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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2014, 11:48:56 AM »
Why, he's was #1 in that timeslot. I'm sure Letterman will get most of Leno's audience.
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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2014, 11:52:21 AM »
He'll be furious when someone gets that vintage car part off eBay just when he thought it was his.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #102 on: February 10, 2014, 12:20:01 PM »
Soooo...The Roots are no longer Fallon's house band?

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #103 on: February 10, 2014, 12:39:47 PM »
The Roots (and Steve Higgins) are coming with Fallon to The Tonight Show.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #104 on: February 10, 2014, 12:47:21 PM »
It's going to be the exact same show, isn't it?

I was laughing at him getting choked up on his 'last show' when he's getting a promotion and only having to move across the hall.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #105 on: February 10, 2014, 01:47:42 PM »
I now realize I got Fallon and Meyers confused..

I have no interest in Meyers' show and would have lost any interest in Fallon's had The Roots not moved with him.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #106 on: February 10, 2014, 01:53:16 PM »
Fred Armisen is gonna be the new band leader for Seth Meyers's show.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #107 on: February 10, 2014, 02:23:12 PM »
Man I don't agree that Fallon is carried by the peripheral figures on his show.  Higgins and the Roots are both awesome but even if you don't think he's funny there's no doubt Fallon is incredibly talented


I don't know what to think of Fred as Seth's bandleader

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #108 on: February 10, 2014, 02:28:27 PM »
I like the idea of Fred being the bandleader the more I think about it but I'm still not sold on Seth Myers as the host of Late Night. I think him and Fallon are way too similar. Every other Tonight Show/Late Night tandem has been somewhat of a contrast. I'd even argue Conan and Fallon were enough different during the six months they were on at the same time. But Myers and Fallon are two, fortysomething white male SNL alums. One sings, one talks about politics! That's about it for the difference.

I could probably think of at least a half dozen people I'd like better than Myers. Not to say he'll do a bad job but I think it'll just be more of the same thing with him following Fallon.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #109 on: February 25, 2014, 02:46:27 AM »
I thought Seth was pretty terrible last night.  He used his Update voice and he was as smug as ever.  This is going to be tough to sit through.  He also has no knack for banter

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #110 on: February 25, 2014, 09:39:07 AM »
Yeah, that wasn't very good.

I thought the set was pretty cheap looking, too. Boring, at least.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #111 on: February 25, 2014, 09:03:26 PM »
http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/02/26/seth-meyers-stock-sell/

This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the first show better than I could ever say it.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #112 on: February 28, 2014, 05:11:17 AM »
http://www.avclub.com/article/prince-announces-takeover-arsenio-hall-show-approp-201661
Prince is going to be the only guest on Arsenio next Wednesday. 1989 is going to be a great year, you guys!  :)

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #113 on: February 28, 2014, 08:19:56 PM »
Can't wait until he brings back Farrakhan.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #114 on: March 01, 2014, 08:01:19 AM »
Still not sure how I feel about Seth Meyers. He actually seems like he's a good interviewer by network late night talk show hosts standards. Nobody's actually good at interviewing guests except Ferguson (Letterman and Fallon are both terrible in their own ways) but it seems like that could be one of Meyers' strong suits.

I like that his band doesn't have any horns in it. Kind of makes them stand out. I think more late night bands should switch up the formula.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #115 on: March 02, 2014, 07:06:36 AM »
I will say this: if they had Late Night with Sir Ian and Sir Patrick I'd watch every single night.
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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #116 on: March 02, 2014, 08:52:11 AM »
I'm still sticking with Craig and his band Alfredo Sauce and the Shy Fellas.

In fact, I'm sticking with Craig on everything. The general insanity and him making it clear he doesn't really give a shit just kills me.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #117 on: March 08, 2014, 01:30:56 AM »
Watching the Prince episode of Arsenio really reminded me how much of a kiss ass Arsenio was during his interviews---even by late night talk show host standards.

Prince somehow comes across as even more awkward when he's trying to be relatable.

Did learn that Prince enjoys making omelettes more than making pancakes. Good version of "She's Always In My Hair".

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #118 on: March 08, 2014, 03:16:59 AM »
Arsenio had Stone Cold on recently, so good to see he's still a fan.

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« Reply #119 on: March 08, 2014, 04:30:53 AM »
He also had the cast of Total Divas on the night after Prince was on.

