/2009 10:35:09 AM PST · by Colofornian · 8 replies · 574+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Dec. 19, 2009 | Joel Campbell
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Rosalynde Welch says the Conan O'Brien was both right and wrong about Mormons during the recent Mormon Song segment: "The joke is not at the Mormons' expense, really; it's making fun of the notion that 'Big Love,' 'Witness' and 'Children of the Corn' are sources of information about Mormonism... SNIP BYU's Daily Universe got the "Typo of the Year" award by Craig Silverman, writer for Huffington Post and whose blog chronicles the mistakes of the news industry. Silverman writes: "'The Daily Universe, a student paper at BYU, recalled and trashed 18,000 copies of an edition after...
  • Palin's Turning Point

    12/13/2009 11:57:25 AM PST · by euram · 50 replies · 2,460+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12-13-09 | William A. Jacobson
    Sarah Palin's appearance on the Conan O'Brien late night show generated huge positive buzz. Even (some of) the Palin haters were hard-pressed to come up with a negative about it. This marks something of a turning point for Palin. More so than daytime media, late night shows seem to have the power to define a public persona. Usually, late night references to Palin are of the demeaning variety, most notably David Letterman's near continuous anti-Palin jihad and the Saturday Night Live Tina Fay skits mocking Palin. When Palin appeared on SNL during the campaign, the appearance was damage control, at...
  • Don't get mad, get even:Palin surprises Shatner on late night show after he makes fun of her book

    12/12/2009 7:24:18 AM PST · by pillut48 · 91 replies · 4,834+ views
    UK Mail Online ^ | December 12, 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Politician Sarah Palin showed she is game for a laugh when she got her own back on William Shatner for making fun of her book.
  • NBC says Conan O'Brien hit head during a stunt and Fri. night's production halted... Developing

    09/25/2009 9:19:29 PM PDT · by pissant · 32 replies · 2,374+ views
    DrudgeReport ^ | 9/25/09 | Drudge
    BC says Conan O'Brien hit his head during a stunt and Friday night's production halted... Developing...
  • Star Trek actor William Shatner turns into nightmare guest on U.S. chatshow

    06/18/2009 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 120 replies · 8,424+ views
    William Shatner became one of the all-time nightmare guests on an American TV show after making a series of rude hand gestures at the host. Red-faced and visibly sweating the 78-year-old Star Trek actor appeared out of sorts on the long-running Tonight Show. He appeared on the programme, hosted by Conan O'Brien, to promote his biography and up-coming TV series. William Shatner Out of order: William Shatner flicked his middle finger at host Conan O'Brien during an interview on the Tonight Show in the U.S. But his behaviour got so bad at one point new host Conan O'Brien walked off...
  • DOUBLE TROUBLE: NBC Edicts Already Killing Jay Leno Show By Favoring Conan

    06/08/2009 10:29:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies · 1,348+ views
    Deadlinehollywooddaily.com ^ | 06/04/2009 | Nikki Finke
    Which is worse? Network execs too scared to change a successful formula. Or network execs too willing to turn everything on its head. It's clear that Conan's version of NBC's cash cow The Tonight Show is just more of the same old/same old. And that's how O'Brien's longtime exec producer Jeff Ross and boss Jeff Zucker want it. But while they were golfing together this weekend in a foursome at Riviera Country Club (Ross, who just moved out here, is the better player, while Zucker has a 14 handicap and can barely keep up), they both worried how to prevent...
  • PRESIDENT OBAMA KISSES NBC'S _SS BUT WILL BE KEEPING HIS DAY JOB

    06/03/2009 8:14:44 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 1 replies · 324+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | June 3, 2009 | Rob Pingel
    On Tuesday night I watched the Tonight Show starring Conan Obrien. The preliminary amusement featured NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams in an exclusive interview with President Obama. I wondered whether they were going to show some Presidential gaffe or candid moment. Perish the thought. Five or six million fellow Americans and I got to see our President fumble his way through a few rather unfunny lines, and provide an official endorsement for NBC’s new Tonight Show host. It barely rose to the tepid mark on the humor meter, but what a coup, nonetheless. How wonderful that the leader of...
  • Jay Leno steps down as The Tonight Show host

