Conan O'Brien
January 23, 2010 4:53:34 PM UTC Post #1

Any watch Conan O'Brien last night close out his show doing "Free Bird?"

I strongly feel this was a complete unexcused mockery of Ronnie Van Zant by Will Ferrell with a pregnant girl on stage. Ronnie Van Zant is sacred to this song. I truly believe someone from Lynyrd Skynyrd should sue both Conan and Will Ferrell. I could cut Conan some slack if he was given the right to play "Free Bird," without Ferrell being obnoxious and crude as he usually is. I believe both Conan and Will Ferrel made a mockery of both the song and Ronnie Van Zant. Plus, I'm sure some feel the pregant gal could have been viewed as Cassie Gaines; and we all as Skynyrd fans know, that ain't right.


January 24, 2010 12:33:05 AM UTC Post #1

=Stevie Ray Vaughan said:Any watch Conan O'Brien last night close out his show doing "Free Bird?"

I strongly feel this was a complete unexcused mockery of Ronnie Van Zant by Will Ferrell with a pregnant girl on stage. Ronnie Van Zant is sacred to this song. I truly believe someone from Lynyrd Skynyrd should sue both Conan and Will Ferrell. I could cut Conan some slack if he was given the right to play "Free Bird," without Ferrell being obnoxious and crude as he usually is. I believe both Conan and Will Ferrel made a mockery of both the song and Ronnie Van Zant. Plus, I'm sure some feel the pregant gal could have been viewed as Cassie Gaines; and we all as Skynyrd fans know, that ain't right.


Just to let everyone know, that woman is Ferrell's wife. And she is actually pregnant, it wasn't some gimmick for the bit...

January 24, 2010 8:35:27 AM UTC Post #2

Skynyrd and Freebird exposed on Late Night to 8 Million people?

I'll Take It!!

I hope they talk about it all week.


Has anybody ever done an impersonation of Elvis, Michael Jackson or even Presidents Of The United States?

January 24, 2010 10:35:34 AM UTC Post #3

@Princecharming: I understand what you are saying; I feel there is no harm at all in doing an impression of Ronnie Van Zant, just as you mentioned, with Michael Jackson, Elvis etc. - no harm at all in that, man. However, at first, I thought the act, and the song was a fairly good impression of Ronnie, led by goofball comedian Will Ferrell, i.e., black teeshirt/hair/hat. And everything seemed fine, until the pregnant gal stepped in, as big Will started acting goofy; kissing her, etc. I just noticed that someone just wrote that the pregnant gal was Will's wife. How and the hell did viewers, including myself know that? In some manner, Conan, or someone should have let us all know this. And again, I guess, I agree, the act would have been somewhat benign and maybe viewed and felt as somewhat of a tribute to Ronnie and his song "Free Bird." But then again, I'm sure the current members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, know that Ronnie is pissed about that cow bell thing; being the ardent perfectionist he was (and still is), both on and off stage.

January 27, 2010 2:50:38 PM UTC Post #4

=Firebird said:

Just to let everyone know, that woman is Ferrell's wife. And she is actually pregnant, it wasn't some gimmick for the bit...


Goes to show how out of touch this bands fan base really is.

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