Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (4)

  • Conan: People ask me why I named the show "Conan". I did it so I'd be harder to replace.

  • Conan: I am of course Conan O'Brien, Or, as I'm now contractually obligated to call myself since joining TBS, Tyler Perry's Conan O'Brien.

  • Conan: That's how nice my life is now. I kill with the set-ups to jokes.

  • Conan: President Obama hosted a state dinner at the White House last night for Chinese Premier Hu Jintao. At the end of dinner, Premier Hu Jintao opened a fortune cookie that said, "You will loan us another trillion dollars."

Notes (5)

  • This is the second time George Lopez appeared on "Conan".

  • This was first of four episodes that were filmed at The Historic Beacon Theatre in New York City, for Conan's weeklong 'Conan in New York' special episodes.

  • The Second of a week of episodes filmed at The Beacon Theatre in New York City for the Conan in NYC week.

  • This is the third episode filmed at The Beacon Theatre in New York City for a week of Conan in NYC shows.

  • This is the fourth and final episode filmed at The Beacon Theatre in New York City for the week of Conan in NYC.

Trivia (8)

  • Marking Soundgarden's first television appearance in 13 years, they performed "Hunted Down".

  • Fistful of Mercy performed "Father's Son".

  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings performed "If You Call."

  • The 88 performed the song "They Ought To See You Now".

  • The Decemberists along with Gillian Welch performed "Down By The Water".

  • While this episode aired on the East Coast, Conan did a live blog about the episode on the Team Coco facebook page. A recap of what was blogged can be found here.

  • The night this episode was supposed to air on the West Coast, the TBS station instead showed a black screen with only the TBS logo for about a minute followed by about 23 minutes of commercials. When the show finally started to air, it was already in progress, so the beginning credits, monologue & first comedy bit with Larry King in the rafters were not aired. Then throughout the night, there were some weird editing problems where the show would jump back to a previous spot in the episode and then jump back to where it was supposed to be. There was even a point in which the episode was pixelated and played backwards at a fast speed.

  • This episode was dedicated to Frank Rainey, a former Conan crew member who lost his battle with cancer.

Allusions (8)

  • Episode title: Baa Baa Blackmail is a reference to the English nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep.

  • Episode title: Murder, She Tweeted is a play on the title of the television series Murder, She Wrote starring Angela Lansbury.

  • Episodes title: Dead Men Don't Wear Spanx, is a reference to the 1982 comedy film Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

  • Episode title: Hickory Dickory Danger is a reference to the English nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock.

  • Episode title: A Fistful of Chowder, is a reference to the 1964 Italian-Spanish Spaghetti Western A Fistful of Dollars, starring Clint Eastwood.

  • Episode title: "Heavy Hangs The Fannypack" is a play on the popular expression "Heavy hangs the something", of which the most popular one is "Heavy hangs the head that wears a crown". Its origins stem from a misquotation from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2, Act 3, Scene 1, where the king has a soliloquy. It begins, "How many thousand of my poorest subjects / Are at this hour asleep! O sleep, O gentle sleep, . . ." At the end, he declares, "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."

  • Episode title: "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Dead Fish" is a play on Dr. Seuss' children's book "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish".

  • This episode's opening animation was a tribute to the 1942 film Casablanca. Except for the moon, clouds and bridge, all elements are specific references from this Academy Award winner film directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid.