Conan O'Brien : American Media Hæmorrhoid


Is there NO hope for the Americans?  

Are they so anesthetised from the neck up that they can't judge between good taste or poor behaviour any better than THIS?

To be fair, Conan O'Brien has always come across as some whimpering douche-bag to me so it comes as no surprise his boorish, ill-conceived and talentless tirade aimed at Québecers was thoughtlessly broadcast in a feeble attempt at humour.

Uh... Conan, té ben niaiseux, did you not do your school-boy homework prior to stepping on stage and cluster-bombing.... in front of nation which doesn't take kindly to being pilloried by some hopeless, clueless and decidedly (as audience reaction proved) UN-funny American nitwit?

Truly gives new meaning to 'Conan The Barbarian', now doesn't it?

It's just that there are SOOO many American nitwits running around and shooting their mouths off lately that seeing yet ANOTHER attention-craving, self-aggrandizing and pompous American media pretty-boy is... well... as nauseating, repulsive and appealing as a good dose of the clap.

At least the clap can be eliminated by a good shot of antibiotics; what's it take to get rid of the Dreaded Conan?

Listen up, Red.  PLAYING the fool is a far different thing than BEING the fool... and it's a prize-winning fool who can't tell the difference.

Better bigots than you have taken better shots at Québec and have still come up FAR short.  And for all your handpuppet's trite, puerile and sophomoric comments (that were met with rightful indignation and disgust) the only goal you appeared to have accomplished is further solidifying hatred of the United States as a whole.

And yes, my pasty-faced nimrod, I WILL make gross sweeping generalisations about YOUR country's hypocrisy as it's about time YOU got a big helping of the crap you expect the rest of the world to put up with.  Think it's 'funny' to insult and denigrate other societies?  Right back 'atcha...

Well done.  Takes a special imbecilé  indeed, who can rally a nation's wrath against it's neighbours.... yet you single-handedly managed to prove... once and for all... Americans are masters at pissing off the international community.

Bet that'll look great on the resumé.

M. O'Brien, que tu es emmerdant.  Vous avez le bon goût d'un cochon saleté et les mauvaises manières de le même chose.  J'espére que le fierté québecois prend le chemin haut.

 -  F I E R T É   Q U É B E C O I S  !  -

Fri, February 13, 2004

Quebec attacked by Conan


TORONTO -- Late Night With Conan O'Brien set its satirical sights on Quebec during yesterday's broadcast, skewing everything from poutine to sovereignty as Toronto fans cheered wildly. "There's one Canadian province people here have some issues with and vice versa -- that's Quebec," Conan O'Brien said to boos from the crowd.

To "investigate" the matter, the NBC-TV talkshow host introduced an eight-minute pre-taped segment featuring canine correspondent Triumph -- a cigar-smoking, insult-comic hand-puppet that was sent to Quebec City for Winter Carnival.

"So you're French and Canadian, yes? So you're obnoxious and dumb," the puppet told one unamused passerby.

"You're in North America, learn the language," he hollered at another Quebecois.

When one couple confirmed they were separatists the puppet said, "Listen closely. Hear that? It's the sound of no one giving a," followed by an expletive bleep. The Quebecers did not look amused, but the Toronto audience ate it up.

French street signs were changed to English, bearing names such as "Celine Dion Sucks Street," "Eat Me Frenchy Street," and "Quebecqueer Street."

"You can tell you're French," the puppet said to one person. "I can smell your crotch from here."

When O'Brien mentioned Montreal during the monologue the crowd booed.

"I've never seen that much excitement turn to that much hate that fast," he said.

Turning the rivalry back to Canada versus America, the Seattle Space Needle was granted a rematch with the CN Tower after losing a mud wrestling competition Wednesday.

Two people in tower costumes raced from the lobby to the stage. The Space Needle was well in the lead until the last minute, when a seated Mountie put out his foot and tripped it.

Following two nights of Canadian guests and jokes, the appearance of American comic Adam Sandler promised to give the audience south of the border a break from all the references to the true north. Not so.

"I'm Canadian, I grew up here," said Sandler, who went on to deny his childhood in New Hampshire. "I was born in Sasquatchewan. In Grade 1, I moved to fat Albert-a. My grandparents are from Winnie-The-Pooh-Peg."

To challenge the unlikely story, O'Brien asked him who the first prime minister of Canada was.

"Prime Minister Labatt," Sandler replied.

What Americans will make of musical guest Stompin' Tom Connors, a man described as "a legend here in Canada" by O'Brien, will be anyone's guess. Decked out in all black with cowboy hat, Connors brought the audience to its feet for a sing-a-long of The Hockey Song (The Good Old Hockey Game).

Canada Condemns 'Racist' Conan O'Brien TV Show
Fri Feb 13, 3:26 PM ET

By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's government on Friday condemned a show by U.S. late-night television host Conan O'Brien that insulted people in French-speaking Quebec and seemed to suggest everyone in the province was homosexual.
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Ottawa and the province of Ontario paid $760,000 to help O'Brien -- who appears on the NBC television network -- bring his show to Toronto for a week to boost the city's profile after a deadly SARS (news - web sites) outbreak last year.

But the federal government said O'Brien had gone far too far with the show broadcast on Thursday in which he went to Quebec, a province which has had separatist governments for much of the last 20 years and is a delicate political topic in Canada.

"We want to disassociate ourselves from the comments which were broadcast last night because we do not support them in any way," junior government minister Mauril Belanger told Parliament.

At one point in the show, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog -- a hand puppet that is a regular on the show -- said to a Quebecer: "You're French, you're obnoxious and you no speekay English." It told another: "I can smell your crotch from here."

O'Brien's team were also shown replacing street signs in the province with those that read "Quebecqueer Street" and "Rue des Pussies."

Alexa McDonough, a legislator for the left-leaning New Democrats, described the program as "racist filth" and "utterly vile" and demanded the government seek the return of the C$1 million subsidy.

"There may be those who would say, 'Isn't this interfering with freedom of expression?' It's not interfering to say we will not publicly fund this kind of vile, vicious hatemongering," McDonough told reporters.

Belanger did not commit to asking for the money back. No one at NBC was immediately available for comment.

The complaints over the puppet's comments come on the heels of a similar uproar following criticism of European French-Canadian hockey players on CBC television by the country's best-known sports commentator, Don Cherry.

The "Late Night" show, which taped in Toronto all this week and featured guests such as Jim Carrey (news) and Mike Myers (news), was broadcast in Canada by CHUM television, which said it regretted any offense that may have been caused.

"We offer our apology and assurance that it is never our intention to air programing that offends any of our viewers," the station said in a statement.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has landed in trouble before, most famously when it had an altercation with rap singer Eminem (news - web sites) at a music awards show in 2002.