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Friday Recommends: Being With Coco

Tonight will be Conan O’Brien’s last gig as host of “The Tonight Show.” While we’ve spent a lot of time talking about how much we dislike Jay Leno, we’ve not devoted much space to saying just how much we like Conan O’Brien. He’s easy to root for. He’s self-deprecating. He’s friends with Triumph the Comic Insult Dog and The Masturbating Bear. Most of all, he has taken the high road¹ over the past two weeks — his NBC jokes don’t have the same bitterness as Jay’s — never easy to do when you’re getting stabbed in the back.

We’ll be sad not to see him for eight months (a non-compete clause will keep him off the air until at least September 1), but we’ll be that much happier when he returns on a different network, one that intends to give him the support he deserves.

Related reading in the meantime: Dave goes after Jay (well put, Dave!); an ode to Conan; Ed Helms serenades Conan; and an amusing, eleven-second cat video entitled, “Do Something, Cat.” Enjoy!


1. Though he did say “NBC is run by brainless sons of goats” in Spanish.

3 thoughts on “Friday Recommends: Being With Coco

  1. Thank you for this post. Nicely done. At the risk of sounding like an insufferable boob, though, you really only need to watch Conan for about 2.18886 seconds to know how much he detests the nickname Coco. I guess its pervasive place in the public discourse is further evidence of Tom Hanks’s genius. That and “Turner and Hooch.”

  2. Thank you, Scott “Insufferable Boob” Guldin.

    We are aware that Conan doesn’t like the nickname. But we really like the picture.

    Regardless, you are right to conclude that Tom Hanks is to blame for all this.

    Let’s stone him!

  3. Conan just had a fossilized skeleton of a giant ground sloth squirt beluga caviar on a Picasso.

    If you’re not watching this, folks, you’re missing out.

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