Late Night with Conan O'Brien

NBC (ended 2009)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 15 : Ep 122

    The Strike Beard Show

    Aired 5/27/08

  • S 15 : Ep 116

    Alan Alda, John Cena, Everest

    Aired 5/16/08

  • S 15 : Ep 114

    Brian Williams, Leighton Meester, The Black Keys

    Aired 5/14/08

  • S 15 : Ep 113

    Steve Carell, Alyson Hannigan, Duffy

    Aired 5/13/08

  • S 15 : Ep 56

    Shawn Thayer, Ingrid Backstrom, The Blind Boys of Alabama

    Aired 2/1/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andy Richter

    Co-Host (1993-2000)

  • Amy Poehler

    Stacy Richter (1995-96)

  • Conan O'Brien


  • Matt Walsh

    Various (1996-2004)

  • Robert Smigel

    Triumph The Comic Insulting Dog

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  • show Description
  • Smart-alecky, ribald and whimsical, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" rose to become a critical darling and dorm favorite after a rocky start in 1993. A distinct brand of humor, Late Night employs the use of various recurring characters (including Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Vomiting Kermit, Eyeballs O'Shaughnessy, NASCAR-driving shotgun-toting Jesus, Masturbating Bear) and comedy bits (including New State Quarters, What in the World?, Celebrity Survey, Actual Items, and Conan Hates My Homeland) that, thanks to the comic genius of Conan, keeps the audience - and guests - entertained each night. Tune in weekdays at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT, with new episodes Monday through Friday. (Simulcast in HDTV)moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (776)

    • Conan: But I’ve noticed, I mean you’ve certainly departed a lot from the image that you had as a child. Right now you’re doing the Guess Jeans. Drew: Yes I am. Conan: We actually have that picture, if we can put it up. Can we see that? (Picture is displayed of Drew in Guess ad) There we go. Conan: Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Help me out here andy! Ow! Andy: Ow! Conan: Ow! Andy: Wow! Wow! Conan: Ow! Andy: Ow! Conan: Ow! Drew: I did…Whoo Hoo! Conan: Ow! Andy: Ow! Conan: Drew, I’m sorry, but it’s on the cue cards. I have to do as I’m told. (Screen cuts to cue-card person, which holds a sign, which reads OW OW! OW! WOWEE! YOW! OW! WOW! OWWW!) Drew: Oh! Ha! It is! Conan: We don’t lie on this show. Everything’s written down for me. The network is so scared. They’re like write everything down for that monkey.

    • John Goodman: (After mentioning how he was chosen as the star who most resembled Mr. Potato Head) But I can't; my daughter's three now, and I can't let her get hold of that information, because while I'm sleeping, she'll, you know, those things are real sharp. (Pretends to stick pieces in eyes) Aahh! Aahh!

    • Late Night with Conan O'Brien Trivia Q: What were the names of the two youngest members of the Partridge Family? A: We don't know.

    • An "Actual" newspaper article from Actual Items: A woman is in critical condition today after being hit by a bus at a downtown intersection. The victim, Mrs. Louise Hitbyabus, was rushed to county hospital where she was operated on by Doctor Helplouise. Mrs. Hitbyabus' husband, John Hopeshesokay, spent the night sitting up with her. ...

    • Conan: (To Max) Maximilian, would you play me over? I get so lonely.

    • Conan: This has long been a dream of mine, to do this, and to do it well (laughs). We'll see. And I remember when I was a kid, I used to think about doing it actually in high school, I used to say, I remember saying to my friends, if there was anyway that someday I could be a talk show host... (Audience laughs) I'm serious! You people. And uh, you know kids are cruel, and I remember they started laughing at me a lot of the time, and they said to me, "O'Brien, the day you get your own talk show is the day there is peace in the Middle East".

    • Conan: I've got to admit that this is a little unusual. I mean, let's face it, most guys that are in this spot, they came up here a different way. You know, I mean, a lot of guys, they spent years and years in the clubs, working very hard, struggling, and finally, they get here on TV. My plan, is to start on TV, claw my way into the clubs, ten years from now I want to be in high school.

    • Conan: Something's wrong, something's really wrong.

