Talk:Late Night with Conan O'Brien/Archive1

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There are two entries for 'Monologue digressions': both in this main article and here: [1]! --Marc NL 23:39, 12 December 2005 (UTC)

That picture with the Finnish flag looks horrible. I think it should be removed. - KindOfBlue 09:54, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Should it be mentioned where the show is taped? (Rockefeller Plaza, NY, Studio 6A (40°45′33.1″N 73°58′42.74″W / 40.759194°N 73.9785389°W / 40.759194; -73.9785389))

FYI - the music played when the 'Hunky Newcomer' was seen, is "Welcome To My Life" by "Simple Plan" (2004).

Not exactly a staring contest, Conan and Max sometimes stare at each other. Anyone willing to make an Famous-sketches-entry for this?

Can we somehow incorporate the skit where Marc Pender starts singing, climbing up the audience balcony and become totally red (from singing/shouting)?

The guy with the glasses is ... Eyeballs O'Shaughnessy! BTW, the idea isn't new - about 20 years ago I saw frenchmen with kind of post-its on their faces, displaying their moods. But I digress. Gun-toting, Nascar-driving Jesus was again on on the State of the Show. :)

Shoeverine = Satire of another "Wolverine?" If so, it needs to be worded without the word "lame." --1pezguy 04:23, Jul 24, 2004 (UTC)

It's not really a satire (if I'm remembering the character correctly), but either a mocking of Late Night's own creative team, or just a time-filler. I believe the character appeared in a sketch along the lines of "Rejected X-Men Characters." Not sure if that rises to "satire", as I don't think anything's being said about Wolverine. Anyway, while the point of the sketch is that the character is indeed lame, I guess that point can be made implicitly here. -- Mike J. 04:39, 24 Jul 2004 (UTC)

thanks. Yes, I'm not sure if anything on late night talk shows rises to "satire." ;) Also, is the Abe Vigoda reference to a senile character, or is it implying that Abe Vigoda the actor is senile? If that later, I can't say the language is appropriate for an encyclopedia. I don't know enough about the show to fix it. --1pezguy 17:25, Jul 24, 2004 (UTC)
Ah... yeah, Abe's done a number of cameos as himself on the show, and his character's done a few strange things, but I don't think he's being portrayed as a senile character. I'll make the change. Although, I haven't really seen him on the show too often, so if someone with more knowledge about Vigoda's appearances thinks it should be changed back, that's fine with me. -- Mike J. 04:31, 25 Jul 2004 (UTC)

"Actual Items" as a parody of Leno's "Headlines"

I believe actual items predates jay leno's headlines, therefore its not quite a parody

Are you sure? This has been a staple of Jay's comedy on The Tonight Show for a very long time, and Jay even published a series of books in the early to mid 90's containing real "Headlines" from his show. In addition, Conan almost always starts the bit by referencing Jay's show and doing his own Jay impression. Something else to look into... Telestylo 21:38, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
I recently saw Conan's first episode, and Actual Items was one of the bits. At this time, I don't recall if he mentioned Leno, but it does prove that he's been using the bit since 1993.Mshake3 05:10, 6 April 2006 (UTC)
The bit in the first episode was titled in full: "Actual Small Town Items". When Conan explains the bit, Andy replies that it's a "really innovative and groundbreaking idea", to which everyone laughs. There is no mention of leno at this time, but it's clear that the idea is a parody of the "headlines" concept - but it doesn't prove that it's specifically Leno's incarnation. I don't think Leno was the first person to show typoed headlines or articles. They also use the still-common catchphrase "you can't make this stuff up" during the bit. As well as "It's gotta be real, or it's not funny"

Jay Leno's "Headlines III", the third book in his series (I believe all three were released at appx the same time as a 3-part set, not a new book released every year, for example. It lists 'first printing' as Dec. 1991; well before Late Night began. All author royalties are donated to charity as well. What I don't get is what the 'source' of these books are. I assume if he wrote 3 books of these, he must have been known for the bit already - but he didn't start hosting the Tonight Show permanently until '92. TheHYPO 08:29, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes, Headlines predates Conan's "Actual Small Town Items", but David Letterman's "Small Town News" predates them both.NIST91 14:28, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Famous Sketches...

