Conan’s Troubles Blamed on “Will Ferrell Curse”

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
By Kevin Crossman

Add another casualty to the Late Night Wars: Will Ferrell.   The Frat Pack funnyman is now being (mock) blamed for the impending cancellation of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien after being the show’s first guest back in June. It’s all part of a blog post by Mark Malkoff.

I call it “The Will Ferrell Curse.” You see, every time Ferrell has appeared as the first guest on a talk show the show hasn’t lasted longer that a season. He was the first guest on John McEnroe’s talk show on CNBC which lasted six months. Next Ferrell was the first guest on the very talented Megan Mullally’s talk show that lasted a mere five months. Currently with Conan leaving Ferrell is zero for three.

Ferrell is scheduled to appear on O’Brien’s likely last Tonight Show on Friday.

Ferrell is no stranger milestone episodes of talk shows. In addition to appearing on the final Late Night with Conan O’Brien,  Ferrell and Vince Vaughn both said goodbye to Old School chum Craig Kilborn on his last show for CBS in 2004.

Happier Times... Will Ferrell and Conan O'Brien

Happier Times... Will Ferrell and Conan O'Brien

2 Responses to “Conan’s Troubles Blamed on “Will Ferrell Curse””

  1. Laura Telles

    Makes sense to me.

  2. [...] show’s producers are trying to avoid “The Curse of Will Ferrell” that allegedly haunted O’Brien’s Tonight Show [...]


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