35 Burst results for "Conan"

Monica Crowley: Stephen Colbert's Team Broke the Law

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:53 min | 3 months ago

Monica Crowley: Stephen Colbert's Team Broke the Law

"Wrote this on social media yesterday. I am among those calling for congressional hearings. I want to hear triumph the insult comic dog testify under oath. Yes, wouldn't that be something? You know, that's sorry, dog. Monica Crowley, I have to tell you, I don't know why. That guy, Robert smigel, that guy, gets under my skin, but they cornered me at one of the political convention years ago, and I ended up being on, was it Conan O'Brien? I think at the time, I can't remember, I think trying up started with Conan. But I ended up being a part of their huge comedy attack hit piece. It was very unpleasant. Yeah. No, I think I remember that, Todd, when they sort of cornered you and ambushed you on that look, they play according to their own rules. They do what they want, call their last night was trying to dismiss the whole thing. It's just jokes and my team doing their job. No, you were trespassing at the U.S. capitol. Which is what you were plastering the January 6th protesters for doing, right? Well, I'm not the president trying to cite an insurrection. Oh, come on. It is either break a law or you don't break the law. We either have rule of law or we don't have rule of law. And in this country, there has been a widespread widespread breakdown of the respect that we have for our institutions, but that didn't just materialize tots. That's a direct result of the fact that our institutions have been failing us. You can not have a healthy functioning republic when you do not have the equal application of the law. Lady liberty and lady lady justice is supposed to be blind. She's blindfolded for a reason. And yet now we have it's not an uneven application of the law based on race or gender or anything like that. It's based on your political affiliation.

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Even Dan Bongino Had a Better Campaign Meet-and-Greet Than Joe Biden

The Dan Bongino Show

01:41 min | 1 year ago

Even Dan Bongino Had a Better Campaign Meet-and-Greet Than Joe Biden

"Than it was Now keep in mind I even managed to get three people to show up In ocean city in the winter and I never forget it because the guy who set it up was a super nice guy Charles He was an awesome guy But he had a bunch of like subway sandwiches there that was pre Megan Rapinoe so I don't ever shop there again But and I'm thinking like wow these three people are gonna have to eat about 20 of these each to get really but I thought to myself okay like that was embarrassing It was a pretty terrible meet and greet There were only three people but you know what I stayed I stayed for an hour and I sat and talked to those three people forever And we cut out a good time even though I wasn't embarrassed I'm not gonna lie to you But imagine being Joe Biden The former vice president of the United States a senator from the state of Delaware for about 700 years You've been a senator since the Game of Thrones era You've been a senator since dragons roamed the earth and were fighting against the lady in the movie and the big guy who plays Aquaman right now He wasn't a thing That's been a senator since he has been a senator since Conan the barbarian was pushing the thing around the circle when he was a kid if you've seen the movie and getting really big quads from doing it That's how long this guy's been his center He was the vice president for 8 years You do a meet and greet during your campaign and as a self circles for 12 people And only half of them are full Do you understand how embarrassing that is and why does this explain by tying this up for you I hope I am As to why Joe Biden is so uncomfortable with who Joe Biden really is Joe Biden needs to be popular He doesn't need to be

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The Days After 9/11: Will Things Ever Be Funny Again?

One Plus One

02:14 min | 1 year ago

The Days After 9/11: Will Things Ever Be Funny Again?

"On amazon music or with one plus in the days after nine eleven it really did feel like nothing would ever be funny again. Welcome to the late show. This is our first show on the air. Sense of new york and washington were attacked. Even the men on late night had abandoned their post. Then shuffled back. One by one cowed by their lack of words to describe what had happened. Letterman came. I watching all of this. I wasn't sure of that. I should be doing a television show because for for twenty years we've been in in the city making fun of everything making fun of the city making fun of my hair making fun of paul well. Conan came the next night. I will be very honest with you. I have no idea how to do what we've been doing. I know i have no idea how we're going to get back to doing this again. That's how we all feel. And then jon stewart two nights later. I was a producer on the daily show. Then standing just offstage with the rest of the staff feeling like someone had pulled the parking brake at full speed. Our senses of humor had dropped right out of the bottom of the car. So we're we're gonna take a break. And i'm going to stop slobbering on myself in the desk and we're going to get back to this and it's gonna be fun and funny and it's going to be the same as it was and i thank you. We'll be right back. I just assumed well. We can't do humor todd. Hanson was the head writer at the satirical newspaper the onion at the time. Everyone on the staff assumed that and so we cancelled it and we just went dark and of course who cares. It's just comedy right. But here's the problem the onion isn't just a scrappy. College comedy thing anymore. They have financial backers they have payroll. They have add biased fulfil hell. They still have to pay. They might be giants. They can't just stop printing whenever they want. They have to put there next issue. A whole newspaper full of

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Why this occurred to me. I i just suddenly had a flash memory is such disorganized show but this is just. What's happening but i keep having these moments moments nbc. And i it norm was going to do the show and i heard that he was in the makeup room that little makeup room so went into say hi and i thought he was getting his make upon no. He was sitting in a makeup chair but he already had his makeup on and he was watching college basketball game and it was the very end of college basketball game and the game ends news and i was saying norm. What's what's wrong like. I just lost a lot lost. Like i just lost shit kind of money on that game and he was in such bad moon. It and i was like you're gonna be okay for the shoney's like let's do it. Well what good is this. But then of course he killed he was killed. He killed and he was hilarious. But not what you. You don't wanna see your comedian. Lose his his house. Yeah yeah On a on a on a on a basketball game in the makeup room seconds before you do the show but yeah that was also norm. Many many sides very complex and I'm going to wrap this up but norm We are thinking of you. And you know we'll we will see when the next astral plane where you will probably a waste my time with a forty five minute pointless. Knock knock jokes. He'll be in trouble with the man and you'll be in trouble with god. God be mad at you. What's up god's ass. All the sudden kid god. I guess we'll play it that way then Anyway i didn't know let hobos in heaven alright. Thank you for listening..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

07:30 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Took us for a two mile walk in the woods to show us attorney. Norm is laughing so hard. I think he gets down on his knees. And he's like clapping. And i realized that the ultimate joy of this man to me is. He is a mischievous kid. Yeah and heart. There's all this intellect and there's all of this integrity and there's all the things that we've talked about. Were choice and his way of being able to do. I do believe a modernist painter. Completely blow up the form and take it inside out getting all. Those things are true but at the core there is a mischievous child. Who knows that. He's going to sit in the update desk at snl. And he's gonna stay right in the camera and tell a joke that he knows for a fact is gonna get nothing. Yeah and will enrage the president of nbc. Yeah and cost him his job and he is like a kidney candy store and to me. That's i god. Bless a lot of fun to watch. And i think he also really enjoyed being around other comedians. Like that's where he seemed to really come alive. I mean it was a stand up but he also really liked being on in a in in a situation with other comedians. And i've had people say to me like did it bother you because i like. I said he would be butt of the joke sometime. And i would say like no. That's that's him. That's like practically like schimdt showing love to me like he would not insult me if he thought that i was. Somehow saline assaulted by rickles. Yeah i i'm he's inviting me play. When is making fun. i also think he was. You know what we did when when you when we debuted our show. We went back to this idea. Which was like ed mcmahon. Yeah but we eat wanted to turn it on its head which is no. You're not to be the butt of a joke. You are this incredibly funny guy who's got free rein to do whatever you want. He's playing with the old form. Yeah which is count. Any of that shit wants up with this guy over here and And and he's doing it because he loved all those old contrivances. Yes love the right. Well you know the other thing you know you were talking about your about to your sister in it. Showed that side that engaged. Yeah he was engaging. But you know i got the see well. I was emotional. And we saw that on letterman. Yeah when he was the last stand up but he brought his son to the show Dylan he. You could see the love and even throughout the twenty years that we work together. I mean anytime son was brought up. And i think it's on the show. You could see how much he loved them. And and i remember when he brought dylan to the tonight show and he put them in a in a bit And it was great. It was a parody of the show. John and kate plus eight. It was called a norm plus one and it was just norman dylan watching tv. It'd being like don't you have to go to school today or something and just you know i do and So it was kind of you know just that but you could see how happy he was to do. Do being a bit with the son and being around them. Yeah know there was that that side. Yeah no yeah. I think that He will be you know. I do think that you know the more i think about it. The more i think He is going to be. I think as important or more important in five years from now than even at this moment. i just think he's got to have because especially especially He so different from anything else in the comedy world and also he so was out of time out of sync with a lot of the cultural mores now and and and i. It's almost like he showed up in a time machine or came through a portal and just arrived here and refused to play ball and And it was. It really is art. It really is fascinating to see someone. Pull that off and and i was just left with this feeling of. Oh jesus no more of that. Yeah no no more No more norm And it's a very selfish feeling. Like yeah no i i. I can't believe there's not going to be more. That's unbelievable to me. It's strange yeah. But he's he's a gift because you can go on youtube and laugh for for the so much out there that is so entertaining and it's endless. Well that's the it's all great. That is the gift. Now of this world we live in people always talk about well all the problems with the internet and how much grief it's brought us and i think yeah it's equally good. It's equal parts. Good and bad. I'm sure but man to have you know this access to norm at all times whenever you and the fact that his work is just going to be bouncing around the internet forever and You know gives me a lot of a lot of joy so you get to see all the different things you get the most. Because i you know i was thinking when a lot of the a lot of the clips went around on wednesday and that we're going around yesterday are him on talk shows and that was just such like one small part of what he did and i think probably more people know him from talk show appearances than people that have watched his standup specials and things it. Just it's you know that's it's more widespread in the popular culture but now people are going to get to see those things and hopefully they'll put some more of a more of the weekend. Update stuff that he did out. Yeah well that's all been destroyed mysterious fire. Yup i'm really appreciate you guys coming in i. I call both view yesterday. And said i've got this weird idea but you know would just help me to sit and talk about norm and This was helpful and Felt like a therapy session. So i think he will be bringing him up again. That's for sure. And they'll be plenty of people parsing the norm of it all in the coming weeks months years but it was Good to just sit here and talk about talk about them a bit you know. I'm just grateful. I got a little bit. Yeah.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

