Under Some Serious Influence

Conan issued a statement yesterday saying he won’t host the Tonight Show if NBC moves it to 12:05 AM. Personally, I thought it was extremely well written, and I applaud Conan for his decision. I’m sure it was ridiculously difficult for him to reach it.

Here was my favorite joke on the subject from Conan’s monologue last night:

You know, this is a true story, when I was a little boy I remember watching the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and thinking, someday, I’m going to host that show…for seven months.

Naturally, Conan’s supporters are out in force on the web. This page has a few examples. (Thanks for the link Paul.)

The ball is now back in NBC’s court. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if they’re willing to let Conan slip away.

– Ben