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On the penultimate installment, we got to see again the “Walker Texas Ranger” clip in which Haley Joel Osment reveals that Walker told him he has AIDS. The earliest hour of Saturday morning brings the final episode of “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.” If Preparation H Raymond, Pimpbot and Triumph don’t turn up I will cry. Jimmy Fallon becomes the third host of “Late Night” March 2. O’Brien becomes the fifth host of “The Tonight Show” June 1. Clips:
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  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:33 a.m. CST

    testing 1 2 3

    by xega


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    i will truly miss him at 12:30

    by Juror Number 8

    i really think the show will change tone when they move it to 11:30. my late nate lineup for years has always been the daily show, letterman, then conan. this is just happening all too quickly! i wish conan and jimmy fallon the best in their new respective careers. people shit on jimmy fallon a lot, but he was good on conan the other night, so i'll definitely have to give him a chance. besides, it took conan about 2 or 3 seasons to really find his groove, i just hope nbc gives fallon a chance to succeed. i know fallon takes over in march, does anyone know when conan officially takes over the tonight show?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    And what about the squid?!?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Richter better have his ass in that seat tomorrow.

    by boogalooshrimp

    God I miss the stare-offs. Thanks for all the late night laughs dude.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST


    by kentrel

    Oh god,I forgot how hilarious that Star Wars\Triump episode was.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST

    The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien!

    by sharpie

    sounds weird... also, it starts at some point in june, he said they're taking a ridiculous amount of time off. it seems like it was 6 weeks, but i know for sure he said sometime in june

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST

    pimp bott better be there too

    by Groothewarrior

    too bad tony randall died he would make guest appearances often in the 90s

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:19 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Good job Conan.

    by Deathpool

    Now if Richter isn't there, I will riot. Feel like I grew up with Conan on Late Night, have to say I'm going to miss him.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    The Christmas lights segmant was brillliant

    by Quin the Eskimo


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:27 a.m. CST

    actually Fallon is good in the time slot...

    by Groothewarrior

    if you cant fall asleep just watch it you'll be out fast

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST

    Conan, I'll miss youuuu :(

    by psychedelic

    I've been watching solidly for the past month. The last week I've recorded prime hilarious clips on my DVR to burn on a DVD later. I fear he'll become too "safe" at 11:30 and not push the envelope with racy stuff like The Masturbating Bear. Sigh. But I hope for the best. <p> I'm hoping for Andy and Triumph tomorrow. According to info on my digital cable, The White Stripes will be performing. This is really cool especially since they didn't tour for the last album because Meg had "acute anxiety" or something like that.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 5:07 a.m. CST

    adiós Pimpbot, Masturbating Bear, Abe Lincoln, etc!

    by Boomers_Lips

    we'll probably never see them again. Thanks for the laughs through the years!!!!!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    "Conan goes to Finland & Conan goes to Houston"

    by Boomers_Lips

    Man, those were some funny segments.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Bye Jeff Zucker!

    by snowpuff

    The countdown begins!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:03 a.m. CST

    is this show still on?

    by smackfu

    I have now officially established how much cooler I am than you by inexplicably dissing something just about everyone likes.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Conan Sucks

    by richievanderlow

    Never liked him as a host. His delivery and interviewing is irritating. He and Jay Leno are like clones.. so he's really the perfect replacement for Jay. Their writers gave them some decent stuff sometimes, but by and large, Letterman absolutely leaves them both in the dust... ever modern day Letterman who is a bit watered down from his own NBC days at Light Night.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    "Preparation H Raymond, Pimpbot and Triumph"

    by MikeTheSpike

    Screw them, we'd better get some Andy. The past week has been an amazing immersion in all things Conan; about as great a retrospective as you could want. Basically they've done away with all but the finest of guests (who only make token appearances, anyway), and loaded the thing up with fairly amusing clips. But Andy's absence (and clips featuring the two) have been a glaring omission... Oh yeah, and give us some Oldy Olson, for old time's sake. And I wouldn't mind one last peek at Stackenblocken. And... hmmm, Clive Clemons wasn't quite as funny as I recalled. Oh well.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:54 a.m. CST

    @richievanderlow WTF?

    by ianrewel

    They're like clones? have u even watched the show? ever seen great clever random hilarious stupidity on Leno? Conan rules, specially when he campaigned for Tarja Halonen for president of Finland cuse she looked like him. He will be missed, I hope he'll be just as sharp on an earlier timeslot

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Does not matter the time for me

    by Dazzler69

    That show is a DVR record, skip to the big production skits, watch or skip the main interview, music always sucks for the end so skip, a 15 min show for me. Triumph insult dog the best!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    the Indian call center

    by ianrewel

    that was a great segment, also when he went to Canada for a week and all of in the year 2000s

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    And "Late Night" gets cancelled in April.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    Hopefully. That, or may someone slay that verruca on the body of "Cowbell"...

