Conan kicked off the series with a pre-taped cold open: Last Season on “Conan”. Conan is on the line with an NBC executive who tells the talk show host that he has to move “The Tonight Show” to 12:05 a.m. Conan’s reaction is priceless (“Go to hell!”) and self-knowing (“What can they do to me?” he says as he reclines back in his chair), but as Conan leaves a surprisingly dingy-looking NBC parking lot, he’s shot up “Godfather”-style.
He’s put in a full-body cast. The good news is he’ll live. The bad news is he’ll never work in network television again. From there, Conan tries his hand at being a Burger King cashier, a stand-up comedian/birthday clown, and a “Mad Man” from the 60s, complete with a guest appearance from a surly Don Draper. But nothing fits.
“Morning Glory” begins with a firing. Becky (Rachel McAdams), a loyal producer on a local affiliate’s morning show, is unceremoniously dumped. All doom and gloom, her mom tells her that since she’s 28 years old, her dream of becoming a television producer is basically over. Five minutes later, Jerry Barnes (Jeff Goldblum) of IBS is on the horn and offers her a job to executive produce the network’s embarrassment of a morning show, “DayBreak.”
“Morning Glory” begins with a firing. Becky (Rachel McAdams), a loyal producer on some local affiliate’s morning show, is dumped unceremoniously. There are only so many ways to lampoon morning television, and there are only so many times a weather man can be enthusiastic about weather vanes before it becomes grating.
Diwali’s first performance is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Edison Theatre. In case you are attending but don’t know what to expect from the show, here is a quick guide of what’s to come.
Haven’t seen ‘Inception’ but want to be able to talk about it anyway? Here’s your crib sheet.
For better or for worse, Weezer continues its onslaught of albums with “Death to False Metal,” the band’s fourth release in three years. If you’re interested in a breakdown of the match-up, “Worse” was up 3-0 coming into this round, but this collection of unreleased B-sides and rarities has enough moxy to make things better.
On Saturday, 155 Wash. U. students took a bus trip to Washington, sponsored by Student Union, to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, hosted by Jon Stewart. After a 16.5-hour bus ride, the students found themselves waiting at a Metro station in West Falls Church, Virginia for up to 2 hours. Some hitchhiked to the rally; others did not make it at all.
“You’re going to suck at it,” my roommate Jesse told me. I tried not to take it personally, but I did. “What do you mean by that?” I asked.
“Look, Percy, you only like ‘Left 4 Dead’ and Nintendo games. ‘Civ V’ is completely different. You won’t like it.”
“The Social Network” lives up to its hype as a must see movie and reminds the viewer how important Facebook is to everyday life.
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