I just saw a sketch on Conan that featured a clip from the upcoming series Young Justice featuring Conan’s superhero character The Flaming C. Suddenly I saw a lot of traffic from search engines and people are looking for the footage. Welcome, fellow Conan fans!
I loved seeing that clip as a fan of both Conan and Young Justice. However, I have seen the episode that the clip was taken from, and the character that they animated The Flaming C on top of is Superman or Batman (I can’t remember which, but he has Batman’s voice). It was great seeing Conan’s character on the show, however, and I do hope that they keep pumping out the clips. It was definitely animated by the studio, though, and looked spectacular and authentic. I’m hopeful that they actually do a cameo, but I’m not sure of the legal implications of that. Because Conan owns his show, it wouldn’t be too difficult to make a deal with Warner Brothers to make it happen.
Clip after the break.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated, and I figured that I’d write a quick story to let you know that I’m still here, and still writing things. In fact, I’ve been doing a lot of writing as well as traveling. I got married, and have been on my honeymoon, but once everything gets settled down, I should have a bit of time to write up more about all of that.
In the meantime, Conan O’Brien will be returning to TV in a little more than a month. His new show is simply called Conan and it premieres on November 8 on TBS at 11pm.
The logo for the show has also been revealed, as you can see here.
Proof positive of the effectiveness of being creative, original and actually funny: The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien has not only been nominated for one Emmy, but FOUR. And Jay Leno’s Tonight Show received no nominations. Not only that, but ratings since Leno returned have been worse than they’ve been since 1993. NBC actually congratulated Conan, saying “We congratulate Conan and all our nominees on their creative accomplishments and their deserved nominations.”
Conan also tweeted about the nominations, saying “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.”
Conan O’Brien’s The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour has been announced. Not only is Conan’s tour missing Michigan, but the two Chicago shows sold out pretty much instantly. The only tickets left are the high cost ones that come with gifts and, if you’re willing to spend about $800, a meet and greet with the man himself. While that would be really great to do, I have a wedding this year, and thus, don’t have the extra cash to pay for at least 2 tickets for a meet and greet, no matter how great an opportunity that would be.
If anyone was still on Leno’s side in the Conan vs. Leno battle for the once great, now defunct The Tonight Show, this interview should help you to finally take a side. That side will undoubtedly be Conan’s as Leno fails to make himself look like a gentleman in the whole thing. I’m going to point out the hypocrisy of Leno, as well as his failure to think beyond himself, even when he’s claiming to.
What I’m going to do is quote the important parts of the interview, and I might comment on the quote, if I feel it necessary to elaborate on what should be fairly obvious.
“There has been a lot of speculation in the press about what I legally can and can’t say about NBC. To set the record straight, tonight I am allowed to say anything I want. And what I want to say is this: between my time at “Saturday Night Live,” “The Late Night Show,” and my brief run here on the “Tonight Show,” I have worked with NBC for over 20 years. Yes, we have our differences right now and yes, we’re going to go our separate ways, but this company has been my home for most of my adult life. I am enormously proud of the work we have done together, and I want to thank NBC for making it all possible.
“Walking away from the “Tonight Show” is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. Making this choice has been enormously difficult,” O’Brien continued. “This is the best job in the world, I absolutely love doing it, and I have the best staff and crew in the history of the medium. But despite this sense of loss, I really feel this should be a happy moment. Every comedian dreams of hosting the “Tonight Show” and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second. I’ve had more good fortune than anyone I know and if our next gig is doing a show in a 7-11 parking lot, we’ll find a way to make it fun.
“Finally, I have to say something to our fans. The massive outpouring of support and passion from so many people has been overwhelming. The rallies, the signs, all the goofy, outrageous creativity on the Internet, and the fact that people have traveled long distances and camped out all night in the pouring rain to be in our audience, made a sad situation joyous and inspirational. To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life. ”
“All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere,” he concluded. “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.