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:13 a.m. CST


    by richievanderlow

    Sorry, I don't see it. He and Jay are not good interviewers, and their personalities are so similar. There may have been some sporadic good skits/bits or whatever, but that's a tribute to the writers. I could never get past the opening monologue and Conan's stupid boufant hairdo adn crazy pants pull up thing he did. Completely stupid. I'd dvr if there was a guest or a band I wanted to see, but that was it and I was routinely unimpressed with Conan. He hacked all his good bits from other shows anyway. Kimmel FTW.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I can't stand any of em'

    by JethroBodine

    Late night talk shows are a pathetic wasteland. Letterman might catch my eye, and I'm serious here, once or twice a year, and that's it. Period. I never watch the rest. I pretty much gave up on watching late night talk shows about the same time Conan came on the scene, with him being the reason why. I can see all of the "funny" stuff from Conan on YouTube ala Triumph, so I have no need to sit through the rest of his crap. These shows are like the American auto industry. They exist to keep someone employed, but no one is really buying what they are selling. They need a major overhaul before getting me to ever even consider seriously watching them again.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:50 a.m. CST

    Fitting end for the show

    by daggor

    Andy helps Conan destroy the rest of the set, then leave together, leaving the studio empty except for a gently weeping Abe Vigoda.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Conan repeats himself too much

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Brings out the same skits a million times. I stopped watching him after a couple of years.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:05 a.m. CST

    As far as Jimmy goes...

    by richievanderlow

    You've gotta give him time. I'm not saying your wrong, but Conan's first show was sooo bad. He was nervous and was struggling to get through the show... but they stuck with him, mostly because there was no other competition at 12:30. They should do the same with Jimmy, but they probably won't.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I was kind of hoping for

    by gotilk

    the masturbating bear.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:27 a.m. CST

    This would be better news if Leno was going away...

    by rbatty024

    permanently. Leno is the black hole of funny. Any humor that accidentally wanders near his event horizon is trapped, never to see the light of day again. If there is an enemy to comedy it is Jay Leno.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST


    by Cletus Van Damme

    Get his ass on the show!!!!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Rbatty024 is correct...

    by Cletus Van Damme

    ...with a chin like the Joker, you'd think Leno would at least be funny by accident at some point, but his comedic void defies even the law of averages.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Kimmel's time is coming real soon- thanks Fallon!

    by Jugdish

    Jimmy Fallon blows- have we ever seen an accident like this coming and just wait for it to crash? Kimmel is gonna reap the benefits of this Big Time.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:04 a.m. CST


    by seagrass

    Not that I like feeding trolls, but get back under your bridge. Leno and Conan have absolutely nothing in common. And Kimmel FTW? Suuuuuure.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Gunna be missed...

    by david19

    Im really rooting for Conan on the Tonight Show. He and Letterman are genuinely funny, so having them both in the same time slot kinda sux, but Conan really deserves the Tonight show. Im pretty psyched that hes gunna be moving there but I didnt realize he would be off the air for that long. Bummer.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    A message to Conan and NBC

    by daggor

    I caught the end of Leno last night tuning in to see Conan, and if Conan is getting the 11:30 show in order to get a younger audience, you need to realize this: to get/keep a younger audience, Conan's show needs to be as much like his "Late Night" as possible. I saw Leno had on some Middle Eastern guy with dancers - that's the kind of crap Conan mocks on "Late Night." That's why I watch him. If he has to be serious and politely tolerate mainstream entertainers every day, I'll watch something else. I'm already considering not watching NBC primetime anymore so I won't be subjected to Fallon commercials. I want Triumph. I want the masturbating bear. I don't want watered-down humor with the band playing musical stings to cover for the lack of laughter. I don't want the applause sign to come on to cover for the lack of laughter. Pretty much, I want Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the 11:30 slot.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:40 a.m. CST

    The White Stripes perform on Conan tonight

    by Lovecraftfan

    Does anyone know how many or what they will perform I can't freakin wait!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST


    by HerbWestAustin

    this is definitely way too soon.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST


    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    I agree... one thing I hate about The Tonight Show with Jay Leno is that after every damn joke, Kevin Eubanks always plays that same riff -- "Bah da da, DAHHH!!!" - on his guitar, as some sort of lame rim shot. The awkwardness and simple hilarity of Conan's monologues have kept me coming back for 16 years.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    "Is Jimmy Fallon still on"?

    by F-18

    Might as well get that started.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:09 a.m. CST

    The Tonight Show will be cancelled. I give it 3 months

    by performingmonkey

    I can see it now, Conan will suck at that time and people will stop watching.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Anyone know what they'll be airing next week?