It's weird that Arsenio barely changed anything about the show. The band is completely different, the set is slightly different and there's a bit less emphasis on The Dog Pound but everything is pretty much the same. It's bizarre. It's like your dead grandmother coming back to life twenty years later. I'm shocked it got renewed for a second year.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #120 on: March 08, 2014, 05:30:18 AM »
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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #121 on: March 08, 2014, 06:31:32 AM »
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Call him a c*** show host ... TMZ has learned, Johnny Carson recorded a sex tape with his wife back in the 1970s -- and not only has the tape just hit the market ... very solid sources tell TMZ, Johnny's johnny is ENORMOUS.

Multiple sources tell us, the tape owner approached the Carson estate in September to make a deal for the footage -- the estate said take a hike, and threatened to sue the owner if he ever sold it.

But the owner's apparently gone rogue -- we're told he's now shopping it to private collectors ... and it is legendary.

According to sources who've seen it, the tape was shot right after he married wife #3 Joanna Holland. It opens with a naked dark-haired Carson masturbating by a pool -- then shows Joanna (with a bouffant hairdo) going all Linda Lovelace.

It goes on for about 5 minutes -- then we're told it cuts to a 20-minute sex scene in Johnny's bedroom ... and Johnny does NOT hold back.

Oh yeah, we're also told he's hung like a horse -- seriously, porn star status. One source said it was at least 10 inches.


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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #122 on: March 08, 2014, 06:33:04 AM »
Is that a gif of Mr. Leno hiding in the closet?

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #123 on: March 08, 2014, 06:50:27 AM »
Fellow TSM'er Ian Karmel will be on Conan this Wednesday doing a standup act.

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« Reply #124 on: March 08, 2014, 08:40:25 AM »
He also had the cast of Total Divas on the night after Prince was on.

It's weird that Arsenio barely changed anything about the show. The band is completely different, the set is slightly different and there's a bit less emphasis on The Dog Pound but everything is pretty much the same. It's bizarre. It's like your dead grandmother coming back to life twenty years later. I'm shocked it got renewed for a second year.

'90s nostalgia is in.

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« Reply #125 on: March 08, 2014, 04:39:15 PM »
I think the reason why Arsenio works now is the same reason he worked in the late '80s/early '90s. He brings on guests that the other late night shows don't really have. Black people mostly. I mean it's certainly gotten better than the days of Johnny Carson by a signifcant margin but I feel like if you give Fallon or Kimmel, a choice between having a moderately popular rock band or a moderately popular hip hop act on, they're going to go with the former 9 times out of 10.

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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #126 on: March 31, 2014, 03:49:05 PM »
Seth Meyers is unwatchable

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« Reply #127 on: April 03, 2014, 08:18:04 AM »
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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #128 on: April 03, 2014, 08:41:34 AM »
It's for the best. His heart clearly hasn't been in it for years, and he regularly looks like he doesn't want to be there.


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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #129 on: April 03, 2014, 08:54:36 AM »
Really can't see Ferguson taking the spot so will be interesting to see who they target.

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« Reply #130 on: April 03, 2014, 09:08:41 AM »
Really can't see Ferguson taking the spot so will be interesting to see who they target.


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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #131 on: April 03, 2014, 09:12:28 AM »


Really can't see Ferguson taking the spot so will be interesting to see who they target.
I think Ferguson has stated in the past that he will retire from Late Night once Dave retires.


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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #132 on: April 03, 2014, 12:36:48 PM »
Maybe Conan O'Brien?  His contract with TBS ends in November 2015.  Moving back to New York City and into the Ed Sullivan Theater would do wonders for him.  Although CBS may want an LA Late Show since the Tonight Show is now in New York.

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« Reply #133 on: April 03, 2014, 03:41:13 PM »
there are rumblings that CBS is going to go after Chelsea Handler to replace Letterman.  I sure as fuck hope that isn't true

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« Reply #134 on: April 03, 2014, 03:46:17 PM »
Even if Ferguson doesn't retire, he has stated he doesn't want 11:30. He doesn't want to be part of the Late Night bullshit, he hates it. Craig has always been happy at 12:30, he just wishes he had a band.

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« Reply #135 on: April 03, 2014, 03:58:03 PM »
All I know is that there's been (unfounded IMO) speculation that Jon Stewart will replace Letterman.


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Re: Late Night Talk Show Discussion
« Reply #136 on: April 03, 2014, 05:52:02 PM »
Letterman from 82-95 was just awesome stuff.  Best talk show ever.
Letterman from 96-00 was okay, but you could tell he wasn't quite at his peak anymore.
Letterman from 00-05 was pretty dull and complacent, didn't have the energy, creativity or edge anymore.
Letterman from 05-current is just someone who either has totally lost it or just doesn't give a fuck anymore.

I used to love the stuff he would do on the street.  But, he rarely,if ever, leaves the studio anymore. 

