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Late Night With Conan O’Brien: Thanks For All The Years Of Laughter.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien... my all-time favorite talk show.

What can I say... for a big, goofy guy, Conan O'Brien is a total class act. I'm really going to miss having him keep me company late at night while I'm up working on the computer as usual. Still, I hope he does just as well on the Tonight Show as he did with Late Night. He's been a huge inspiration and one of my comedy heroes for many years now, and he really went out in style this past week. He's a brilliant comedic writer (along with the writers on his staff) and one of the most naturally funny people out there. It's been a blast seeing some of my favorite memories from the show again and it reminds me just how much I'm really gonna miss it.

But hey, now he'll be getting his pale ass burned off here in Los Angeles just like I am, and maybe I'll finally get a chance to see him in person when he takes over the Tonight Show. See you in June, Conan. Until then, however, enjoy a well-earned extended vacation.

Survey: For those of you who were fans of Late Night With Conan O'Brien, please share some of your favorite memories from the show in this thread.


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Stokely on 02/21/2009 5:28 am

I liked the Walker Texas Ranger lever. Especially "Walker told me I have AIDS"; nothing brings a smile to one's face like afflicted children.

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Embee90 on 02/21/2009 5:31 am

totally smashed right now. BUT. my favorite conan moment was during his new years 2009 special when he did his evil laugh on the TV in Times Square. fucking hilarious.

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Doctor_Who on 02/21/2009 6:51 am

I loved his 10th anniversary special. It was one Crowning Moment of Awesome after another.


berrypievision (Guest) on 02/21/2009 7:17 am

I will never understand why people find these late night shows funny.


solidpliskin (Guest) on 02/21/2009 8:00 am

I loved the walker lever, the pale superhero thing, "in the year 2000",his appearance on SNL, and all the times he confessed he was an ass(even last night while I watched him at work)

B.T.W the reason you dont find these late night shows funny berrypievision is because either you have not discovered intoxicants like beer or have not discovered enough of them before the shows start. much improvement. even Leno can get a laugh.

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pac-man on 02/21/2009 8:21 am

Triumph, In The Year 2000, his interviews with Norm MacDonald and Tracy Morgan, the FedEx Pope... Late Night with Conan O'Brien kicked ass.


mike (Guest) on 02/21/2009 11:58 am

I was almost in tears when he went to the apple orchard with Mr. T. The Interrupter, the old time radio ghost guy with all those funny un-pc croons, all those goofy characters who were most likely writers on the show, I loved those guys. The evil puppy on the throne of skulls. The Pale Force guy, whatsisname- always a great, if annoying guest. Conan's lulabies- there's too many great things about this hilarious, goofy and brilliant show.


hm (Guest) on 02/21/2009 12:30 pm

i will always remember him for introducing me to the world of pizza ghost

i also loved that episode with mayrlin manson .where he tries out some lipstick

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captain516 on 02/21/2009 1:36 pm

I was always a bigger fan of David Letterman. But Triumph and 2000 are hysterical.

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strawberryffuck on 02/21/2009 2:10 pm

I alway loved it when he freaked out his female guests and started doing crazy things like knocking over the mmicrophone in his desk and laughing like a maniac saying this microphone isn't even on!

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JoeyJoJoJr on 02/21/2009 2:45 pm

Two words "Masterbating Bear"

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XtinaxFan on 02/21/2009 3:00 pm

the Hunter S Thompson interview was class. loved the shooting footage too.

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GreenPeaness on 02/21/2009 3:18 pm

Oh God, where to begin. Just about anything he used to do with Andy Richter. The staring contests they used to have always cracked me up. I loved Leser Known College Mascots (Telepathic Rabbit). The man with bullet proof legs! The Celebrity Secrets segments are worth of a DVD all their own.
From Tom Hanks's Secrets:
I was at the Academy Awards in the john, and Tom Selleck came up next to me. I smiled and said 'Hey, looks like we're a couple of peeing Toms!'... His angry silence is something I'll never forget.

And my favorite, Touring Dutch Apple Country with Mr. T!


This is very nice (Guest) on 02/21/2009 3:36 pm

for me to poop on


Ogreboy (Guest) on 02/21/2009 3:57 pm

Clive Clemons' Inappropriate Response Channel


Ogreboy (Guest) on 02/21/2009 3:58 pm

Also Pimpbot 5000 threatening Ice-T

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-RoG- on 02/21/2009 4:19 pm

Lotta great ones here so far. Keep 'em coming!