05:24 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"I maintained the he did this. He had this idea before. Tom hanks so he's a little indignant was actually. We showed it before hanks ever made though that true. Okay all right right after selling some the bergen heroically landed on the hudson and so he shot this thing he got to our show early and of course it looks like shit because we just had a fad with the barest cockpit sat and he insisted on using the woman who did is makeup. Debra debra palm. He insisted on using her in the bed. Even though it's not even clear why he needed her in the bit played his played his wife and this this day. I don't know what what was dry. Bid one of the dry seen. So the idea is that Sully sellin burger heroically. Landed on the hudson like around that time he made. This movie about sully seldom burger but six months. It's been in the can. So he was looking for an ending in this guy lands so basically basically what the joke is the clinton he made a movie about solely so burger before you landed the plane on the clinton landing on the tarmac. That's that's fully lands. The plane says thanks for flying. american airlines. Yes that was good day. So the joke is that impr- amazingly director decides to make a movie about a random pilots. So he for her and makes it about a successful landing before the most dramatic landing in the history. Aviation any this. I think he had a fake mustache. And but you. He's barely and this is another thing i love about him. He didn't care at all about the craft of acting. And i'll watch recently. I watched Dirty work was on tv. He would say. I'm not an actor. Yeah i don't. i'm not an actor. So he had no interest in that so even in the sketch. He's not even pretending to be in a sketch but he was great. Yeah if you look at. Snl appearances is a work on us. Now letterman was great Burt reynolds reynolds was gray area. He was fantastic. Yeah those guy. Oh he's being those guys but he's also never not being norm right like he's always norm. It's always the letterman impression was bizarre that that gets me to something that i think you know has to be understood pout. Norm is that he was always norm. So there are people that i go and i see them in the dressing room before the show and chat with them a little bit and they're kinda revving up to be the person they're going to be on the show norm was that guy all the time and Using using those old weird euphemisms and using using You know that strange language and that cadence that way of taunting and he was always that guy and and then after the show. You'd go to tell him that was really great Then weren't out some kind of a hobo. You know just like he's doing that Backstage beforehand afterwards. I think in in every incarnation now. He said from the beginning of ninety three when he did stand up. He would call the tv the tv that tv. Who else do you know who says the tv show. I know i know who you're talking about. Bob dylan right. As i got to meet bob dylan once and i was backstage with are guitarist. Jim of avino. At a bob dylan show and suddenly. I got literally like pushed into a room where there was some heavy hitting people in there. I did not consider myself. Nor do i still one of those but got pushed in and i got kind of shoved to the front of this line. And there's bob dylan and he looked right at me. What i know you the tv. So and i remember that in my head like he calls the television the tv with the emphasis on t. And then norm all these years used to say. It's the tv now. Norm is the giant dylan fan. I didn't know that enormous dylan fan and sometimes in his material. I feel like there's i think that's just minnesota and canada. Bob dylan's for minnesota. Yes so you're hearing a guy from minnesota and you're hearing a guy from canada and you're hearing just a north of northern north american the tv right because that's that canadian guy also says like. I'm not a hobo. You know i mean those are all old crusty white man. 'isms very canadian very upper northern. Us well here's an interesting fact. And i don't think anybody. I don't think it's been out there. Publicly but dylan was a fan of norms. Invited him to his house and warm. Was at dylan's malibu house for like two days. Wow slept and a coffee..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

08:59 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Is And i never saw him. He would tell the joke and then he would stare you down through the television. Yeah like try that on for size something. No one else could get away. Yeah and you look like such an asshole y- if anybody else did it. That's that's my lucky stabbing cap and then you can just see his eyes on fire and that grin and he's going to hold it there and he knows he's going to lose his job. Yeah he's gonna lose his job over this funniest guy to ever be on that show in lose his job he he you know i like i said. He had a very destructive streak. He publicly stated he lost his his entire fortune twice gambling and so he would find things like this and it wasn't like to destroy as own job but it was like to destroy the hypocrisy of and you know. He was really drawn to touchy subjects. So it's like a brutal murder. Yeah he pleasure in in being dangerous how leather it was greeted jokes. Did we hear you know how many hooting must bring it up german. He that became anti rick. That became a thing. Yeah and i actually conan. And i were talking about this. Forget i had forgotten about this and of course You said that you sometimes see it online. I'm like okay. Well let's hear about that because You know me. I'm in the nose cone of the rocket. right right at the top of the puree. your ivory tower. There's a lot of clouds and they're counting my point. I get concerned with what you're doing down in the moat people. I mean every weekly someone will just an arbiter. You know arbitrarily. Just call me swedish german and it was. You know that what that means. I know what i mean. I know there norm fans because norm would do enormous also kind of a traditionalist. So he did the you know. Talk to the talk show host. But then there's this guy over here this one. Let's make fun of him and a lot of his jokes. He say he was drawn to the things that you're not supposed to say so a lot of his jokes were about being queer. Gay porno this fellow over here. He enjoys the gay porno and that became a thing with me. And at one point he was talking about your ethnicity. Your irish scottish water. You and i said swedish german and you for some reason was like really. And i was like yeah i why would i make that up but that then later became a euphemism for gay. You know the old prospector comes to town and wants a prostitute but now there's no prostitutes. There's just andy. Richter the swedish german. It's outrageous because it's it's outrageous because it's on a talk show and it's like and it's me but i think some people think that like i was somehow wall and somebody else a friend of mine pointed out. There's nothing you can't do anything with that right like you. There's nothing to do with that when when norman. Donald says this bell over like we'd go to like. Hey have you met his wife then you did say at least i had my dignity and says you rape rape you know my god and i said but i never was that crazy about that because i would think i'm sitting there and we're in a studio and we're laughing about it now and it is like the point in that joke. Is this beleza queer. Yeah and and it's a very very old fashioned retrograde joke that we just don't do anymore right and some jokes that we don't do anymore. We don't do them anymore because they shouldn't be done right and we shouldn't have been doing them in the first place. So i was always thinking about the gay people. That work on the conan o'brien show. How do i look them in the face after being there in hardy hiring about the punchline being that i'm a gay fella and and we're thinking about the people in my family who were gay like if they're gonna watch how are they gonna think when the real bottom line what's funny about. That is that. I was supposedly a homosexual and that i was at which to me i always was like. It's like it's like saying like this bill over here. He's he doesn't want anybody to know it. But he's a secret jew his his kitchen full. Marcus you and what are you talking about money by kitchens final. But you're you're not a secret but but you know what i mean. Just it always made me uncomfortable. Not because i was afraid that people would think i was gay. Because if i was gay everybody would know that i was gay. It made me uncomfortable because there were people out there in the audience. Who whom i love and care about who would be left thinking like what's so terrible about me. I am a joke that i'm a punchline. How i am and who. I am is a punchline to a joke but that was when when you're the kinda comic that norm is and you're going after any uncomfortable subject and you're like oh let me get in there and and you know roam around and really get my elbows right. You're gonna it's gonna be ugly sometimes. Yeah i it's gonna be uncomfortable. Yes i i remember he did. I mean i think one of his later appearances on our show you know. He went after oscar pistorius. You know blade runner convicted of murder and he was the one who famously had you know. A blades You know he was born I guess without legs and had blades. Yes dead and was this great olympic athlete and he went after him and his job was something along the lines of. I have no problem with him as a murderer problem with the murder the murder. It's you should use real your real legs if you're gonna be you think about it. Everything about that joke is completely wrong. And especially in this era that we're in You know completely unacceptable but it was norm and norm would dig into it with this and look i. I know the guy to be extremely sensitive. It'd be very kind like almost too sensitive in many ways very and and yet he wasn't having any of if if this Well you got to be careful here. You know or that joke. That could really hurt people's feeling that could he made some kind of deal with himself early on that across the board he was not going to care. Yeah melwood gonna tell me what to say. Yeah no one's gonna tell me what to say and i think You know his line was one of the basic requirements of being sprinter. Is you have to have legs remember. He had he had a he had a joke. I've loved early on about kickboxing. It's like kick. Boxing combines all the grace and finesse of boxing with kicking. He had this the way he would just punch it and reduce it to its absolute most absurd. You know yeah and you could picture like kicking. Just what sounds lamer than guy. Kiss buddy a lot like he. Luxuria did in his own enormous. And that's like why there were all those long long long jokes it was. It was just him like there's it's aggressive it's an aggressive thing to waste that much. Tv time. Because i think he's thinking tv time is precious l. Let me show you. It's not that precious. Look what i'm gonna do. I'm gonna tell a joke about whatever went along for every second he made it. He made long joke a work of art. Yeah yeah old joke. That wasn't his you know The Dammit he he did this bit for us that he insisted on doing. Sulphur yes he did a bit where he you know he. He came out and he's like conan made a movie. Oh really have made a movie and and funded myself. And of course i and it's and it was about sally sellin burger who landed sellin burger biography biography about the pilot who landed the plane and he..

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

07:31 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Triumph. The insult that's what it says. He he gets pulled over for speeding. It says on his driver's license insult comic dog comma triumph. Wait eight inches. But he said He saw him perform somewhere. And i didn't. I don't know where but he said norm went on a run and it was hilarious and he went up to. Norman said that was amazing. That that run you went on in the moment and he said that wasn't in the moment that was completely every single word of it was was written up to something else to which he was a craftsman. Yeah he's a craftsman. The other thing he did which was completely fearless as you look at that him on the. Sp's you you've seen that footage of him on the espy's and you know people are so angry at the time Because he's going after these athletes and there was this sense of like. You can't do this. And he took so much shit for that and then you look at it now. That's what the sp has become. You know espy's now is is like a lot of people doing jokes about a roast but it became more that way. He just did that. I and at the time people were really upset. And at the time you know you feel like there's a lot of in comedy people getting applause for being brave in one way or another but oftentimes. What they're doing they know is going to play well but when those but when he's doing it yeah he was doing things that really were brave and he paid the price for it. Yep he took a lot of heat when He went out. He took a lot of it. Cost him his job at sound out. Lie and one of his bosses was friends with a murderer and he was gonna alleged norm norm norm. We're just. This is a show that follows the rule of law. All right a lead you can plug in. La we can edit that they see no proof and but he was so the were. I mean i'm assuming that it came down. Hey lay off the oj stuff because normally do at the time like five oj jokes in a row and to norm sensibility. Something somebody saying. Hey the big boss wants you to stop making jokes about that murderer. Y- norma's like now have anything that you should not back off of. Its making jokes about a murder. He's didn't tough for you at that time. Well i remember. I have it somewhere either. I have jeff. Ross has it but We got we got the word came down you. You can't book norm macdonald anymore and it came from the top and from donal meyer and You know donald meyer was the one that you know Lorne suggested me for late night. He gave me the job. And so i had a lot of you know. Feelings of loyalty to donald meyer. Because i i wouldn't be here right now if it weren't for don sticking with me so in that so i wrote a letter to don. It said you know. I got this directive. You've hired me to do the best show i can do. And this is my best gassed. And so i need to do. Yeah what i need to do my job. Which is the best show i can do and I got the. I got the letter back and written in the margins which is something. I don't remember the exact but it was something like i'm you know i would expect. I expected better from you or something like that. It was it was basically me being told. Do as you're told we have but Or i'm really disappointed in your lack of loyalty or something. And i felt the time. That's not no. That's not a lack of loyalty. that is loyalty. i've got a so It was You know i always greedily wanted more norm and you know i was upset. The you know this is in a purely selfish way. But the number one fan regret request. I think the this podcast now is only three years old. The number one request for a guest by far ahead of everyone nor mcdonald's. Yeah and we tried for a long time. Get norm to come on the podcast and couldn't get him to come on and i started to get into my head about it and think well something wrong the upset with us and it's only now that i'm realizing that he was ill. It was to book him on the show. You know it became davis's said that we try constantly in egypt wasn't doing anything all scratching their heads. We were we were all wondering where he is. And i know that fans were thinking will you know. Wear izzy and we. We were confused as anybody course. Now sadly we know How much difficulty. He was having And how long and how very sick. How long has been second. How very sticky was but I go back to again. Like i'm like a dog with a bone trying to figure out. He's very You know was going to tell from new to this so he shuffling papers right up against the microphone. There you go. That's okay frank. He wanted to make sure right here on the table. he wants to know. We're reading the script. He's got all these notes. Norm equals funny. Like that's not gonna help you. I remember I gave this shut out to jim down earlier. Jim downey and norm was such a good team because they both have a very high bar for comedy and a really good ear. And i think norm was the perfect vehicle for for Gyms humor and vice versa. They were just had a really copacetic relationship but one of my favourite norm jokes of all time was j. joke and the picture comes up. And it's a picture of johnny cochrane at the trial and oj seated next to him. Johnny cochran holding up the knit cap. That was found at the scene and forgive my bad norm impression but it was kind of like Something along the lines of You know Rough difficult time today and the oj. Simpson trial johnny cochrane. Introduced the the knit hat that was found at the scene of the of the murders and he held a lofton showed the jury this the hat that had been found things. Go off the rails a little bit when oj. Simpson interrupted msn. Hey hey careful with that. That's my lucky stabbing calf. And i remember that choke came through the tv and slapped me in the face. It was so good. Yeah and i love the whole. I and of course know what he would do.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

