Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Is Conan O'Brien also the Seed of Philip J. Fry?

You know when you have those moments where a bunch of little pieces all of a sudden just fall together and something seemingly makes a lot more sense? I just had one of those moments.

You see, I was just watching Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and he was interviewing Tina Fey and they were discussing Halloween and what their kids are going to be wearing and he just happened to mention that when he was a kid, all he ever wanted to be was a robot, and it is like it all of a sudden just clicked.

I mean, Conan was a long time writer and producer on the Simpsons, which like Futurama, was a Matt Groening creation. Both are lanky red-haired characters with odd hair and goofy personas. I am not saying that Fry is an approximation of Conan... but that perhaps he was some inspiration for the character.



Of course, it probably doesn't hurt my case that Conan's sister Jane is a writer-producer for Futurama either.

6 comments:

DutchBitch said...

Geez! I envy you... I never have epiphanic moments like you just had...

MC said...

I think that is because you have better things to occupy your time than I do. ;)

Mr. Fabulous said...

Or...have you considered the possibility that you have gone right out of your mind? :)

MC said...

It had occurred to me yes.

Jeremy Barker said...

Brilliant! It's one of those those things that once you hear it you wonder why you never made the connection before. Does Conan have a viewer mail segment?

MC said...

I don't know if his show does or not... I know he has a segment where he tries to get hate mail from viewers in other countries so that he can find out if the show is on there.