Some of my favorites include:

-Conan's visit to Finland as he shouts for Forrs Fagerstrom..

-Conan absolutely flipping out after he got a kiss from Rebecca Romjin.

-The classic staring contests with Andy Richter.

-In The Year 2000.

-Quackers, the shit-eating duck.

-Taking his desk out for a drive.

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10,000 Volt Ghost on 02/21/2009 4:27 pm

Oldy oldman was by far the best character on the show. I've been watching Conan since the early season 1 in the Brown room. I miss the fake Conan and Andy reporters too.

RIP oldy.

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puppetgeneral39 on 02/21/2009 5:38 pm


Conan: Larry where did all our emergency funds go?

Backstage Larry: (Wearing a suit made of money) Dude...hell if I know. (points to band) Hit my music!

(Band plays Backstage Larry Theme. Pyrotechnic goes off)

Conan: Wait...Backstage Larry gets Pyro?


Stinger66 (Guest) on 02/21/2009 5:46 pm

The Star Wars Triumph video. The funniest thing I have seen in my 28 years on planet Earth.

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THE MASTER on 02/21/2009 6:24 pm

I'm going to miss his interviews with Harrison Ford. Those were some of the many highlights if no the main highlight of his incarnation of the late show ever! Good luck Conan! I'll be there when you come back on the tonight show! See you soon old friend! ^_^

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Gato on 02/21/2009 6:48 pm

I thought he wasn't taking over the Tonight Show.

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wetstereorebel on 02/21/2009 7:15 pm

I just hope he doesn't turn into the sad shell of a former funny man like Leno did.

Goodnight, sweet prince.


pinkbunny (Guest) on 02/21/2009 7:45 pm

Jim Gaffigan is the guy who Conan did pale force with. I think some of Conan's stuff came during the writers strike. Proof that the man doesn't a team of writers behind to be hilarious. Just the way he interacted with his guests I think was a thing of beauty. And I am glad the Max Weinberg 7 are following him to LA.

Onwards and Upwards.


A.D.O. (Guest) on 02/21/2009 9:25 pm

The outing with Mr. T was great, but the best part was when Conan came back with outtakes of Mr. T making that bizarre snorting giggle of his. I've never looked at the man the same way since.

Also great, when he had Doris "Nudes on the Moon" Wishman as a guest, he and Andy in pajamas racing down to the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to see what presents NBC left for them, the Late Night Potatoes, the audience awards, the entire claymation episode and clips of Chuck Norris polishing that apple in "Slaughter in San Francisco."

And of course, the always disappointing FedEx Pope.

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saturnknight on 02/21/2009 10:53 pm

I always liked when he had Mr T. on saying "I pitty you" to a Mr T. action figure

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Huh!? on 02/21/2009 11:56 pm

OK, so it's technically not a Late Night moment, but his episode of Inside the Actor's Studio was great stuff. The story of him and his buddies pranking Burt Ward during a lecture at Harvard was funny as hell and would've made a great Late Night sketch itself.

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DaTr0LL on 02/22/2009 1:20 am



SaveALemming (Guest) on 02/22/2009 2:49 am

I remember first seeing him when I was up later than everybody else at a sleepover in 93- I was 12. I found him odd, but was intrigued. At the time he was still in his first year (I think) and he was still really nervous and timid and the set was just so... bland. I stared at him thinking, "He's no Jay Leno." Then he informed the audience that all guests that night would be using the official Late Night all-purpose swear word "Krunk" which then resulted in a series of clips with people using the word "krunk" in various situations. It doesn't sound funny here, but it was hilarious. I became fascinated, trying to stay up as late as I could any night I could to watch him. As a kid it was really exciting to get a late snack and plop down in bed and watch his show, just like the guy in his opening credits animation. For many years it was a nightly ritual. So I have to blame Conan for my excess of tummy. Thanks alot, Conie-Bonie. And I actually cried at the end of Andy's last episode, mostly because Conan started to and, man, was that sad to see that giant ginger man's voice crack.

I haven't watched in the last few years since I never bother hooking any kind of cable/satellite/antenna connection to my TV. But I'll always love his show.

..... Oh! Favorite memories or bits! Right, sorry.

Masturbating Bear. Especially in the episode with Jim Carrey when he was promoting Man on the Moon.
Desk driving.
Schwarzenegger talking head.
Dudez Aplenti- Making The Band.
The More You Know.


SaveALemming (Guest) on 02/22/2009 2:52 am

Oh and his Rebecca Romijn crush. I love when he freaked out after she kissed him, threw his chair, flipped, got up and said "Where's John Stamos?"