08:40 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Would do There's a dress rehearsal. Which i know because i worked at certain alive. There's address for her. Sony said the best way to tested joke on weekend. Update is at dress rehearsal. If it does well address her her so it will do well on air If it doesn't do well address for her so it will bomb on air. That's the best way to test it. And he said that normally do a joke dress rehearsal that they both loved and it would get nothing and when weekend update was over. Jim would say Yes it's too bad. That joke didn't do well in norm. Would say like yeah. I know but we got to do it so he would do jokes that he knew we're going to get nothing. Yeah if he thought the joke was worthwhile he didn't give a shit Now that is very uncommon. that is very never. he didn't pander at all and that takes you know that's what made me think about the line you said so many years ago. Andy like it. Almost terrifies me his fearlessness. Because it was Thing he did so many times on our show which i thought was absolutely outrageous was he would launch into these long stories that you later. You quickly realized were farmer's daughter jokes shaggy dog story absolute horse shit absolute which stories and he would go on and on and on and i'm so happy that The moth joke has been getting circulated so much from our tonight show because it is completely outrageous what he's doing It is You know it's it's it's the tonight show and he is telling this very long story and he's taking all the time in the world and i love it just because even though i was there i'm delighted every time i see it i i every time i see. I'm delighted with it because what he's doing is breaks. Every rule. your brevity is the soul of wit. That is the rule. Keep it you know and man. He completely like picasso blew up the form he goes and he tells this joke forever and then finally gets to this. Punchline can see that he. He's everyone's delighted but he has broken every rule in the book and i was asking I was talking to laurie. Joe And i asked her if it's okay if i related this. And she said it was okay but she said that not too long ago Someone asked norm About the moth story that he told on our tonight show and that that she said what made the guy wanted to know. What made you have the nerve to do that. And that he said that. That goddamn frank smiley. He said i was only supposed to do one segment and then suddenly in the commercial break. Frank came over. Said like you're doing another one. Because whenever i had norm i was greedy. I wanted more norm. I always wanted more norm. And so he didn't know that he was that we were going to ask them to a second segment. He had nothing plan absolutely. Nothing planned so as recently as like not that long ago and it was a couple of months ago he was telling somebody damn it sprang smiley. Hey get back out there. Cohen rocks more. So he heard that joke from colin quinn and we did the segment and it was seven minutes prepared. Yeah and and so he. Basically you said you know. And then he's done he's done. We'll be right back with more norm in he goes. I've got nothing to say. Yeah yeah so then. He remembered the college. And it was a twenty-second jokes. So he asked you how long is the segment and he was hoping you'd say twenty seconds right but you said seven minutes. Yeah yeah so. It became a seven minutes. Yeah yeah and he's doing that this has to be understood. He's doing this on the fly. So his way to slow it down the came up with on the fly is he invents checkoff checkoff play russian name with russian names and there's a sadness in ineffable sadness in life on the characters soul and and i'm thinking you know who i've never met anybody who would take that chance and make that choice and i'll never meet anybody like him again. The balls is comedian in the history of comedians. That he he was taken that and he was saying like the joke doesn't matter like that. You know he watching that seeing that clip again. You're you're getting to see his brain just showing you his brain and the notion that this is that the joke is the thing. The joke isn't the thing it's the journey. Hey casserole through this. Guy's brain hearing the choices that he makes in what he has to say. And i and i think that that was like kind of what there was so much of what he would say like well. That doesn't matter. This matters and what mannered him was. His own self expression was his own with spreading his own kind of genius in his own point of view. Like there's a clip out. He did some roast and i and i remember seeing it at the time account remember who it was that he was roasting but all his jokes about sag. It was at bob. Sagging unbelievable but all the jokes were things like you know. Bob often has a lot of things. You know baba's often has things on his mind. It's when he's wearing a hat all bombed right and then. I didn't even know this but i remember feeling like okay norm. I mean these are funny and this is funny because you can't help will be funny but this feels a little hostile you know like why are you breaking from what this you were invited to a costume party and you came. You know in a tuxedo. Whatever he didn't play by the rules of the thing turns out the producers. Told him really go for it. Really get him enormous. Like gonna tell me what to do here. I'll do this. I'll do softest. Lamest dad jokes. I can come up with as and it was just a fuck you to the producers. Looked weird at the time. It was funny in a way but it suicide just like it was norm. Doing what he wanted to do was still hilarious. Yeah yeah norm. Like norm couldn't not be funny. Yeah the other thing i wanted to talk about is his diction his word choice. i've always He he spoke like someone from the nineteen twenties. He would say he would talk about hobos and he would say as you know my wife a battle axe. He talked in this way. That was from a different time. I i'm just an old lump coal and you thought what is where is this coming from. Didn't feel contrived it was you know and i don't know if it came from coming from this province in canada. Yeah i think it does. It does because because his you know people can make up that kind of language and use it. This really came from him and he would make these choices like remembered once when he was talking about a dog a doberman. Anyway he kept calling it a doberman. That's right and you were like. Why is he calling a doberman a doberman. He doing it on purpose. He was do little things that would catch your ear. And it's almost like po- poetry way. He the way he would deliver and right his set he had a real facility for the english language. Unbelievable really amazing off sell very spontaneous yet but but as a spoke to smuggle robert smile smile. 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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

07:19 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"It off. Hey there and welcome to an unusual episode of conan o'brien Needs a friend. This episode is being done very spur of the moment and it's happening because everybody knows now. norm macdonald died Two days ago and I got the news Like everyone else. Just absolutely stunned. Had no idea. That norm had not only been very ill but been very ill for a very long time. None of us had any idea and There's been this seismic reaction Which is appropriate completely appropriate In the comedy world And allots been said about norm. And i just have very strong feeling yesterday that i needed to talk to people about it and And talk to people who like me. Experience norm in the moment and and really try and understand what it was about this man. This incr- very improbable unusual man. What what made him so different. And i maintain that you know. We are accustomed sadly to losing funny talented people all the time and we grow accustomed to it. I think norms impact is only going to grow and i think his Significance in comedy is only going to expand over time because he was Such such an incredible talent and trying to describe what made norm different is so difficult. And i think so far when i've i think i've read everything that's out there and i'm i'm hearing you know to be fair. People were all taken by surprise. You just hearing. He was an original and there was no one like norm. And i keep thinking now. No one's getting to it. And i i just wanted to take a stab today To try and understand what exactly it was about this guy that was so so brilliantly unusual and is it and is going to be so lasting and his work is so important. So what i've done is. I've asked to people who are sort of in the engine room with me when over the years Norm made his appearances on the show. i'm sitting with andy richter who was right there. Yes for their. You were there. She were there for it. So you i wanted you here because you are a really astute observer of comedic style and you were right there for all of these Amazing appearances that nor made on our show and i also asked My longtime friend and longtime producer since really the beginning in one thousand nine hundred three frank smiley to be here. Frank and Frank frank produced every single one of norms segments. And so if anyone can help me understand what it was about this guy. I thought it would be frank. So i got frank smiley here. I got andy richter here. And we're just gonna talk about the norm of at all. Yeah here and we'll franken to talk to him. You know he'd come on. I and i think a lot of a lot of what you're seeing like commemorating norm was clips from our show which we were blessed to have those but for every one of those segments frank. Talk to him for an hour. We you and i got him eight minutes or whatever probably thought yeah. I mean first of all i wanted to before even begin. I i wanna give a quick shout out to to people who in my opinion are the unsung heroes of the norm macdonald. Story to people that Meant a lot to norm. And we're really there for him at in pivotal moments You know one is. Jim downey who You know for my for my money. The best pound for pound best comedy. Mind that i've ever encountered Head writer at sound for many years wrote for david letterman Just absolutely brilliant man. I worked for him at stone alive and he was the one that really worked with norman update and for that just incredibly classic period of weekend updates on live so a shout out to jim downey and i'm thinking about him because norm so loved him and admired him and a shoutout to a very special person lori. Joe extra who Was norms you know. Right hand Partner in crime And she. I did have a chance to speak to her since this all happen. And she's such a lovely person and i'm thinking of her because She she just did so much For norm over the years. And norma so lucky to have her so i just wanted to address those two people who i think deserve our our love and thoughts. Right now frank. Do me a favor. Because i was trying to. I recall the first time i encountered norm was when he did stand up on our late night. Show really early on. Do you remember how that happened. Yes it was a month after we started. It was october of ninety. Three and a guest dropped out as it would happen back then. People were people. Were back in october. Ninety three we have been on the era month. Believe it or not it wasn't going well. There's a gentleman. No-one no-one thought we would last twenty eight minutes. Let alone twenty eight years. But they were dropping like but guess we're dropping out at the last second constantly and so someone dropped out and would you do so. I had worked with normal year earlier on the dennis miller show which didn't last very long but he was the fun anybody who had met him even for a new. He's the funniest guy in the world. I sorry konin but he is just a force. Dennis miller you're talking about now..

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CNN's Trivial list of Trump's Lies

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:04 min | 1 year ago

CNN's Trivial list of Trump's Lies

"I promise you that. I would a retail a bit from cnn's list of the most notable is donald trump since i've spoken to you about the the society of lies in which we live because of the left the reason for charging trump aligarh for four years is the same as being preoccupied with the quote unquote insurrection. It deflects from what the left does. That's what that's the whole point. If we can get you to concentrate on the right you will ignore the left. That is the oldest tactic of the left and it always works. Why stalin cul trotsky fascist. So here we go cnn list. The most notable is the most telling lie. This is the first one. It didn't rain on his inauguration. Here that i you looked at me. As if i'm making it up. Now let's say. I i don't even know what it refers to. I don't i don't remember it but it doesn't matter so that was the most telling lie that it didn't rain at the inauguration and apparently it did i don't know what he said. I'm just i'm giving you. All of the lies are of that significance then. Of course the most dangerous live. The corona virus was under control. Everybody conan coat lied in the beginning about the corona virus. Not to panic. People did Nancy pelosi said. Hey everybody comes to chinatown. Celebrate the chinese new year. There's nothing to worry about. People didn't know in the beginning about the the virus okay. Wyoming people not to panic is actually a wonderful thing. The panic has caused far more danger than all the calls of not to panic.