This list is good and far-ranging into the show's history; I have to say it's much better organized than the "O'Brien's comedy and mannerisms" section of Conan's article. However, there are a couple I must take issue with: first, the unqualified entry for New Reality-TV Formats, a skit I can't even remember seeing, and I've seen nearly every episode of the show for the past 4 years. And the Hole In The Floor sketches were a flash-in-the pan sort of thing, and IMHO, not very comedically successful, either. If there's no objection, I'll probably remove these entries soon.

I'm also making a couple of minor changes immediately: Pierre Bernard's Recliner of Rage segment isn't exactly "long-running"; I'm deleting that phrase. Also, Andy Richter was NEVER the co-host of the show; he was the sidekick. I'm also italicizing the titles of any television shows I find.

Are there any other famous sketches we're forgetting? Weren't Triumph's sketches fairly regular in the old days? What about Preparation H Raymond? We can't forget him. Telestylo 07:56, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

Oh, I also moved the Clive Clemmons stuff under the entry for Satellite TV, where it belongs.

For another famous sketch, what about Joel's intros that he used to do before every show? Joel has been severely cut back in recent years, but he still occasionally interrupts Conan with some crazy, borderline antics and that open-mouthed grin of his. Telestylo 08:49, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

I think this section of the page should be moved to its own page like the characters list. --Superscubasteve 14:50, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

Robert Smigel as Conan's successor

Hmm. This has somehow snuck into the article since NBC announced in 2004 that O'Brien is the future host of Tonight. But I've been researching media coverage of that story for the past year and I haven't found anything anywhere to suggest that Smigel is being considered; in fact, it seems to me that Carson Daly is being groomed for the post (but that is just my informed opinion). Rick Ludwin, the executive vice president for late-night and prime-time series for NBC, recently gave a speech in which he stated that NBC is just now considering candidates and will make an announcement in the next two years. So, unless someone can point me to a credible print source that states that Smigel is being considered, I'll be removing this little bit sooner, and not later. So please show a source if you have one! Telestylo 08:42, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

OK, it's been a while, and none of the "various sources" have been referenced, so I am moving the comment about Smigel here:
Various sources have hinted towards comedy writer Robert Smigel as the replacement for Conan's 12:37am ET slot, with NBC possibly trying to repeat the success they had with Conan of ushering in another relatively unknown writer to the Late Night circuit, although nothing has been confirmed.
When/if these phantom sources appear, this may be moved back to the article. Telestylo 21:49, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

Monologue digressions...

OK, I corrected the title of the O'Jays song: it's "For the Love of Money," not just "Money." I also added more detail to the Late Night Cat subpoint, and added a subreference to the Misc. Pantomiming subpoint. In addition to adding some wikilinks, I corrected the grammar on a few subpoints. For any "digressions" that Conan or the show have given a title to, I added quotes to the name of the subpoint, e.g. Conan calls himself "The Late Night Cat" when he does his catty hissing, so I made that subpoint "The Late Night Cat" accordingly. I also alphabetized the section. Telestylo 21:57, 26 November 2005 (UTC)

External links and fansites

According to Wikipedia:External links Wikipedia is not a directory of fansites. I have removed a lot of them leaving only two. I wasn't sure about removing the newsgroup link, but probably will shortly. --waffle iron 00:53, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Andy's Sister

Wasn't there a recurring skit involving Andy Richter's adolescent sister, played by Amy Poehler? If I remember right, she had ridiculous-looking braces, fussy hair, and acted generally annoying and inappropriate.

Yes, this was one of many recurring sketches. She would usually be in the audience watching the show and Andy would mention her. She had a crush on Conan TheHYPO 08:17, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

"Redirected from Late Night with Conan O'Brien"

When I clicked on the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" link at the top of the profile page for Conan O'Brien, it brought me here, but with a note saying that I'd been redirected from "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". There were no capitalization changes. The punctuation of his last name was correct. There wasn't a problem with the spelling of "Brien" I'm not sure what I'm missing here... -- 16:35, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

This was due to the hyphen being artificial, created by computer code, not a single character typed from a keyboad. If you click on the click on the word which redirected you, it becomes more clear. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 01:27, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

Lack of Chemistry Between Weinberg and O'Brien

I edited this to say the lack of chemistry here is "perceived", because I think it's intentional. If the two really didn't have any chemistry then it wouldn't be funny. -RomeW

Suicide and falling kayak/train/bike

Should we mention the falling kayak/train/bike skits on Conan recently? --Blue387 08:17, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

New Characters

This subsection appears in two sections: Famous Sketches and Annual Sketches. I think it should be removed from the annual section because it's not really an annual sketch, but rather a seasonal or "whenever the hell we feel like it" sketch. Mshake3 05:18, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Update: I took it off the annual section, but I'll leave it here in case anyone wants to return it.

