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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 01:54 PM
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Tonight Show writers threatening the White House?
I'm still scratching my head over a clip that aired on the Tonight Show on Friday. They showed the White House tree lighting ceremony with President Obama then they altered the clip to make it look like the tree toppled over and exploded.



Watch the clip: http://www.hulu.com/watch/113190/the-tonight-show-with-...
BTW, I apologize to the people who can't access hulu but if I uploaded it on youtube, NBC would probably have it taken down within an hour.


Perhaps I'm missing something but I really don't get what other message they could be sending there. I'm still in shock.
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mikelgb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 01:58 PM
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1. uhm huh?
was just a little funny thats all.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:53 PM
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9. ...I don't get it
What am I missing?

I watched that several times but I still don't get what was funny about that. Can you explain what they were trying to convey in that clip?
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:02 PM
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2. I saw this clip in the Stepanopolos show this morning and also wondered what was funny about it
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:04 PM
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15. It would be funnier if it was about an incompetent president.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:04 PM
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3. "Threatening"?
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 02:06 PM by Richardo
Um. No. Not particularly funny, either. Get a grip.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:06 PM
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4. Like Coma O'Brien was ever funny to begin with...
I suppose they could have made the tree fall in a more realistic manner, but the general farcical nature of the piece...

I don't see any messages. Just a joke. At least it wasn't made to fall over Obama - then there'd be a genuine issue.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:39 PM
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6. None of the late night clowns are funny at all
This is not a time for comedy. These are serious times akin to the Great Depression, WWII and the Civil War.

The real world is serious, not funny, and comedians have no place right now.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:58 PM
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11. what?
do you think there wasn't comedy and humor during the depression or WWII or the Civil War?
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:15 PM
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5. No different from what Jay Leno would have on his show.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:46 PM
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7. They have to rib the President
If they never made a joke about Obama at all, there really would be room to complain about favoritism from the media. It's a harmless joke and really about all they can do since Obama doesn't give them a lot of opportunity to make jokes.
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:59 PM
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12. That has nothing to do with my point
There is a difference between being funny (http://tpmtv.talkingpointsmemo.com/?id=3544631&ref=mp ), being critical and being threatening. Like I've said earlier I honestly do not get the humor of that clip, I'm still waiting for someone to explain it to me.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:09 PM
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20. If Bush blew up a Christmas Tree...
would it be funny to you?
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boobooday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:53 PM
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8. Really not funny. n/t
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:56 PM
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10. I don't like that sob anyway and that is an example of why
conan whatever, is a punk
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 02:59 PM
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13. Threatening? WTF?
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:03 PM
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14. It's Conan. Conan doesn't send messages
He specializes in doing stupid just for the sake of stupid - at about middle school (or perhaps frat boy) level. Apparently you've been lucky enough to have something to watch when he's been on. Why NBC thought he would be a good replacement for Leno is beyond me.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:10 PM
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21. Leno is horribly un-funny, though.
Conan is much more enjoyable to watch, IMO.
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Ms. Toad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 04:32 PM
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22. Well - it may be a generational thing.
From your profile, you're probably a few years younger than me. I find Conan's content and style childish - and if your enjoyment has nothing to do with the content, he's the wrong gender for me to find enjoyable to watch :P .

At least I got information about current events from Leno - and although I didn't always find him funny at least until he paired up with John Melendez I rarely found him offensive.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:05 PM
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16. Yeah, Dave's tradition of knocking a pizza off a Xmas tree with a football has much more class
:evilfrown:


And Craig Ferguson IS funny, you clowns!!
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:07 PM
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17. Alert the Secret Service.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:13 PM
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18. I was watching it - it was just a lame joke
I didn't see anything "threatening" about it at all.
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madville Donating Member (743 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 03:41 PM
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19. They should have good material this week
President Obama sending more troops to escalate the war and receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in the same week will be an easy target
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