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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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.