Thursday, January 21, 2010
SPEND THE MONEY, CONAN
As you know, Jay Leno, the Richard Nixon of late night talk show hosts, has decided he wants his old time slot back. So he's squeezing Conan O'Brien out. Sure, Conan had been promised the spot for years, but Jay pitched a fit so Conan got the bum's rush.
Sure, in the grand scheme of things--in a news week filled with Haiti, Iraq, the economic depression, and the usual crazy gunmen shooting in crowds--the scuffle over the "Tonight Show" is small potatoes.
Still, it's nice to see Conan spending NBC's money like a drunken sailor. Revenge is a great story. He's one more downsized employee getting screwed over but instead of stealing paperclips he's buying Bugattis and playing the Stones. His last show is Friday.