    I think airing Conan reruns would just be weird and anticlimactic. Although, I'd be all for OLD reruns, as in classic episodes.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Conan rules.

    by AbsoluteTruth

    Ive watched Conan since the very beginning. For people who dont know him or watch him tleast slightly regularly, you should! His style of self depricating humor, physical comedy, and genuine harvard wit are a great combination!! My only wish is that the Chuck Norris lever will make it to 1130!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST

    on the 11:30 switch

    by waggy

    Conan won't be modifying his show for younger audiences, he'll be modifying it for older ones. Look at the average age of his studio audience compared to Leno's and Letterman's. Leno has been playing to the same middle America crowd that made American Idol the #1 show on TV for years, and he kills in the ratings because of it. Hell, just look at the musical guests. Conan and Letterman book indie rock acts. Leno books top 40 and mainstream country. Think NBC might expect Consie to make the proper adjustments to hold onto that audience? I think most of his material will carry over fine (and certainly his genial personality will make for effective counter-programming to Letterman's smug superiority), but he'll definitely have to lose the bits that will scare away the old folks like Masturbating Bear and Haley Joel Osmont with AIDS.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    That masturbating bear clip . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    was PRICELESS. God, Conan, I hope Leno didn't screw you over like he did Letterman. Hell, a Letterman/Conan one-two on CBS sounds awesome. Here's to hoping Conan jumps ship b/c of the Chin after a year.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:01 a.m. CST

    Leno going to primetime?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Conan going to the "...after your local news." hour? <p> Good God! This will alter the very fabric of the universe!! <p> We're doomed I tell ya! <p> DOOOOOMMMMED!! <p> And then, of course, there's Fallon.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST



    Has to be one of my favorite people of all time, Him and Mr.T:P i really hope his show doesn't change to much when he reaches Leno's spot. And i know he is taking his band with him, but is he also taking Joel? he better!! And i personally like Leno's personality, meaning he seems like an honest nice guy, but i don't think he is funny at all, and i HATE Letterman i don't think he is funny one iota, he has NEVER made me laugh and the top 10 list is dumb as F. and Paul is annoying as all hell.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    That's what i'm screaming Boogalooshrimp. And Conan kicks your h

    by Atomica

    Andy Richter better fucking be there tonight or i'm gonna be pissed off. Ah...I can't stay mad at Conan. But still. ANDY RICHTER BETTER FUCKING BE THERE. And for the record, Conan has been the most consistently funny Televison personality of the past two decades. He not only deserves the Tonight Show, I think he'll usher the show back into another Golden Age in the vein of Carson. He's fucking awesome. I am kicking myself for not joining my friends the year after we graduated from High School in going to a live taping in the 2nd year. Now I have to travel back to Cali to see his ass. Oh well, always wanted to go back to

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Major Movie Star came out on DVD in Germany.

    by DerLanghaarige


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I love Conan and love his show but ...

    by the_frog

    I wish he had been able to move his new gig to NYC (I think he wanted to). I think he will work about as well in LA as Letterman would. It won't. He's a bit too smart, too urban, and way too high energy for those dipshits in LA. I just don't see it.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, noon CST

    Conan will scare the bejesus out of the blue hairs

    by skimn

    that tune in to Tonight to comfort themselves with ten year old Clinton/Lewinsky jokes and Vegas style delivery. Can you imagine keeping up the running joke that Max is a drug fueled whore-monger as banter with the band? Or the conversations that always end with them staring off in uncomfortable silence? As someone stated...heads will explode!

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Richter better be there....

    by skimn

    along with Abe Vigoda and Mr T.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Richter and Triumph

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    They're saving the best for last.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Leno screws somebody else again thanks to NBC

    by Mr Incredible

    Why the hell doesn't he go away? Do we really need him to be on at 10PM five nights a week? Conan doesn't. It will be talk show overload with him caught in the middle between Leno and Fallon. People may turn him off after the late night news. Besides, as others have written, he'll be watered down for the old crowd and lose some of his edge. Pity.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Jesus yall are a negative bunch..