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Barack Obama Celebrates 60th Birthday After Reducing Guest List Due to COVID

Bloomberg Wall Street Week

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Barack Obama Celebrates 60th Birthday After Reducing Guest List Due to COVID

"And Beyonce reportedly are still on the list for a birthday bash at the Obama's $12 million home on Martha's Vineyard. In Massachusetts. Concerns over Covid and the spreading Delta variant has led to the trimming of the guests. List for this weekend 60th birthday bash for former President Barack Obama. Names that were on the list included TV icons Larry David, David Letterman and Conan O'Brien.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"I have to say i don't go to haunted house. You know what i do too. I know i have. You gone haunted hoochie. I'll go to haunted. Who chief you guys will go with you. Yes i need my wife to sign a permission form to. But but i'll check out haunted hoochie go ohio just for that. Yeah you know. I might look. I often have business somewhere in ohio. So that'll probably bring me right near haunted hoochie and i'll check it out. You know do off season. So it's not strictly for halloween. Just an f. y. Yeah i i thought it was a year round business that feel being a year round business. Yeah wow i'm impressed. I'm very impressed. I think you guys you know what i like. I admire people. That do what they love. I think that's the greatest gift in life. And i think we're very lucky to live at a time during this american empire when just about anybody can make a living doing what they love and you to love going to haunted houses and you figured out a way to make this a living. That's fantastic l. Yes oh yes. I gotta ask off subject. I really enjoyed the ghana movie. Poster you house. oh yes like 'cause. Let's glacier to we have like a leper composter. Actually you remember the old ninety three. You know jennifer aniston leprechaun. Yeah my friends. One of my good friends weren't on procon movie. Rodman flanders directors talented brilliant director. And he worked on a leprechaun film and he is a lifelong fan of horror and and appreciator of of the genre and yes. I went to ghana and what we found when we went to ghana. I'm just explaining to people listening If this part makes it in is that there's a guy who paints movie posters there of movies that come to ghana and he often doesn't see the movies i so he just paints anything that he imagines so i described my show to him verbally and then he painted a poster for our late night show and it's one of the craziest and most beautiful things i've ever seen in my life. I love that. Yeah i also love the depiction of my chest. Yes yes. I never have no tense. Go anyway. I think i think you guys. I think you're doing the lord's work. No i'm going to change that. You're doing the antichrist's work. Jesus on couple times. There's you know. Jesus christ actor pretty fun wait. Why would jesus being haunted house guests. He no hey he rose from the dead yeah. He's the original zombie. Here i am. Yeah oh well. We're here to pay respect to jesus. That's a whole new twist. He's the originals. My god it crisis the original zombie. And on the third day he who again in fulfillment of descriptions. Yeah i never thought of it that way. What if we came back and just kicked ass and started ripping off. Romans heads out punches pilots intestines through his anus. Like oh my god. That's a whole new take. Jesus is back. And he's kicking ass akwa guys. It was really nice talking to you continued success and i'll see you at the at the haunted house. We'll be there. Yeah yeah i'll be there. I'll be dressed as a mad scientist. Conan o'brien needs a fan with conan. O'brien sonum essien corley produced by me. Magali executive produced by adam. Saks joanna solitaire. Off and jeff ross. Team coco and colin anderson at your wolf music by jimmy. Vena supervising producer. Aaron blared associated talent producer jennifer samples associate producers. Sean doherty and lisa berm engineered by will becton please rate review and subscribe to conan. O'brien needs a friend on apple podcasts. Stitcher or wherever find. Podcasts are downloaded business. Eighteen cocoa production in association with stitcher.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

01:52 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Few episodes ago. We had a listener that mentioned that they mentioned conan in their dating app bio and that that didn't go so well for them on a specific matched. You guys remember that yes. I think i blocked that stuff out of my brain. 'cause it's potentially hurtful but it was nice. It was nice well. It's nice that the person mentioned me in in what they thought was a positive way. But then the fact that it didn't go well maybe that failed to attract someone by invoking me you could see how that could be perceived. I see the person that didn't understand. Conan was an asset as a non starter. A dealbreaker like they're not up to stuff for that person that has shown their bio. I wasn't aware that such a person could exist. Well there's another one because we're about to get into it. Great now this is from liam sullivan and screen shot at the actual exchange. He had on a dating app. And so i thought what we do is all read. Liam's part and sonal. You can read the person that he is Talking to does that make sense okay. This is terrifying. So you're the white bubbles in. I'll be the green ones. So i'll start okay. Yeah ha i like your style thank you what are you doing now. Watching jimmy fallon on dvr. Yes i don't stay up late enough to watch cool. I get it. I'm a conan guy myself. He's not even on anymore. It's been years. Ll issues lol. oh shit what. Channel his last show of a twenty-seven careers in two weeks. Later you missed the boat. He does have a podcast. It's called conan. O'brien needs a friend soda amac earlier. Delightful catacomb has god made her goodnight. Madam it will never work.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Hello i'm conan. O'brien welcome to conan. O'brien needs a friend. I put the pause in there just for dramatic effect. I didn't forget the name of the podcast. That was me doing a little something a little piece of business to create some tension right at the top and then talk about it. Yeah it kinda deflates it. Yeah i understood. That sony was being sarcastic corley to interpret it. I did not understand. She was being sarcastic. Oh legitimate note that she thought it was really good. No all the time has a very simple comedic style which is while conan. You looked so cool when you bought that gumbel out of a machine and it fell on the floor and i know that that means it didn't look cool when i tried to get the gumbel out of the machine and it fell on the floor and i chased it like jerry. Lewis comedic style. Yeah you're catholic. it's very simple. You just say. The opposite of what happened g conan. I'm so satisfied with my salary. And i know what that means. I know you think it's code. Yeah i know that it means you're unsatisfied with your salary. Yeah and then it all. I always followed up with. Give me more money and i was an innovator because i hired sonal eleven years ago sauna and i started twelve. Well i mean eleven years of work. There was a whole year there. Where you just goofed around. I mean aggregate. You know if you added up all the hours of you watching reality shows at work. That's actually very generous. I've seen as i said it i was like. Oh my god. That's the kindest.

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The Origin Story of Agatha Christie

Encyclopedia Womannica

02:44 min | 1 year ago

The Origin Story of Agatha Christie

"Today we're talking about the grande dame of the english. Done it. The jk rolling of selling books before there is a jk rolling. Please meet our dreamer of the day. The queen of crime agatha christie agatha was born in eighteen ninety in the seaside town of turkey in devon england. She was the youngest of three children born into an upper middle class home. Acas father frederick was an american stockbroker and her irish-born mother clara took care of the house and her children's early education after her father's sudden death when agatha was eleven. the family's financial situation became more precarious. An agatha was sent to paris to complete her education when she completed finishing school. I get the return to england only to start a months long tour of the middle east with her mother. While traveling agatha tried her hand at writing short stories and an early novel but wasn't able to get anything published. She did however meet her future husband archie christie while in cairo. They got married right before the outbreak of world war one during the war archie was sent to france to fight the germans. We'll get the returned home to england. She worked as a nurse. And then eventually chemist's assistant on the home front as the war raged across the channel agatha started writing detective fiction in her downtime. She'd always loved mystery. Novels particularly the works of wilkie collins and sir arthur conan doyle so it was a natural fit at this first novel. The mysterious affair at styles was published in nineteen twenty. Her debut work introduced the world to the iconic hair kua paro agatha's eccentric and egoistic belgian detective with the little grey cells and a perfectly quaffed moustache from frog. I am a bloody legal. Belgian perot appeared in about twenty five novels and many short stories. The elderly village spinster. Miss jane marple agatha's other iconic detective first appeared in her novel. Murder at the vicarage in one thousand nine thirty agatha's first. Major literary success came with the publication of her novel. The murder of roger ackroyd in nineteen twenty six. It was met with massive international acclaim and became an immediate bestseller. No spoilers but suffice it to say that. The murder of roger. Ackroyd is an ingenious and innovative. Who done it that still manages to amaze

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Conan O'Brien Ends TBS Late-Night Show With Snark, Gratitude

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Conan O'Brien Ends TBS Late-Night Show With Snark, Gratitude

"After eleven years Conan o'brien wrapped up his TV talk show between NBC and TBS Conan o'brien has been a host for twenty eight years really it's getting creepy there were plenty of clips of all shows in a farewell from will Ferrell is there for you your final late night show and your last tonight show the episode and and now this one yeah that's true it's kind of become a tradition I'll tell you what it is it's exhausting as the final TBA show was wrapping up I have devoted all of my adult life all of it to pursuing this strange phantom intersection between smart and stupid o'brien got serious try and do what you love with people you love and if you can manage that it's the definition of heaven on earth this is not the end of Conant tonight thank you governor Bryant next venture is a weekly variety series for HBO Max set to premiere next year I bet Donahue

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Conan O'Brien and Seth Rogan Smoke Weed On-Air

Ray Appleton

01:28 min | 1 year ago

Conan O'Brien and Seth Rogan Smoke Weed On-Air

"O Brien. Um, I don't know why I've never been a fan of his. But anyway, he's uh, always cutting new ground. He got together with South Rogan. And his late night show is coming to an end. He's getting ready to do a big thing for HBO and and you know all that, but he thought he would go out with a bang. So how did he do that? With Rogan? They lit up a big holder on TV live in front of everybody. And it kind of sounded like this. You seem like a guy who's I don't know. Relax, centered. Like you know who you are. I'm going to have a lot of free time now for a while. We're going to start something else up. But I'm going to have some downtime. And I honestly I'm not even kidding. I don't really know what to do with downtime. Yes, I get that sense from you. Yeah. Really Tell me. Yeah, I do. I mean, Never doing your live show in Vancouver after I remember being with you backstage. We were just like what is happening right now. Like what? Why are you doing this demand? I demanded that that I had all the time to, like, Take some time off before we started. The next thing I know, we're during more show all across the country. I think theaters Yeah, I needed to be medicated, but it was still a lot of fun. No, it was a pleasure to play a part in your therapy ins, But, yeah, I think you do have time on your hands. Would suggest this is going to be hilariously on brand. Try smoking a lot of weed for a long time.

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Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Some say we don't laugh enough these days and it's probably true but I know if I want to laugh hysterically all I have to do is head over to YouTube app. Look up, just one phrase, Paul Rudd, Mac, and Me for the last Seventeen years. Paul Rudd has been coming on the Conan O'Brien show. Whichever network was on whichever variation of his show. He had had any time he was there to promote a clip instead, he would play Young Jeezy clip from a bad eighty knock off from the 1980s called Mac and Me It's been a recurring bit that he's probably done ten or twelve times over the years and literally every time he comes on, he plays a deadpan sets up, whatever clip he's going to do for whatever TV show or movie. He's going to be in and it's always this Mac and Me he did it again the other night for the last time and what did I do? I laughed hysterically then went back to YouTube and played about a half a dozen of them back-to-back. I always know what's coming. So does the audience? And I think so disappointed, but it makes me laugh hysterically. We're looking for things to laugh at these days and I'll tell you what these clips make me laugh and it's an ongoing joke for Seventeen years. We all need to laugh for me. I'm not finding much funnier these days off.

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Laugh Hysterically (MM #3746)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Laugh Hysterically (MM #3746)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Some say we don't laugh enough these days and it's probably true but I know if I want to laugh hysterically all I have to do is head over to YouTube app. Look up, just one phrase, Paul Rudd, Mac, and Me for the last Seventeen years. Paul Rudd has been coming on the Conan O'Brien show. Whichever network was on whichever variation of his show. He had had any time he was there to promote a clip instead, he would play Young Jeezy clip from a bad eighty knock off from the 1980s called Mac and Me It's been a recurring bit that he's probably done ten or twelve times over the years and literally every time he comes on, he plays a deadpan sets up, whatever clip he's going to do for whatever TV show or movie. He's going to be in and it's always this Mac and Me he did it again the other night for the last time and what did I do? I laughed hysterically then went back to YouTube and played about a half a dozen of them back-to-back. I always know what's coming. So does the audience? And I think so disappointed, but it makes me laugh hysterically. We're looking for things to laugh at these days and I'll tell you what these clips make me laugh and it's an ongoing joke for Seventeen years. We all need to laugh for me. I'm not finding much funnier these days off.

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Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | 1 year ago

Laugh Hysterically (MM #3745)

"The Maison with Kevin Nation. Some say we don't laugh enough these days and it's probably true but I know if I want to laugh hysterically all I have to do is head over to YouTube app. Look up, just one phrase, Paul Rudd, Mac, and Me for the last Seventeen years. Paul Rudd has been coming on the Conan O'Brien show. Whichever network was on whichever variation of his show. He had had any time he was there to promote a clip instead, he would play Young Jeezy clip from a bad eighty knock off from the 1980s called Mac and Me It's been a recurring bit that he's probably done ten or twelve times over the years and literally every time he comes on, he plays a deadpan sets up, whatever clip he's going to do for whatever TV show or movie. He's going to be in and it's always this Mac and Me he did it again the other night for the last time and what did I do? I laughed hysterically then went back to YouTube and played about a half a dozen of them back-to-back. I always know what's coming. So does the audience? And I think so disappointed, but it makes me laugh hysterically. We're looking for things to laugh at these days and I'll tell you what these clips make me laugh and it's an ongoing joke for Seventeen years. We all need to laugh for me. I'm not finding much funnier these days off.

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

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"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

"Sorry i'm helping listen matt. i'm serious. The cone drones. This is fantastic. It's picture an army of like drones. I just wanted to go. We got to chip away at this conan gray thing because i look at this guy he looks. He looks like a million bucks. I hear that he sounds great. Can't compete with that. I'm i'm brought him like an old pumpkin and the sun and this guy is coming up fast. He's i think. There's two ways to analyst either have the drone army google your name to raise it higher in the ranks or google conan the barbarian to surpass conan gray. No your ide is stupid first. Ideas genius thrones to drive me way up high in the google search so that conan gray fades like the gray light at dusk. You want to destroy this. Young man's career destroy it. He can do other things. They still have copy shops. You get like a king county. Yeah things he can do. He's got a whole life ahead of him i do. I have left one fifty. We don't know but conan gray is here to stay. Well here's the thing that's weird is that it started off with this this person asking if they should name their kid. Coney you said please you said let's make you more famous. That kids going to surpass no list. You know what can i say. And i don't mean to. This woman reached out and asked me for a favor. But we've got bigger things to worry about now. And i can't be. I can't get bogged down in your problems. Named the kid conan. Don't i just gotta jump out of this one. It's the coenen gray thing you've now made me aware of that. his triggered my fight or flight reflex. Okay and i have to do something. Okay i get the cone drones to put me ahead of conan gray. I just had a horrible realization right. What happens when you go. Gray haired people are going to google conan in. That's why i'm buying all these wigs. I bought all of lucille. Ball's old wigs at false state sale. I have six hundred. Lucille ball vintage wigs at the estate sale. And i'm going to start applying them. You're gonna see me. Nineteen fifties lucy sixty s lucy. Here's lucy lucy's back. You're going to see all stone pillow. Lucy when she Did her star. Turn as a homeless person share. I remember that yeah that way. It's not a great whig but the point is i'm i've thought ahead about this and conan gray. It's nothing personal. It's just you're me man. It's your me and i've got to win. Okay okay. the other realization ahead is just us discussing. This is gonna make every listener go. What's this conan gray local you in. Yes and then. They're going to look him up. You know what. Don't i will say. No no no no. Don't there's something. I noticed a virus or something on that google search. I know exactly how computers work. But i'm getting yes techs. Now this is oh god. I can't believe this is too bad for the kid yet is a virus menu. Look up his name and that gets right in. Your phone is already got into my phone and a blue foam is coming out of it now. I wouldn't go on that but it says here few. Oh if you google conan o'brien oh that's cool Yeah you get a free crispy cream doughnut. Well rocket book. I hope we helped yeah. I'm sorry i forgot your problem. Sorry i didn't really listen. Good luck with whatever's happening. I think it involves a human life..

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Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night

Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night

02:09 min | 1 year ago

Behind the Desk: The Story of Late Night

"Began because jenny was writing monologue jokes and she noticed that there were jokes that she loved that. Seth just could never say out loud. That voice belongs to the very talented amber ruffin. Before becoming a host herself of the amber ruffin show on the streaming service peacock amber was a writer and performer. On seth meyer's late night show on nbc amber and her pow. Jenny hegel another seth writer brin the shows writers room one day just kind of riffing on the fact that as a black writer amber and a gay writer jenny. They naturally thought of jokes. That were decidedly the frame of reference for seth who is neither black nor gay and also guy the new movie star wars the rise of skywalker features a lesbian kiss and for most women sodas college. We didn't think it was going to be anything. We just thought it would make us laugh. Seth like this is great will do it on the show. We do not show great and we were like okay. Well we did it and then they were like. When are we going to do the next one. Is you got to be kidding. Me on its survived. It was a jenny's idea because she didn't like the number of perfect less in jokes that we're going in the garbage. There is no area off camera more important to every late night television show. Then the writer's room let me take you inside for a tour throughout the long history of the the typical late night writer's room would resemble a corporate conference room after the visigoths got through with it a conference table and chairs yes but also piles of debris rolled up paper balls of failed jokes empty pizza boxes half eaten doughnuts allison silverman who has written for legends jon stewart. Stephen colbert got her first exposure in the late night room for another legend conan. O'brien more. Like what

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Kenan Thompson's On-Stage Serenity

Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

02:26 min | 1 year ago

Kenan Thompson's On-Stage Serenity

"I'm friendly with bill. Hader who i think is one of the funniest people in the world. And he's such a huge fan of yours he talks a lot about you and your serenity kind of on stage. You're very. you're so happy when you're performing but you're also serene and that it's very comfortable to be around and he's ideas and sketches and thought man. I wish ticket. I wish i could channel more of that. Which is i think maybe the highest compliment absolutely. I mean that's amazing it. I guess i'm putting up a good front. Because i'm actually pretty terrified doing stuff at the same time are you. Are you really though. Because i don't. I don't pick up any of that energy from you mean you've been doing this. You started being a professional sketch performer on television. How old are you fifteen. Yeah my guy you know. We was doing like recording tape. You know what i'm saying. Like the live element is a whole 'nother level so true true. it's just. It reminds me of theater. You know what i mean like. You're so nervous before you do your play and then as soon as you get out there and say your first word like all of that stuff just goes away or whatever so i try to anticipate getting to that moment more opposed to be nervous but also get to shake my jitters singing the warmer up. You know what i mean. It gives me my chance to be in front of those strangers that are going to be looking at me or whatever and get past that you know what i mean and then i can focus on the actual work and i think it's different for people when they their first time seeing people for the code open or if they're in the monologue something like that it's just like all those jitters to that point and then it's about waiting on your i laugh. Yup hopefully the first thing you say is a laugh and you can just get through that. Here's the way. I look at it. And i look at it like a any audience. It's a blind date. do you feel that. That's a unique thing to comedy. Because like if you're doing mike shakespeare's shakespeare whatever. Yeah but comedy. You have to earn a reaction every time. Well i can't say with any authority. Because i'm not an actor i've never been actually been told not to shakespeare that was in the part basically look good in tights and they. They didn't like the little thing they wanna be gone. and it really wasn't shakespeare. I was just trying to talk to him. Entites and the whole thing creeped everybody out and then later my lawyer said let's call it shakespeare in the park.

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How to Fly to Australia Without Getting Bumped

AFF on AIR Podcast

03:54 min | 1 year ago

How to Fly to Australia Without Getting Bumped

"From the past fortnight and fiscally wrecks and virgin. Australia have become embroiled in a bitter price. War ahead of wrecks launching. Boeing seven. Three seven flights between mellon. See in just over a week from monday. The first of march rex will fly five times a day between siemian. Melvin using least ex. Virgin australia boeing seven. Three seven eight. Hundred's rex had started selling economy seats for seventy nine dollars. One way and business class from two hundred ninety nine dollars but last week. Rick steves candidates prices even further to forty nine dollars in economy or one hundred ninety nine dollars for business costs which is kind of unheard of that price includes checked baggage for all passengers and a snack and drink onboard including for economy. Close now that sale ends on the twenty eighth of february and covers travel dates throughout much virgin australia quickly matched with forty nine dollar economy costs and one hundred ninety nine dollar business clawsf as as well traveled during much. Jetstar is now selling nobody flights from thirty nine dollars one way which is even cheaper. Although that price does not include checked baggage qantas meanwhile has reduced. Its economy class ticket. Prices on that rejoicing. Much to one hundred and ten dollars although business class fares during much still quite high at nine hundred twenty three dollars said clearly not matching on price at the moment and pats qantas feels like it doesn't have to match on price because it recently introduced hot meals during Meal times on many domestic routes in economy class and it will bring them back on old remaining routes from next month in addition alcoholic beverages. Complimentary on all qantas flights previously. They were free on. Some routes like sydney to perth or any route of camera. But on other routes like the fullness city fly routes in brisbane to melvin for example that will only free off to four pm on weekdays. The change means that you no longer need to grab six dollars from your wallet. If you'd like a glass of wine or a beer on conan's flight even if you're flying in economy quantities also bring out a limited edition. Centennary henry beer which is brewed by james squire qantas. This week announced three domestic routes which will begin operating on the first of april. The regional subsidiary qantas link will operate the new direct flights between melbourne and coughs. Haba brisbane in coffs harbour and camera to balance byron bay vision. Australia also announced two new routes this week which will be operated over the easter school holidays and maybe extended as long as state borders remain. Open his demand. Those flights will be from melvin to ballerina and from adelaide to the sunshine. Coast qantas invasion astray. We have also both extended the flexibility available on new domestic flight. Bookings with both airlines bookings made any time. Until at least the thirtieth of april can be changed and unlimited number of times without paying any feats until the end of january next year. He can say cheese to cancel for credit voucher without paying any extra fees. Similar flexibility also applies to reward bookings made using frequent flyer points except the e channel say cancelled as for a full refund of the points and taxes without paying any fees overseas now in the national carrier of namibia and was placed into liquidation. Last week all flights were cancelled and bookings were taken down on the namibian government decided that the airlines mounting debt had become unsustainable although covid nineteen has worsened enemy is financial problems. It was already in financial trouble for quite a fees before now there were media reports that any maybe a could immediately declares insolvency back in september of two thousand and nineteen although those were denied by the airline at the time and it continued to operate until now despite fifteen of the airlines. Nineteen routes being estimated to be loss-making enemy. Be a

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Getting back to the pre-pandemic economy

