The Tonight Show....Gone?

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    Okay, I've been a fan for many years (almost 40), Johnny was the best host IMO.
    I didn't agree with Leno as his replacement, but I admit he's done a great job.
    But now I hear when he leaves he has chosen this O'brian guy for his replacement.
    Have you guys seen his show? I think he's a childish buffoon and will totally kill "The Tonight Show" as we've known it for so long.
     
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    Conan is a comedic genious.
     
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    :laugh: I guess that why he's on 12:30Pm eastern time... :laugh:
     
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    Conan used to write for Saturday Night Live.
    I guess it was because there were other writers that made it funny. Sorry, but I dislike Conan as much as any person can.
     
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    I can't stand O'Brien. Being a good comedy writer does not make you a good host. Remember, the Tonight Show is not just about jokes, it is also about interviewing people, etc. If they bring the stuff from Conan's show to the Tonight Show, it will be a miserable failure. Again the network(s) is (are) catering to the demographic they always *think* is best, but which is not... the 20 something crowd. All the shows these days seem to cater to them yet study after study shows they are the least spending demographic. They should target more of the "middle-aged" crowd. The people with disposable income.
     
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    Exactly. Being a writer for a show and hosting a show are two different matters. He is a great writer, I give him that. But his on TV image and personality are severely lacking in my opinion.

    If being a good comedic writer was what makes a good host, then Rob Reiner should be the new host.
     
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    why is that funny? that's exactly why - he can do things like the Insult Comic Dog, etc...(shrug). Maybe you just don't 'get' or 'understand' the humour?
     
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    Oh stop trying to jerk my chain D...He's an idiot.
     
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    wow..defensive...I bet his IQ is 20 points higher than any of 'us'.
     
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    Remember when Chevy Chase tried his hand at hosting his own show? To me, he's one of the all-time greats when it comes to comedic acting. One of the worst hosts I've ever seen.
     

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