    05/29/2009 2:45:33 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 50 replies · 2,520+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | May 29, 2009 | Tom Leonard
    A rare moment in American television history – the passing of the baton in The Tonight Show - will come tonight as Jay Leno steps down as the king of late night talk. Leno took over as host of the NBC show 17 years ago from another veteran, Johnny Carson. The latter famously hosted the chat and variety show for 30 years. The five night a week show is one of the most enduring fixtures of American television, having started in 1954 with Steve Allen as host. Leno, a notorious workaholic, cancelled the show only twice - when he checked...
  • So Barack Obama’s in a boat with Tom Daschle and Tim Geithner…

    02/18/2009 7:53:59 PM PST · by slomark · 2 replies · 630+ views
    OK, so maybe that wasn’t the joke, but after two long years the late night comedians have finally discovered comedy gold in Barack Obama. At least one of them has. On Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Jon Stewart devoted an entire monologue to jokes about Barack Obama. Joke after joke after joke. Believe it or not, ...
  • NBC Comedians Crash MSM Wall of Silence to Tell John Edwards Jokes

    07/30/2008 4:47:02 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies · 140+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 30, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    It's a strange dichotomy. While NBC News  continues to maintain a wall of silence regarding the alleged John Edwards scandal, the comedians on that network are having a field day joking about it. On Monday night Jay Leno told the following John Edwards joke: John Edwards asks Kobe Bryant, 'What's a good jewelry store?' Conan O'Brien went even further on Tuesday night with an extended  joke that incorporated video shots of his band leader, Max Weinberg, as well as trombonist Richie "LaBamba" Rosenberg: O'BRIEN: I'm sure many of you have heard the rumors about former Sen. John Edwards having a secret...
  • Leno's Last `Tonight' Is May 29; O'Brien in June 1

    07/21/2008 10:43:27 PM PDT · by kellynla · 83 replies · 754+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | July 21, 2008 | staff
    <p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Conan O'Brien will take over the "Tonight" Show next June — and what happens to deposed host Jay Leno after that is anybody's guess.</p> <p>Leno's last show will be Friday, May 29, and O'Brien will start the following Monday, June 1, NBC executives told a Television Critics Association meeting Monday.</p>
  • Huckabee to Meet His 'Maker' -- on TV (Tonight's Colbert Report, 2-7-2008)

    02/07/2008 8:00:45 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 12 replies · 105+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | February 7, 2008 | Bret Schulte
    Funny guys Conan O'Brien and Stephen Colbert have been warring over the airwaves over who first discovered and "made" Mike Huckabee, the once obscure former Arkansas governor, into the popular Republican presidential candidate he is today. Colbert first claimed to have made Huckabee by giving him an appearance on his TV show. O'Brien argued that he made Huckabee by featuring unintentionally funny clips of Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris on his show. Then Jon Stewart got involved, arguing that he made Conan O'Brien — dusting off an old tape in which he interviewed O'Brien on his short-lived talk show from the...
  • Boston priest accused of stalking, harassing Conan O'Brien

    11/08/2007 12:33:12 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies · 84+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 11/7/07 | WHDH-TV 7 Boston
    NEW YORK -- A Boston priest has been arrested on charges of stalking late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien by writing him threatening notes on parish letterhead, contacting his parents and showing up at his studio, prosecutors said Wednesday. "I want a public confession before I ever consider giving you absolution -- or a spot on your couch," wrote David Ajemian, who signed the notes "Padre," said Barbara Thompson, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney's office. Ajemian was arrested last week while trying to enter a taping session of NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" at 30 Rockefeller Plaza,...
  • Priest Jailed in Stalking of Conan O'Brien (Huh??)

