Striking writers invade Carson Daly show...

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  1. Mr. Jiggles

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    Douchebag Carson probably pooped his pants...


    "Last night a group of striking writers, including a couple of recognizable names, infiltrated a taping of "Last Call With Carson Daly." The program was wrapping up the final two episodes of the season before going dark for the rest of the year.
    During an interview with former NFL great Jerry Rice, a writer pretending to be an audience member heckled Daly, claiming he "needed a writer" to ask better questions. Production assistants and NBC security swooped upon the scribe and escorted him, without resistance, from the building.

    A clearly disconcerted Daly asked whether Rice would be willing to start the interview over again, which he did.

    After reintroducing Rice to the audience, who replicated their cheers, another incognito writer stood up and loudly declared: "I feel so bad for the striking writers! Can I please leave?" The scribe also pointed out Daly's use of cue cards, plaintively asking who was writing the show now.

    NBC security, still expelling the first troublemaker, instantly scrambled back into the studio, then hurriedly ejected three more.

    Daly, visibly rattled, appropriately enough had no witty impromptu comments to offer the perplexed audience. Rice was also addled, audibly asking: "What's going on?" A tense Daly responded with a nod, only offering: "I know what this is about."

    After that, someone associated with the production took the stage and declared: "Anyone else interrupting the show will be prosecuted." This same person also advised "any other striking writers" in the crowd to "leave now."

    Over twenty people scattered throughout the stands rose and dutifully shuffled out. The audience gasped at this. Daly visibly paled.

    Ironically, one of this departing group had been awarded a prize moments earlier for being "such a great audience member." The prize was a gift certificate to El Pollo Loco.

    Moments later, a traumatized Daly asked Rice whether he'd "mind starting the interview again."


    As the production of Last Call shuts down for the holidays, perhaps Daly will finally get a couple of weeks of Yuletide peace; then again, following the unexpected raid on his studio, his vacation may be a tense and paranoid one, where he's too shell-shocked to open his front door and enjoy the singing of some Christmas carolers for fear that some renegade WGA operatives are concealed in their lilting group, ready to torment him with strike chants at his first vulnerable moment."

    http://defamer.com/hollywood/gueril...ng-ruining-his-talk-show-christmas-333017.php
     
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    Lol wow... I was wondering how writers felt about that show being the only one still airing since the strike.
     
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    I'm confused, the Daly Show is the only show on TV since the strike? Or like only live Show since the strike?
     
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    Yea.. the only late night talk show still making new shows... sorry
     
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    Man, that's kinda bullshit.

    I feel the writers, but Daly's not a guild member, so he's not violating any trust. They're trying to protect their income, so where do they get off interfering with his attempts to make a living?
     
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    Wow...

    It is funny how much the shows really are relying on the writers.
     
  7. Mr. Jiggles

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    Bullshit. Daly is the face of that show and he should have backed up his writers. He would have no show if not for his writers and he disrespects them by going on the air. Conan and Jay are still paying their writers out of their own pockets. Daly is just grasping for attention because his show sucks and he thought he could jump his ratings.
     
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    Ellen is still going. Then again, she isn't a late night talk show host.
     
  9. Mr. Jiggles

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    Which is even worse because she and her brother are both WGA members.
     
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    Ha! That's awesome. In an unreltated story, the last time I pooped my pants it looked exactly like Carson Daly.
     
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    I've never liked Carson Daly and I'm glad the writers did this. Hopefully Ellen will be the next target.
     
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    That's funny that the had to resort to threats of prosecution to get them to stop. Sad holiday season in tinsel town this year.
     
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    Summa bitch. I hope that after the strike the writers won't go back. Don't be crossing picket lines on a major strike like this, or you'll get Daly'd.
     
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    too bad it won't get aired.. that's teamwork for ya
     
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    Well Letterman, O'Brien and Leno also have boatloads more $$$ than Daly...(Daly is really pretty low on the totem pole and I'm SURE his own contract and what his people get paid more than reflects that in the form of much lower payroll)...so sure THEY could easily afford to pay their crew, probably for many years without any real damage to the ol checking account. Daly made a statement last week that if he hadn't kept the show going his entire crew was going to be laid off for the holidays. I'm not a Carson Daly fan by any means but I can certainly side much more with him on this one than the striking hecklers.

    As for the writers strike in all honesty I just saw a story about some "poor writer" who may have to cancel her yearly trip to Europe because of the strike...I have VERY little sympathy for anyone who can make yearly international vacations complaining about wanting more $$$. No different in my eyes than sports stars going on strike because the players who get as much play time as I do on the team aren't making high enough salaries...heck, pay me half that and I'll grab drinks for the team while I'm riding the bench.
     
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    While this stunt sounds really funny, it isn't going to score the writers any sympathy from people and it could easily be spun into a propaganda piece by the studios. Not the writers smartest move.
     
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    Not all writers are getting paid like that.

    Also, as far as Daly is concerned, I don't like his show, and never liked him. However, if he's doing what he can to keep the entire staff for a show(camera men, makeup, set people, producers, sound guys, etc etc. Look at how long the credits for a tv show are) working so they don't get laid off for the holidays, then good. And even if not all of the writers are making enough money for yearly trips to europe, that's no reason to go shit on someone who is trying to keep a lot more folks employed.
     
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    I don't know for sure, so call me on it if I'm wrong, but I can't believe that Daly has anywhere near the cash that the other late night-types have.

    Hell, I read somewhere that paying staff salaries is even straining the big name pocketbooks.

    Don't get me wrong, I agree with the position of the writers. I think they're getting screwed. I just think it's weak to hassle another guy who's trying to make a living--I know Daly's not exactly a working stiff, but he isn't locked in for his future either. Should he have stuck with them? Maybe. I don't think I have enough information to say. Even if it was, if the writers didn't like it, then they can not ever work for him down the road. Messing with his show is one of those "two wrongs don't make a right" kinda things.

    Actually, that makes me think--were they his writers? Or just other striking writers? If it was other striking writers, that's even worse to me.
     
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    I can't wait to see what South Park does about this. Because they are their own writers. Should be an interesting take on the situation.
     
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    I think most day time shows are still going. Theres one on Fox ive never seen in the morning that seems to still be on as well as ellen, dr. phil, oprah, rachel ray and the rest of that crap i dont watch. They seem to be unaffected by the strike.

    I was really bummed when the strike started because i watched leno and conan fairly religiously and then they just had crappy re-runs. Totally over it now though :) 
     

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