After making his feelings known about NBC’s plan to move of “The Tonight Show” to 12:05 a.m. in an eloquently written statement released midday Tuesday, Conan O’Brien took the high road in his monologue in Tuesday’s edition of the show. Only a few mentions of his imbroglio, and then it was on to the Harry Reid jokes.
“Hello, my name is Conan O’Brien, and I may soon be available for children’s parties.”
“Welcome to NBC. Where our new slogan is, “No longer just screwing up prime-time.”
“When I was a little boy, I remember watching “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” and thinking “Someday, I’m going to host that show for 7 months.”
“NBC says they’re planning to have the late night situation worked out before the Winter Olympics start. And trust me, when NBC says something – you can take that to the bank!”
“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is still under fire for remarks he made about President Obama’s “blackness.” Sources say Reid could face Congressional censure, or even worse, be promised the “The Tonight Show” at 11:30.”