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    Notes (284)

    • George Wendt made a cameo appearance, leg wrestling with John Goodman.

    • There were no musical guests on this episode

    • Radiohead were the first musical guests to appear on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. The first episode had no musical guests.

    • Guest star David Letterman was the original host of "Late Night".

    • This was the first full show to air after the major blackout that struck the Atlantic seaboard in August 2003. Shia Lebeouf and The Dandy Warhols were originally scheduled to be guests the previous night, and Al Roker appeared in place of Melanie Griffith, who couldn't reschedule.

    • This is the third time in the month of November that the musical group, "The Strokes" have performed on Late Night.

    • Petra Nemcova and her photographer boyfriend Simon Atlee were vacationing in Thailand when the tsunamis hit during the morning of December 26, 2004. The tsunamis were caused by an earthquake registering 9.0 on the Richter scale off the coast of Sumatra. Ironically, the event occurred exactly a year after this episode aired. The couple was swept from the beachfront bungalow, and while Petra was able to grab onto a palm tree, Simon was sucked underwater. Petra spent eight hours under the hot sun when rescuers found her and brought her to an inland hospital. Petra had suffered a shattered pelvis, and there might be pieces of bones stuck to her organs. Simon is still missing. Currently, at least 150,000 people have died from the earthquake and tsunamis.

    • This show was the first of a week of shows taking place in Toronto, Ontario.

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    Trivia (29)

    • Billed as a "KISS" theme show. Includes Andy's report of the KISS Konvention in NYC. The band performs two unplugged songs "Comin' Home" & "Domino".

    • According to the date on the "Please Send Cookies" note, Conan was 14 when he wrote it. But the dialogue makes him sound 7.

    • In the show opening where the guests are announced, Joel Godard clearly said "Jim Monheit" instead of "Jane Monheit."

    • Conan mistakenly said "let's switch parties" after talking to President Bush and Senator Zell Miller. Senator Zell Miller is, in fact, a Democrat.

    • Josh Groban Performed "Remember when it rained"

    • This is Diane Sawyer's first appearance ever on "Late Night."

    • Look closely when Conan is talking to Arnold Swartzenegger. You can see he's mouthing the governator's lines.

    • As an example, Conan showed what appeared to be a "real" Massachusetts state quarter to help describe the "New State Quarters" skit. The date which the Massachusetts entered the union (1789) is not on the quarter which Conan displayed. Rather 1889 was the year depicted.

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    Allusions (8)

    • Conan: He [Donald Trump] is going to build an apartment on my head. There has been a long-standing joke about how Donald Trump built an apartment building so incredibly close to the building that Conan O'Brien lived in that he was forced to move.

    • Michael is innocent T-Shirt Trade Triumph offers to trade his "OJ is Innocent", "Ellen is straight" and "Star Jones is thin" t-shirts to an individual for a "Michael is innocent" t-shirt. In doing so he compares the fact that Michael is as innocent as OJ Simpson is, as Star Jones is thin, and as Ellen is straight. Three "obvious" falsities.

    • Dan Aykroyd made reference to character, "The Ghost of Artie Kendell" that appears from time to time on the show when speaking of his inspiration for the movie "Ghostbusters."

    • When Tommy Lee is describing his "foot fetish," Conan that like. Chuck Woolery was the host of the show "The Love Connection" where single men and women fill out a survey and are matched on television according to likes and dislikes.

    • The last comedy bit of the show where Conan wrongs an Edgar Allen Poe-lookalike follows a similar plot line to the short story, "The Cask of Amontillado," where one man leads another who wrong him into a wine cellar and seals off the exit in an act of perfect revenge.

    • In the opening skit, Conan alluded to the 1865 assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth. Though historically inaccurate, Conan pointed this out after the sketch was finished.

    • Barry Bonds Conan: Yesterday, NASCAR penalized a racing team for using a banned substance to make their car go faster. Officials say the banned super-charged substance is a liquid called Barry Bonds' urine. Barry Bonds is a Major League Baseball star who has infamously been accused of using performance enhancing drugs.

    • Rocky III The 'brawl' between Conan, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert ends in a freeze painting, as Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger" plays, both references to the Sylvester Stallone film Rocky III.

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