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:27 min | 1 year ago

Getting back to the pre-pandemic economy

"Know what this economies like right now right shaky in many parts uneven who is recovering and who's not uncertain for both people and businesses so the forecast we got yesterday from the congressional budget office. It's guesses for this year. Promising even without more federal relief we're on track for the economy to be roughly back where it was in the before times by the middle of this year. Thank you vaccines. The labor market is gonna take longer. But let's examine that baseline concept for a second here the idea of getting back to the pre pandemic economy because as marketplace's kimberly adams reports even if the numbers do get back to where they used to be the economy's probably gonna look real different even though gross domestic product can kinda be shorthand for how an economy is doing. Gdp growth does not translate into equal growth off earnings and employment ariane hege issues with the institute for women's policy research. She says the before times or kind of a perfect example of this unemployment was low but often significantly higher for some groups like black and latino ex-workers also and not of women worked in jobs. Where you even with full time year round working. You could not pick yourself. You still needed to snap benefits particularly if you have kids then came. The pandemic worthy economic fallout was far worse for women and people of color particularly in the service sector. Emily knicks teaches labor economics. At the usc marshall school of business and says all this will shape. What the recovery looks like. If you come from a wealthier background you bounce back a lot faster than if you come from a poor background and so another concern we might have is that this pandemic is going to increase income inequality this same logic applies for small businesses. I think we need to define what is normal cherise. Conan johnson is a managing partner at the advisory firm neck. St how are we going to make sure that the communities and small businesses that have been systemically left-back pre pandemic are getting systemic changes. I think that we need to make sure that they're successful. She says for those communities returning to pre pandemic economic conditions might not be enough for an actual economic

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Larry King Said He Wanted to Be Frozen

Mojo In The Morning

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Larry King Said He Wanted to Be Frozen

"Body on ice right now for years. He said he wanted to be frozen. Pulled this from an interview. He did with conan. O'brien awhile back when you die. It's by baby right right lights out. Saudi only hope only fragment of hope is to be frozen and then some day they cure whatever you died of and your back taxes is said he had some conversations with larry king about this idea as well so larry king actually confided years ago to me that he actually didn't believe in an afterlife so he wanted to keep his body alive and he found cryopreservation offered him that possibility

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How Lawrence Harvey Zeiger Became Larry King

Bernie and Sid in the Morning

02:20 min | 1 year ago

How Lawrence Harvey Zeiger Became Larry King

"Harvey My dad's name. Zeder in Brooklyn, New York, Laurence Harvey is eager to try and he started his radio career at a very small station in Miami Beach. And needless to say, his boss didn't love the name Lawrence Zeder. So if you understand how he became Larry King. Here's how the story went courtesy of Conan O'Brien. Now King is not your real last name. Is that right? What is your real Last name? Gi Girl was born with the name Lawrence Harvey's Iger's e E I g e R And I got the name King. In a funny way. My first day on the radio, all my life I've dreamed of being underrated. This was my I never want to be anything else but a broadcaster finally get hired A small station Miami Beach. Finally, my dreams come true. Get a job. Gonna start Monday morning is a disc jockey and all weekend. I'm nervous on practicing and it's quarter to nine small radio station general manager Close me and he says, Well, you're ready. I said, I'm ready. This is your big day. You're starting radio. I was 22 years old. Yes, This is what name you going to use my says Larry Zeiger, he said you can't use it. That's a wise Well, it's ethnic people won't know how to spell it. They won't remember it. I said, Well, what? Whoa! I'm nervous enough. And he had the Miami Herald Open. I was an ad for Kings wholesale liquors. On. He said. Wait a minute. That's what the air was. Kings Wholesale liquors 1925 Walden Road, Huh? Says, Why don't you take Larry King? So you're named after a sale on booze? I am there grow vast liquors there. Wow. Could have been Larry Wholesale letter. I know that could've been you see, Accepted. What Worse He's right. He could have been a lot of words. Andy, you know I love you. I love you. Do not break and you know, you know why your career hasn't bounced for because you would have named the guy Larry, Larry and I tell you, and that would have been funny for a week. There's about they would never, ever. That would shut ins that would have made me the Here are their hero, but they never would have been a Larry's wholesale liquor live 10th anniversary. Very

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Magellan AI launch 'Really Good Podcast Ads'

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00:23 sec | 1 year ago

Magellan AI launch 'Really Good Podcast Ads'

"Help is an affordable option. Our listeners get ten percent off maguelonne. I has launched a place to find really good podcast ads like that. From conan. o'brien people can search hundreds of podcast ads by industry name. Podcast john ras podcast titles and rather more. It's free and open for anybody. We hope it will serve as a source of inspiration for podcast. Advertises told

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"conan" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!

SuperHero Homies!

02:53 min | 1 year ago

"conan" Discussed on SuperHero Homies!

"But hey that's where the end of the movie you know. Yeah yeah i mean stunt exist. For a reason you know like they they. They really good at their jobs. But i i have a similar feelings about the action here for me. It was really hit or miss. There were some scenes that were really good and you could tell that the director was competent and it because there are certain scenes that he will linger on some like you said for worse but some also kinda worked for the better because i like I like longer cut fight scenes. Like if if it's less like taken or the bourne series then the better you know. I mean it's great but come on. You can only do. Somebody's you can definitely absolutely a never forget. What's the one seen that people make fun of until the once taking. He's hopping offense and there's like eight different cuts of him getting over the fence. I'm like jesus. Christ gosh is not necessary against the timeline was like fifty but come on Anyway i know i'm getting off the rails now my turn. There is a post movie interview. He did regarding taking where he was talking about. You know that movie really taught me To give special attention and praise truly to the effects crew you know they made me he kinda like like you know pointing inward at himself like they make me look. I can do the stunts the action that you actually saw that movie i cannot. He makes fun of himself a little tongue in cheek. It's like yeah. No i know that action was not up to par for what i do physically. Yeah it's like magic. Yeah and as much as i like taking the first one they specify. Because that's that's the great one. Yeah one yeah but man like even then to go back and watch and now it's like that action fight. Choreography definitely took some techniques from the born trilogy dude fuck important another gulf another tantric damage but no plea the thing about the borne trilogy pisces. That's most i. Reading is that i believe that matt damon could actually perform choreography. That looks good. Yup however what they gave us was literally done this. Because i'm that i'm that petty. If you if you just randomly freeze frame despite scenes. Oh they go says ilbo. I'm looking at his foot go. Somebody's ear like the freeze. Framing through those fight scenes is like what the fuck was happening behind the.

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"conan" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

11:43 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Her annoying Pat Roach. He is here. Playing three separate roles plays the wizard. Tough Emma on a character of Robert de Howard's who was also the basis for many traits that were put into Elsa doom in Conan the barbarian roach happened to also be in the Carlo. Rambaldi designed caped eight-man suit which took five and a half hours of makeup time every day for about three weeks and he also and a lot of people don't know this. He donned the costume. When the UNCREDITWORTHY Andre the giant who reportedly was in the day off costume for the most part he suffered back pain and took eight people to give him into the suit and eight other people to control its mechanized aspects. Roach ended up wearing an astronaut suit inside because under the giant. What's much larger it? Kind of filled up that remaining space but also to stave off dehydration and had a doctor on hand to give him oxygen so he wouldn't pass out after being in the suit too long. Now the worst casting I feel for Conan. The Barbarian is tracey Walter. He plays the cowardly but cunning thief. Malik who feels here to provide the intended comic relief so at least his character pretty much a bust they did want Danny Devito for the part but he was unavailable so initially they cast. David l lander if you know that name. You're probably as old as I am. He played squeaky from Laverne and Shirley outlander he always seemed to be stepping on. Fleischer's toes and then he ended a falling ill during the shoot and reportedly was fired because he appeared to be stumbling drunk all the time. So land was gone and Walter ended up filling in the role after one day's notice now years afterward it was discovered that landers stumbling was actually the onset of multiple sclerosis now when Fleischer put together I cut. It ran more than three hours in length so he had to set about working with Rafaela. Villa RENTA's Dino's daughter who also produced the first film on his behalf. They had to chop it down to nearly half that length while still retaining as much action thrills as possible so a lot of exposition and character touches end up on that cutting room floor. Conan the barbarian do feel is a better film than the destroyer because Conan the barbarian has passion and it's based on the savage vision of a visionary director. John Milius who had a lot to say within the course of that movie Richard Fleischer. Here he was just a last minute hired gun for Conan the destroyer. He was only expected to package together. An entertaining product that was designed solely to make money in contrast to the first entry. The sequel is coated with too much cheese to not find it disappointment overall. I think though as a standalone piece. Interestingly it has not aged as poorly as other sword and sorcery flicks from the nineteen eighties. It is still very hokey but there is a particular enjoyment that can be. Had by watching this sequel. If you divorce it from the first film which for most people these days. It's hard to do because if you watch Conan the barbarian and you like it. You immediately want to watch Conan the destroyer which will probably destroy your evening if you happen to watch it in a marathon now. I think the film comes undone in two key scenes both for the same reasons which are battles against villains portrayed unconvincing rubber suits the first one involves a man ape version of the wizard off. Amman in a room of mirrors added by Stanley Man in his script. He was inspired by a similar character. In Robert De Howard rogues in the house the Mars the climax with its grotesquely. Silly looking dig costume. Because de la Renta's just would not pay for the Stop Motion Animation that they had wanted to make. But it still looks fake and it's ugliness repugnant and just doesn't work says if you want to read into this film. Any further than service level data is meant to be a metaphor for nuclear energy. It's something that promises unlimited power to people but it actually carries with it the ability to destroy humanity in the unleashing. This may explain why the monster looks like it would fit in Morena Godzilla flick than something that comes from the world of Conan. I think these scenes with these creatures are dark and gruesome and roads the tongue in cheek tone of the rest of the film on the Positive Cinematography by Academy Award Winning Jack Harf and a set an art design. And the Basle Polymer Score. He's returning here as composer from the first film. They're all genuine highlights. It does look and sound very good other than those rubber suits. But despite all of the attempts to try to broaden the franchise based with the Sequel Conan the destroyer still disappointed at the box office. It made only thirty one million dollars in the United States that was significantly less than forty million that was made by the more serious minded R. rated original. Some of this is due to the unfavourable competition. It had with other summer blockbusters ghostbusters and Gremlins were in theaters. Were dominating but even with this. It's still debuted lower than the other notable film released the same weekend cannonball run two which was not a good movie at all so the signs were there that this was just not going to be that good of a film financially it did however perform slightly better internationally than the first film and so it was a lucrative venture for them in the end but still as a sequel. Conan. The destroyer is a failure especially for fans of the original Robert. E Howard Works. It does not deliver on the tone or the promise of its film predecessor in broadening its fan base but as I mentioned as a standalone adventure it does maintain enough moments of enjoyment for fans of adventures that feature faraway lands exotic locales and the requisite wizards and warriors and princesses. So if you like that kind of thing you know if your expectations are low enough this dumb fund epic does make for a passably escapist guilty pleasure when you don't watch the two films back to back so for all of that I will give Conan the destroyer two and a half stars out of four Tuna Stars on my scale means. I do think that it had the tools that had the talent to be something more. You definitely had a good director here. At least one that has made good movies. You had Schwarzenegger back. You had a pretty good ensemble of colorful character actors in the mix here all of the requisite bells and whistles that you could want and yet it just falls short. It does not continue the first film in a way that satisfy big fans of that. It doesn't satisfy the fans of the Robert e Howard books and it just feels like a goofy sword and sorcery flick from the nineteen eighties. And if that's all you're looking for you'RE GONNA get it here and you're probably going to enjoy it on that level but anybody looking for more than that is really going to find that the pleasures are only too superficial to be anything more than just a time waster escapist entertainment so two and a half stars out of four is the best. I can give Conan the destroyer. Probably the best. Almost anybody should give it. Even though Roger Ebert gave it three stars now before I leave here I do want to say a few words. About where the franchise kind of went after this and why. They didn't come up with another movie. Because despite its financial success pretty much ended here now several months before the release of Conan the destroyer. They knew it was not going to be the blockbuster. They thought it could be Schwarzenegger agreed to help. Dila rentis get funding for another film. He was making almost concurrently called Red Sonja. Now Raton Sonja. The title character also comes from the Robert e Howard stories where she's called Red Sonja of rogue it. No and Sonia was a swashbuckling character. That was altered from her sixteenth century. Setting in the Robert e Howard's story to the Hibernian Age and popularized in comics by screenwriter Roy. Thomas in the pages of Conan the barbarian comic book for Marvel but for legal reasons to character Schwarzenegger portrays in red. Sonja would be Conan in everything but his name that relegates it to being kind of an unofficial spinoff Conan and for what it's worth it's going to be the film. I'm going to be discussing on next episode so check out one thousand nine hundred five Red Sonja if you haven't seen it ready to get prepared for the review. Now plans were for Schwarzenegger to continue to make three additional CONAN sequels because they were still lucrative universal pictures seen all in the added the adventures of CONAN attraction to its theme park into did very well. They purchased the film rights to all of the CONAN stories in anticipation for continuing including those not written by Robert. Howard but Schwarzenegger was souring on the films. He felt the alienated the Fan. Base by trying to broaden CONAN's appeal and Dino Delicious. He never really understood the character anyway or fantasy films in general. They were his biggest busts at the box office. For the most part so he really didn't care that much about continuing beyond commissioning a script for Conan three by car wagner that never really developed now in the early nineteen nineties Charles Edward Pogue. He was visiting Della Rentis actually Raphael and he thought they could do proper Conan story. He had some ideas in mind. Those ideas ended up turning into a story treatment. That universal pictures did green light entitled Conan the conqueror however Schwarzenegger's reticence to return to property caused universal to have to make changes to the main character because they thought that people would not accepting new CONAN CONAN became king call which was another robbery. Howard grazing call the conqueror and that bill the conqueror was released in the end in one. Thousand nine hundred. Seven starring not Schwarzenegger but TV actor. Kevin Sorbo Charles. Edward pogue script ended up not getting utilized for that project. Though John Milius he attended to return to the series he made a lot of noise on resurrecting the property as early as two thousand one with his script called King Conan crown of iron. He was going to be doing this for the House keys. And it was in development for a few years before which Hausky started losing their clout in the business. Robert Rodriguez ended up taking over the project for a few years when John milius abandoned it. But by this time. Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California. And he was going to be unavailable for white along time. So interest in that script ended up dying. Especially after Conan. Got A reboot in twenty eleven that star Jason. Momoa that flop at the box office. Pretty Big in twenty twelve though producer. Chris Morgan attempted to bring a nother CONAN project. Called the legend of Conan to the big screen and Schwarzenegger was interested in returning because he was done being governor California and was looking to strike back in the business. That was described by Morgan as a source re riff on. Clint Eastwood's unforgiven the older Conan looking back upon his life and his regrets. But after years of development hell universal scrapped the plans in two thousand seventeen because the budget was going to be pretty high and CONAN seemed to have questionable relevance in the more modern era and Schwarzenegger was not the box office. Dominator that he once was in his past. So there's still a lot of talk out there. That Schwarzenegger will return as Conan in one form or another but it continues to be in development. Hell even to this day. You can still find stories of him being interested in waiting for another project to get into. But I don't know I don't hold out a lot of hope at this point but you never know what's going to happen so that's where I will leave it for now. If you have your thoughts on Conan the destroyer that you want to impart to me or Conan the barbarian you can find all my contact information on my website links to my twitter feed facebook. Page instagram my email. Those ways are adequate to get in touch with me and let me know what you think of these movies and also any suggestions that you have for the show or any movies that haven't covered that you want to see me get sometime in our lifetimes quips dot is where to go for all of the details on that as I mentioned Red Sonja for next week and until next time thanks for joining me on this trip around the world eighties movies..