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Conan will rule you all like a 12th century despot.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Way past my bedtime

    by Mazzer

    ...and not worth recording.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Well at least Fallon

    by skimn

    is an Irish kid with roots in New York, and like Conan, has that SNL background (for better or worse). If only once a week he could bring Timberlake on and do an entire show as the Gibbs. "I'm Barry Mother F-in' Gibbs.."

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    or Gibb actually

    by skimn


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    My favorite bits over the years...

    by sapno_krei

    - Conan visits a sleepy town where his show doesn't come on until 2:30 in the morning. He stops by a bus station, where no one recognizes him until he puts a quarter in a TV to watch the show. <p> - Andy Richter finds and interviews the guy in the baseball cap in the BEAT IT video (the one who does that weird shuddering move for a couple of seconds); Richter even visits a doctor to see if there is any danger to ones ligature in doing that move

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:27 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Andy will be there, BUDDY BOY!!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    I mean... what else would he be doing?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST

    sapno_krei, I wouldn't call Houston...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    a "sleepy town"...<p>But, that was a good bit, nonetheless.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by tenaciousal

    ... but his comedic void defies even the law of averages.<P> This made me laugh so loud I literally worried one of my co-workers. Brilliant! <P> Leno is less funny than a pit bull shredding a baby's face apart.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Late Night with Jimmy Fallon = America's Anke Late Night

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Si! Soy Conando!

    by Lenny Nero


  • Feb. 20, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Conan's Decline

    by xsi kal

    I really though Conan lost a lot over the last few years. Not sure why, but the material just never seemed very good once they came back from the writer's strike, and it seemed like they were taking less risks. <br><br> I watch Ferguson now, who is all over the place, but often hilarious.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Conan will be fine

    by OfficerJunior

    in his new slot, I don't think he'll be neutered to the point that there is no humor. Gotta say, having a talk show start before local news is a whole new brand of peter griffin, door knob licking, club footed special. Then to let Leno do it, (draws gun to head, ka-pow) What's NBC gonna do with Law and Order and it's 13 spin offs that air in the Nine o'clock slot, (central time)?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST

    I Was Thirteen...

    by monolithik

    ...When Late Night w/ Conan O'Brien came on. I actually remember the first monologue joke of the very first show... saying how he always wanted to host a talk show, but his friends always told him, "Yeah, right. When there's peace in the Middle East!" (The Middle East Peace Accords were signed in DC earlier that day) I've pretty much grown up watching the guy, and have remained a fan, through thick and thin. Through staring contests, the masturbating bear, The Year 2000, Triumph, Mr. T, Abe Vigoda, The Walker, Texas Ranger Lever, The Interrupter, If They Mated, the NY blackout show, the stop-motion episode, the Tom Selleck mustache drama, the many Smigel mouth cut-out interviews(always my favorite)... hell, even Shoeverine and the FedEx Pope, hahah. Good times. I think he'll do fine. He's always the most unpredictable when he's out of his element... kinda can't wait to see what he does with all of the shiny new stuff they give him, and the big name stars they put in his path, hahah. This could be a lot of fun. That is all.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Favorite Episode

    by monolithik

    Would have to be... Conan, sitting with Tom Selleck, The Big Show... and Sue Johanson. She's explaining how to make homemade sex toys, and... you've never seen three grown men blush so badly, hahah. It was horribly awesome.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Conan & Fallon: Two shows I won't watch.

    by chromedome

    I very occasionally would record Conan when there was a guest I was interested in. I gave up on that because he turns Every Interview into a Mug for the Camera event, and twists every conversation to be more about himself than the guest. They should just put a big mirror in the guest chair--he will be happier, and the audience will get the same result.<p>Fallon: unwatchable even as a guest. The only way he will last is because no one cares about the late late night ratings, anyway. It's like the minor leagues--try em out and see what happens, but no risk of alienating or losing an audience.<p>They decided to risk their mainstream audience with Conan on the Tonight Show--unless they reconsider by June 1st. (we can hope....)

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    In the Year 2000...

    by SlickyVonBoner

    The United Nations will announce that the countries of the world will unite to form one country. When Canada and Peru join, the other countries will suddenly back out and say, "Enjoy your new country, Canapoo!" <br><br> LOL. Year 2000 skits were my favorite.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Conan sucks... Leno sucks...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Letterman is cranky and old.<p> They should just air reruns of Johnny Carson.<p> btw... Chromedome, you're assessment of Conan O'Brien is spot on.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:39 p.m. CST

    In the year 2000...

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    "Huey Lewis and the News will form a 'Huey Lewis and the News' cover band... just to prove that someone would actually do that!" (this line was even better because Mr. T uttered it!).

