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:

Conan Visits A Comic Shop

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Not only does he head to a comic shop that’s in a strip mall that looks nearly identical to the one that JC’s Comic Shop in Toledo is housed in (but the nail place is on the other side), but he also holds up my buddy Chris‘s President Obama AND makes fun of several statues I wrote up for ToyFare. Good times. Then he flips through a comic by my personal favorite Catwoman artist Jim Balent and visits some other places. Good stuff.

30 Rock and Roll All Night

2009-01-08
4:31:26 am

I’ve got to apologize again for my lack of posts. Things have been crazy, but I’ve been spending most of my free time watching movies and reading comics, so hopefully that will translate into more posts (if I don’t fall asleep first).

So, one of the first things I did when I started watching Netflix stuff on Xbox Live was add the first season of 30 Rock. When 30 Rock premiered I wasn’t all that into the show, which is strange because most of you know of my love of Saturday Night Live and I also watch The Office and My Name Is Earl which are on the same channel at the same time. I think part of the reason is that I started watching and REALLY liked Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip which is basically SNL on the west coast (as written by Sorkin). So, for whatever reason, it was hardly on my radar and I missed out on most of the first season. But I’ve been watching it since then and am a huge huge fan (I think it makes me laugh more than The Office now).

The one thing that struck me the most is that I had no idea how the series started. I just assumed it was an SNL-like show with a smaller cast and more dancers and that Liz and Jack were always friendly. Well, that’s not the case, as the first episode shows Jack’s first day, coming in and changing the Jenna-starring The Girl Show into TGS Featuring Tracey Morgan. Even though the series has been a lot of fun anyway, this made everything make a lot more sense.

There’s a lot of great episodes, including the one where Tracey goes on Conan Obrien’s show, but my favorite episode of the season has to be the one about Cleveland. As an Ohioan, it’s always great to see one of our cities on TV (especially Cleveland where my mom is from and my Grandma still lives). It’s what hooked me to the Drew Carey Show too. Anyway, I like that they kind of flip the script and make Cleveland out to be this cool, great place to run away to. The funny thing is that, according to Grandma (mine, not a character on the show) Cleveland and its suburbs used to actually be the hot spot for wealthy New Yorkers to summer at because of Lake Erie and it’s relative proximity to NYC. Go figure, huh? It’s kind of like hearing how many people went on their honeymoon to Niagra Falls. But anyway, I laughed for pretty much the whole episode and all the rest. If you’re a fan of smart comedy, you can’t go wrong checking out the first season. Some people say it’s a little slow in the first disc, but I’m not one of them. Definitely give it a disc, though, to see if you’ll like it. I ended up burning through the whole series in about three days.

Oh, also, I love Tina Fey. She’s the cat’s pajams as far as I’m concerned.