Video Fun: Summarizing The Late Night Wars
My quick opinion about these late night network talk show wars: They are really the only interesting part of late night talk shows. Do we occasionally enjoy Conan? Sure. Have we watched him more than five times besides this past week of craziness? No. Is that still five times as many times as we’ve watched Jay Leno, who is an unapologetic hack? You bet. Are late night network celebrity interviews mostly crap? Indeed.
That said, there was one fella who emerged victorious in these late night wars, and that person was Jimmy Kimmel. First, he did an entire show as Leno:
Then he went on Leno’s own show to make fun of him to his face:
And finally, his team put together the best parody video of this whole nonsense:
However, there was one amazing video in this whole two-week late night reprogramming chaos that was not made by any of the late night groups, and that was this re-enactment by near-Japanimation:
That actually did answer all of our questions.
And now, it’s over. We can go back to our lives of basically ignoring the late night shows until something interesting happens, and then we can all watch it the next day at work on YouTube.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.