Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Season 13 Episode 102

Nathan Lane, Padma Lahshmi, Kris Kristofferson

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Aired Weekdays 12:35 AM Apr 06, 2006 on NBC

Episode Recap

Nathan Lane, Padma Lakshmi, Kris Kristofferson. Comedy bits included Dean James Lipton reciting a verse from Kevin Federline's new rap song and bonging a beer, NBC's made-for-TV movie honor Katie Couric's years of television journalism, and two local, professional athletes who do cheesey, low-budget commercials introduce upcoming guests. Britney Spears' husband, Kevin Federline is set to release a rap album titled "Playing With Fire" later this year but released a third single early on his MySpace web page. Conan shared that he is an avid "K Fed" fan and would like to have the song performed on the show, except Federline declined their offer and for legal reasons, Late Night is unable to play the song live. Instead, Dean James Lipton was invited to recite a verse from "K Fed Freestyle" because of his "verbal dexterity and power to lend K Fed's moving and insightful lyrics the gravity they deserve." Lipton goes on with a sideways hat and recites the lyrics from the pre-released song, much to the audience's delight. After he finished the lyrics, Conan mentioned that a few weeks ago, James Lipton was on the show "shotgunning" a beer as part of their Spring Break segments and that they received great feedback on it. Conan then asked if Lipton would bong a beer, which he completed, although slowly. With the recent change in news anchors on NBC and CBS, Conan mentioned that NBC is going to be filming a made-for-TV movie honoring Katie Couric's years of television journalism. He revealed who will be playing the parts of main characters in the trial such as Meredith Viera, Willard Scott, Gene Shallat, Matt Lauer, Star Jones, Stone Phillips and other players in the news. Conan invited two local, professional athletes (one New York Giant and one New York Yankee) who do cheesey, low-budget television commercials to introduce Late Night's upcoming guests. They act poorly saying corny lines endorsing car dealerships before talking awkwardly about the show's upcoming guests.

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