    11/07/2007 9:56:47 PM PST · by skully · 15 replies · 87+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2007 | BRUCE LAMBERT
    A priest from Boston has been charged with stalking and harassing the talk show host Conan O’Brien, law enforcement officials said last night. The suspect, David Ajemian, was arrested on Friday when he tried to attend a taping of NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” program at Rockefeller Center, the police said. The priest is being held in jail for a court-ordered psychiatric examination, and is due back in court tomorrow.
  • NBC's Conan O'Brien Show Gag Has Christian Suspecting Jesus of Homosexuality

    01/11/2007 4:10:40 PM PST · by wagglebee · 125 replies · 3,216+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/11/07 | LifeSiteNews
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An episode of NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," which was taped on January 10, 2007 and aired early this morning, featured a character called "the homophobic country western singer." "Our last new character's heart is in the right place, even if he's a complete idiot," said show host O'Brien in his introduction. "Please welcome the homophobic country western singer." A middle-aged man wearing country western clothing comes out from behind a curtain. He begins to play a guitar and sing: Oh I love you Jesus But only as a friend. You touched...
  • Sen. Oba,a: Conan O'Brien for VP

    05/13/2006 1:45:27 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 24 replies · 665+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 05-13-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Democratic Sen. Barack Obama has repeatedly said he doesn't plan to run for president in two years.Yet the freshman senstor from Illinois saus that if he did, he's already picked a late-night talk show host to appear on the ticket with him.How does Obama-Barack '08 sound?
  • Stacken Blocken (Conan O'Brien Clip)

    03/19/2006 7:45:39 PM PST · by minus_273 · 11 replies · 5,935+ views
    minus_273
    I'm sorry, this is just too funny to not share with you guys. New hit German TV show, Stackenblocken! http://youtube.com/watch?v=9qZ4Dmu5-J4&search=stackenblochen
  • Chat-show host [Conan O'Brien] sends fans into near-hysteria at Helsinki Airport

    02/13/2006 8:11:34 AM PST · by cloud8 · 19 replies · 672+ views
    --Conan O'Brien seeks sauna inspector position for his Halonen endorsement-- American comic and talk-show host Conan O'Brien made landfall in Finland on Saturday, starting a five-day visit that has been trumpeted for days on end on his Late Night With Conan O'Brien. The show is aired on NBC and relayed - at a few days' delay - to Finnish audiences via the teens & young adults cable/digital entertainment channel, subTV. The size of the crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of Conan O'Brien left the organisers open-mouthed. Police estimated that around 2,000 people packed in front of the VIP terminal...
  • Conan O'Brien Seeks Reward for Finn (President)'s Win

    02/11/2006 5:06:43 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 5 replies · 315+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 2/11/06
    Conan O'Brien Seeks Reward for Finn's Win 11 minutes ago HELSINKI, Finland - Conan O'Brien, who endorsed the re-election of Finnish President Tarja Halonen with mock ad campaigns, said Saturday he expects to be rewarded with a Cabinet position as inspector of saunas. ADVERTISEMENT Hundreds of fans welcomed the American talk show host on Saturday to a freezing Helsinki, the capital of the land of the saunas — only two weeks after Halonen, 62, secured a second six-year term as Finland's first female presudent. The quirky, self-deprecating O'Brien said he will ask "Tarja" for a Cabinet position when he meets...
  • Triumph at the Jackson Trial (crude humor)

    06/13/2005 2:59:53 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 47 replies · 3,033+ views
    Ifilm ^ | 2005 | NBC
    If anyone else isn't happy about the Jackson verdict, you might find this video amusing. Triumph the insult comic dog at the Jackson trial.
  • Conan O'Brien - Flushing a Book Down a Toilet

