"Conan" premieres 11/8/2010

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  1. MickeS

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    Finally watched the premiere episode last night. I thought it was fine, and I don't understand the complaints about Rogen. He was a good guest here, just like he was on "The Tonight Show".

    All in all, it felt more like "Late Night" than "The Tonight Show", which I liked. So I'll keep watching for a while.
     
  2. doom1701

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    I'm pretty sure that the whales were inserted in Post; notice how the camera never moved whenever the whales were "on screen".
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I thought they did look very strange. It sure didn't look like the background had video capabilities, or else the whales would have looked much more realistic.
     
  4. sonnik

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    Curious why Conan's opening theme couldn't be (or wasn't) brought over. Letterman took his to CBS.

    However, "The End of the Show Song" was brought over. Is that melody actually some other famous tune?
     
  5. trainman

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    I'll bet it's somehow related to the fact that Max Weinberg isn't on the new show -- wouldn't be surprised if Jimmy Vivino wrote the new theme specifically to have more guitar, less drums.
     
  6. ElJay

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    So do you guys think the moving moon is added in post as well? How about the sinking Carnival cruise ship? :)
     
  7. Regina

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    ..didn't see the 2nd nite-please to share? :rolleyes::)
     
  8. DancnDude

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

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    Watch the video here :)
     
  9. MickeS

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    Someone else mentioned it earlier, and I agree; I don't like the name of the band. I know Conan likes his self-deprecating humor, but "The TBS Orchestra" or something more straight-laced like that would be better. I thought maybe the name was a joke and they would change it to the real name after the premiere.
     
  10. Regina

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    Thanks! :D I love how the water only hit Tom, and not Conan! :p
     
  11. LoadStar

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    *shrug* Doesn't bother me. It's a simple statement of fact, they are on basic cable; in fact, it's just pointing out one of the distinctive features of the show, that they are one of the only major late night shows on basic cable.
     
  12. sonnik

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    I don't think Conan's backdrop has video capabilities either.

    The whales and the cruise ship were done as some sort of post effect. I noticed the cameras zoomed/moved prematurely in each segment - and it caused the lights on the shore to appear twice (ghosting). I'm not quite sure what this effect is called, but it's probably some variant of a chroma-key. You'll notice most of the backdrop is very blue, which would contrast to the desk, Andy, and Conan well. This is the same technique which allowed his backdrop during the monologue at The Tonight Show to become a Super Mario game on one occasion.

    I think the moon is "real".
     
  13. doom1701

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    The moon is real--when the moon is moved around in the first ep (I seriously doubt that Conan's remote did anything), you can see it wobbling around.

    I am impressed that whatever light they have behind the moon shining on the backdrop apparently has a rotating mirror to cause the water to look like it's moving.
     
  14. TiVo'Brien

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    I didn't realize the new show was Monday -Thursday only. I assume so anyway, since there's no show next Friday either. :confused:
     
  15. trainman

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    Yes, it's only Monday-Thursday, just like "The Daily Show" and "The Colbert Report."

    Or just like "Late Night with David Letterman" was for its first few years.
     
  16. Boston Fan

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    You can also sometimes see the cables attached to it.
     
  17. MickeS

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    I thought I would stick with this show, but I gave up after 3 episodes. It wasn't bad, but The Daily Show and Colbert Report still fill my late night comedy quota. I'll probably watch when TDS/CR are in reruns. As frequently as TDS/CR take breaks, I might get to watch a lot of Conan. ;)
     
  18. lambertman

    lambertman Chris Lambert, man

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    Same here. I really like Conan, but his brand of comedy wears on me quickly and I don't care about most of his guests. I wish him tons of success, though.

    Back to you, Jon.
     
  19. sonnik

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    As I record both, I find myself wanting to watch Conan "first" lately. I'll catch back up on TDS later...
     
  20. getreal

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    Harrison Ford may have star power, but he sure is a boring interviewee. Conan clearly had to struggle to get anything out of him.

    Russell Brand on the following night, however, is the complete opposite as an interviewee. Very interactive and entertaining as a guest!
     

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