And probably my absolute favorite bit- The Devil on his shoulder and the Bear standing in for the Angel. I loved those.

Sigh. So many memories. At least now that he's going to LA, I might actually get a chance to see him next time I visit my brother in California.

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JoeyJoJoJr on 02/22/2009 3:19 am

Max on Max

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HeroliciousDeBlanc on 02/22/2009 3:42 am

He's the man who's protected from three-inch bees!

And also the French poodle surrendering to the German Shepherd postcard

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Xystus on 02/22/2009 7:22 am

shit, I used to watch random showing of late night in the TV, but if I had time to do so I'd follow it closely. What I liked the most in the episodes I watched:

- The sketch when the camera focus on an audience member's face and displays it on the big screen behind conan, usually followed by conan shouting and cussing at the person on the audience.

- that one guy who always goes THERE'S NO REASON TO LIVE! WHERE'S MY KAYAK? oh shit, i couldnt stop laughing for hours

- when conan visited finland. the whole visit was fantastic, but the forrs faggerstorm moment comes to mind to me as well


Frostor (Guest) on 02/22/2009 10:47 am

One of my favorite moments, I am glad to know, is also Conan's favorite. The 1860s baseball league, which he showed on the final episode. No matter how many times I see it, I laugh my ass off. "What ho! What is that demonry?!" to the airplane. Classic.

I also loved it when Jeff Goldblum was a guest. The quirkiness of the two just made for comedy magic.

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DaTr0LL on 02/22/2009 1:37 pm

Always loved the celebrity secrets, especially Patrick Stewart's:

"The original title of my movie Star Trek: Nemesis was actually Star Trek: Genesis. We were supposed to hunt down and destroy Phil Collins."

"I often dine with the queen, but to me she will always be simply 'Latifah.'"

"I know what you are wondering and the answer is yes, the curtains do match the carpet."

"If William Shatner ever pulls you into the bathroom and asks if you want to see the captain's log, just say no. I fell for that nine times!"

"Whenever I am considering a role I always ask two questions. Does the story contain a strong female character, and will my character at some point nail that ass."

"When people ask me if I think American or British actors are better I always pee on their shoes."

"Back in the seventies some people thought I was related to Rod Stewart. They gave us some very dirty looks when we started dating."

"My favorite animal- the bald eagle. Not because it's bald-because it tastes good."

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rizzo on 02/22/2009 1:57 pm

My Favorites:
In the Year 2000
1890's Baseball

And any interview with Norm McDonald. Screw latenight(and whatever Norm's doing), someone should give Conan and Norm a show where they just sit around BSing for an hour. That would be the funniest shit ever!

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Cherry Nirvana on 02/22/2009 4:28 pm

- The Chuck Norris Lever
- The Year 2000
- Conando!
- The Horny Manatee

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HowardC on 02/22/2009 5:36 pm

Preperation H Raymond!

Also his bits involving Mr. T, Abe Begoda, and John Tesh.

Oh also Piere Bernard's recliner of rage! What ever happened to that guy?

Other than the move in location and of course time-slot I don't think there is really going to be much difference in his show. He'll have the same writers, pretty much all of his bits and I beleive his band.

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HowardC on 02/22/2009 5:42 pm

Also I would like to note (for berry's sake) that lumping in Conan with all those other talk shows isn't exactly fair. Leno was NEVER funny, Letterman has been dialing it in ever since his heart attack and I'm still uncertain as to why Carson Daily is still on the air.

Conan isn't a stand up comedian like all the others, he is a WRITER. He used to write jokes for a living, mainly on the simpsons (when it was still funny) and SNL (again, when it was still funny). His show has and always will be in a league of it's own. While talk show hosts are generally hired to be bland, tell bland jokes and promote the network's celebrities, conan bucked that trend, making his show hilarious and the guests a secondary bonus.


ScottH (Guest) on 02/22/2009 6:25 pm

My favorite bits were 1860's Baseball, Masturbating Bear, when he visited Skywalker Ranch, and The Photos from when He and Max and the Announcer Joel. Especially when Joel ended up sleeping with his asian boyfriend in a cub scout sleeping bag.

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Pentegarn on 02/23/2009 9:40 am

I could write on things Conan did I loved, and not repeat myself for hours. He was without a doubt the best of the best.

