"Conan" premieres 11/8/2010

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  1. Nov 9, 2010 #61 of 153
    nickels

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    How in the name of all things Conan does the guy that coined the CoCo phrase not get the number one guest spot is beyond me??? Hanks should be guest numero uno. Ok, it was really used in the twitter tracker skit, but Hanks came out later and made sure it stuck.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 #62 of 153
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm sure Tom Hanks just wasn't available on Monday. No way Conan chose Seth Rogen over Tom Hanks.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 #63 of 153
    LoadStar

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    In addition, they say that the entire interview section of the set slides out to be even closer to the audience.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 #64 of 153
    getreal

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    I enjoyed the show last night.
    Is it still being shot in LA? Wasn't there talk early on about it being located somewhere else?
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 #65 of 153
    DevdogAZ

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    It's shot at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. TBS is based in Atlanta and has some production facilities there, but in order to get the guests you need for a show like this, it has to be either in LA or NY.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 #66 of 153
    LoadStar

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    I think there was some talk very, very early on, that they might be leasing space at Universal Studios for this, possibly even the Conan "Tonight Show" soundstage, but I think that fizzled very quickly.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 #67 of 153
    Turtleboy

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    He was going to get big ratings the first night no matter who the guest was. By putting Tom Hanks the second night, it gives people a reason to come back.
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 #68 of 153
    Bierboy

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    Thought the guitar strap with CONAN emblazoned on it was ridiculous...
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 #69 of 153
    ElJay

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    Conan did jokingly point out last night that the front of the audience is much closer to the stage, much like it was for "Late Night." His "Tonight Show" space seemed to have a large moat-like area containing crew and nothingness between him and the audience.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 #70 of 153
    MickeS

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    The reason Seth Rogen was the first guest is that he won the "First Guest" poll that they ran on Conan's site. I don't remember who the other names were though.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2010 #71 of 153
    LoadStar

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    No, the first guest poll were the ones like the Pope, the nobel prize winner, and the winner, the nutcracker lady. She was technically the first guest. (It was of course a joke poll.)
     
  12. Nov 9, 2010 #72 of 153
    MickeS

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    Hmm. OK. I thought I read it was a real poll and Rogen won.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2010 #73 of 153
    Langree

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    Why? it's not uncommon for guitarists to do such things.

    I'd also bet it was a gift and not self indulgence on his part.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2010 #74 of 153
    Bierboy

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    I know a LOT of musicians....been around them most of my life....and, while many have egos, very few are THAT self-absorbed. Gift or not, it looked hideous....
     
  15. Nov 9, 2010 #75 of 153
    Langree

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    I bet if it was a gift, it means something to him and he doesn't care if you think it's hideous.
     
  16. Nov 9, 2010 #76 of 153
    Einselen

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    The name of the show is Conan, who cares if his strap also says Conan, the whole show is for him Conan O'Brien (unless they can find another Conan to replace him, like he mentioned last night :D)
     
  17. Nov 9, 2010 #77 of 153
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    The first episode was great, just because Conan was back... but actually, this second episode is 100% better than that one. Much better guests, better comedy, and Conan is way less hyper than he was last night.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2010 #78 of 153
    Swirl_Junkie

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    I'm pretty sure I've seen Lyle Lovett, and Chris Isaac wear straps with names. Or at least I thought I had.
     
  19. Nov 10, 2010 #79 of 153
    Jesda

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    I completely agree. Solid comedy from beginning to end!
     
  20. Nov 10, 2010 #80 of 153
    Bierboy

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    Just expressing an opinion here...which is what these threads are for.

    I rest my case.
     

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