February 14, 2014 |
If you watch local news, especially in the days before Valentine's Day, then chances are good you've heard this phrase: "Those with a special someone may look to their mobile device to help them say 'I love you.'" Sound familiar? If not, it definitely will after watching this segment from Thursday night's "Conan" in which Conan O'Brien once again pointed out the depressing sameness of local news around that country with prepackaged stories that various anchors read with varying degrees of inflection.
February 7, 2014 |
Thursday night, for the second time, Jay Leno resigned his commission on "The Tonight Show," which he had captained from 1992, with time off for Conan O'Brien. A victim of time, of corporate self-interest and the phenomenon that is his successor, Jimmy Fallon, he left this time without a fight. He went gently out of that late night. There are two ways, roughly speaking, to face the end of the world. You go crazy and forget the rules - or you do what you always have done, show up for work, cook the dinner, clean the house. PHOTOS: A day on set with Jay Leno There was a moderate amount of crazy over the course of Leno's last hour, but it was mostly business as usual, with old friends, talking about old times, on familiar ground, telling the same kinds of jokes about the expected subjects.
February 6, 2014 |
One of the jokes that's emerged from the 2014 Olympic Games concerns the strange toilets of Sochi. There's the sign, tweeted by snowboarder Sebastien Toutant, that forbids standing on or fishing in the toilet (among other things). Plus the so-called buddy toilets and one backward seat . Sochi 2014: Why can't Russian builders get TOILETS right at the Winter Olympics? http://t.co/EEWojXMEXe pic.twitter.com/EC6IshGBWF - Daily Star (@Daily_Star) February 6, 2014 Then there's the audience toilet, featuring one throne and three chairs.
February 1, 2014 |
The sign advertising his show still looms over the NBC parking lot, and for a few more days throngs of fans will crowd the studio gates in Burbank before tapings. But Jay Leno says he's ready to leave - and this time, he says he really means it. After more than 40 years, "The Tonight Show" is leaving Southern California and heading back to New York, with the 63-year-old Leno, who first became host in 1992, handing off the show to Jimmy Fallon, just 39. Four years have passed since NBC botched a similar passing of the torch to Conan O'Brien.
January 30, 2014 |
This may be Super Bowl weekend, but for a certain percentage of the population, anticipation may be higher about the prospect of seeing the "Full House" dads reunited again on screen in an ad for Dannon yogurt. But for those unable to wait until Sunday, Jimmy Fallon provided America with a quick hit of "Full House" goodness on Wednesday's show. Fallon kicked off the show with a little sketch in which he woke up from a nightmare induced by his anxiety about leaving "Late Night" for "The Tonight Show," which he's due to take over Feb. 17. And to make the moment something that people would talk about, he added the dads from "Full House," Bob Saget, John Stamos and Dave Coulier.
January 21, 2014 |
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman stirred up a lot of discussion with his rant after the NFC title game in which he trashed San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree. But Conan O'Brien saw a way for Sherman to maximize his profit off the rant. On "Conan" on Monday night, O'Brien played the Sherman rant with an added twist: The rant became an endorsement of Crabtree & Evelyn, the company that makes body and home products using more than 160 "natural botanical ingredients.