New Characters - Rather than introducing new characters throughout the year, the Late Show introduces possible new characters within the first few episodes of the New Year, although very few characters last. In 2006, the very popular "Evil Puppy" was selected as the crowd's favorite character.

Mshake3 03:28, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Length of article

The article is way too long, so I'm going to move the lists of sketches to their own page. Dans1120 08:05, 17 May 2006 (UTC)

Trivia section

I took out the trivia section - these two points seemed like they didn't belong in the article (feel free to disagree and put them back in):

  • One person who is actively campaigning for the job of replacing Conan when he leaves in 2009 is The Onion veteran Joe Garden.[2]
  • During the May 11th, 2006 episode of his show in Chicago, Conan accidentally messed up the phrase "city of Chicago" and said the words "shitty of Chicago". The audience roared with laughter while an embarrassed Conan commented, "Looks like we're on Cinemax tonight!".

And I worked these three into the article:

  • The first musical act to ever perform on the show was British band Radiohead.
  • The first guest ever was John Goodman, who then received a "First Guest" medal.
  • Although aired at 12:35 A.M. in most areas, it is filmed in New York at 5:30 P.M.

- Bamos 00:03, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

To expand on why I don't think the first two points belong - with the first one, unless we can get a citation claiming that Joe Garden's campaign is getting any support, it's nothing more than a fan site, and should be moved to the "External Links", perhaps. The second one is a non-notable anecdote. Conan screws up and improvs all the time - why is this special? - Bamos 03:17, 12 June 2006 (UTC)
Might want to calrify that Radiohead wasn't on the first episoed (were they on the second episode?) as the first episode had no musical guests. I'd add "on the show's Nth episode", with whatever episode it was; clarifies that it wasn't on the show's first episode. (which contained Goodman, Drew Barrymore, and Tony Randall, who griped about not being the first guest himself. The first desk bit was Actual Items (some of the same taglines that are still used today, but still, far more awkward) TheHYPO 00:12, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Picture Overload

This page is pretty heavy on pictures. I think title frame pic beneath the infobox would work better inside the infobox. If anyone has any objections, then feel free to change it back. - Zone46 04:42, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Episode count?

Is there a useful purpose in updating the episode count on a nightly basis? Wouldn't it be more plausible to update it at the end of each season (I know he doesn't have a summer break, but there is a date when the new season starts). Just wondering. It seems tedious to update it on a daily basis every time a show airs. TheHYPO 05:56, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Monday Episodes

Someone just reverted an edit that Mondays are never live shows. While accurate, the original poster meant well. On typical weeks (even special weeks like the shows in Toronto), Monday night episodes are reruns. I don't know either if it falls into 'trivia' but it bears mentioning that typically, Late Night airs a rerun on Monday nights, making for a 4-day taping schedule. TheHYPO 00:09, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Comedy & Mannerisms

It's my personal opinion that this section is being oversaturated and suggest one of two solutions (my opinion is for the second):

  1. Move the content to something like Comedy and mannerisms on Late Night with Conan O'Brien
  2. Cut the section down by killing off trivial items. For example, his arm spasms and buttoning of his suit is trivial. I don't think anyone on would ever come to this page with the intent to learn something like his arm spasms sometimes before a punchline. And his buttoning of his suit is trivial. Many people with suits do this. Commenting on Max's suits - sure he does it, but it doesn't bear mentioning. Anyone who watches episodes of the sho already knows this, and anyone who doesn't watch the show doesn't particularly care that Conan mentions Max's suits.

