Our Commenters of the Week Win a Self-Pitying Monologue Joke!


The largest problem with Jay Leno's opening soliloquies this week has not been their cruel bite. It's that he's not auctioning off his self-sabotaging jabs to the highest bidder! Now you, dear Movieline tribesman, can own your favorite quibble about ratings, NBC, or the vistas at Fox on CD or Minidisc. Play it in the car when you're feeling down! Because Jay Leno proves that anybody can pity himself -- even a guy who owns a Corvette in every shade of Crayola Washable. So, who's winning the woes?

Joai on 5 Reasons Why James Franco Might Hug an Anime Body Pillow on 30 Rock: "Looks like a few of the anime 'otaku' types have come here to chime in on this. I suppose you guys have prettier ones in your basement?"

SunnyDaze on Late Night Highlights: Ranking the Leno Wreckage, From Richter's Plea to Kimmel's Epic Send-Up: "I read once that 1 in 200 men worldwide are related to Genghis Khan. I think we can all agree that one of these men is Jay Leno.:

NoWireHangers on Claire Danes On HBO's Original Autistic-Cowgirl Biopic, Temple Grandin: "Why are they remaking It's Pat!?"

Bourgeois Nerd on Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer Trailer: The Book of Ruth: "Ms. Love-Hewitt: the word is "vagina." You're an adult woman; you can say the word without resorting to cutesy euphemisms. Love your vagina!"

Martini Shark on Movieline Predicts 10 Bad Movies We'll Love in 2010: "Jump The Shark = television show past its peak. Nuke The Fridge = Movie franchise that is no longer sustainable I posit a new cultural expression: Sweep the Leg = any remake that is laughably horrible compared to the original."

Congrats to the winners!


  • SunnydaZe says:

    Maybe it was the fear of losing Conan or maybe it was something a friend said to me this week but I would like to say this>
    Thank you for existing Movieline. Thank you for all your hard work in keeping me more informed on this business than I have ever been. Thank you for your wit, intelligence, and most of all your dignity.
    Thank you to all the regular commenters for always making me laugh and think.
    And thank you Movieline for allowing us to have a little box in which to type our thoughts and opinions. Some days it is fun, and some days it really keeps me going...
    And thank you for not banning people or deleting comments (like most other sites do) when they call you fools or idiots. These people are half the fun!

  • Dimo says:

    And to think that last week at this time, you were about to treat Movieline like NBC treats Conan. Have a good weekend my friend.

  • JM says:

    Can't believe you just used up your Critic's Choice Award speech. 😉
    To second Sunny: Thanks Movieline for being the best out there - smart, funny, with excellent interviews and views. Glad to be a Defamer defector.

  • I love you guys! Hugs!

  • Daft Clown says:

    Former Defamer peruser as well. Though I miss the features of Defamer's commenting system, I really like the smaller amounts of comments per article at Movieline (I don't mean that in a bad way!) it feels like a more close-knit community. Unless of course it is an article on Movieline concerning American Idol, Michael Jackson, or Twilight. Then the shrieking wretches flood the posts en masse.

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  • Martini Shark says:

    My whole sense of worth has been measured by a crappy Leno joke. What an apt metaphor.

  • stolidog says:

    Fuck it Sean, you forgot to thank your wife! She's sitting right there...