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Around the World in 80s Movies

10:38 min | 2 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Around the World in 80s Movies

"Into the summer of Nineteen eighty-one and that's when another major problem arose after three or four months of doing some pre production working Yugoslavia. The country began to undergo political upheaval in the wake of marshal. Tito's death in May of nineteen eighty so the ended up looking for a few other countries that they might be able to shoot in and they ended up choosing Spain. That's where Milius had shot win. The lions will be was very familiar with it but the relocation would require new scouting and other work and the release date ended up pushed forward six more months. To December of Nineteen eighty-one now shoot in. Spain was grueling. The mountains near Segovia the actors and crew endured temperatures well below zero oppressive humidity mark their time in Maria inundated by Mosquitos in the air. And Nats that we're invading. Their wardrobe. Injuries were commonplace. The actors found themselves trampled by animals and gashed during their sword fights and occasionally tearing a ligament the dirt in Spain was all encompassing and that triggered milius is chronic. Asthma milius would treat any griping that he heard with encouragement to stay all in on the project stating the pain is momentary. But this movie is forever. Milius wanted audiences transported to another time and another place that meticulously resembled ancient days. Ron COBB. He was working here for the first time as a production designer on a film. He researched ancient civilizations from Mayan Aztec to Celtic to Viking Two Samurai to Mongolian mixing and matching whatever. He thought was going to be cool to put in this film. Three million dollars of the budget went to constructing the mammoth sets alone with meticulous fantasy period. Detail the wardrobe the weaponry. The idol said they worshiped were all inspired by actual sources in history. Nearly fifty lavish sets were constructed in striking detail and about three thousand handmade costumes for the cast as well as the film's five thousand extras and the stunt personnel. I mean this was a huge endeavor. Amelia's wanted his cast to perform their own stunts. Whenever possible especially Schwarzenegger because there were just no stuntman. Available to had his amazing physique that would be believable to audiences so the main players ended up learning to do their own stunts. They trained in this old and form of martial arts from Japan called Kendo which is kind of fighting with bamboo shorts and they learned. Bushido which is this Samurai code of life which milius also himself learned growing up as a Japan file. Milius applied his love of Japanese culture to Conan. Wherever he could. He adopted Samurai teachings on war and weaponry and this living by a code of honor. The Samurai way really milius lifted styles from Japanese directors. He gave Conan this distinct but very elegant flow among this sea of Stiffen. Hokey entries in a British sword and sorcery genre influences. Influences film influences ranged from curious hours seven Samurai to Kobayashi's quieten which which were among his favourite films and he made his cast in his crew screen them multiple times when they were preparing for their roles. Now although it was physically exhausting Schwarzenegger deed. Enjoy acting familias. Because he found him very thoughtful he had a lot of energy and really good attitude. Amelia spent much of his time. Milius spent a lot of his time with his main actor. He took him to dinner. They went out skeet. Shooting together. They built they built models together. They built models together. Airplanes and tanks and whatnot and Milius was using that time to learn. What may Schwarzenegger tick and really most importantly whatever he was? Psychologically react to because he had analyst actor here he memory he had them novice actor here so mill because he had novice actor here to contend with so milius was memorizing all of the triggers to get his inexperienced star actor to elicit the facial expressions that he wanted four specific scenes. Despite Cohen's rough and Tumble Image Schwarzenegger did see him as a sensitive hero. He was a lover with him. He was a lover of women and of living a simple life. Although a ladies man himself Scharzenegger said that the scenes in this film were by far the hardest for him to do especially with Valeria. Schwarzenegger Saul Sandal Bergman Morris. A sister than a lover in fact they in fact she called him Hansel and he called her Gretel. While they're on the shoot adding to this adding to this Bergman's stunt coordinator boyfriend was off camera watching every moment of their lovemaking scene and dozens of Spanish. Men were peaking through the wall while they were shooting this and they were either gazing at Salt L. Bergman or maybe even Schwarzenegger himself Schwarzenegger expected to do the voice over narration. That is at the beginning and end of this film. Given that it is historic it would make sense but della Rees could not stand his voice so he ended up vetoing. It and universal also had qualms about the thickness of Schwarzenegger's Austrian Accident Being Understood by American and English speaking audiences so milius ended up hearing all of these complaints. But compromise with them. He used a different narrator. Mak- would provide the narration but he would not overdubbed Schwarzenegger's voice through the body of the film unless test. Screenings did not go well because of it so test audiences. Then he showed the film to they. Love the film. And they love Schwarzenegger as the Star. So his voice remained and the buzz of these tests. Screenings that went so well inspired millions to imagine it as the first of a trilogy about Conan and his sword he was gonNA make a couple of more after this one of the highlights of this film is a terrific score by John. Melania'S UC Film School Classmate Basil Polidori. He also scored big Wednesday and that score really generates ample excitement and it really plays nicely with the visual effects. That are done very well. For this film. He wanted a more pop oriented score but Melia said he wanted something that evoked classic themes and polaris definitely was the right person for that role John Millions Conan. It's a blood and guts adventure all of the way. There's a lot of viscera flying across the screen with every scuffle. His first intended cut was one hundred forty minutes long that was deemed too long and too graphically violent by universal so the ended up ordering Ria. That's a lot of scenes. Were removed during that part. Graphic scene of Conan's mothers beheading where they show her head rolling on the ground gushing blood. And there's a sequence involving CONAN cutting a pickpockets arm off that was removed and a King Oz rix bloody death was also removed for the American release. Anyway and the re editing did delay the released eight until spring of nineteen eighty two. And that's where it actually did very well. Conan the barbarian top the box office for its first two weeks of release. It garnered nearly forty million dollars in the United States and somewhere between forty and eighty million dollars overseas. Depending on what source you believe. The R rating did leave out some of that younger audiences that was into dungeons and dragons and the marvel comic but the director. John Milius where he was really content to try to make a film every bit as adult oriented as Excalibur. And I guess to that end he did fail to tap into the Commercial Appeal Conan. Because it's kind of a juvenile adventure of the way and many viewers only exposure to the mythic was in the marvel comic itself. Who would probably have enjoyed this if he could see it but It didn't do very well subsequently in home video releases and made a lot of money in rentals and sales down the road. Now some fans of Robert e Howard's Conan properties were not pleased with John Milius film. They felt the book series represented Conan More Intelligent. Who was more conversational? He was stronger and despite the casting of this. Perfect physical embodiment Schwarzenegger the producers tap into Arnie's natural intelligence and his articulate nature because they feared audiences were not going to understand his accent and he did have a lack of experience as an actor that might produce unintentional laughs. If he had too much dialogue that he stumbled through so they were a little bit more gun shy. Or maybe Sore Chai about Schwarzenegger as star here. The sword and sorcery films. They usually have an inherent silliness anyway. Conan the barbarian is really no different. But that doesn't make this a bad film at all. There's really a greatness to Cornyn the barbarian. The middle of the the hammy acting. And maybe the pomposity of the situations first and foremost it is. Arnold Schwarzenegger is at his finest here. He's captivating he's taciturn but he has an undeniable screen presence and he breathes life and humanity into what might otherwise. Be a very one-dimensional brute. There are only a handful of these sword and sorcery films that are worth watching. Many of them are really really bad. But CONAN the barbarian I would say is among the rare exceptions. That are actually good and I think the main reason for that is the passion of its director. John Milius for crafting this epic tale with a lot of reverence for the tradition of these older epics of ancient times. If you love muscle man if you love majors battling out for guts and Glory. If you just love all old this is really about as good as it gets in that department. So that's why I'm giving Conan the barbarian three and a half stars out of four three and a half stars on my scale. I do think that this is a good film. I definitely do recommended if you're a lover of films through the nineteen eighties and I can't imagine you wouldn't be. You wouldn't be listening to this podcast if you weren't. I definitely recommend you going out of your way to see Conan the barbarian. It's a violent film but if you don't mind that definitely has a lot of interesting things to offer. That will keep you captivated throughout even though there are some critics. That don't consider it a good movie. I actually don't agree with that. I think it's actually quite good enough to get three and a half stars out of four now as far as can be covering next week. Of course I'm going to be covering the next film. Envy Conan Barbarian series called Conan the destroyer and it came out in Nineteen eighty-four and that will be my review for next episode so check out Conan the destroyer for next week. If you want to keep up with the reviews thanks everyone for listening. I hope that you enjoyed this. Look at Conan the barbarian if you have your own thoughts and Conan that you want to impart you can reach out to me. Find my contact information at my website. You can buy list twitter. Feed facebook page instagram. My email all of those ways are adequate to get in touch with me and also check out my other reviews Emma their podcast by their quickstep. Dot Net is where to kill until next time. Thank you so much for joining me on this trip around the world in eighties movies..