I'm open to opinions; if noone seems to care in a little while, I'll begin cutting out trivial ones. TheHYPO 02:49, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

I was watching the show for a while and only noted the spasming after reading this and looking. Trivia? Possibly. Well founded? Definitely. Trivial? Not really. This is the kind of stuff Wikipedia is supposed to point out. I'll take a look, but I honestly think you're being a bit thoughtless and picky. ACS (Wikipedian); Talk to the Ace. See what I've edited. 05:35, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
Whoa. Someone made some major changes. This is...not how I left things. ACS (Wikipedian); Talk to the Ace. See what I've edited. 05:43, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't deny that it's a true and founded fact that he does the arm thing, but I think it's hardly notable. It's not PART of the comedy, it's merely a habit he happens to do during the comedy. If he bit his lip a lot or happened to crack his knuckles would that be notable? I don't think calling me thoughtless is particularly appropriate. I simply brought the subject up here. I didn't actually go killing the item or other things that were borderline trivial off. I brought it up on the talk page. I don't think that is being thoughtless. As for pickiness, Wikipedia is supposed to be for facts that are notable. Every repeated action that Conan makes is not necessarily notable. I can think of more notable actions he makes that he does conciously (assuming these are subconcious, as they seem to be), and clearly aimed at the camera as opposed to this subtle action that isn't even intended as comedy. That's all I'm saying. If we simply list every single thing he does, even frequently is going to result in a rather long list. Which is why I suggested the OTHER option of creating its own article for comedy and mannerisms. Again, I don't think that was being thoughtless.
And yes, shortly after your last edit, is when I seem to have massively restructured and cleaned up the article. I hope you meant that it was not how you left it, in a good way. TheHYPO 06:41, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
You're right about the thoughtless thing. Sorry. I might be a little on edge. I don't drink coffee. Okay. We can much the arm spas thing to his article as a bit of trivia. And I meant, for better or worse, the article is different. Certainly sectioning and images help, as well as more detail. The article felt somewhat short before. ACS (Wikipedian); Talk to the Ace. See what I've edited. 07:14, 6 August 2006 (UTC)
It's ok, no harm done. I noticed you deleted his hop on the star and point to andy and max, which he's done virtually every night since at least '99 (and probably earlier). Not that I particularly care to see that gone, since anyone who watches a show will see it, but I think it's probably more notable than the arm spasm since it's somewhat of a trademark, and it's a blatant intentional gesture he does. Just relative to the spasm, that one seems more significant than the arm thing. He used to put his hand in his pocket - particularly during punchlines back in '99, perhaps to detract from notice of the spasm thing. That would add more notability to the particular bullet point. TheHYPO 08:12, 6 August 2006 (UTC)

Richter largely missing from History section

The History section right now only tells when he left. We need details on when and how he joined. 05:02, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

First off, I moved your comment to the bottom of the talk page - new comments go at the bottom (you can click the + sign at the top next to 'edit this page' to add a new section to the talk page).
I wrote the history section to the best of my ability to research and knowledge; I don't have information as to how Richter joined the show. I mean, he has been there since the first episode, but I have no idea about his auditioning or being asked to join the show, so it is not in the section; if you have a source on such info, please do include it. TheHYPO 14:39, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

Are we gonna be pedantic about this?

Do we really need to bring up things like "We have a great show" and that he describes female guests as beautiful and talented? I think we're verging on tedium here. The section should really be for extraordinary things. Not things that any good host would say on any show, IMO... TheHYPO 04:00, 25 August 2006 (UTC)


Having just returned from a taping of Late Night myself, on Monday, October 9, 2006, I thought I should reflect that Conan is now taping on Mondays too in this entry. --Gdickinson 02:52, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

It's a pedantic point that needn't go into the article, but I should mention that Late Night has always taped the occasional episode on Monday but this has typically, if not always, been pre-tape for Fridays which are holidays or where they can't film a new show or whatnot. TheHYPO 04:12, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Does this make any sense?

"After seeming to take the comments without a second thought, he arrives at his dressing room and cheerfully prepares to hang himself; though a warning that the show was about to start causes him to abandon his plans."

Forgive me if I'm missing the obvious, but isn't this totally nonsensical? It looks like vandalism to me. If I'm missing an inside joke or something, somebody can fix it, else it should probably be removed. —Lantoka ( talk | contrib) 01:19, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Could you be more specific? Where was this statement found? Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 01:54, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Oh. That. Did you happen to read the context? It was joke as part of the segment. Parhaps I could rewrite it to be more clear. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 01:57, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
Ah, alright. Just making sure. I've never watched Conan and this is my first time reading the article, so... I missed the joke. ;) —Lantoka ( talk | contrib) 21:00, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Response to Lack of Chemistry

I edited this to say the lack of chemistry here is "perceived", because I think it's intentional. If the two really didn't have any chemistry then it wouldn't be funny. POSTED PREVIOUSLY BY: RomeW

Actually, I think that the lack of chemistry is real (of course, it depends on your definition of "chemistry"). It's just that Conan and the show plays off of that really well, and turns it into a humorous moment. Eventually, they started to have skits which played off of this lack of chemistry between the two, like Conan and Max going to get a beer or going to the NBC store. I don't believe it's perceived; but it's definately capitalized on. 00:20, 21 October 2006 (UTC)
My take would be using the phrase "on-camera chemistry" or "on-air chemistry". Besides this, I don't think it is really about chemistry though Conan does use that phrase. I really think it's about Max's abrupt brisk deliveries - not chemistry really, just Max's awkward composure when ad libbing on camera TheHYPO 08:09, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

Monologue are Facts?

Ever since I've started watching Late Night, I've always thought that usually during Conan's monologue, the first parts of his jokes (usually the set-up) which have to do with recent news, have always been true or fact based; of course, the second part will then be fake and it's where the "joke" part comes in. But there were two jokes about recent news I've heard on his show which seem to be false (both the set-up and the latter part of the joke), namely that one joke about CBS's Survivor, and how the producers have "decided to not seperate the contestants by race". However, I checked Wiki, and it still states that there is racial segregation. I can't find anything about producers changeing their minds. So are his jokes SOMETIMES fact based, and sometimes not? There was also another joke in which during the set-up of it, he states that "scientists have now claimed to have proven that being gay is genetically based". Again, I tried to look this up on the web, and couldn't find anything. Can anyone shed some light on this? 00:26, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

It's always factual, but perhaps less clear on occasions. To the Survivor: Cook Islands thing, I'm sure that's factual. However, the show was already underway, so yes, it was still originally divided by race. What they did, ultimately, was switch the players around so the teams were no longer exclusively one race. Normally, I believe team shows don't mix up members unless one team is significantly largest/smallest and it's later than, say, three episodes into the game. Can't speak to the homosexual stuff, but I'll look into it. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 01:22, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

The producers didn't "decide" to un-segrigate the tribes, but the tribes merged. He's just taking poetic licence with the fact by saying that the "producers decided". Survivor would have been taped months earlier, and the producers would have no method to respond to critisism which hadn't yet occured. TheHYPO 00:08, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

The Criticism began the moment the idea was mentioned, which was long before the show aired. Closer to when the previous season ended, I think. Also, the very fact that the merger was this quick and thorough long before they could have responded to criticism of aired episode implies Conan's assertion: they didn't like the idea anymore. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 01:55, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

As far as I know, the series is already filmed before the previous season's finish. When you see the 'next season on...' clip, filming has already wrapped. The point is, the producers did not adjust the teams to respond to critisism because the 'segrigation' really lasted only 2 episodes or so - which would have only been, like 9 days into shooting. Long story short, Conan was referring the merge during that week's episode, not to the producers changing their mind's that week and altering the show. PS: Survivor has been re-grouping teams like this since season 3, and has eventually merged the teams since the very first survivor. It was not a response to critisism. Last season's first episode had four tribes: younger men and women, and older men and women. It was 'gym-classed' down to 2 tribes in the second episode. Palau (3 seasons ago) began tribeless before the second day when they 'gym-classed' into tribes. It was also the only season without a true merge because one tribe was eliminated before the merge would have occured. TheHYPO 16:05, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
The possibility of a false—not inaccurate—monologue scares me. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 17:25, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Well, he does use tabloid info for "if they mated". I also noticed last night that he used the Tipping the Velvet rumor as the basis for one of his jokes. I guess it's funnier if you don't hold yourself to silly things like validity and verifiability. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 16:09, 14 November 2006 (UTC)


The article was starting to get slightly bloated with fair use images that don't really illustrate anything, I think what SHOULD be added, if someone had the resolve to do it, would be, perhaps, a recent shot of Conan doing a monologue in the 'production' section, perhaps a recent shot of Max and/or the band and/or Joel in the talent section (the images in the max/band articles are good, but the max image has too much empty (wasted) space on the sides.

And I think that there should be either a current shot of Conan sitting normally at his desk, (or the suggested monologue shot) near the top of the article, so the first screenshot of the show in the article isn't his audition. Thoughts?

