Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Season 13 Episode 12

Ricky Gervais, Stephen King, Nickel Creek

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Aired Weekdays 12:35 AM Sep 23, 2005 on NBC

Episode Recap

Ricky Gervais, Stephen King, Nickel Creek. Comedy bits included "Back to School," and "The Napping Biker." The season is changing and school is coming back in session. Late Night has a large college-aged viewing audience and Conan thought it might be helpful to have a segment with tips for those attending college this fall. The first tip Conan offers involves the choice of a major. He goes on to say that it "doesn't really matter" what major a student chooses because many successful and famous people are in careers that have nothing to do with their major. Conan lists several celebrities and their majors: Dale Earnhardt Jr. - Elizabethan Poetry; Celine Dion - Non-horrible Music; President George W. Bush - Thinkin'. Next, Conan covers a less academic subject when he mentions that the freshmen year is when many college students lose their virginity. He stresses the use of protection and touts that he carries a condom with him at all time and shows it to the audience. Max chimes in showing his condom and finally, announcer Joel Godard displays his under-sized condom. Conan then mentioned how roommates can affect your social life. He said that even good looking guys may have problems finding women if they get stuck with a roommate who "cramps their style." As an example, Conan shows a "video" from 1983 of him in his dorm room. Conan's roommate is with a girl and the less-than-studly Conan is playing with his Lord of the Rings action figures. During the next tip, an "audience member" interrupts Conan. He goes on to say how he is from Kansas City but is going to college in New York and is homesick. Conan offers his assistence and asks for the student's address. After a short time typing, he brings up a picture of a house and asks the student if that's his place of residence. Conan pulls out a plunger-style detonator and tells the student to "kiss your homesickness goodbye" before he proceeds to destroy his homestead. Conan consults band member, Mark Pender for help with the next tip. He says that keeping attentive and staying awake in class is not always easy for college students and Pender has a solution. He cautions college students that if they plan on falling asleep in class they should have a "back head" or a model of their head attached to their back so when they put their real head down it is visible. Again, Conan is interrupted by an "audience member" upset with all the talk of college. He goes on to say that he never went to college. Conan appologizes and the man is still defiant. After everything Conan says the audience member tears it down and mocks the accomplishments. The final tip for college students entails experimentation. Conan expressed that many college students will be tempted to try drugs for the first time on campus. He says that it is better to stay clean and as a deterrent shows what the show would be like for someone under the influence of drugs. Instead of announcing the upcoming guests like usual, Conan said tonight they'd mix it up as the like to do from time to time and have the upcoming guests displayed as tattos on "The Napping Biker."

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