09:16 PM EDT 11/04/2013
Originally posted 01/14/2010 09:30AM
The most unloved name on the Internet today? Not a misbehaving starlet, but media giant NBC.
Outrage toward the network and its decision to put not-ready-for-primetime host Jay Leno back in his old Tonight Show 11:35 p.m. timeslot and to bump Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show to just after midnight – has officially gone viral. Tens of thousands of fans have taken to the Internet to show their support for the spurned O'Brien, who spoke out publicly against NBC's decision this week.
Abetting the crusade, according to The New York Times, Los Angeles artist Mike Mitchell sketched a heroic image of O'Brien in front of the American flag, his trademark red hair shaded an even brighter orange. Recalling one of the talk-show host's nicknames, Mitchell added the slogan "I'm with CoCo" to the image, which is now a viral sensation, inspiring pro-Conan Facebook groups and making Team Conan a top Tweet.
Originally posted 05/29/2009 08:45PM
Jay Leno left 'em laughing as he performed his final monologue from The Tonight Show stage Friday, taking time to thank those who made his show successful – Monica Lewinsky, Michael Jackson, and Bill Clinton – and to reflect on how much time has passed since he first took over the stage from his mentor Johnny Carson in 1992.
"When we started this show," Leno told a cheering crowd in the standing-room-only studio in Burbank, "my hair was black and the president was white. When we started the show, Jon and Kate were both eight."
Originally posted 11/02/2005 08:35AM
Grammy-winning conductor Skitch Henderson, the bearded first bandleader on NBC's Tonight Show, died of natural causes on Tuesday at his home in New Milford, Conn., said Barbara Burnside, spokeswoman for New Milford Hospital. He was 87.
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