Monday, June 01, 2009

Bad Idea Live Blog: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien premiere

12:37 am - Is anybody listening to me?

12:36 am
- great dirty look from Ferrell at the end. Not much to complain about the debut.

12:31 am
- why does Eddie Vedder remind me of The Dude? (in tighter pants, says girlfriend)

12:29 am - new song from new album Backspacer

12:27 am
- so far, the only prediction to come true is no masturbating bear...

12:22 am
- Ferrell's song choice is...I don't know.....TC, what is it?

12:19 am
- "U.S.A!! U.S.A!!" Take that, Lucille Ostero.

12:13 am
- "Choco-Taco. That's my CB handle. Forget Twitter."

12:11 am
- girlfriend's poll question: who has the better hair: Ferrell or O'Brien?

12:10 am
- Ferrell comes out on a throne (or the sleigh from Elf)....that's how you upstage the new host.

12:07 am
- TC saves the day via his twitter. Opening bit's song was Cheap Trick's "Surrender"

12:06 am
- As a fellow Taurus owner, I can assure you that it does get all the ladies. Especially with moderate hail damage (the Taurus, not the ladies). Plus, Billy Ocean?! This episode has the best soundtrack ever!

12:02 am
- Hollowoo! (girlfriend called the "too big to get out" joke)

11:54 pm
- studio audience chanting "Circle Circle Circle"!! -- much rowdier than any Leno audience, I'm sure.

11:52 pm
- Octo-mom joke gets 'em.

11:50 pm
- Conan as a Universal Tour Guide! --- First duck-out-of-water bit

11:47 pm
- "Bring it on, Choco-Taco!" -- looks like Andy is right back to being the sidekick.

11:46 pm
- girlfriend says Conan's pronunciation of Sotomayor sounds Scottish

11:44 pm
- Conando!

11:42 pm
- the anticipation of the string dance caused girlfriend to hurt her knee

11:41 pm
- that audience is HUGE. And Andy's hair is ridiculous (I say he looks like Blagojevich....girlfriend says he looks sexy....girlfriend likes dirtball governors).

11:40 pm
- I'm glad Andy's back, but I already miss Joel.

11:39 pm
- That's how you make an entrance....or an attempt at an entrance.

11:37 pm
- Victorian Doll Museum. Ha!

11:35 pm
- opening reminiscent of his Emmy opening (sweet song!....what is it?)

11:30 pm
- Taco Bell commercials are stupid.

11:28 pm
- girlfriend says "almost theeeeeere"

11:19 pm - Skytrak weather forecast says "Watch out, Kokomo!"

11:15 pm
- watching WTHR's local news and their preview of Conan
  • "It has long been my dream to perform at the Indiana Historical 9am."

11:08 pm - the girlfriend's predictions for tonight's show include:
  • the string dance (classic version)
  • no James Taylor (sadly)

11:03 pm - My predictions for tonight's show include:
  • A half-naked Will Ferrell
  • A pre-taped skit with Andy
  • "In the Year 2000"
  • No Masturbating Bear...yet!

10:59 pm
- 30 minutes until showtime. I've been spending most of my evening youtubing "Conan and Andy," resulting in one of my favorite clips, Rolonda!


Clarke Bomb said...

i'm with you buddy. conan is hilarious. the hilarity will be better in ensuing shows - I liked the opening bit the best. Universal tour guide was pretty funny too.

TC said...

High point - the opening and setting the table for what will be many "outsider in LA" pieces.

Not as high point - Figuring out what to do with Andy. The podium makes it look like he's hosting the Brain Game, and they probably need to turn his mic down when he's just laughing at jokes. It'll be a work in progress to get their chemistry back (AKA not telling jokes over each other.)