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Thursday, January 14, 2010

MY OPEN INVITATION TO CONAN O'BRIEN



1/14/10

Dear Conan,

I know it's a crazy time for you.  I'm sure you are overwhelmed by the media frenzy that has become your life.  So much time, energy, money and attention over a late night talk show.  My guess is that you find it all ridiculous and a bit embarrassing; especially in light of the recent tragedy in Haiti.  As you may or may not know, I've been pretty vocal about the absurdity of NBC's approach to programming.  They've not only degraded a great institution like the Tonight Show, they've managed, through greed and neglect, to nearly destroy an entire network.

Clearly, you've been screwed.  And the abuse played out in public.  It was painful for us, I can't imagine how awful it was for you and your family.  The statement you recently issued was heartfelt and impressive.  I feel your pain; we all feel your pain.  For the record, I am a huge fan.  From your first anxious, awkward night to your current state of highly-refined akwardness, I've enjoyed and admired your humor and originality.

I have no doubt you'll land on your feet, wavy red hair intact. I know appearing in a dramatic role on cable television is probably the last thing you'd ever want to do, but I want you to know that you have an open invitation on my show, Sons of Anarchy.  We have an IRA story line that will continue to play out this coming season and I could use a bad-ass O'Brien on my team.  Guns, blood, fist fights -- you could really work some shit out.  Think about it.  

Just know that wherever you land, I'll be watching.

Sincerely,

Kurt Sutter





79 comments:

APeAR said...

Epic..... thats all it'd be, good sir... epic

Murph said...

Suggested name: Seamus McGunn

trippdup said...

Oh my god please let this happen. Kurt, you are a mad genius.

Megan said...

I see Conan more as an ATF agent. Say for instance as Agent Stahl's boss who finally takes her down a peg or two!

Sasha White said...

YAY! I hope he takes you up on it.

Jonny Stranger said...

Conan, please accept this role. Play this character. I think you would shock the world! It is time for you to show your fangs.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night. Stay Gold.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw Darrell Hammond play a cold hearted killer on Damages I thought it was a stroke of genius. What could be better than Conan as an IRA hitman? That would totally rock!

Barbara said...

Why are you so awesome?

Mark Cole (viznix) said...

What a great idea. That would be awesome for sure. He would totally fit the storyline. If you could make that happen you would be my fucking hero!

Jasmin said...

Sir Sutter, you are a class act to its trustiest form! There is a reason why your shows do so great and why I admire not only as a writer but as an artist! You keep it real in a land of fake boobs and plastic smiles. I couldn't really picture Conan as a bad ass on SOA but with your magic I'm sure you'd make it work. Team Coco all the way

PS Sons Of Anarchy is the best show on TV right! Please never change Mr.s Sutter

J

Mark F Barnes said...

You are a class act Kurt, way to show support for Conan. I agree the whole ordeal is bullshit. But hey, it is NBC, Nothing But Crap.

Later Bro, Son's Forever!!!!!

SeaLabVamp said...

If he does agree to come on SOA will you make it an all season guest spot like Adam Arkin? Can I grovel and send you cookies!!

Colleen McSwain

SOA Forums said...

Wow, what a great way to show support for Conan, and create something awesome for SOA. I could see him in a serious part just to show his diversity and I think he'd do great.

Let's hope he hears about this and jumps on it.

Corvinus said...

Sir, that is about the BEST FUCKING idea I ever heard!! And btw.. I love your show.. You are a GENIUS!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think he was screwed by NBC. I think he screwed himself with his EGO trying to push Jay out. If he would have just asked for Tonight Show when Jay retired and not Demanded the show on a date this never would have happened. I know this would backfire when I heard it.

Pointman said...

What a great proposal!
I hope he accepts~

T said...

Sounds like a perfect fit! ...and if Conan doesn't jump on it, this grandson of an IRA anarchist (and wga member) will !

Viva O'Brien

Anonymous said...

Let's have him as Jax'son kidnapper at Boston!!! A businessman at day, IRA supporter undercover, that goes to church every sunday, keeps the baby with his family and hates all "evil" that comes from the west coast!!!

It'd be awesome...
Javier

Bladvändaren said...

He'd be a great badass.
Love the show!

Anonymous said...

He could be Half Sacks replacement... Patrick "Red" McGee the new prospect. OK maybe not.

Shelby Light said...

That would be brilliant.

John said...

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Good Luck Conan! I'm pullin for ya!

Bonnie said...

He can play 'sacks dad, gets all wound up in the loss of his son and wants to be the new Prospect...it's doable!

Anonymous said...

I salute you Sir.

celticbikerbabe said...

I really hope he takes you up on this. I would dearly love to see him play a role like you described!!

20/15 said...

Genius!

Anonymous said...

Hiring Conan ,great idea. But having “mancow” on your show last year was just a complete WTF! He is a no talent and gained you ZERO new viewers. Sorry. Trust me when I say this, Howard Stern, just by mentioning the show gained it a full rating point. Please NEVER have him back on the show. I live in Chicago and NOBODY even knows he’s still on the air!!!! NOBODY LISTENS TO HIM!!!!

