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Conan Blasts NBC as 'Incompetent Morons'

1/19/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'Brien will likely have a clause in his settlement deal with NBC banning him from slamming the network after he leaves ... well, he hasn't left yet, and last night, the trash talk continued.

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What!!    

I'm sorry but he not funny

1635 days ago
2.

TONY    

FOR A GUY WHO STUNK IN THE RATING'S, HE SURE IS IN DENIAL. AFTER A FEW GOOD WEEKS AT FOX TELLING NBC JOKES HE'LL UNDOUBTEDLY SINK LOWER IN THE RATINGS THEN ON NBC. I SURE HOPE THAT FOX DOESN'T GIVE HIM A BIG CONTRACT.

1635 days ago
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L!Nd$@y    

This is so stupid! SHUT UP CONAN!!! I am sick of hearing about this dumbass story!!! TAKE YOUR MILLIONS AND STOP WHINING!!! there are bigger problems in this world right now then this STUPID ASS NBC CRAP!!!!

1635 days ago
4.

EShy    

he's funnier than Jay

NBC knows it's in the wrong, which is why they want this clause in their. They really should've let him go 5 years ago. This shows how much he wanted the tonight show, staying for 5 years waiting for it.

I was sure Conan will take care of his staff, just like he did during the writers strike. I guess he will start his new show in september

1635 days ago
5.

theGuitarzan    

Conan, give it up. You are not funny.

If you want to be mad at someone, don't be mad at NBC, be mad at your mom for having an unfunny kid.

1635 days ago
6.

stacie    

What a big baby!!!

1635 days ago
7.

stacie    

I'm glad Jay is coming back! He so much better.

1635 days ago
8.

Sloane    

if he continues on his bitter tirades he will alienate viewers over 35 who are struggling to make ends meet to support their families in this recession

nobody wants to listen to an bitter, sarcastic, ungrateful rich guy for long

I don't

he's quickly losing me
actually he's lost me for not listening to NBC and changing his format to the traditional one that people wanted at that hour
his juvenile antics that worked at a later hour don't work at this time-slot
too bad his ego and know it all attitude helped contribute to his lack of ratings

it's the 35 plus audience that the sponsors want when they advertise in these shows

1635 days ago
9.

oprah    

what an a--hole! NBC fed him and now he is pooping on their porch

1635 days ago
10.

C_IL    

Illiteracy is a big problem in this world. So, Lindsay-go back to school and learn how to spell your name!

1635 days ago
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C_IL    

Leno sucks...retire old men!

1635 days ago
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C_IL    

Well, NBC will never be on in my home again. I hope FOX snags him for this fall.

1635 days ago
13.

Sloane    

when Jay took over for Johnny-he was a stand-up comic who
occasionally hosted when Johnny was off-along with Joan Rivers and a
few others-no real built in audience to speak of

Johnny retired when he decided it was time to do so

Jay was pushed out for Conan basically while he continually led
Letterman in the ratings

he graciously announced he'd "retire" based on the NBC deal to keep
Conan-thus anointing Conan for a smooth transition

Conan had a late-night show for 16 years
the length of time Jay did the Tonight show
built in audience-just different audience
very different from when Jay took over

Jay made sure there was no drama for Conan like he faced early on
when NBC chose him over Letterman (who assumed he'd get the show and
when he didn't he quit in a fit of ego-sound familiar?)

so Conan had every opportunity to get better ratings than he did

seeing his rating drop was a big supprise to everyone except the NBC
execs who apparently told him that he needed to adjust his show from
the old style format in order to keep the ratings

Conan's ego (sound familiar?) wouldn't let him-and thus-regular
Tonight show fans tuned out or tuned to someone else for the kind of
entertainment that they wanted at that hour

and Conan refuses to be bumped back only half an hour to see if that
would help ratings (capture a bit more of his old audience and maybe
keep some form the Leno half hour bump in to the show)
ego again??

so blame NBC-blame Conan if you want-don't hang this on Jay-

DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU BUT I'D GLADLY START WORK HALF AN
HOUR LATER IF IT MEANT ME KEEPING MY JOB!

obviously Conan doesn't agree
maybe he's over-valuing himself/his talent/his appeal just a bit

DON'T WANT TO LISTEN TO HIS COMPLAINTS ANYMORE WHEN OVER 10% OF US ARE UNEMPLOYED!

1635 days ago
14.

NJC    

You NBC shills are so obvious. You may want to tone it down a bit. No one's buying that you're just regular folks who just happen to take a different position than 95% of the country.

1635 days ago
15.

TakeThisWarning    

Look at all of the paid "Leno/NBC" posters littering these comments. So obviously, fools.

Conan didn't even have a chance to introduce and or fail. He was barely even in the seat. NBC sucks, Jay Leno sucks.

The true story is:

Jay Leno was swimming, literally, in money back in 2004. He was willingly retiring comfortably. The *ECONOMY* completely tanked taking a great amount of his fortune with it. What did he do? Crap his chubby big chin pants. He forced his way back onto TV, then he threw fits when his ratings sucked. Now he wants his old time and show back, PERIOD.

There is no boo hoo story here about Leno being so kind as to give the tonight show away but to only return like a super hero to save it from the ruins of the evil doom doer Conan.

Suck on that, toolbags.

1635 days ago
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