Conan O'Brien

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (7)

  • Conan: All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism - it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen. As proof, let's make an amazing thing happen right now.

  • Conan: You made a sad situation joyous and inspirational, so to all the people watching, I can never ever thank you enough for the kindness to me. I'll think about it for the rest of my life.

  • Conan: (about being computer-savvy) I have an abacus at home.

  • Conan: This Halloween, the most popular mask is the Arnold Schwarzenegger mask. And the best part? With a mouth full of candy you will sound just like him.

  • Conan: I'm a-gonna go to Hell when I die!

  • Conan: Thank you very much. Okay. It's really getting angry now. It was nice for about 10 minutes there, now it's just evolved into 'you're gonna get yours!'

  • Conan: Keep cool my babies.

Trivia (53)

  • Conan is famously known to own a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO.

  • The 54th and 58th Primetime Emmy Awards were both hosted by Conan O'Brien.

  • Because Conan is an avid guitarist, after Bruce Springsteen appeared on Late Night, O'Brien joined with the Max Weinberg 7 and played acoustic guitar and backup vocals for the song, "Pay Me My Money Down".

  • During a December 4, 2006 sketch, Conan ad libbed the then-fictional website, "", and because the site did not previously exist, NBC purchased the domain for $159, gaining all rights to the site for ten years.

  • In an emotional first episode of Late Night after September 11, 2001, Conan told of how he prayed for the first time in eight years, the last time being after it was announced he would succeed David Letterman as host of the show.

  • Lorne Michaels chose Conan to replace David Letterman as the host of Late Night on April 25, 1993.

  • Conan and his colleagues at SNL won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Series in 1989.

  • He was in the midst of writing The Simpsons episode, "Homer Goes To College," when NBC approached him about hosting Late Night.

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