They say that the bad times show your true character and help to mold you into the person that you are meant to be. Well if that is the case then Conan O' Brien is a pretty kick butt person!
I have never particularly been a fan of either Jay Leno or Conan O' Brien. I watched them sporadically depending on who the guest of the night was. After watching Conan last night, though, he has earned a fan when he lands back on a new network. For someone to be booted from their desk, albeit 30+ million will certainly make a great cushion to fall on, he was so gracious and I dare say a wonderful role model. With all of the falls from grace that children have to see it is so rare that a celebrity actually stands for what they believe in when the going gets tough. Conan O'Brien left a job that he had always wanted, made sure not to get Jimmy Fallon booted from his show by not allowing the time change, took care of his employees and did it all with grace at the end with a heartfelt message. That is a true gentleman and you don't find that very often!
Jay Leno may just find himself with less viewers and less guests when he takes back over the Tonight Show. That remains to be seen.
Just for the record, if anyone wants to give me a few millions to get lost please feel free to do so! :) I am much cheaper than Conan. I will go for one or two mill!