I Wanted To Go To There: Conan At Third Man In Nashville

Last Wednesday, Conan sent out a mysterious Tweet saying: “Jack White & I are doing something cool tomorrow. Hint: it involves a LOT of Tears for Fears songs. Details here: http://bit.ly/bDcImB” which lead to this equally mysterious video on the Team Coco site.

See, Third Man Records is describe as a “record store, record label, and one stop production house with a rehearsal and photo studio, darkroom, and production office and distribution center” on the website. Apparently there’s enough space to put on a fairly decent show too, as Conan and his band showed up to play a set.

People started lining up pretty early for the festivities and Jack White even tossed water down to folks while they waited which is pretty rad. My buddy Jesse who lives and works in Nashville said he heard people started lining up at 10 Thursday morning. I wish there was more of the above video because I’d like to see more of Conan performing in such a small space, especially with Jack White. Luckily Third Man will be putting out an LP (an actual record, folks) that you can pre-order here at there store for $15 plus anywhere between $4.90 and $25.30 shipping depending on how quickly you want it. I’m going with the slow, cheap method.

News Of The Day: Conan Moving To TBS

He’s back! Well, in November. Conan Tweeted the following (he’s one of two people I follow thanks to Google Reader and not actually joining Twitter): “The good news: I will be doing a show on TBS starting in November! The bad news: I’ll be playing Rudy on the all new Cosby Show.” Then I saw that the SuperPunch gang posted the full press release, which I have copied and pasted from them. The highlights include: Conan will start in November. As of now the show will start at 11:00 PM, Monday through Thursday which will bump George Lopez’s show back an hour. Hit the jump if you want to read the whole press release which I copied form SuperPunch. Continue reading News Of The Day: Conan Moving To TBS

Conan’s Last Episode Of The Tonight Show

I’ll let Jimmy Fallon and The Roots explain how I feel about Conan leaving the air for seven months.

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I’m sure like a lot of other people my age who remember Conan from way back when he first took over for Letterman on the late Show like myself, some of you feel kind of bad that you didn’t watch Conan’s Tonight Show more often. Maybe it would have helped. But the reality of the situation is that it doesn’t really matter. The way that TV ratings work is a mess that needs to be updated like whoa. Don’t have a Nielsen box? Then it doesn’t matter what you watch.

Anyway, mini-rant aside, the missus and I sat down to watch Conan’s last episode tonight and he killed it. After the monologue Steve Carrel came out as an NBC employee doing Conan’s exit interview, then Tom Hanks came out, Neil Young played (if you hadn’t told me it was him, I would not have recognized the man until he started singing), then Conan gave an impassioned speech to the audience about how much he’s enjoyed working with NBC (for about 20 years) and how he hates cynicism and then, the show ended with Conan playing “Freebird” on guitar with Will Ferrell singing, The Max Weinberg Seven, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top and Beck, who did not seem to know how to play “Freebird” and looked generally confused. Unfortunately he got cut off at the very end and couldn’t give his final goodbye and they didn’t post this clip on Hulu which is a bummer. Anyway, hit the jump for all the clips that did get posted. Continue reading Conan’s Last Episode Of The Tonight Show

Conan’s Second To Last Show With Pee Wee Herman & Robin Williams

Thanks to the Jersey Shore reunion show last night I didn’t get over to watching Conan O’Brien’s second to lest episode on the Tonight Show until around midnight, so I missed a bit, but am glad I saw what I did. Like this bit with Pee Wee Herman explaining Conan’s legal ramblings with NBC using stuffed animals and action figures.

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Ben Stiller also popped up for a few minutes to chat with Conan, do an environmental PSA and offer up his favorite moments from Conan’s Tonight Show.

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And then, the human whirlwind that is Robin Williams came out and hilarity ensued, including a dirty Irish song he sang for Conan.

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Barry Manilow was on too, but you don’t really need to watch that. Instead, check out the mighty return of the Masturbating Bear from two nights back.

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Conan, Ricky Gervais & Kenneth The Page

I wanted to watch Conan’s Tonight Show last night with all the craziness that’s been swirling around him and Jay Leno. If you’re interested, you can check out the whole episode here, but I pulled out a few fun clips I liked. I’ve got to give it to Conan for being as ballsy with this whole thing as he is. Making fun of the boss on the boss’s dime takes guts and he, Andy Richter and guest Ricky Gervais went at it like crazy. Here’s a few of my favorite moments.

Obama weighs in on Conan (I’m guessing he’s talking about another Conan, but really have no idea).

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Conan suggests some changes for NBC to make in their Olympics coverage.

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Conan’s monologue gets interrupted by Kenneth The Page from 30 Rock giving a tour through the Tonight Show studio. He gets a lot of good ones in like “It actually took NBC longer to build the set than they used it for.” Good, good stuff.

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And, finally, here’s the four clips from Gervais’ interview. Conan keeps trying to ask Gervais about his projects, but Ricky keeps bringing it back to Conan and the late night situation.

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Michael Cera Dance Battles Conan

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In a rare occasion, the missus and I watched Conan’s soon-to-be altered Tonight Show on Friday night. I think it’s bullshit what they’re doing to Conan with moving Jay Leno back to the 11:30 slot, but what are you gonna do? Anyway, this clip from Friday’s show (which also sported a performance by OK Go, which wasn’t so great) featured Michael Cera teaching Conan how to do a dance battle after learning how thanks to the Jersey Shore crew who taught him in filmed segments while the last episode went to commercial. It’s pretty hilarious and highly recommended for everyone to check out.

Click here for videos of Cera hanging out with the Jersey Shore cast.

Conan’s Bid To Become The Next Oprah

Okay, so I admit I hadn’t heard about this until last night when I tuned into Conan after watching The Replacements (love that movie) on Bravo. Apparently Conan has been pitching himself as Oprah’s replacement for a while now. So, I went back and grabbed all the hilarious clips from Hulu to put them in one convenient place for everyone. Note that instead of recommending books like Oprah does (he’s not “a big book guy”) Conan recommends a a made for TV horro movie called Killdozer, a CD by Stephen Seagal, a 2010 chicken calendar, Leprechaun 4: Leprechaun in Space (which I have on VHS).

The opening salvo, November 20. Conan recommends the Killdozer DVD.

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Part 2, November 23. Conan recommends the Extraordinary Chickens 2010 Calendar.

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Part 3, November 24, Conan recommends Steven Seagal’s CD Songs From The Crystal Cave and the DVD A Gnome Named Gnorm.

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Part 4, November 25, Conan recommends Vanilla Ice’s movie Cool As Ice, offers up Max Weinberg as his relationship expert and shows off his wax Tom Cruise being weird.

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Part 5, December 1, Conan recommends Leprechaun In The Hood. Of course I’ve seen it and of course it’s terrible.

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Part 6, December 2, Conan recommends Leprechaun Back 2 The Hood.

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Tonight, Conan recommended Leprechaun 4: Leprechaun In Space (interestingly enough, he started with In the Hood, which came out in 2000, then the 2003 sequel and then In Space which came out in 1997). He also claimed that the Steven Seagal CD and the chicken calendar are being sold on Amazon together in a pair and indeed they are! I’m not going to wait around for the clip, but here’s the screencap I took from Amazon right after he said that: