Cheers to Conan for getting big laughs out of tiny furniture.
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TBS' lanky goofball recently introduced a miniature version of his late-night set as part of the wildly popular "Puppy Conan" segment. He vowed to host an entire hour from the mini-desk and couch, and last night he delivered on his promise with the deliriously surreal episode "Honey, I Shrunk the Set."
This month will mark one year since Conan O'Brien moved his sofa, desk and bone-dry sidekick, Andy Richter, to TBS and launched Conan. He's back in New York this week to tape four shows at the Beacon Theater (Monday — Thursday, 11/10c, TBS). We celebrated his homecoming with a chat about the past, present and future of late night.
TNT's programming slate includes a drama starring Eric McCormack, projects from John Wells and Mitch Albom and a TNT Tuesday Night Mystery, while TBS hopes to build on its "Very Funny" motto with The Wedding Band.
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On his first night back in the late-night saddle, Conan O'Brien killed — and was killed, Sonny Corleone-style, riddled with bullets as he left the NBC gates in his hilarious cold open. Then the guests came on, and he died a little. And then he roared back to life, jamming and clowning with ...
Nine months, $40 million and legions of Team Coco fans later, Conan O'Brien is still not over it.
Or, at least, for the purposes of kicking off his new late-night show Conan, he isn't. Monday's premiere was all about sticking it to his former colleagues at NBC by reminding viewers that he was dumped one last time. Hopefully, that was the last time.
In the many interviews O'Brien gave between jobs, he relived his unceremonious exit from NBC's The Tonight Show over and over. More recently, he also expressed the desire to move on, to crack jokes that don't involve himself as jilted late-night host, or his former employer. (Getting the Masturbating Bear back in action for his basic-cable debut was a welcome move!)