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    What level of awful are we talking?

    by groorgman

    I hear a whole lot of bashing on people but no one bashed Carson Daily yet? I use his show to induce vomiting. Hey! Lets put the couch on the right side of the main desk, it'll make us different from the other shows! How the hell did his show last?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Later with Carson Daly

    by skimn

    What NBC airs between Extenze commercials.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST


    by J-Dizzle

    It just wouldn't be the same if he didn't make an appearance.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    My software's free of glitches, and my stable's full of bitches.

    by Helpful Electronic Lab Partner Robot

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Got a diamond Rolex watch, and new transistors in my crotch.

    by Helpful Electronic Lab Partner Robot

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Got a silver plated Caddy, and 60 kids who call me Daddy.

    by Helpful Electronic Lab Partner Robot

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Let's see if Fallon lasts more than Chevy Chase

    by ricarleite

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    In The Year 2000...

    by psychedelic

    Doctors will try to improve music by transplanting a tiny piece of Aretha Franklin's soul into Mariah Carey.<p> That's one I've always remembered. Hope tonight they show the clip of Tom Selleck smothering his mustache in its hospital bed.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Pierre Bernard's Recliner of Rage

    by Dingbatty

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Watched Conan from the very beginning.

    by Dingbatty

    Their first character was Gossip Bunny, which failed. Another early odd one was Tommory the ostrich. My favorite clips were Awareness Del, making people aware of Delaware, Mr T. singing Eidelweis, Bowie Secrets, Conan kissing Rebecca Romijn.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Oh, and Conan producing a boy band

    by Dingbatty

    was hilarious.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Does nobody love the COKED OUT WEREWOLF like me?!?!?

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Did he make an appearance this week?!?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    The best part of this whole thing for me...

    by DrBrianOblivion that I get to see the roots live 5 times a week. Also i'm sure Conan will be exactly the same and make sure to prove that on the first night with some absurdly graphic and raunchy skits. If letterman and Leno could still produce cutting edge material im sure they'd be allowed to show it no problem. But seriously the roots are the fucking titsiestly cool bands ever created which will carry the jimmy fallon show into infamy. p.s. JethroBodine you must be a fire trucking nightmare to be around in real life. You miserable son of a bitch.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I loved Coked-Out Werewolf!


    But it seems that he is one of the forgotten characters. I will agree with the guy who said the show lost something the last few years. It was struggling going into the writer's strike. The strike shows made me realize what a lull the show had been in previously, because Conan was allowed to do all different things and go absolutely crazy. When they came out of the strike, I gave the show for the better part of a year because it was back to the same old repetitive crap. I watched religiously from 2001-2007, and beginning in 2005 or 2006, it just devolved, inexplicably. I had occasionally watched in the 90s, although I missed most of it because I was too young. I would consider myself an expert on the show during this decade, and it hit its peak between 2002-2004. It was glorious. Despite the shortcomings of the last few years, I have greatly enjoyed these final weeks as a celebration of what this show was and how great the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien could be. As long as he and his staff don't get lazy. I understand the nature of the grind, but the potential is there. I can't wait to see if there's an audience for this, if they'll tone it down, or just copy Leno. Sorry for writing a book, but this show has been a major part of my life, throughout high school and college, and I feel a real sense of attachment to it. I'm sad to see it go.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Pimpbot is the answer to the economic crisis

    by CherryValance

    I miss him so much. Wasn't the country in a better state when he was on all the time? It's little changes like that that most people see as inconsequential that lead to the catastrophic future we're facing. We should be getting advice from Pimpbot, not economists. btw, my favorite thing on Conan was when he found Grady from "Sanford & Son".

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Masturbating Bear's reverence to 911

    by Dapper Swindler

    Can someone verify this? I heard this happened but I don't know for sure. <p> So after 911 all the late night talk shows halted production for a few weeks. When they came back, each had their own way of addressing what happened whether it was serious, tearful, etc. The first thing Conan did was bring out the masturbating bear. The bear knelt down for a moment of silence...and then, of course, started masturbating. <p> I would think that would create quite a lot of controversey and I would look forward to defending Conan on this one. But I'm not even sure if this actually happened. Anyone know?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    NBC is retarded

    by dirtsandwich

    <P> That network's late night talk show line up will be a mess. Letterman has to be happy. Payback time. I hope Leno's new show and Fallon get canceled. But they won't because NBC refuses to cancel a show that sucks giant horse cock called Last Call with Carson boring as fuck Daly. </P> <P> I like Conan, I know the band is going but who else from the show is going? He has a few guys that do some funny skits. I don't think he fits in that slot. I think he'll be asked to tone down and it'll show. </P>

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Fallon sucks shit from my ass.

    by Uncle Stan

    Not a compliment.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Fallon's co-host

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Heard all the rumors, e.g. Horatio Sanz will function as Fallon's co- host...and High Pitch Eric, the "beloved" Stern icon, has been engaged as Fallon's Larry "Bud" Melman. What the hell, I'll never find out--I refuse to watch that train wreck.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Oscar winners leaked!!!!

    by Veraxus

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    I remember when Oldie died. That shit was sad.

    by TylerDurden3395

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Tonight's show runs 6 minutes long.


