It's a bird! It's a plane! It's… Conan O'Brien?!
Staffers at NBC Universal in Burbank, California, were likely scratching their heads at the sight of a giant orange blimp hovering over the area yesterday afternoon.
It turns out the citrus-colored aircraft belonged to O'Brien, who used the blimp to promote his new TBS talk show, "Conan" – and perhaps annoy rival Jay Leno. Sources tell Deadline.com the red-haired host's blimp could definitely be seen from the studio where Leno tapes the "Tonight Show."
"Conan" has gotten off to a decent start since its November 8 premiere. As Marquee previously reported, the show averaged 1.5 million adults in the 18-34 demographic and nearly 2.2 million adults between the ages of 18 and 49 for its first week. Overall, the average for the week was 2.9 million viewers.
Leno averaged 3.9 million among total viewers for the week while Letterman drew 3.7 million.
A few Conan fans in Germany have now dedicated a new comedy web site to the Conan blimp called Gasbags and it is good for all the family. See: http://www.airship.me
@ Slapsshot – Conan didnt "swipe" Leno's show....Leno PICKED Conan to take over for him, after he (Leno) promised his wife he would retire after 15 years. He picked Conan to avoid the same issue that happened between him (Leno) and Letterman.... if ya want to talk about the topic, there is an interesting fact... who was the common variable in the two incidents where the Tonight Show was supposed to be passed on to a new host? Hint: It wasnt Conan, Letterman, OR Carson.....
I have always loved both Leno and Conan.. even after Conan swiped Leno's #1 Tonight Show from under his feet – starting in 2004.. but I got over it. Conan failed at the Tonight Show because his style of humor didn't fit into that mold. Jay brought it back to #1 when Conan decided to leave.. but Conan continues to play the "victim". I still love Conan and watch his new show and will continue to do so, but Conan – you need to get over it. Move on – you weren't made for The Tonight Show.
If you say conan sucks people say you don't get the jokes
but I do get them. They're really just not funny to someone with mid-high intelligence.
Gee, why does Jay Leno consistently beat Letterman and Conan... BECAUSE HE'S FUNNIER.
Conan is just an idiot, which is why he has the following he does.
Letterman is boring, tries too hard to be funny.
I miss when Conan used to do the stare contest with Andy.
Leno is soooo lame, I don't understand why and or who watches him. He isn't funny at all! I love Conan and have been waiting for his comedic return! Yay!
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Leno is better
lol!!!!!!that is sooooooo funny!!!!
I love conan and letterman. Both a great! I don't get how Leno gets more viewers. Maybe lenos people pay to be in the #1 spot.? Leno sucks. Support conan!!!
Michael Vick is 30 and he's doing pretty good(. Plenty of people in their 30's are happy! (In Oprah's loud annoying voice) IM 30!!!!!!
sniff.... I'm 31, I guess Im a loser! Dang!
give it up jay cause nobody thinks you're funny, except maybe the 30-something losers who still watch your garbage dump of a program.
It would have been funny if the blimp could flip the bird...
Do the weekly demographics take into account that Conan is only on four nights a week, whereas Jay and David are on five nights?
Conan is my boy! The best part last night was the guy getting checked/felt up by airport security!
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