Tonight Show Highlights
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien was pretty good last night. Here were my favorite monologue jokes and bits:
Yesterday, of course on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. That’s what he said. Well to be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck it does get a little easier to hate white people.
This fall a team of scientists is going to shoot lasers at Mount Rushmore to create a three-dimensional model. Yeah, if the lasers are effective Teddy Roosevelt will no longer need glasses.
And then there was this:
The desk segment was a video of Conan helping his Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky look at houses in LA. Basically, it’s seven minutes of Conan mocking Jordan’s view of the world. It had some funny moments, but previous videos of the two of them doing the same routine in similar situations have been better.
Emmy-nominated Rainn Wilson was the first couch guest. He spent the first half of the interview explaining the “hierarchy of dorks and geeks”. I was able to relate to some of what he was saying:
He spent the second half of the interview telling stories of his brush with feminism and his musical-loving son:
Overall I enjoyed the interview. It was cool to listen to funny stories about Rainn instead of promotions for The Office or a new movie.
Rachel Maddow was the second couch guest. She has her own news show on MSNBC and is a non-stop force of energy, information and options. The interview was good.
Chicago was the musical guest. I loved listening to Chicago while growing up. They’re older, but still rocking.
Overall I give the show a B+.