NBC isn't even safe from Kenneth the Page
by Kona Gallagher, posted Jan 14th 2010 2:35PM
Since I am not directly involved in the Late Night Wars of '10, I find them incredibly amusing. Letterman is working out all of his latent Leno rage on air, Craig Ferguson is burning any bridges to NBC, Jimmy Kimmel is doing some sort of kinky role-playing, and Conan is just basically giving the middle finger to everyone, every single night now. Late night hasn't been this interesting since Conan O'Brien, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert all just kicked each other's asses on the air-- and that was only one night!
Now, even Kenneth the Page (Jack McBrayer) is getting into the fray. He made an appearance last night on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, during Conan's monologue. He was there to give a studio tour, as pages are wont to do, and he was showing the tourists the former home of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Or, as he corrected himself, "the soon-to-be former home."
Kenneth goes on to give a few "fun facts" about The Tonight Show, including the fact that NBC spent more time building the studio than actually using it, and that along with Conan, many of the people who work on the show uprooted their families and their lives to come to L.A. to work on it.
You can tell that Conan is bitter as hell about the whole situation, and Kenneth is the perfect sunny moppet to get his point across in a more cutting way than even Conan himself could. The fact that NBC sent out an email alerting the press to this video doesn't so much evoke the image of playing the violin as the Titanic sinks, but more stuffing silverware into their pockets as they go down. NBC has made a complete and utter mess of everything, but they'll be damned if they can't at least take advantage of all the buzz before this is over.
Here's the video of Kenneth's appearance: