I expect him to remain the baby-face in a world of old people forever. I’m scared to look up how old the rest of the cast is now.
Lovely that the two top-billed leads of the movie are the two white people in the movie.
After it ran through, in Alamo fashion, the screen went black with text asking if we wanted to watch it again and ordering the protectionist to roll again.
Then, they aired the trailer a second time.
It hit me when I was writing “Call AT&T to cancel TV” in my little notebook and I started writing “after this episode airs”. What am I doing? Seriously? That’s how America has been sucked into paying so much money every month for 1000 channels of which maybe just five are the least bit interesting except in those late-night hours where we flip through the other 995 to find something not completely horrible to watch instead of going to bed.
So, as of tomorrow, the service will be terminated. It only took 25 or so days of Lent to start this little sacrificial act.
- Study: More TV viewers in U.S. ‘cutting the cord’ (news.cnet.com)
- Estimate: In Two Years, Streaming TV Will Be An $800 Million Business for Netflix and Hulu (techcrunch.com)
- 5 Steps to Cutting the Cord: A Guide to Canceling Cable (gigaom.com)
- Cord Cutters Survival Stories: Bye Bye Cable TV (gigaom.com)
- Cord Cutting Will Slow, But Continue to Grow (gigaom.com)
His opening stand-up included thanking Michael Jackson, Monica and Bill and others who helped the comedy write itself during the past 17 years. The comedy piece was a look back at the best of Jaywalking, his regular feature of recorded bits walking around L.A. asking “normal” folks easy current events questions with quite humorous results.
His only guest was his replacement–Conan O’Brien–with a somewhat awkward interview looking at what the new The Tonight Show will look like starting on Monday.
Musical guest was James Taylor. Leno introduced him mention that on his way out of Boston years and years ago Taylor’s song, “Ten miles behind me and Ten-thousand more to go” was playing on the radio leaving an impression on him that has lasted all these years.
The final “goodbye”, I thought, was the most touching. I’m going to let you watch that for yourself. It starts after the final commercial break.
Conan begins on Monday. Leno’s new show will premier at 9 pm (Central) in September.