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So what happens now with late night TV?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by argicida, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Feb 7, 2014 #21 of 167
    Turtleboy

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    I bet that Leno is a guest on Letterman within the next year. It will be a huge media event, obviously. But Dave has the ability to reconcile with Jay - at least to have him on his show.

    Conan? Never.
     
  2. Feb 7, 2014 #22 of 167
    argicida

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    Apparently Leno is starting stand up gigs almost immediately so we'll see if his vision of humor is still relevant.

    I may not be the right person to judge (because I'm also old) but I prefer Leno's monologue among the current (or recently canceled) choices.
     
  3. Feb 7, 2014 #23 of 167
    argicida

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    Last night Fallon specifically invited Leno back to the tonight show if he felt the need to tell jokes - possibly he was being nice but possibly trying to avoid Leno doing other late night shows.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2014 #24 of 167
    Turtleboy

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    Leno stopped doing stand up shows. Even during the height of the Tonight Show, Leno was doing 120-150 standup dates a year. He's a total workaholic. He does standup every weekend and almost every night when the show is dark.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2014 #25 of 167
    smak

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    It depends. If people come to see you, does that make you relevant?

    -smak-
     
  6. Feb 7, 2014 #26 of 167
    smak

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    ^never

    -smak-
     
  7. Feb 7, 2014 #27 of 167
    Turtleboy

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    Where are you from and what do you do?
     
  8. Feb 7, 2014 #28 of 167
    jsmeeker

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    He just loves working.

    He'll keep doing his car show too.
     
  9. Feb 7, 2014 #29 of 167
    argicida

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    That's amazing.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2014 #30 of 167
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    I didn't read the article.. I will probably keep track of a bunch of these articles and read them eventually.

    The *one* thing I feel "sorry" for Leno about is his prime time show. While I didn't watch *full* episodes of it regularly, I did like I do with the late night shows (including his) and recorded it and FFed through for the funny bits. It *wasn't* exactly the Tonight Show, but did feel familiar, and still had new segments in it.

    Basically, I don't begrudge him for actually taking the prime time show and trying out something familiar but still new-ish, even though it got horrible ratings.

    I do begrudge him for screwing over Conan.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2014 #31 of 167
    mattack

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    You guys do remember the *Letterman* Super Bowl promo a few years ago with Leno & Oprah, right? It was very funny, because it was so surprising.

    Also, on one of the Letteman episodes I've watched recently (from within the past year), a guest asked him and he DID say he had talked to Leno on the phone (IIRC) "within the past few months" of that interview.
     
  12. Feb 7, 2014 #32 of 167
    GoPackGo

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    Letterman almost never does interviews, but he was a guest on Alex Baldwin's podcast. He said that he's forgiven Leno and they're now friendly again.

    I may be misremembering all that though.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2014 #33 of 167
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    I'm not understanding the response, but if it was supposed to be a snarky comment, it wasn't merited. Smak was just trying to point out that it seems you meant to say "Leno *never* stopped doing stand up shows." You missed the word never.
     
  14. Feb 7, 2014 #34 of 167
    Turtleboy

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    Sorry, inside joke. Smak and I (along with smeek and others) saw Leno together in Vegas a few years ago. Leno asked smak where he was from and what he did.
     
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    Turtleboy

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    And over a decade after he left office, was still telling "Bill Clinton is horny" jokes.
     
  17. Feb 7, 2014 #37 of 167
    jsmeeker

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    still can't let it go.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2014 #38 of 167
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    I've never cared for Fallon's show, even though I think he is very talented. For example, I think the various commercials Fallon has done to be very good and worth watching (I don't know who created the commercials; may not have been Fallon.) But I just don't find Fallon's show that interesting, even when he has a guest I am interested in. Something about his interview style, or his show's structure, I guess...

    I record the various late night shows in case they have a guest I want to see. But only Ferguson's show holds much interest for me beyond the guests.
     
  19. Feb 8, 2014 #39 of 167
    Thom

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    Everyone should note that the new Tonight Show will require a new Season Pass. The old Season Pass for Leno's show will not record the new one.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2014 #40 of 167
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    Let me admit upfront that a lot of my pop culture tastes are entirely conventional, and I'm also an aging Gen Xer so soon to be out of the age range that advertisers consider desirable....

    I've long preferred Leno to Letterman or O'Brien (although I do find Triumph the Comic Insult Dog absolutely hilarious), perhaps precisely because of the broad, vanilla monologue. Yes, Bill Clinton has been out of office for 14 years, but I still find Clinton jokes kind of funny. You could play a video clip of that "I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky" press conference, and I would spew whatever I was drinking over the keyboard. I was kind of disappointed
    that the last Leno show did not have a clip of the "Mambo No. 5" parody song (i.e. "a little bit of Monica"), or to date me further, the Dancing Itos.

    On the bright side, I guess I can recapture about 30 minutes of my late night and go to bed earlier now.
     

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