Once upon a time being a Conan O’brien fan made you hip and cool. Only young edgy people watched his shoe. Letterman and Leno May have had better ratings but everyone knew the cool kids watched Conan. Old folks just didn’t get it. It was our show. Tonight while watching the show on TBS however a new feeling came over me. I realized that this show felt different. No wait, the show didn’t, but I had. The jokes were still funny. The formula was the same as always. I realized that I love Conan because the show still felt like 1996. There it was. When did I start clinging to a time gone by. When did I begin liking shows because they reminded me of the good old days? As painful as it was to admit, this is exactly was I was doing. Then I realized this is exactly why he can’t replace Letterman. If CBS is going to compete they need to modernize. While Leno and Letterman definitely lost touch with the younger audience Conan has slowly began down the say path. Hiring him would only put CBS on the same old path. I love Conan, and that’s the problem. The last thing CBS should worry about is listening to grouchy old men like me. When it happened I am not sure, but it’s real. I’m old. And it’s ok.
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