Cheers & Jeers: Conan Goes to the Dogs
Carol Burnett, Conan O'Brien
Cheers to Conan O'Brien for some doggone good comedy.
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The TBS wag topped Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl with a canine version of his late-night talk show, "Puppy Conan," complete with a miniature version of his set and wig-wearing pooch lookalikes of Conan, sidekick Andy Richter and guest Justin Bieber. The next night, Conan's puppet pal Triumph the Insult Comic Dog appeared to protest his omission from the first annual Golden Collar Awards — and proverbially poop on Jeremy Piven, Kathy Griffin and other worthy targets.
Later, Conan practically turned into a puppy dog himself when another carrot-topped comedy icon, Carol Burnett, made her first appearance on his show. The host warmly remembered watching her Saturday-night variety show with his family growing up, praising it as "controlled chaos." Which, come to think of it, is a pretty good description of Conan these days. In the late-night race, he can run with the big dogs.
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