Posts Tagged ‘Jay Leno’

I wasn’t on team Coco until now

January 20, 2010

Since I live in the UK and don’t have a TV license, I haven’t really paid much attention to talk shows in the U.S. For all I know, Conan’s been terrible since I graduated from college in the 90s. But I have yet to see any evidence that Jay Leno’s been anything but terrible at pretty much any time. I remember years ago when he decided it would be fun, for no reason I can fathom, to pretend to sting Tom Hanks like a bee (something my 2 year old daughter loves to do [although she hasn’t had the opportunity to do it to Tom Hanks yet]). The reaction on Tom “the nicest guy in Hollywood” Hank’s face said it all. It said, “I will tolerate this unfunny schlemazel for the sake of promoting “Turner and Hooch” and then I’m going home for a bath.” Remember, he’s the nicest guy in Hollywood, but he also has a good sense of humour.

Anyway, Leno’s been pounded and been very unwise as well. And then he does this: (more…)

Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Seinfeld reunion rings truer now

January 9, 2010

I just watched my way through season 7 of Curb and thought it was utterly brilliant. I think my favourite parts (and something that might not have been as noticeable with a full week between episodes) were the (much more vulgar) analogues to Seinfeld episodes that made it into the Curb episodes that didn’t have any of the Seinfeld cast. (more…)