    Set your DVRs accordingly.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    scrivener, you idiot

    by bacci40

    that story is hours old, and is a hoax<p> ahhh, for the days when late nite tv was actually entertaining and one forced oneself to stay awake

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Fallon will stink and sink...

    by crankyoldguy a poop encrusted stone. He's not funny. Never has been. Neither is he appealing in any other way. The cranky one has spoken.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by BMacSmith

    bring back Cobb.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Leno puts me to sleep before I get the chance to watch Conan

    by guerillakarma

    Hopefully Leno won't be putting me to sleep at 10:30.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    I jeep thinking

    by Handiana Jolo

    Conan is going to hurt himself while hacking the set to pieces with that axe. He's taking pretty big rips with the thing, and I doubt he's Captain Coordination, and once I saw him miss entirely and hit the floor near his foot.<br><br>Otherwise, I've been enjoying the last two weeks and agree with everyone who says that Andy needs to be a part of tonight. His absence thus far has been far too conspicuous for him not to play some role in the finale.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by Handiana Jolo

    that's awesome.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST

    To all Conan and Jimmy Fallon Haters

    by Marco Segrain

    I'd like to see you do better as the host of a national late night talk show. Conan turned lemons into lemonade with Late Night and as long as he doesn't get watered down he will be great on The Tonight Show. As for Jimmy, sure it was annoying when he laughed during SNL sketches, but as long as he has good material on Late Night, he will be solid. Mark my words.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Andy Richter


    Anyone think they might announce tonight that Andy's coming along to the Tonight Show? What else has he got going on?

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Daggor, are you fucking retarded?

    by still_RuSTeD

    "Middle-eastern guy with dancers"? That was AR Rahman, the composer for Slumdog Millionaire. And he is from INDIA, and the song was made in the spirit of Slumdog Millionaire's ending song. You will see him perform TWICE at Oscars this year. Its not fucking middle-eastern you stupid dumb fuck. Stop fondling your cousin and go get educated and learn the differences between cultures, languages and countries. Stupid jack ass.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Jimmy Fallon doesn't deserve to outlast Chevy Chase. Goddamn.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Damn that is a good idea...

    by SlickyVonBoner

    Give Late Nite to Richter after Fallon bombs.

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Mr. Ideoteque

    by MikeTheSpike

    Don't even fucking say that. We know it won't happen, so don't get our goddamn hopes up over nothing. "I've got a good hunch we're each gonna get a million bucks, gang!"

  • Feb. 20, 2009, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by Timahh

    i've been thinking the exact same thing. I mean, he left late night to move out to la and do some acting..when it became apparent he would fail as any sort of leading man(two shows) hes now just doing ensemble work. YOu telling me he can't do both The Tonight Show AND guest spots on Chuck?

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST


    by champvinyl

    Is what i've been screaming every night this week as he's been counting them down and destroying the set, i hope there aren't *any* guests tonight... and goddammit there shouldnt be any commercials either. I'm gonna be weeping like a little bitch, i remember staying up late to sit in front of the tv and watch conan, constantly wondering if my mom would get up and yell at me to go to bed. <p> It feels like the end of hilarity.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Dear Conan,

    by genesis495

    Thanks for the many years of laughter on Late Night With Conan O'brien. You have brought joy to many and here is hoping that you can do just as well on The Tonight Show. Looking forward to it see you in June.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Very cool shout-out to Letterman by Conan

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Classy move and I really hope that Conan just kicks all sorts of ass on the Tonight Show.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by CherryValance

    look at all the hugs.... I actually got to go to the show once and it happened to be one of the memorable ones. I got in on a standby ticket for the Rebecca Romijn suck and blow show. I think the other guest was Robin Williams. It was so funny because you could tell who actually watched the show on a regular basis because when he kissed her we jumped up out of our seats like he'd just won the Superbowl or something. LOL I think it was right after she married John Stamos. good times, good times...

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 1 a.m. CST

    Andy hosting...

    by blackhole4140

    is a great idea. That would've been real special. Can't believe this show has been on so long. Reminds us that even something this great is finite, yeah?

