Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I'm On Team Conan
Photo created by Mike Mitchell
Two posts in one day?!? I know--I'm as shocked as you are. I really needed to say my piece here, though.
I am probably more interested in late-night television than most people I know, what with my Letterman experiences and all. As such, I have taken a particular interest in NBC's current late-night quagmire.
This goes beyond liking or disliking Conan or Jay's material, and even beyond ratings. I personally have been a fan of Conan's for years and watch him every night, but that's not the reason I'm on his side.
This is a matter of honor. NBC has sullied its honor as a network by going back on their pre-arranged agreement with Conan, and that's that. What changed between the time the deal was struck six years ago and now, other than Jay's curmudgeoney-ness and a dip in ratings that is probably more Jay's fault than Conan's?
Most blogonauts would probably try to suggest a boycott of NBC or something, but I just couldn't cut it. Holly and I watch several NBC shows which we love: The Office, Community, Mercy (the best show you're not watching, by the way), and The Biggest Loser, among others. All I want from you is to read Conan's statement and put yourself in his shoes.
Feel free to leave your responses below.