Schadenfreude Freakout Party!
Considering that I don’t have cable or broadcast television in my home, and that the entirety of my TV-watching consists of hulu’d Simpsons, South Park and Daily Show episodes (plus of course the biannual celebration of Let’s Netflix A Whole Series of Something, Probably West Wing Again), I’ve been surprised and delighted at my own sustained interest in the NBC-inspired Late Night Free For All. I have been watching the YouTube’d clips with enormous enthusiasm and rapt attention. Here, David Letterman–who seems to be the true winner in Leno V. O’Brien, and in any case is the horse I’d back over any and all of the rest of them–sort of takes us through the “controversy”‘s major movements. But don’t just take his word for it. Bother yourself to get over to this Gawker post that catalogues all the major snarking and bitchery from all of the Late Night shows, including the weird episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in which JK impersonates Leno for the entire duration of the episode.