Last night, Conan O'Brien shared his options with his audience, including "Move to Fox and follow their hit '24' with a new show called '24:05'," and "Convince NBC to let me keep this time slot if I can gain 10 pounds of chin." The best: "Leave television altogether, and work in a classier business with better people, like hard core porn." (I can't get the clip into the blog, so click here if you want to see it.)
Meanwhile, David Letterman at CBS made a bunch of NBC jokes last night, both in his monologue and from his desk. His material began with, "Ladies and gentleman, once again I did not get the Tonight Show," referring to the fact that NBC chose Leno over him for "The Tonight Show" after Johnny Carson. He went on to say, "I'm not worried about Jay. He'll land on his chin, he always does." And, in the clip above, he gives NBC free advice, calling Conan "our old friend" and Jimmy Fallon "a likable young newcomer" and making reference to "Jay's little jokes." Below, Letterman's Top 10 signs there's trouble at NBC:
And Craig Ferguson continued to goof on NBC, making mention of "atrocious management by a once great network" and laughing at the fact that he and David Letterman are now considered the "stable" ones.
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