B.W.L said...

YES YES YES a MILLION TIMES YES!!! That would be amazing!!! Please give him CoCo as his IRA code name LOL

zzzdog said...

I'm sure you can write a character that would perfectly suit his quirks and energies. It's inspired -- seems very right.

Is there any hope he'll bite?

Anonymous said...

Wow. How truly arrogant.

katherine. said...

yep. stroke of genius.
can you get FX to send an entreaty?

Garrett said...

Or he could be Conanado the new leader of the Mayans

Iris (Holland) said...

What an awesome idea, I hope Conan takes you up on it!

Can't wait for S3 regardless

PatD64 said...

Sutter quote..."We have an IRA story line that will continue to play out this coming season and I could use a bad-ass O'Brien on my team. Guns, blood, fist fights -- you could really work some shit out. Think about it."

Haha!!! You Sir are a MadMan!!!!
Brilliiant!!!!

mq01 said...

i love conan but, does he ride? :) come on conan, bring it!!!

ms M

Greybeardrider said...

SutterMan,
This would be so fuckin' perfect, brother! I mean, you've already had Tom Arnold as a PornKing and the baddest ass in Rock&Roll Henry Rollins as SuperWhitie..but he should be cast as Chuckie's normal brother with a trigger habit...can't help shooting at televisions late at night.
You can do this. You should do this.
Love&Respect

Anonymous said...

Thats the best offer i think he has gotten since the ordeal. Way to go! and I second that notiion, and Amen - that would be wonderful to see, I hope he takes you up on it! Love SONS - great work I applaud you, times a million! <3

Anonymous said...

Conan can fall in love with Stahl and they can be bad ass's together

Tonya said...

I love how you spoke in absolute truth then followed it up with a genius concept. It WORKS and it's brilliant.

tonilost said...

I also would like him to explore his invitation to get into porn. He does a really bad Irish accent, he's done it on the show but maybe if he had a dialect coach he could swing it. He is best at writing comedy, the guy will always be employed even if it is as a ginge porn star who works for the IRA while writing for the Simpsons.

Anonymous said...

Why don´t you have him leading an Irish gang at Boston that is at war with the italians...

shelley said...

Perfect
I was going to offer him a position-helping me teach art in my school-
your offer trumps mine-
i'll be watching for him on SOA
Shelley

Outsider said...

You could put Jeff Z. in as a hapless Mossad or ATF or DEA Agent....maybe a right wing one who listens to
Rush or O'Reilly.....or as a Fox Journalist who comes to Charming and worships Murdoch or Turdcock which is what I call him...IRA .Conan could waste him....by Accident....while bumbling his grip on an automatic weapon

20/15 said...

Conan taking a break off from hosting Late Night, do an awesome job being the bad guy in 'Sons'. And start a new Late Night gig on FOX.

Outsider said...

actually the ballsier thing to do would be to play conan against type and have him be like the lowliest mossad agent going...an irish one whose job is to keep an eye on the erstwhile IRA for israeli intelligence to see who they are selling arms and explosives to for a price...and to see if they can pick up any new techniques from them....conan as a lowly israeli intelligence agent taking the huge risk of following the IRA in his own ireland when you go there...tickles my fancy

Hans P said...

He would do well as a San Joaq County DA candidate enlisting SAMCRO to aid a corrupt campaign.

susanshearer said...

Now that's something I would watch - even if I wasn't already a die hard Sons fan. You crack me up Kurt - it's brilliant!

Lisa said...

Poor Conan. This whole thing is very unfortunate. It's awesome that you're coming out in his corner in such a public way.. You're a great talent, and a good human being, Kurt. Thank you.

cgeye said...

The unspoken thing: If he swings a gig with FOX? *Glorious synergy*

KnotMe said...

*closes eyes and crosses fingers* ohpleaseohpleaseohPLEASE!
It's already a fact that Conan is a badass, but nothing would please me more than to see that tall, red-headed goofball getting a chance do some towering intimidation and fierce ass-kickin'. SUPER badass.
*closes eyes tighter and crosses fingers on both hands* ohpleaseohpleaseohpleaseohplease....

WyzWmn© said...

*insert applause here*

once again - you hit the mark runnin...sayin what the rest of us were thinking...out loud

well done!

Mary said...

This is BEYOND awesome. I need Conan on my TV *somewhere.* If it's violent, angry Conan, that's even better.

raiznhail said...

Love your genuine heartfelt letter to Conan. I will say this once again: You Rock !!! Conan being on your show is beyond brilliant. Whatever you do I'm in. Hurry up season 3.

darlin said...

Conan working with Cameron. This I gotta see.

Gonna see it anyway.. The best tv in my 38 years. The only tv I watch and the only visual media to ever inspire me to learn more about the ideas behind, the creation of, history, arcs, etc.
Compelling, honest, intelligent entertainment on television.

Huh. Who'd have thought.....

therealzenobia said...