    05/18/2005 9:49:42 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 95 replies · 3,188+ views
    http://none/ ^ | 5/18/05 | me
    LOL, Conan O'Brien just had one of his staff guys try to flush a book down a toilet. So as not to offend, they tried one of Paris Hilton's books. They even tried a plunger. Hilarious! I apologize, I've probably not being very culturally sensitive.
  • Star Wars

    05/06/2005 2:45:48 PM PDT · by Kate of Spice Island · 13 replies · 1,076+ views
  • FAMOUS FRENCH QUOTES

    11/21/2004 12:40:55 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 2,522+ views
    Private Email | NOVEMBER 21, 2004 | M. STEWART
    "France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes." ---Mark Twain "I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." --- General George S. Patton "Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without your accordion." --Norman Schwartzkopf "We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it." Marge Simpson "As far as I'm concerned, war always means failure" ---Jacques Chirac, President of France "As far as France is concerned, you're...
  • Conan O'Brien Mulls Move to CNBC (anti-Bush John McEnroe about to get cancelled for reruns of Conan)

    10/20/2004 10:38:25 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 33 replies · 1,008+ views
    TV Guide ^ | 10/20/04 | Stephen Battaglio
    Struggling NBC-owned cable network CNBC is currently in talks to get second runs of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. CNBC wants to air Late Night a day after it airs on NBC, most likely at 10 pm, starting next month. Sources tell The Biz that the channel is just waiting for O'Brien to sign off on the deal. Moving Late Night into prime time would likely mean the mercy killing of McEnroe, the train wreck of a talk show with former tennis star John McEnroe. Ratings for McEnroe have occasionally been too low for Nielsen to measure. CNBC will also...
  • Mark Steyn: Foreigners (Morally-superior Canadians vs fascistic Americans)

    03/12/2004 10:17:05 AM PST · by quidnunc · 18 replies · 225+ views
    National Review via SteynOnline ^ | March 12, 2003 | Mark Steyn
    The other day I settled down with a copy of the Toronto Star, the Great White North's biggest-selling newspaper, and here's what I read: "As the United States descends into fascism, the importance of Canada, North America's only civil society, is greater than ever." Thus the opening sentence of an article by Christopher Hume. Mr. Hume doesn't write about politics or global affairs. He's the architecture correspondent. Any American abroad comes across similar sentiments every day of the week — in a theater review in Australia, the sports page in Ireland, the gardening-tips column in Belgium. But Mr. Hume's intro...
  • NBC's Conan O'Brien Issues 'Apology' to Quebec

    02/17/2004 8:16:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 286+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue, Feb 17, 2004 | Rueters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late-night comedian Conan O'Brien sought to defuse a flap over a recent segment poking fun at the French-Canadian province of Quebec by issuing a self-deprecating "apology" on Tuesday in French. "People of Quebec, I'm sorry," the host of NBC's "Late Night" show said in English, as a translator recited in French, with English subtitles, "People of Quebec, I'm an albino jackass."
  • Conan’s Triumph

    02/15/2004 9:15:19 PM PST · by quidnunc · 26 replies · 599+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February16, 2004 | Colby Cosh
    Edmonton – The Spectatorians have asked me to comment on the outcry against Conan O'Brien here in Canada, and while I wouldn't dream of defending the phony indignation of a handful of socialists, kleptocrats, and race-baiters, there is a genuine cultural issue here. The people who are stamping their feet over the antics of a hand puppet are, I think, genuinely confused as well as politically opportunistic. There is no cultural referent here, you see, for the thing Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is actually parodying, which is the tradition of the insult comic. Canada lived in a British universe,...
  • Mark Steyn: Puppet Regime (Ask a Washed-Up Canadian)

