the tonight show with conan obrien intertitle Conan OBrien Uses Craigs List to VentIf you don’t know about the scandal that’s been going on on the US network NBC either you’ve been living under a rock or you don’t live in the USA. ;)

We did cover a part of this story two days ago: Someone Wants To Pay A Million Dollars For Conan O’Brien’s Suitcase?

However, if you missed that, here is a quick summary of what’s going on:

A brief summary of what happened. In 2004, amid worries that O’Brien would leave NBC since he was getting some offers, NBC promised O’Brien that he would take over the Tonight Show in 2009, essentially forcing Leno to retire. Leno didn’t want to retire and was #1 in the ratings, and with 2009 approaching Leno began to get offers from other networks. Fearing Leno would leave and compete against NBC, it offered Leno a show in a primetime slot to keep him at NBC. O’Brien took over the Tonight Show, but hasn’t achieved the same ratings success that Leno was when he left, and Leno’s primetime show has failed for several reasons. Now NBC is moving Leno back to the 11:35 timeslot, and offered O’Brien to keep the Tonight Show, but to start at 12:05. O’Brien has refused. I don’t know when the switch will be made, but for now both shows are currently at the old timeslots, and both hosts have taken several swipes at NBC and at each other.

Since late night talk shows thrive on jokes, this has been fodder for all of the late night talk shows.  Serioulsy, just run a Google search.

However, what’s been hilarious to me are the ads that Conan and The Tonight Show have put on Craig’s List.

Last week they put The Tonight Show on sale:

4 SALE: BARELY-USED LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW – MAKE ME AN OFFER!!! (Universal Studios)


Date: 2010-01-13, 3:48PM PST
Reply to: sale-tntdd-1551463643@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


This is a chance of a lifetime to own your very own late night talk show–guaranteed to last for up to seven months!! Really must see to appreciate.

Information for potential buyers:

– Measures 100’ x 100’ x 32’ – plenty of room for a futon!

– Designed for 11:35 but can be easily moved

– Band can be sold separately

– Buyer must honor Barry Manilow booking next Thursday

MAKE ME YOUR BEST OFFER!!!!! (Also willing to trade for Coldplay tickets.)

  • Location: Universal Studios
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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This week Conan has put up an ad in the casual encounters section:

TALL, SLENDER REDHEAD AVAILABLE FOR NIGHTTIME RECREATION – m4ww – 30 (Universal Studios)


Date: 2010-01-18, 11:26AM PST


- Tall, slender redhead available for nighttime recreation.

– 6’4”, completely ripped, VERY Caucasian.

– Drapes match the carpet.

– Currently homeless, must meet at your place.

– Can go a whole hour (with scheduled breaks every 7-10 minutes).

– Fatties welcome.

– Not afraid to take two people at once, and then a musical guest.

– NOTE: If you want me to perform after midnight, it’ll cost you!

  • Location: Universal Studios
  • it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

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We’ll miss you Conan.  Come on Fox! Give him an offer!

Summary courtesy of LJ World.com O’Brien/Leno Controversy

 Conan OBrien Uses Craigs List to Vent

Someone Wants To Pay A Million Dollars For Conan O’Brien’s Suitcase?