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Old 05-08-03, 09:47 PM
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Conan's show on 05/15/03 is going to be all......

clay animation!

This is probably one of the coolest and most original ideas ever!
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you sure it's not claymation..?
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It's a stretch to call Clay's small hip movement "animated."

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Originally posted by Rogue588
you sure it's not claymation..?
pending litigation, it's still clay animation.
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I don't know if it's THE most original idea ever... I'd give anything to see the old clips of Letterman's show when the cameras rotated 360* over the course of the show.

Or when he strapped a camera to a monkey.

Claymation has potential.
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This was actually one of the ideas that Jerry Seinfeld claims to have gotten for the final season of his show. Well, I never did get to see a Klay Kramer, but I'm hoping a Clay Conan will make up for it.
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It's Clayanimation Gonna be REAL interesting.
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Conan O'Bannion is animated enough as it is, anyway this limits his guest roster a bit. I hope the California Raisins aren't too busy.
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I can't wait
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Conan stated that if they call it "Claymation" , they have to pay the creator of the term royalties. So therefore, he's just going to call it "Clay Animation".
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Is that the morning of 5/15, or the evening after 5/15- technically 5/16? It wouldn't be the first time I screwed that up.
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So how is this going to be done? Claymation takes a long ass time to do, so how will they keep next Thursday's show topical, considering they are probably already working on it? And what about the guests? Will they just record their voices, or will they actually tape the interviews?
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Originally posted by ClarkKentKY
I don't know if it's THE most original idea ever... I'd give anything to see the old clips of Letterman's show when the cameras rotated 360* over the course of the show.

Or when he strapped a camera to a monkey.

Claymation has potential.
i used to love when he tried new products or strapped some absurd suit on! the velcro suit and the cereal suit were classic!
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It's afghanistan-imation!
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Actually this isnt the first time he's dabbled with clay animation. They used to do a skit/parody thingie called Tom Snyders Christmas Special that used it (in the same way they borrowed the Clutch Cargo mouth thing for their interviews).

I remember one gimmack show Conan did with an entire crowd of unruly children that was very weird, but a nice distraction.
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Here's an article from today's NY Post. I put the guests in spoilers just in case..
May 9, 2003 -- LOOK out, Mr. Bill - you'll want to cry "Oh no!" when you hear how Conan O'Brien has converted an entire edition of "Late Night" into clay animation. The all-clay "Late Night" is the result of six months of painstaking production work. It is scheduled to air next Thursday night on NBC.

O'Brien made the announcement during Wednesday night's show. He also showed a picture of himself rendered as a clay figure, complete with red hair, jacket, tie and immovable O-shaped mouth.

In fact, the figure's expression seemed inspired by the famous look of surprise worn years ago by the accident-prone Mr. Bill on "Saturday Night Live" when he realized he was about to be mashed by a giant fist or heavy object.

Unlike Mr. Bill, the all-clay "Late Night" is "violence-free," according to the show's head writer, Mike Sweeney, who also explained why the clay show was made.

"We kind of liked the idea of going to all this trouble just for a typical rerun of the show," Sweeney said. "It's just a new way to look at the same images, the same things that are on over and over every night for 1,700 shows. So it's a nice change of pace."

The all-clay "Late Night" was adapted from a show which aired originally last October. To make the clay version, "Late Night's" in-house animators (actually staffers in the show's scenic department) laboriously posed each clay figure hundreds of times to simulate movement.

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The guests on the show were "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville, Richard Lewis and David Bowie. TV tough guy Mr. T was also on hand to perform a "Year 2000" sketch with O'Brien.

All of the performers, including band members and other bit players, were reproduced as miniature clay figures who were animated on miniature models of the show's studio.
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just curious why did you spoilerize the guests?

it doesnt give anything away.

who wouldnt want to know the guests before the show comes on?

just wondering.
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just to be on the safe side.

some people [myself included] are, at times, spoiler sensitive.

'sides...it was only 19 extra characters I had to type...
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Just a bump for a reminder that this airs tonight!
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Originally posted by Deftones
Just a bump for a reminder that this airs tonight!
Thanks for the bump, I'm setting the VCR.

Also I think Conan is still being rerun the next day at 7 pm on Comedy Central isn't it?

That means a 2nd chance to see it tomorrow night.
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I'm am looking forward to this. Thanks for the reminder.
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About an hour and a half left!
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A little less than an hour till history is made!
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I can barely keep my eyes open. This had better be good! Aw I can go to work on 6 hours sleep.

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