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"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

05:32 min | 3 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

"It's not unusual for coming of age films to mimic the frenetic intense emotional swings that come with being a teenager but Hala a new film from writer Director Men Hall Beg is decidedly subdued Baig. who was a writer on Bujak horsemen and Rami adapted Hala from a short not released in two thousand sixteen critics? Orion Nadia McDonald. Has This review discovering. Your parents aren't perfect and that they're actually far more complicated than you ever imagined is never easy process but it can feel especially overwhelming when you're seventeen like Hala. The protagonist of Minho begs first feature film. Tom which debuted at Sundance earlier this year. It's a film about the generosity. Daughters rarely extend our mothers how we find that generosity and the role identity Kennedy can play on the process Geraldine Viswanathan Stars as Halama sued a first generation Pakistani American living in Chicago Hall up whereas a job and she loves skateboarding and Literature in equal measure. She and her father who's an attorney. Sheridan is the intellectuals of their family. Their relationship can fill sweetly Quebec House. Mother is a witness to their discussions of books in their shared crossword puzzle rituals which is never a participant Hala and her father's resulted eagerly partake in the delights of Western culture but hollows mother Eram occupies the role of conservative spoilsport confined to the boards of have domestic. Aram's marriage to head was arranged in Pakistan in America. She clings to tradition and to her native tongue of Ergo much watched to Hamas muted disdain in they see in at the family dinner table Erim silently sulks Holland. Her father played by Khan discuss discuss. How schoolwork so what have you been reading? We just finished the stranger and now we're reading adults house in the play by Henrik. Ibsen do you get to read what piece we haven't talked blossomed. One call it. Yeah next semester there's more real human inexperience in one book than anything else you will ever read. Tolstoy you said that as Hala craving more freedom against US boundaries it's Erin grace stricter and more suspicious. She interrogates Hala about whether she's been spending time with boys a huge no no and she picks close Hates inspiring ever more iron and resentment her only child but then he has his own secret relationship with a white boy at school is blossoming. She discovers monumental take betrayal. Her father is having an affair with a white attorney law firm. What follows is beautifully nuanced and perceptive portrayal of Hamas anguish anguish and confusion? The film is immensely affecting because big captures what. It's like to feel paralyzed one foot in adulthood and the other in childhood what I find striking how bay conveys what holiday is experiencing when she has so many restrictions on how she can outwardly express her emotions from the moment the film begins Hollas faced with a challenge. She's trying to figure out how to balance her nascent sexuality with the expectations of her Pakistani parents and of Islam as long as the film progresses she begins to see her mother and a newer and more compassionate late Hollister's to appreciate that Aram's provincialism visited choice choice but more of an unwanted prison that becomes apparent when the Masud host a Pakistani couple and their son Arash for dinner. The goal is to make a match. Each Hala has not been consulted at all and she barely speaks Zahed interrupts. The dinner table awkwardness by ordering holiday cleared the dishes. Her Mother unexpectedly objects let the child. Each she says in her do saw had were no longer in a time where women to all the work. We're not living in Pakistan anymore overwhelmed. Hololens out doesn't return until the next day in this voice over. We hear Hollis thoughts from her writing Journal. She's walking home home. I am with two parts divided.

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"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

16:38 min | 3 years ago

"conan" Discussed on Fresh Air

"We gotta start over again build a new show and I think that was the painful part. That was the part that took a good two years to to work through. What helped you through it Well I liked being honest about this for other people out there I had always done some therapy but I went to. I got a lot of therapy and I got them Help with medication and that helped a lot and then it also helped a lot that as I said earlier earlier the smartest thing I ever did in my life was was married. My wife in two thousand and two. So it's been seventeen years and she's just a great partner her and very emotionally intelligent and by best friend and so she helped me through this. And you have kids too. I I mean I I have two children so that puts things in perspective so all those things helped me enormously and and you know I have since become a big advocate for people who are if they're going through something. They're having a hard time. You know talking to somebody and getting some professional help. I remember when I was a guest on your late night. Show on NBC. Back in. I think like two thousand four when the show is oh I was like the last gas and when the show is over. And you're leaving the set new. You're very generous with your time. You spend a few minutes talking with me and I introduced just my husband to you. He's a big fan and And you said you said well now that the show is over I can go back to being depressed and it was really really funny but at the same time I thought I better some truth to that to that once you leave the stage like depression takes over a yeah. You know it's funny everyone. Everyone has different. I used to think I'm not depressed. I'm just anxious and I didn't understand but I've always been anxious as a little kid. I think I started the having real bouts of strong anxiety in fourth grade remembered fourth fifth sixth seventh through high school and I was Just had a lot of anxiety things I eighty and anxiety and the night and getting up a lot and and not understanding what it was and so I remember. There was a period in my life in my forties. When people were saying? You know Mike You. Maybe you're depressed and I would be irritated. I would seem not depressed. I have anxiety exactly but I'm not depressed and then of course when I finally When got some help You you know at this sort of big chaotic time in my life. One of the first things that the doctor said to me was I said I'm not not depressed. I'm I've just having Zayed's and they said you know yeah. Anxiety is a chronic anxiety is A. It's a subset or form of depression. It's it's a mode you know and so I think because I was able to function so well I can always work. I can always get up and do it has to be done And I just thought well I'm not depressed and I had read accounts of people with real depression. Who can't get out of bed and I said that's never been me and so I'm not that so I don't have depression but I realized that anxiety is a form? It's certainly something they can get in the way of your life and and Yeah I did go down. It's sort of a classic trope but I think there's a lot of truth to it which is when you're a performer when you're on stage there's no thinking you just have to act you. There's no time I'm to thank you just do and so for that time that you're in front of people in a weird crazy way you'd think I think the anxiety would be at its peak and it's not everything goes away because there's no time you're just in front of them and you just react and you completely rely on your muscle memory and your inner clown. That's been there since you were born and you just go and it's very liberating it's really freeing. The problem is when it's over and you need to negotiate then you've is to start thinking again about what what's tomorrow and what are we going to do. And then it's all back in your brain you know. It's it's it's not you just sort of reacting out of your diaphragm or your soul or whatever you're back in your brain and that's where the problems start so so when I say it's time to be depressed again after a show it's much better now me now I go home and I see my wife and kids ads and deal with whatever they're dealing with and so it's different You know it's not. It's not the way it used to be. I used to go home. And Brood about What am I going to do next? And what's tomorrow. And how was that show and if it was a good show. Can we replicate it tomorrow if it was a bad show. Oh my God how are we gonNa make up for that. What will people think? There's less of that now. So it's it's it was a joke but it wasn't a joke. We're listening to my interview with Conan O'Brien his. Tbs Show weeknights at eleven. His podcast called CONAN. O'Brien needs a friend. We'll talk more after a break. There just happened to be a guitar in the studio when we spoke so of course Chris I asked him to play and sing something. It was great. We'll hear that too. I'm Terry Gross. And this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from from Google fi a phone plan by google. Google fi is made with features that people actually want like unlimited data in the US and abroad. So you don't have to worry about overcharges is Google fi also works on your favorite phones and switching is as easy as downloading the APP. Learn more at Fireeye DOT GOOGLE DOT COM. Let's get back to my interview with Conan O'Brien Brian. He said he's dealt with anxiety and depression during his career but getting therapy helped him through it and even though his juggling several projects now he's feeling less as stressed and less depressed. Do you think some of that is just kind of getting older and and just having more perspective definitely definitely I think getting old has a gets a bad rap Well you're not older so far. I've been lucky and I've been healthy and I move around a lot and I pretty much feel the way I did when I was in my twenty so I'm very lucky that way and I understand that all kinds of stuff is going to be showing up That's not gonNA be pleasant but I have found when when people get wrapped. Sonic about their childhood. And say I my boyhood nothing will ever be as good as that. I don't understand what they're talking about. Because I found you have to be very scary and intimidating and I put a lot of pressure on myself and I had big expectations and I didn't know if it was gonNA work out. Let me stop you right there. What would you find really scary about childhood? What scared you the most We're major most and my father used to my father would dress as a clown and hide under the bed and surprise me. And that's very. He's a very sick man. Does it to this day. Although he's he slower getting out from under it takes about forty minutes. No I would say I as I said I was really anxious and I didn't know how I fit into. The world was not a good athlete. So I would be get. I'd get picked last I had a strange name. I think it took me a while to warrant for people to warm up to me. I was not someone who instantly showed up and everyone was like hey look look at his Conan e you know high five. I didn't click with people right away and I know where I fit in the world so yeah childhood was not. It wasn't bad it wasn't traumatic. It was it was just I find that as I get older. My perspective has changed and I can sort of see the importance of the real things and the unimportance of the silly things. So maybe I'm making too much of this but your father was an infectious. This disease specialist women. Brigham Hospital and still is his. His specialty is Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Distance. See Your father is an infectious disease expert specialists and your mother until she retired was a partner in a law firm. So growing up with that. It's it's an away all about consequences. Germs that can kill you and your mother like if you do the wrong thing. I don't know what kind of law she practice. But if you do the wrong thing you can be sued you can go to prison. Also right did you grow up with the sense that like everything has like life changing consequences. Well I think to simplify it for you And that's I that's sort of A very interesting psychological tax you just took with like my dads work and my mom's work and that deserves further exploration. But I can simplify simplify it for you. My parents are very Catholic so yes you grow up with a very strong sense of consequences and also I grew up in you look at my family and there's a there's an immigrant an Irish immigrant and it doesn't matter where you're from. Every generation is trying to better their circumstances from the previous generation. So my people come come over from Ireland they work in the mills in central Massachusetts. Then you know if you can get out of working in the mills. You're doing what my grandfathers is did. which was you're either at a traffic policeman in worcester mass? or You work your way with no college education As my other grandfather did into being a teller at a bank to being the person sort of organizing the bank to being someone who's helping to run the bank and then would've air kids do their kids Get Full Scholarships and go to college and then go on to graduate school and become you know get a law degree the and A medical degree and so everyone's bettering the situation that they inherited and raising the bar for the next generation. And then of course. I was a workaholic as a kid and very serious people have a hard time reconciling that I was not some just naturally brilliant guy I had to work. I was not good at math and science and I made myself like just made myself. If I had to memorize textbooks I would memorize them because my goal was. I don't know what I'm going to do in this world but I need to get into a good good college and I did but oh I do once I get to Harvard..

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