Originally Posted by tighr
If you can't see that the previous quote by Conan is merely a humorous statement about an event that likely never actually happened, then you probably also believe that Websters took the word "gullible" out of the dictionary.
I have no problem at all with the point of the actual joke itself - it's just the gratuitous, totally unnecessary, insulting slur directed at this supposed fan (whether real or made-up - does that really matter here?) at the end.
I can even understand pointless swearing and juvenile gags as being funny to someone over pre-teen age, even if they might or might not be to me - I enjoy "low-brow" comedy as much as anyone - but what is the point of adding something as offensive as that? Especially when the joke works perfectly fine without it?
I'm not "trolling" - just once I would like for somebody to explain to me why they would find something like that "funny" (at least someone not under college-aged).
If anybody's "gullible", it's some of these fanboys of these guys that do this sort of thing. I, on the other hand, will call a performer out when they say something stupid, thoughtless, or go over the line on occasion (and I've never, in all my days, seen one that didn't, no matter how much I basically enjoyed them otherwise).