Among the many travesties at the Emmy awards last night (notably the snubbing of Will Arnett, Jaime Pressly, and Gregory Itzin) this one takes the cake. The show opened with Conan O'Brien on an airplane crash landing in the ocean, about 12 hours after 49 people died in a plane crash in Kentucky. Somehow I'm guessing that had this plane crashed in LA or New York, the powers that be might have deemed it in bad taste to run. The remainder of the open featured Conan wandering through scenes from "The Office" and "24", and this open set up the premise of Conan landing on the island from "Lost," but I'm relatively sure that you could have started the skit from when Conan emerges from the water and not lost any of the humor. You stay classy, NBC.
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(UPDATE: I've now linked to the entire open, which is a bit amusing after the plane fiasco, especially the Chris Hansen encounter. However, I'm linking to the YouTube clip, and NBC is fond of pulling stuff off there quick, so it might have a short life.)