    02/15/2004 8:33:46 PM PST · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 340+ views
    SteynOnline ^ | February 15, 2004 | Mark Steyn
    -snip- Putting The Spectator to one side (which is always a good idea in this Gilliganista phase), these are certainly strange times in Trudeaupia. The country has chosen to go to war with a puppet — Triumph The Insult Dog. As his name might have forewarned, Triumph has insulted Canada. Nothing unusual about that. He insults people for a living. What’s unique in this case is that both Federal and provincial levels of government paid for him and his master, Conan O’Brien, to come to Canada to insult us; they put him up in the best kennel at the Chateau...
  • Toronto: Real World-Class Cities Don't Act Like Hicksville

    02/15/2004 12:49:48 PM PST · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 196+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | February 15, 2004 | Connie Woodcock
    Wake up, Toronto, and give your head a shake. He's gone. Time to deal with the hangover. And what an embarrassing hangover it is, too. Conan O'Brien has gone back to New York, or wherever it is he's from. And Torontonians must wake up from the "celebrity stupor" they've been in the last couple of weeks. It was humiliating. It was annoying. And it was so completely, utterly, typically Canadian. Let's admit it, Toronto is still a bush league town, never more so than when some New York TV guy deigns to pay it a little attention. You'd have thought,...
  • Quebec Nationalist Group Offended at Anti-Quebec Puppet Jokes

    02/14/2004 4:06:30 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 23 replies · 318+ views
    Soundbite from story (sorry, it's not Triumph, or Triomphe) TORONTO (CP) - A TV comedy sketch in which a snarky puppet took potshots at French Canadians was called racist and unfunny by some federal politicians Friday while the visiting American TV host who ignited the controversy acknowledged the trouble the comments have caused. The incident also raised the ire of Quebec nationalist group Societe Saint-Jean-Baptiste, which demanded an apology from the politicians who brought Late Night With Conan O'Brien to Toronto. In Ottawa, Mauril Belanger - the deputy government house leader - told the House of Commons that the...
  • Conan the obnoxious; berates audience for laughing with Triumph segment

    02/14/2004 11:45:21 AM PST · by Pikamax · 64 replies · 356+ views
    The Star ^ | 02/14/04 | The Star
    Feb. 14, 2004. 01:00 AM Conan the obnoxious In an editorial yesterday, we praised U.S. talk-show host Conan O'Brien for bringing his program here and featuring lots of Canadian talent. Well, we spoke far too soon. The editorial went to press before Thursday's episode was broadcast. Had we known the mean-spirited content of that instalment of NBC's Late Night With Conan O'Brien, we never would have invited him to return anytime. The program featured a nasty segment taped in Quebec city in which the show's obnoxious canine hand puppet stopped unsuspecting residents in the street and crudely insulted them for...
  • Get a Life, Eh? ('Canada would seem to be a country with a very fragile ego.")

    02/14/2004 10:07:47 AM PST · by quidnunc · 18 replies · 348+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    Canada would seem to be a country with a very fragile ego. It is currently convulsed with outrage over disparaging comments about Quebec and Quebeckers (aka, les Quebecois), made by a television sock puppet character known as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. The outrages occurred on the NBC series Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which has been broadcasting from Toronto the past week, with a million-dollar (C$) subsidy partially-funded by government monies. Perhaps the word “insult” in the character’s name might be the first clue that anyone or anything falling within his purview is subject to ridicule, with no necessary...
  • Canada AmBushed by loose Conan

    02/14/2004 10:10:22 AM PST · by Columbine · 76 replies · 800+ views
    The Gazette ^ | February 14, 2004 | JOSH FREED
    American talk-show host Conan O'Brien turned out to be Conan the Barbarian on his road show into Canada this week. His NBC program threw oil and matches down our national fault line Thursday night with crude jokes about French Canadians. The show featured a puppet called Triumph the Insult Dog, which wandered around Quebec City's winter carnival, sporting a French beret. It stopped Quebecers in the street and said stuff like: "So you're French and Canadian, yes? So you're obnoxious and dull?" Also: "You're in North America. ... Learn the language!" Thanks for the insults, Conan. Somehow you forgot to...