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Late! Night! with! COOONAN ooooooBRI-AN

    by champvinyl

    Hooray 12:30 finally came. :) <p> *slams a beer with his fist in the air*

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 2:42 a.m. CST


    by champvinyl

    Releasing abe vagoda back into the wild...

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST


    by champvinyl

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 3:16 a.m. CST


    by champvinyl

    they just played the Rebecca Romijn clip as a highlight, at the end when he went mental and threw his chair around... classic.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 3:25 a.m. CST


    by El Borak

    funniest shit ever. also "gaseous weiner", "cloppy", "at joe's", that robot that shits out next weeks guest notes, claymation tom snyder, "pale force", "conando", "hangover kermit", "gator with gaydar", "the ice toilet and giant perv santa", "frankenstein", "door to door salesman", anything w/ smigel.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 3:42 a.m. CST


    by champvinyl

    ...It's over.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Conan's Act is SO Tired

    by Akira Cowabunga

    That guy burned out a long time ago. Giving him the Tonight Show is like Giving Hitler the top spot in the Anti Defamation League. The show will die under his tired old shitty act. Not that he'll be any worse than Leno. What a fucking loser we have there. But you shouldn't replace one giant fucking loser with another giant fucking loser. What a bunch of shit. Oh well, I haven't watched Tonight since Jay Lame-O took over, and I stopped watching Conan a very long time ago. Carson was the pinnacle and the rest are shit.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 4:36 a.m. CST

    The Man

    by MyManD316

    Because I don't want a douchebag like Akira have the final word on Conan's final show, I'm stepping in to say Conan is the best thing on Late Night right now, and will be again come June.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 4:49 a.m. CST

    yeah... Akira...

    by champvinyl

    I really hope the masturbating bear makes a special final appearance in your bedroom tonight. <p> good luck in LA conan! (at the end of the show when he was getting a bit torn up he mentioned he won't be dumbing it down because "he can't do it any other way".) THANK GOD.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Craig Bierko for LATE NIGHT host

    by MetalMickey

    Fallon will be Chevy Chase'd in a matter of months. "Bathing With Bierko" was genius!

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:28 a.m. CST

    for any conan fans...

    by champvinyl

    Extra-long inside the actors studio with mr.lipton and conan. It's fucking great. <p>

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:29 a.m. CST

    ^take out the spaces^

    by champvinyl

    fuck, aicn talkback sucks so bad i can't believe we're still on here.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:48 a.m. CST

    Late Night should go to Joel McHale,

    by Dingbatty

    from The Soup, and Almost Live.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:56 a.m. CST

    yeah the soup is really funny.

    by champvinyl

    I'm not sure he could pull of a full hour chat show though, he doesn't even talk to anyone on his show except for spaghetti cat.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Best Conan O'Brien "skit" was his Howard Stern interview

    by GreatOne3

    Which occurred in the early days of the show, and it appeared that O'Brien was making people yearn for the glory days of Chevy Chase. Stern threw O'Brien a "Going Away Party", complete with hats and balloons. Billy West was outstanding.<p>I saw the interview on Howard's E! Channel Show. While the I can't find the visual, fortunately someone has uploaded the audio to YouTube: Absolute must-see/hear.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 10:45 a.m. CST

    I hope Conan keeps his promise

    by Jor-El23

    And doesn't grow up.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    All you haters really should watch the "Inside the Actors' Studi

    by Sixtyhurts

    Like him or loathe him, it will give you a new found respect and understanding for the craft. <p> As Conan said, late-night talk shows are a VOLUME business. He's the first to admit that not all of the shit is funny--but he's gotta just fill up time, move on and keep the funny comin'. <p> What did they say--5000 hours of TV? That's a LOT of time to fill. Throw a bunch of pasta at the wall--some will stick, some won't. That's late night. <p> GOOD LUCK CONANDO! THANKS FOR KEEPING ME COMPANY ALL OF THESE YEARS! LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT HUSTLE AT THE TONIGHT SHOW!

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Craig Ferguson is the BEST HOST

    by Fish Tank

    of any talk show, save Carson himself. Seriously - the guy has it all. Oh well...

