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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    Good idea NBC. Make Conan look like the bad guy. That'll be best in the end.

    Before anyone says anything, I understand that he's under contract(if true) and he has to abide by it, but they could be respectful of Conan's wishes and let him be released without issue.



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    I gotta wonder what Letterman's ratings are doing because of this?



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    "The Tonight Show" name in itself would say that the show would be aired that night, not the next day. That and the show being the same timeslot for 60 years should be defense enough.


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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    That is too funny. I cannot believe he would not negotiate a specific time and 'assume' a guarantee based on history. He is screwed and the only person to blame is himself.

    Maybe it is his bad hair after all!



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    No matter what loop holes NBC finds in the contract, they still end up looking like the dick in this situation.



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanhood View Post
    Ultimately, it won't matter. Conan will come out of this looking good, and NBC will have egg on their face. There's no way to keep Leno happy and not look like idiots.


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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    Say what you want (and I don't particularly care for Conan, or Leno for that matter), but NBC will come out of this looking like idiots, and THEY will only have themselves to blame for that.



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    NBC looks terrible in this whole thing. Even if Conan gets his show moved/cancelled/whatever, NBC screwed this thing up.

    Has anyone watched the last two night? Conan ripping on NBC has been absolutely hilarious.....he has been relentless.



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    "The Tonight Show" name in itself would say that the show would be aired that night, not the next day. That and the show being the same timeslot for 60 years should be defense enough.
    Along those lines...

    I can't read the original link, because it is blocked here, so this might be mentioned there. But the NBC show that originally followed The Tonight Show was The Tomorrow Show (1973-1982) with Tom Snyder...


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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    "The Tonight Show" name in itself would say that the show would be aired that night, not the next day. That and the show being the same timeslot for 60 years should be defense enough.
    I never watch these shows but this is true. The Tonight Show has always been in that particular time slot. Why would anyone even think that they would move it?



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    LOL

    " there is an "implied" guarantee the show would begin at 11:35."


    Okay Conan....maybe you should have made sure it was in your contract.



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    I'm pretty sure Conan's lashing out (which has been brilliant) is mostly because he's stuck. "The Tonight Show" does not equal "11:35 p.m. talk show in the eastern time zone" He should have had that written into the contract.

    I don't know if anybody else has read "The Late Shift" by Bill Carter, but NBC did something similar with Letterman before he left for CBS, offering him "The Tonight Show", but it had all sorts of conditions like it didn't take place for a year & half, NBC could back out if they wanted to. One of Dave's producers summed it up: They were trying to keep Dave at Late Night, give Leno time to make his Tonight Show work, and if Letterman took it, he would denounced in the press as throwing an old friend in front of a train. Dave called Johnny Carson and Johnny told him if he had been treated like that, he would walk. And walk Dave did



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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    "The Tonight Show" name in itself would say that the show would be aired that night, not the next day. That and the show being the same timeslot for 60 years should be defense enough.
    That can be fixed. They could cut Jay to 25 minutes and start Conan at 11:55 EST.


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    Re: Conan's Royal Screw Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    NBC looks terrible in this whole thing. Even if Conan gets his show moved/cancelled/whatever, NBC screwed this thing up.

    Has anyone watched the last two night? Conan ripping on NBC has been absolutely hilarious.....he has been relentless.
    They were going to lose $200M from ads if something is not changed. It is a business decision. Conan said they could run split screen.


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