Thursday, January 14, 2010

Just for laughs

Admittedly, I've been following the Leno-Conan drama over the past week or so. In some ways I'm reminded of the Greek story of Oedipus where the parents were warned that their son will grow up to kill his father and marry his mother. Upon hearing this the parents take drastic measures to prevent it from coming true, but in the end their own actions help fulfill the prophecy. 

As of this writing, the conventional wisdom is that Jay Leno will get 'The Tonight Show' back at 11:35 ET and Conan O'Brien will leave to do his own show on Fox. But a lot can change--and quickly--in the TV business. Only time will tell.

In the meantime, I've been thinking about great comedians and recalled of an old baseball sketch by Abbott and Costello. I'm sure most of you have seen this before, but it might be worth another look:

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