Conan Plays Minecraft
My favorite late night host, just a small notch above Ferguson, has been testing out some games from time to time. This time he asked the audience to write in and tell him what to play. They suggested Minecraft. This is the result. Enjoy!
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On the show this evening, comedian and actor Russel Brand, author Susan Casey and musical guest The 88. Come comes out tonight in a really sharp gray suit, that my favorite suit color to wear as well. Again audience interaction via hugs, he will have to do this forever! Standard monologue so politics some topical news, the usual; good for some laughs. Conan strokes his beard at one point and likes his fingers, then says, “tastes like cinnamon”. Writer Deon Cole comes out so that Conan can thank him for the “black” Conan promo from last night (he also comments on the nice suit). The commercial was a big hit, so Deon has created another one. This time Conan is on in the background during an intense backroom poker game between to large gentleman. The Conan’s Back song plays and one player has trouble keeping his poker-face while watching Conan. Eventually he loses and does a striptease. It was ok, the original was better. More Inside!
Week 2 of Conan on TBS
Will post a short recap of 5, missed getting it posted for various reasons. On to Episode 6, featuring Harrison Ford, Rosario Dawson and Reggie Watts!! We open to the Coco chant, and more crowd interaction with Conan. Some of the jokes we rehashes from yesterday, but overall two solid monologues in a row. Conan briefly wore a knitted beard that one of his audience members was wearing and referenced it several times during the show. Conan’s a hit with the ladies; more hugs are had. One of Conan’s writers going back aways Mr. Cole comes on to let Conan know that the TBS advertising missed the “black audience”. So he produced a commercial with a bunch of black Conan fans, watching the show, sipping champagne is posh clothing, with the backing song of Conan on TBS, and Andy Richter is there too. It was pretty amusing, and was made better when Rosario Dawson later did the sexy string dance from the commercial. Full recap & Harrison Ford clip inside
If you were one of the people already looking for a recap of tonight’s Conan episode andwere unable to find… well, that’s because there is no episode to night. Apparently Conan has adopted the same strategy that they use for Lopez which is Monday through Thursday no Fridays. I’m not sure if this is a good or bad thing yet. Fridays in people’s minds are reserved for going out and doing things, if that is the understanding, it make sense to not have a show that people aren’t going to watch. On the other hand, The big network rivals have their Friday shows, and Conan is not competing with them. Anyone tuning into Conan may find themselves switching over to a different host and there’s going to be a small percentage that stay.
Let’s Have a look at the guests coming up for next weeks, show. List of Next Weeks Guest and Clips of Harrison Ford from the old show inside!
The Mummenschantz Conundrum
Previous Conan on TBS Episode Recaps are in the related posts near the Bottom
Before we get into the episode, a little bit about ratings. The ratings have dropped from their 1st show and some people are acting like this is surprising. Conan on TBS beat two network backed shows from a basic cable station. This is a big deal. I suspect they will dip a little bit for the remainder of the week before leveling off in the next 2-3. The numbers are still great for a basic cable show, and really I don’t think the point is to re-capture the “tonight show audience”. This is mostly for a younger demographic and those people who supported him during the fiasco and during the Late Late years. On to Conan Episode 4.
Conan’s monologue tonight was much stronger than yesterdays, including a bit where he discussed the Kanye West news. A clip of Kanye rambling on and on played in small PIP as Conan went through no less than 3 jokes. Kanye is crazy! Conan then announced that basic cable stars had come to welcome him. Out comes Bruce Jenner or Kim Kardashians dad as he is know to you youngsters. He was followed by “a hoarder” from AMC and king crabs from The Interviews and Video of Julie Bowen inside!
Dead Men Don’t Wear Spanks
Episode 4 Recap is now up!
Just a short recap of Conan tonight; I have too much stuff to do!. Tonight marks the 3rd episode of the triumphant return of Coco and features Jon Ham of Mad Men, Charlene Yi of kookys-ville, and a musical performance by Fistful of Mercy (make sure you emphasize Tom Morello at every opportunity!!!! :P). Conan’s ratings have been doing quite well, I have yet to check how they are doing as a lead-in for Lopez, but will do that soon. Episode 2 Recap link
. Episode 1 Recap link
Conan started right off with some crowd interaction which played for some repeated laughs through the show. As I’ve said his kinship with his audience and the ability to interact directly with them without any barriers will, and should be, a consistent part of his show. His fans after-all are what have made this possible as he himself has noted. He did a rather straight monologue this evening. IMHO the best joke being that as he was on TBS the show should have Tyler Perry in the title. More plus Alternate Show Names Clip