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Conan Supporters Slap NBC in the Facebook

1/13/2010 3:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'Brien's most loyal employees are refusing to abandon their leader -- and have taken to Facebook to rally support for the guy NBC is treating like a redheaded stepchild.

Several people who work for "The Tonight Show" and NBC have united on the social networking site and changed their picture to an Obama-esque image of O'Brien that features the words, "I'm With COCO."

The COCO craze is already spreading like wildfire on FB -- and according to the guy who created the artwork, Mike Mitchell, the image has already been seen by Conan himself.

So far ... no sighting of any "I'm with Chin" or "I Heart Peacock" artwork floating around.


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91.

Jonhy T    

Hello All,

Conan is not funny and I am glad he is gone. NBC is fixing the mistake they fertilized 6 years ago when they signed Conan to replace Leno on the Tonight Show in the fall of 2009. Now they realize that Conan has killed the ratings and must be forced to the later time slot hoping that the red haired rat will leave voluntarily as he is guaranteed the time slot in the contract. If he leaves on his own accord then Leno get the Tonight Show back which is what NBC wants because Leno is a proven success. Conan has an option to keep his job but at a later time. If I was him I would not care. I would not walk away from $80 Million. No other network wants him.

1741 days ago
92.

Moxietattoo    

TEAM FALLON!!!

1741 days ago
93.

soprano4MJ    

JAY LENO IS JUST A GREEDY S.O.B.!!!
Conan rules and has the better show.

do us all a favor and retire, LENO!!

1741 days ago
94.

Go Suck A D**k!    

All the Conan fans are people who like to watch an immature grown man with red hair who is not funny! Then again his fans are immature also!

1741 days ago
95.

ASTRO KOOKY    

balls

1741 days ago
96.

Lara    

Nielsen ratings aren't an accurate representation of viewership anymore. Conan clearly has a more loyal (and younger) fanbase than Jay Leno, which is why NBC thinks Conan is valuable. But, if you're going by this archaic ratings system, Conan's audience actually did follow him to his new timeslot.

1741 days ago
97.

Joe    

Conan is a funny guy -- when he's on at 12:30. Move him up to where more people can watch and it's a different story.

Andy Richter even left his show to try and make it big as an actor. That didn't work so he came back to work for Conan.

Moving Conan to L.A. is a bad move. The guy is pale as chalk and he doesn't tan when everyone in California hits the beach.

1741 days ago
98.

cochino    

screw the ginger!

screw leno too!

they both suck and are overpaid

1741 days ago
99.

DrTruth    

TMZ is biased against "the chin" because half of Jay's heritiage is an ok Jersey Shore stereotype to them. Meanwhile, they ask us to "not judge" when it comes to peter puffers. Double standard? You bet.

1741 days ago
100.

urban    

The timing was off.

What did NBC expect?: Flip on the tv and watch a talk show...then news... then talk show... then talk show again. Why would you break that comedy momentum with the news? It's hard to watch... people just turn the tv off. That's why these local stations are suffering so much... The timing's off!

Conan has REAL class... REAL integrity. He's being faced to lose his time slot and given the option to move his show back... He doesn't want to because it'd be "unfair to Jimmy Fallon".

You Jay fans tend to get "class" and "pompous" mixed up all the time.

TEAM CONANDO!!!!!!!!

1741 days ago
101.

UGGGGHHH    

GOOD RIDDANCE OBRIEN. YOUR RATINGS WERE VERY POOR. I WONDER WHY?
MAYBE BECAUSE YOU WERE NEVER FUNNY AND NEVER WILL BE......

WHEN JAY LENO LEFT, HE WAS ON TOP WITH THE RATINGS. BEATING OUT LETTERMAN BY A ZILLION VIEWERS.

NBC SHOULD OF NEVER PUT LENO ON 10PM IN THE FIRST PLACE. HE WAS UP AGAINST CSI, 20/20. ECT...
JAY BELONGS ON THE TONIGHT SHOW AND 11:30PM.

AND FOR ALL YOU HATERS OF JAY, TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAAAAAAAAAAAAD

WELCOME BACK JAY LENO.................

1741 days ago
102.

lilkuti28    

Who still wants to watch Leno... retire already! Leave Conan on!! Go Conan!

1741 days ago
103.

Lara    

Leno got pummeled by Letterman in the first 3 years of The Tonight Show. Conan got 7 measly months before Leno wanted to come back from the dead. Ratings. Again, great reasoning for asses.

1741 days ago
104.

Interracial facial    

Conan was the kid you beat up in school while Leno was the dude you hung out with. Nerds and geeks are unfit to be talk show hosts when LaLaLand is populated by wise ass, evil-is-hip GenXers who scoff at wimps & wusses. O'Brien was at his best as a staff writer behind the scenes. In the spotlight he's a fish out of water. Rating don't lie.

1741 days ago
105.

musicfan14    

I'm tired of this drama but good for the fans. I used to watch Conan's old show. He's a good guy to have went along with the studio's wishes by uprooting his family and moving to California. He was happy in New York and had a loyal following of fans. Leno said that he was leaving the Tonight Show. Fine. Made a big deal about it and got everyone to wish him well, blah, blah, blah.

It seems like Leno must have something over NBC, like he owns a majority of stock or somehow the guys upstairs owe him in some way, because there is a weird amount of loyalty going on. Leno has got someone or something in his back pocket to pull this "I changed my mind" power trip. It's such a childish thing. Plus, it's total BS that he is truly making fun of the network. I see it as an act so that he can save face with Conan. He'd rather let the network be the bad guy when the common denominator is himself.

NBC disrespected the fans/viewers by pulling off the 10pm shows. Now NBC is disrespecting Conan by making him move. All of this because of precious Leno.

1741 days ago
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