Like his movie reviews where he would make a complaint about something in the movie then show the clip and he edited in some hilarious thing into it. (I remember the Shrek review, when it panned out to the book and the narrator said, 'that night Shrek killed himself, then end.' I almost died laughing)

Or his parties with Max and Joel (I LOVED when he used Joel) where he took lots of pictures and showed them like a slide show that he narrated. The one where Steve Perry showed up and Max Weinberg called him "the best bassist Foreigner ever had was my favorite of those.

Nobody did better interviews than Conan. He could make the most boring mundane guest interesting to watch just with his interview antics.

I am glad he is getting the torch passed to him as heir to the Late Night 11:30 slot, and I hope it doesn't cause him to change, I really don't think he will change much, when he hosted the oscars (I think it was the oscars) he took a lot of his style and show with him there so I think he isn't shy about making sure his brand of humor is used.

Thanks for everything Conan

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Pentegarn on 02/23/2009 9:49 am

Ooh ooh speaking of Joel and Max stuff

Max on Max... (the video that is Max having sex with Max) I remember when he first did that, and it was funny. Then Max went on tour with Bruce Springsteen and they did a sketch where Conan answers questions from the audience (all planted actors of course) about why Max is gone and the first one asks him about said video. So Conan presents Joel on Joel with Joel watching (Joel having sex with Joel while another naked Joel watches). I almost passed out from laughing so hard. But he wasn't done there, Jimmy Vivino asks, "First Andy, now Max. Why do you keep driving guys away from the show" Conan has an inner monologue about it and Jimmy storms off. Conan asks, "where did Jimmy go?" Then they show Joel on Joel with Joel watching, only now a naked Jimmy walks up to join the naked Joel in watching Joel on Joel. It was those awkward horribly uncomfortable yet outrageously funny moments that made the show worth watching every night.

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Icculus on 02/23/2009 9:52 am

I forget the exact details but it was something like the endangerd species parade. People would come walking through the crowd in animal costumes and for some reason they were throwing up. Good stuff.

I also like the state quarters bits. Doesn't take much to entertain me.

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poppers620 on 02/23/2009 3:26 pm

I always loved when he did the string dance... one day we will have to get tix to go see him Rog


Pants (Guest) on 02/23/2009 10:25 pm

Conan and Hunter S. Thompson drinking on the front lawn of the owls nest. nuff said

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Willem138 on 02/24/2009 1:59 pm

I remember a really funny conversation that he had with Andy early after his intro where they talked about The Ten Commandments.

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ProfHologram on 02/24/2009 10:36 pm

I liked the bit where he went to an old time Baseball renactment and he kept hiting on the widow whose husband had died in the Civil War. Then he saw an airplane and freaked out.

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NCHammer326 on 02/25/2009 11:36 pm

Chuck Norris lever, naturally.


Output (Guest) on 02/27/2009 7:25 pm

Top Ten List, Stupid Pet Tricks, Hello Deli, Beat the Clock, Float or Won't Float, no, wait...wrong show!


bellasweet (Guest) on 02/28/2009 3:04 am

Conan is singlehandedly the reason i have terrible insomnia as an adult. midnight was late for a 12 year old and at 26, well ist's 2 am and i'm just getting started


killgod (Guest) on 03/04/2009 9:54 pm

the year 2000 was always good, and when he got martha stewert to do shots of whiskey.

the best all time was the st. patty's day episode where he kidnapped the midget.


Ken Hart (Guest) on 03/11/2009 6:07 pm

One of my favorite episodes ever had to be Andy's last show. I was a fan before then, but that was the one where I just had to stay up late to watch.


Anthony (Guest) on 03/15/2009 12:53 am

When Conan presented Tom Hanks with a painting that combined two of Hanks' favorite things: World War II, and outer space. He got a wicked painting of astronauts storming the shores of Normandy. I would love to have that painting, or at least a youtube clip of this moment.


Shawn (Guest) on 03/19/2009 9:30 am

1864 Baseball. Corncob more to the right! Irish back a few.

Hahaha. That one almost made me pee my pants.


Nick (Guest) on 03/19/2009 1:47 pm

-The one time they were doing Celebrity Resumes, and when they got up to Steve Jobs, Conan couldn't even continue to the resume since the audience was just laughing at the picture so hard. So of course he'd just pop the pic up at random times during the course of the night for the hell of it.

-When Triumph got blown off by Eninem at whatever MTV awards, Conan showed the incident, but the build up he did for the night before was SO much better, especially the "We're MTV! We're the edge!" part. "Gimmie that bread! Two halves! 'Cause we're the edge!"

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