Thursday, May 28, 2009

TV: Conan's Premiere

After the Penguins go up 2-0 on Detroit, Monday will be spent watching two things: the highlights of those games on ESPN, and the premiere of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Most of us at this blog have been loyal fans since before we went off to college. While older age typically left me asleep long before Late Night came on, I'll still catch a show every now and then. Good guests or bad guests, Conan always brought the funny, and for his premiere he brings in a great one-two punch: Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam.

The feelings here are mixed about Will Ferrell, who is out on a promotional blitzkrieg for Land of the Lost. Pretty much every one but Herb thinks the guy's hysterical, even if his movies have gotten tiresome. If I just made an argument below for Harrison Ford being awesome despite horseshit films, then the same applies to Will Ferrell. Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and Talladega Nights were about as funny as childhood cancer, but he's still a funny actor, right? And a nice long interview with Conan? Sign me up.

And as far as musical guests go, it doesn't get any better than Eddie Vedder & Co. More than a few contributor's to this website rank Pearl Jam as their favorite (even Bret 'the Hitman' Hart has them at #1; you think you know better than him?!?), and the fact that they'll be treating us to a few songs from their upcoming studio album (!), that easily makes the appearance a must see. Suck balls, Leno. Have fun courting grandma's at 10:00.

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