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Conan O'Brien's Twitter -- A 15 Person Operation

3/3/2010 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

How many Conan O'Brien writers does it take to change a light bulb? We don't know ... but it takes 14 to help him write a single Tweet.



The Cone Zone posted the above photo on his Twitter page yesterday with the message, "This is how many people it took to write today's tweet: "Jumbo" shrimp? WTF!!"

... still funnier than Leno.

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Rania    

watching paint dry is funnier than conan.

1506 days ago
47.

Rania    

i meant watching paint dry is funnier than jay (not conan).

and the amount of people it took is a joke. that's the point of the photo.

1506 days ago
48.

Bill Cosby    

Who is this appealing to?
You think this is funny? This not-funny, carrot-topped loser can only bring his "self deprecating schtick" so far you know? After a while (like ever since he's been taking that multi-million dollar "lay off) it just gets old.
So sick of hearing about him and how great he is for keeping his 15-person crew of losers around while they lick his @$$, hoping for a few more dollars.

Do you people really follow this fool that closely? How old are you? You must be _so incredibly_ mediocre and boring. Just like Conan the red headed barbarian!!

1506 days ago
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Eileen Gatti    

I'm trying not to be cynical but Conan belongs on the Tonite Show. Won't watch it anymore. I saved his last show on my DVR and watch it all the time. Tom Hanks and Wil Farrell were hysterical and Conan is one hell of a musician. He's got it all - he's tall, cute, funny, smart and musically talented.

1506 days ago
50.

Rick Flair!    

Nice Macbook from 1975.

1506 days ago
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Maggie Wilson    

Okay, is it just me or does this photo of Conan plus staff eerily resemble the painting of the last supper? Especially with the one woman (right) to the side of him. I know there are 12 disciples and 14 people in this photo but you can't really deny the similarities. Just an after thought ..

1506 days ago
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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE    

PLAIN AND SIMPLE PEOPLE AND CONAN NUT HEADS

Leno @ 11:30
Conan Off the Air... PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. Now STFU!

1506 days ago
53.

ignorant, just like you    

The sad part for all of these morons (Conan,Leno,Letterman,Stewart,Colbert, etc...) is that this is actually true. Not one of them can think or write for themselves, (sound familiar mr president jackass?). 14 writers and the shows are still complete trash. Only in America.

1506 days ago
54.

que el yoda    


10. Uhh...it's sarcasm morons. Of course everyone knows this is just a fake picture with a fake/funny/sarcastic tweet, nerds.

Posted at 12:38AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by Coco

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It might be intended as a joke but its closer to reality than you think. Ha ha! Wait, you're serious? Should be the heading on this picture.

1506 days ago
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steve allen    

That's not O'brien you bunch of jack asses, and face it you bunch of whinney, sniveling little school yard bee-at-chees, O'brien ain't funny...get it??? he didn't make the cut...so quite your sniveling and go back to your Oprah show and be sure to change your panty liners, pop some midal and when you've quit your heavy flow and you've quit PMSing, come on over and I'll pour you a big boys drink...and hey berta...make mine a double...feakin' idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1506 days ago
56.

riottgirl    

Will forever be funnier than Leno.

1506 days ago
57.

Wellington    

55. Okay, is it just me or does this photo of Conan plus staff eerily resemble the painting of the last supper? Especially with the one woman (right) to the side of him. I know there are 12 disciples and 14 people in this photo but you can't really deny the similarities. Just an after thought ..

Posted at 9:31AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by Maggie Wilson

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/03/conan-obrien-twitter-writers-photo/4#comments#ixzz0h8AJsA6Z

Yes, I think you're right. The question is does Conan really think that Conan's desired demographic really gets the subtleties of that kind of humor? Is a generation as poorly educated as the current younger generation is (basically the fault of the educational system in the U.S.) going to "get" oblique references to The Last Supper and George Carlin witticisms?

Ever since Conan had such a visceral and immature reaction to NBC interfering with "HIS" Tonight Show, even though NBC owns the franchise and has the right to do with it what it wishes, I've wondered how sheltered from the real world he is.

Not only did he graduate from Harvard, but his father also teaches there and his mother is a lawyer. College communities tend to have an ivory tower outlook on the world which is 10 times more intense at Ivy League universities, and many students get a harsh dose of reality when they leave and have to go out and function in the real world.

If Conan is now going for elitist humor, that's fine, but that kind of humor by nature only appeals to a small number and not the big demographic it takes to succeed on a network talk show. It may be that in the final analysis that Conan is more suited to the college circuit and occasional cable show specials than he is for the masses who view network late night.

1506 days ago
58.

Rhonda    

Not only is Leno funny, he also exudes confidence.

1506 days ago
59.

when d    

hahahaha.

dont you get it?! its supposed to look like "the last supper" painting.

genius.

1506 days ago
60.

c    

coneman: you did just as good or better than leno. you got screwed.

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