I think part of it is the heart attack.  I think it may have made him a better (less cynical) person, but it also kinda killed the vibe of the show.  And, I'm sure age and doing the show for 30 years led to that decline as well.

And the thing is I didn't even see his best years live (as I was born in 86).  I've seen a lot of it via youtube, and a DVD collection I bought.  Comedy usually doesn't age well.  But, Letterman was that good for over a decade.
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« Reply #138 on: April 04, 2014, 09:49:49 AM »
Letterman from like 1986 till 1995 is phenomenal.  No one can touch that reign of greatness.  Best ever

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« Reply #139 on: April 04, 2014, 10:03:23 AM »
there are rumblings that CBS is going to go after Chelsea Handler to replace Letterman.  I sure as fuck hope that isn't true

I'm not a Chelsea Handler fan, but I think I'd enjoy someone who's not a white male in the role.

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« Reply #140 on: April 04, 2014, 10:07:00 AM »
They used to show Late Nite (and his brief morning show) replays on cable when I was a kid (don't recall the channel) and that got me hooked on Letterman in the early 90's.  Only caught the tail end of Late Nite on NBC, but was a religious fan of the Late Show for most of the 90's

I think he's the best Late Night host ever, and I find him hilarious and fascinating in general.  His interviews on Howard Stern are worth seeking out if you've never heard them.  Also 'Evil David Letterman' clips if you've never heard those, lol

I haven't watched his show regularly in years, but I'll randomly watch interviews he does with guests that I'm interested in, and he's still got it

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« Reply #141 on: April 04, 2014, 03:22:45 PM »
It must have been summer of 1987 or 88  and I was staying up to watch Letterman and there was a bit about Paul and Dave beating up Amish people or something and I can remember laughing so hard that I woke up my parents and got yelled at pretty bad.  I was so young at the time but he still appealed to me even if I didn't get all the references.

that's pretty much my first memory of him

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« Reply #142 on: April 05, 2014, 10:24:35 AM »
more on Chelsea Handler rumors:

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The Wrap has a report that states that E! talk show host Chelsea Handler, according to sources, was in in negotiations with CBS to do a late night show and would possibly replace Craig Ferguson in the 12:30AM slot. This was before David Letterman announced that he would be retiring from The Late Show in 2015, and now Handler is rumored to be eyeing Letterman's spot.

Handler was said to be contacted following her announcement that she would finish up her E! contract at the end of the year with the option for a syndicated show or the 12:30AM nightly slot. According to the report, with Letterman stepping down, she might try to take over Letterman's slot. Handler will reportedly be meeting with CBS CEO and chairman Les Moonves in order to discuss the options soon.

The report also indicates that handler has a number of possibilities on her plate and is looking at offers from Sirius, CNN, and Netflix. In order to get the Letterman slot, she would have to convince CBS that she can gain a more mainstream audience than the one she has on E!

In addition, Craig Ferguson apparently has the right to first refusal to take Letterman's slot. However, there is no guarantee that CBS wants to offer him the gig because The Late, Late Show has not done very well against its competition in the 12:30 slot, including Seth Meyers' recent replacement of Fallon as the host of NBC's Late Night.
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« Reply #143 on: April 05, 2014, 11:15:51 AM »
Wait, they were firing Craig?!?

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« Reply #144 on: April 05, 2014, 11:17:45 AM »
Wait, they were firing Craig?!?
Again, Craig has said he wants his show to end when Letterman's ends. Besides, there's no way his schikt would work for the 11:30 crowd.


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« Reply #145 on: April 05, 2014, 11:26:35 AM »
Wait, they were firing Craig?!?
Again, Craig has said he wants his show to end when Letterman's ends. Besides, there's no way his schikt would work for the 11:30 crowd.

Yeah, but the story said before they even knew Dave was retiring, they were looking. So either Craig was retiring or CBS was firing him. Either way, looks like I'm done with late night television soon.



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« Reply #146 on: April 10, 2014, 03:21:33 AM »
Craig Ferguson just made 5 million dollars since apparently Stephen Colbert is the new host of The Late Show

http://www.today.com/entertainment/stephen-colbert-named-next-host-late-show-2D79511500


Course now it means he is likely gone too. Which pretty much wraps up late night watching for me.

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« Reply #147 on: April 10, 2014, 04:16:41 AM »
"Colbert Report" needs to end with him being taken out by bears.


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« Reply #148 on: April 10, 2014, 04:26:56 AM »
Damn I'm going to miss the hell out of the Colbert Report but that's great news for Colbert.

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« Reply #149 on: April 11, 2014, 03:46:36 AM »
I hope he stays in character