Just listened to the NPR story. Hill Stree Blue is 30 years old! Fuck Me.

Flori said...

Kurt,

That'd be something. Brilliant writing on the show, by the way. The bedroom scene with Tar-Tar and Josh in season 1? As good as it gets. Looking forward to more.

Oh, and I couldn't help but notice that you posted this comment from the future. 2/14/10? Yes, these are the things I notice. We all have our problems.

Beth Lagaron said...

I really hope he takes you up on this. This idea was inspired!

Anonymous said...

Kurt, this is off topic but can't find anywhere else to get the info to you. I love Sons of Anarchy but I'm becoming increasily offended by the use of "God Damn". Is this the only way those folks can express themselves? Kinda irrevent and unnecessary.

Linda - older generation fan 60+

TV Zombie said...

Simply put, you are probably the most brilliant writer in all of fucking Hollywood. I love SOA, I love your blog, and I will stand by waiting for the next installment to spawn from your brain.

Keep up the great work, the intense storytelling, and most of all your unhindered views on everything.

~ David

Anonymous said...

Conan name checked your offer tonight, you psyched?

cgeye said...

DUDE, HE JUST MENTIONED IT ON THE AIR!

AND HE'S ASKING HIS AUDIENCE TO VOTE!

Vote at TonightShow.com -- tell everybody.

Adrian said...

Kurt I've noticed that, as someone who's only picked up on your work through S.O.A., I have a hard time realizing you're actually a person. The closest I get is attributing you to Otto, a maker of SOA, or just the lucky sonovagun who gets to take Katey home.

Before reading your last couple blogs, in my mind television was just something that existed in a box in my living room. After reading them I realize that like us, you're a person, in an industry, that has its own share of politics and bs, just like everyone else. It's kind of cool to see even you well known TV folks get your share of it.

The girlfriend and I are starting to go through SOA-withdrawal waiting for Season 3 of "our show". Thanks for some interesting blog posts to help pass the time.

- Adrian and Ashley from Canada

Anonymous said...

I am a huge fan of the sons. I am not to much into connan. however my love for the sons will win and i will watch no matter who is on the show. connan does not look the type to be angry ira man. it would be like adam sandler in a serious flick. he did that and it sucked. also ruined some of his career. i read the comment on him being atf, and that sounds more like his level.

kevin said...

go to http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/ and vote for conan to be on sons...more people have voted for him to be on dancing with the stars...we must persuade him

Jared said...

Awesome, Conan mentioned this on last night's Tonight Show. I hope he at least makes a cameo.

Anonymous said...

Please please P L E A S E....do not do an "IRA Story" in the next season. I know it's probably aready written (maybe even shot) but the last thing the world needs is another skewered view of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. I live in Belfast and I love Sons Of Anarchy but think the "Hollywood Oirish" characters are dreadful...up there with the cardboard stereotypes in Heroes Season 2...and we all remember that don't we? Don't do it Kurt! Americans will no doubt love it but I think you are best sticking with the subject matter you know best. Just ask Tommy Flanagan, he would have an idea about it.

DivisionPost said...

Hey, Kurt:

Conan apparently heard you, but is polling his fans on what he should do next. Maybe you want to spread the word about this poll:

http://www.tonightshowwithconanobrien.com/insider/2010/01/18/whats-next-for-coco/

You're currently losing to "Star in a porno" and "Appear on Dancing with the Stars". Meanwhile, the offer of being a morning show sidekick in Fargo is coming up fast. You might want to rally your own fans.

Good luck, man! I'm really hoping he accepts your offer!

Invincible said...

If you guys haven't already, go to http://www.tonightshow.com to vote for Conan to be on Sons of Anarchy.

Anonymous said...

Genius I say......sheer genius!

Denise Shelton said...

Definitely has to be a villian on the order of Lithgow's Trinity Killer. No winks. No hokey promos. Just Conan at his scariest as only you can write him. I'll bet he would absolutely love it. Maybe something along the lines of the Edward Norton role in "Primal Fear." You think he's a victim and then eventually realize he's your worst nightmare. Done right, it would blow people's heads off and maybe garner him a nomination.

Marineposa said...

Keeping the insanity in perspective. Haiti shows us how fragile we are. A good place to focus our attention and I've missed the whole Conan thing... for the most part. I so hate the spectacle over trivial things... But Conan on SOA sounds like fun!

holymotherofgod said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Denise Shelton said...

Just saw that Conan is taking votes on the Tonight Show website about which job offer he should choose. The porno is in the lead, so all you SOA fans get over there and vote. We really can't have Conan lowering himself to that!

michele said...

Though I do not stay up late enough to watch Conan I feel awful for what NBC has done to him. I am always rutting for the underdog! I think he would be great as head of the Irish version of Sons club!

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Anonymous said...

Kurt, you are insane. Conan, SOA, that would be awesome. But I do think he would be better as an atf agent. But a bad ass atf agent. Sons of Anarchy is the best show of all time. Thank you kurt. I hope this show never ends.

Abram V.