Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy
Hilarious! Classic Pee-wee – and Conan. Two very brilliant guys!
Love it. Just wish Larry Fishburne came out too in costume.
That was awesome. *clap clap*
Perhaps the most cogent and insightful comment on the situation that I’ve heard yet.
I wonder if Jay Leno will copy it for his “new” “HYbrid” “Tonight Show?” Who will his first guests be? Jerry (not funny and highly opinionated) Seinfeld? Mel Gibson? Garth Brooks?
God Bless Pee Wee and Coco. Classic.
Conan must have lost his mind to have that no talent on his show. I can’t think of anyone more disgusting. Wasn’t Roman Polanski available?
Snaps – How sad that you think a natural sexual expression somehow makes this man equivalent to a convicted rapist. Also, the incident in question was 20 F’ING YEARS AGO! Get a life.
r u a moron? Paul got caught whacking off in a movie theater. Roman is a rapist. What’s your excuse?
A “adult” movie at that.
Wow! But it’s nothing compared to the CGI recreated Johnny Carson Jay Leno will invite in March…
It would have to be a CG Carson. The real one wouldn’t do the show with Leno.
It would have been great if Barry Manilow had sang One for the Road.
Jeff Gaspin says: As soon as Jay’s back our ratings will be too!
More denial from the “risk-takers” at NBC.
First you have to build up affiliate news ratings at 11 p.m. (down up to 50% in some markets thanks to Jay).
If Gaspin thinks that can happen overnight on March 1st he’s an even worse choice for programming chief than Silverman or Zucker.
It’ll take months if not years.
Also, doesn’t he realize that a good portion of Jay’s audience, especially in the last half of the old/soon-to-be-new “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” we’re people hanging around for Conan? After all this bullshit and the un-masking of Jay Leno as an ass-kissing corporate man I don’t think that audience will be there anymore.
Prediction: After a first week boost of curiosity ratings, the new/stale Jay Leno TS will slump in the ratings to the same levels as Conan before his rating’s bump of the last few weeks. It’s all about the lead-in. And the 10 p.m. Jay Leno show has killed that lead-in off for some time to come.
It wasn’t funny. Heck even Robin Williams wasn’t funny. Williams, on an improv roll, a number of years ago on Conan’s Late Night show, had me falling on the floor laughing, he was the funniest I’d ever seen him.
Instead, he and Conan repeated the same schtick here. Lame dancing around, “look at me I’m funny,” instead of pointed jokes. David Spade did better jokes with props over Katie Holmes — Tom Cruise. And Spade is barely funny most times.
O’Brien as much as Leno hasn’t been funny in years (though Leno suddenly has become more funny). Where are the Year 2000 skits, the pictures of the guys with staffers lips moving, all that stuff? Where are the salutes to the Central Time Zone, Pimp Bot, and all his other gags? Heck he only had Triumph on every six months. All the dancing around, the gyrations, etc. just aren’t funny. They’re time-wasters to obscure that he doesn’t have many jokes written.
So far only Andy Richter has been reliably funny (“TV, I’ve been there for you, will you be there for me?”)
See whiskey, you braindead moron, Conan, unlike Leno, doesn’t just recycle the same bits for twenty years. Most of those bits you mentioned are long since retired and have been replaced by new, just as funny, bits (and not by dancing around… do you actually watch the show?).
Because, you see, Conan’s an innovator, not just a “keep trotting out the same three bits,” kind of guy (like Leno, who has certainly not gotten funnier recently).
Then again, you’re someone who thinks a movie can gross two billion dollars and not make a profit. Why am I even talking to you?
Big Leno fan I guess, huh?
The rest of us that it was funny.
O’Brien gets $45 million for crap ratings and tanking a franchise.
When my show is moved to another time slot, will I get paid by NBC if I call out the lawyers and bitch/moan?
Now THAT was funny. At least for us who grew up and LOVE Pee Wee!
Loves me some Pee Wee. But I can’t help wondering how tough it is to wind up for that walk, plaster on that expression and go out with that energy at this age. We’re close in age, and I just CANNOT imagine being able to still muster that reliably – Oy, my hip hurts, my back is bad, I had a tiring day. Just how does he still do it?
Thanks, Pee Wee, and sorry about “Snaps” up above. She came here straight from watching Beck and then O’Reilly right in a row, and so it’s sort of like a kid’s sugar-rush, but for RWNJs.
Huh? What’s hating Pee Wee have to do with right wing politics? Was that a joke from your comedymaven pov? Look, I think Conan’s last week was stellar but Reubens was an off note. He just doesn’t matter any more, and Conan’s bookers have been really hip about getting top talent that is not afraid to speak up for Conan. Reubens was just negative dead air. Tonight’s “Free Bird” was awesome! Fallon must have shot two shows on Thursday because his band backed up Will F.