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:17 p.m. CST

    I saw the Actor's Studio thing

    by SK229

    Was really good. As annoying as James Lipton and the wannabes in the audience can be (taking notes... seriously? if you don't have raw talent, all the notes in the world ain't gonna help, sorry kid), the guests are almost always on the right wavelength for a good interview on that stage. It's kind of what Charlie Rose SHOULD be, but he doesn't know how to shut the fuck up and stop interrupting sometimes. He also shows that his 'research' is more like a 5 year old skimming wikipedia a few minutes before the interview. Unless it's William F. Buckley or someone like that.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    I broke my usual rule...

    by daggor

    of never returning to a thread after posting. I caught the very end of the whoever-the-hell singer on Leno. Can I call them "Indians" without knowing their country of origin? Is that OK in modern society? Should I have just said "Errr! A buncha' Arabs onna teevee!" No. I was trying to be cool about it. So, fuck you.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    No, no. I'm very sorry. The correct answer is

    by Dr Gregory House

    who gives a shit?!?

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Moving to LA is a BAD move!

    by mistergreen

    What is there in that Shit Hole? Stay in NYC!

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    conan should have stayed in new york

    by IndyAbbey Jones

    i understand NBC probabaly wants a different feel from theur rival letterman, but conan might lose some of his edge by moving to california, the tonight show was always broadcast from NYC up untill 72, NBC should have brought it back or at least kept it in new yrok and sent late night with jimmy fallon to LA<P>i just hope conana stays the same and doesn't become all pretentious like leno became

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Overall, disappointed,,,

    by DanielKurland

    But it's inevitable, because an hour goes by far too fast. I would have liked to have seen Conan just talking more about the show, but it's extremely classy that he took up this time just thanking others. His heartfelt thanks to Letterman vs. his obligatory thanks to Leno was wonderful, as well as seeing him get choked up. I wish him all the best. I still think the Larry Sanders Show finale is the best representation of something like this coming to an end though, and all of the events around it.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    What, no love for Fidel Castro Rabbit DJ?!

    by thebearovingian

    I don't know why but that character always cracked me up. I hope Conan continues the interviews with Arnie. He'd better since he'll actually be in CA now. Conan: "Sir, that's not possible." Arnie's comeback: "You're not possible!"

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Joel McHale

    by skimn

    is funny on The Soup, but if you saw his last appearance on Conan, he slammed so many celebrities (and was hilarious), I doubt if he could book anyone.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    And Conan's last farewell was classic

    by skimn

    Loved that he gave Letterman credit first for changing the talk show landscape forever, then mentioned Jay Leno as being a great guy who promo'd Late Night every night.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Who is the guy that plays

    by dirtsandwich

    different characters on O Brian? The one that plays (Lincoln S&M ball gag), the guy that says "Then there's no reason to live" then they show footage of a guy on a bike crashing, or a train going off off the cliff. And he plays the guy at the end of the bar yelling at Conan. Who is he and is he going with Conan?

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    The writer that plays

    by dirtsandwich

    The Suicidal Kayaker, S&M Lincoln is Brian McCann. I hope he goes with Conan. His skits are hilarious. I also the Brian Stack. He plays The Offensive Radio Singer Ghost, The Interrupter, Fun-tastic Guy, Clive Clemens, Frankenstein. I hope he goes too. What about Pierre Bernard, is he going? There are a lot of characters that are funny.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Abe Vigoda...

    by mrfan

    will outlive all of us. I bet he is a Cylon.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Damn, ricarleite stole my headline

    by wash

    Although I think he will last longer than Chase because it's obvious that the dude has compromising pics of some NBC exec.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Fish Tank

    by mr.brownstone

    you're an idiot.

  • Feb. 21, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Fuck Jimmy Fallon

    by David Lazarus Long

    and WHY ARE YOU LEAVING US, CONAN?!?! YOU ARE THE STONER'S JAY LENO! WHERE ARE YOU GOING?!? Fuck 11:35! I WANT YOU ON PAST MIDNIGHT YOU LANKY IRISH FUCK! Oh, fuck it. I'll watch you anyway because you're a genius.

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    richievanderlow: I agree about Conan's first show:

    by Playkins

    I remember watching it back in the day (I was always up late working and was a dedicated Letterman viewer). When they switched to Conan, he was almost painfully bad. The first week was like watching someone dying.<P> He got good, though. I believe Fallon will too. Fallon can't possibly come off as awkward as Conan did because he's very used to a live studio audience.<P> I think we all need to be thankful that we're at least partially through with Jay "irrelevant" Leno.

  • Feb. 22, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I didn't see him in NY one last time!

    by Exasperilious

    Shit, I was trying to get tickets to see a taping before he left for LA. Oh well at least I've seen it once, and Triumph was there!

  • Feb. 23, 2009, 3:01 a.m. CST

    Fallon? O'Brien? Who?

    by CaseyMcCall

    Letterman. Ferguson. Late Night. Period.