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Old 01-02-2008, 11:03 PM  
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Conan O'Brien fails at writing.

He's back, and he's writing solo.

I understand he's under the pressure of writing a one-hour show five times a week, so of course he's going to run out of ideas, but he could not come up with a single decent idea for a 15 minute opening segment that he literally had a week and a half to plan for.

He spent the entire time dicking around, once actually spinning a ring on his desk for part of the time.

It was amusing 'til you figured out what it meant: that without his writers, Conan's got nothing.

Shame, 'cause Conan's one of my faves.

Did anybody catch Leno?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:05 PM   #2
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He's back, and he's writing solo.

I understand he's under the pressure of writing a one-hour show five times a week, so of course he's going to run out of ideas, but he could not come up with a single decent idea for a 15 minute opening segment that he literally had a week and a half to plan for.

He spent the entire time dicking around, once actually spinning a ring on his desk for part of the time.

It was amusing 'til you figured out what it meant: that without his writers, Conan's got nothing.

Shame, 'cause Conan's one of my faves.

Did anybody catch Leno?
No show is anything without their writers.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:06 PM   #3
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I'm being amused which is better than anything re-runs could ever give me.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:07 PM   #4
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I'm reserving judgment. I bet Leno can pull it off, he's a writing machine.

Stewart and Colbert have very tall tasks in store for themselves, though.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:08 PM   #5
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I haven't really missed the writers. I guess that shows how much I watch network TV.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:08 PM   #6
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Is Leno going without writers or did he make a deal with them like Letterman?
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:08 PM   #7
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Is Leno going without writers or did he make a deal with them like Letterman?
He's sans writers.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:10 PM   #8
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Is Leno going without writers or did he make a deal with them like Letterman?
He is 100% writer free.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:10 PM   #9
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I haven't really missed the writers. I guess that shows how much I watch network TV.
That's ok, no one really missed you when you were gone either.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #10
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #11
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I actually wonder if O'Brien is deliberately sucking to make a point.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #12
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Is Leno going without writers or did he make a deal with them like Letterman?
Letterman made a deal? I heard he was doing his own.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #13
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Seriously, I could have put forth a show with as much coherence and entertainment as O'Brien has today. Considering that this is his first day back, and he's had literally a week and a half to prepare, the next however-many shows that he only has a day are sure to be either snooze-fests, disasters, or both.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:12 PM   #14
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Huckabee was fun to watch on Leno tonite. Good timing on his part.

I can see how Conan can crash, as he may be over-writing for himself. Leno is much better at improv and has way more experience working the crowd and working the guests into the audience.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:14 PM   #15
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Letterman made a deal? I heard he was doing his own.
That's my understanding.
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