The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions

Quotes (3)

  • Conan: In South Carolina, a man has been arrested for the second time for having sex with a horse. Apparently this guy can't take neigh for an answer.

  • Norm MacDonald: I've always thought that anything that doesn't kill you makes you very weak.

  • (after watching Gretchen Bleiler's failed 900) Norm MacDonald: It actually looks easy.

Notes (5)

  • The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien is filmed on the Universal Studios lot, where as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was filmed at the Warner Bros lot.

  • The opening theme from Late Night with Conan O'Brien is used as the opening theme to The Tonight Show.

  • First appearance of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog on The Tonight Show.

  • After his monologue, Conan paid a tribute to Ed McMahon, following his passing away (on June 22nd, 2009), who worked on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. They showed various clips from his days on that show.

  • Will Ferrel was joined by his super-pregnant wife Viveca Paulin (here called Dawn), ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Beck and Ben Harper. Also, La Bamba, Jerry Vivino, Pender, Mike Merrit, James Wormworth, Jimmy Vivino, Max Weinberg and Conan himself. They played Lynyrd Skynyrd's Free Bird.

Trivia (6)

  • Pete Yorn performed "Don't Wanna Cry" from the album Back and Fourth.

  • Billy Mays died less than a week after this episode aired.

  • Due to Max Weinberg rejoining Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on their European tour, the band begins a four week period with Jimmy Vivino as bandleader and the regular Tonight Show Band percussionist James Wormworth as drummer.

  • This episode was taped and aired on Andy Richter's 43rd anniversary.

  • Although this was the 99th episode aired it was the 100th taping of The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien and so counts as the official 100th episode.

  • The Bon Jovi performance was pre-recorded the previous week when they appeared on the show and then played in this airing.