I'm also thinking that either the Conan/Tarja poster, or the grant wood bumper should be killed. Don't need two fair-use images to demonstrate that they look similar. I think the poster is a better demonstration of the impact that the Tarja campaign had than the bumper personally TheHYPO 08:16, 5 November 2006 (UTC)

I agree. Better pictures of the band, replacing the audition picture with the monologue/desk picture, and removing the bumper are good ideas. I also think most (if not all) of the set design pictures should be removed. They don't add a whole lot and account for a larger portion of the images. DiscordantNote 22:26, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Also, I'm not sure if this matters at all, but the last image in "Set Design" has 4 pictures in it. The top left one has Spock's face over someone in a dress. I find it kinda funny, but just thought I'd ask if this is a mistake/vandalism/good-clean-fun. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jaberwiki (talkcontribs) 00:47, January 10, 2007

It was done by Late Night during the taping/broadcast. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 00:57, 10 January 2007 (UTC)


Well, this whole "Manatee" thing sure has grown. Originally, I thought it was just a little skit, but the news articles and repeated mentions show that it's clearly grown. While I don't think it yet warrants a section on the main page, I'd like to write something up on the sketch page. So far, all we have is a blotted bullet point note on the List of Late Night with Conan O'Brien characters, and I never that that was truly appropriate. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 19:26, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, it's not really a character. It may have spawned from one, but it evolved into something greater. I also think the character page should get cleaned up a bit too, but that's for another time. DiscordantNoteCntrbtns 02:43, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
Well, actually, there's no better time. I think I've fixed the sketches for the most part. What suggestions do you have? Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 03:52, 15 December 2006 (UTC)
I don't like the whole page, really. I think narrowing it down to the most used would be best since quite a few of those have only been used once or twice. DiscordantNoteCntrbtns 22:39, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. From there, we could also use sections instead of bullet points. Ace Class Shadow; My talk. 04:24, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

Rocket Me Nowhere

I've started an article on Rocket Me Nowhere, the band that played the tribute song. I would really appriciate any help I can get, as this is my first article I've made. Thanks. -Saint Ryan 09:21, 24 December 2006 (UTC)

Set design

DEAR GOD! Is that interminable section really necessary? 06:45, 8 March 2007 (UTC)


This [site] seems to be a great reference for citing specific tidbits that occurred at specific moments in the show. Shrumster 08:21, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

What is that thing he does when he sings?

You know, he intersperses these things within the words from the song. It sounds something like "shabadabalada HEEEEEEEEEE" and so on. That must come from somewhere, some singer or style. Does anyone know what that is? --Howdybob 18:12, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

"Buddy Boy"

How has no one mentioned Conan's use of the phrase "buddy boy"?

He says it in the style of edward g. robinson. Conan's been using it a lot recently and following it by saying "it's going to catch on". (The joke being it's never gonna catch on, lol)

He's also gone so far as saying (jokingly) "One day there are going to be 'buddy boy' t-shirts in the NBC store". Jacobtaylor1987 16:21, 12 April 2007 (UTC) jacobtaylor1987

Yes, this needs to be worked into the mannerisms section somehwere, "buddy boy!" is gonna be huge I tell ya, huge! 04:56, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Characters on Late Night

WHO DELETED that page?!! Please bring it back! -- 05:21, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

A quick search reveals the answer to your question: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Late Night with Conan O'Brien characters -- TheHYPO 05:43, 5 June 2007 (UTC)


Not sure if this is the right place, but my friend made a cool Late Night userbox, please use and enjoy it:

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Xihix 23:25, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Guest musician equipment

Does anyone know why the equipment, drums, guitars, amps, etc. of guest musicians are always so easily visible behind Conan when he does his monologue? Is there some reason they don't just bring that stuff out when the band is ready to play or cover it with a curtain or something? It seems rather cheap. -albrozdude 06:31, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

I don't work for the show or anything, and I don't know how the stage is setup, but I don't know that there is any "storage" space large enough to encompass even a full setup drumset on a wheelable riser anywhere easy enough to roll out from in the 3 minute commercial break.
If that is not the reason, I'd imagine that it has something to do with the difficulty in rolling out a drum kit, perhaps keyboards, amps, microphones, etc. within 3 minutes, making sure all the microphones for all the equipment are setup properly. They could obviously stop tape and set up, but I believe they aim to shoot the shows live to tape whenever possible. TheHYPO 06:54, 27 June 2007 (UTC)