Tag: Conan

  • Michael Palin On Conan
    Michael Palin On Conan

    This is from the 11th September of 1997 broadcast.

  • Conan’s First NBC Promos
    Conan’s First NBC Promos

    Here’s an interesting collection of curios from the always brilliant Don Giller channel on YouTube. It’s some promos that NBC aired on the run up to Conan taking over Late Night. Sorry about the Amish one at the start. I find it fascinating that they embraced his lack of experience. Was that to manage expectations?…

  • Ruddy Hell, It’s Conan And Paul
    Ruddy Hell, It’s Conan And Paul

    As Conan slowly bows out of the late night talk show space, it also brings an end to one of the longest running returning jokes on television. I totally forgot that Paul Rudd was in Friends. And this is the origin of the joke. Here’s a bit of a supercut of many of the times…

  • Phil Hartman’s Hiyo
    Phil Hartman’s Hiyo

    Here’s a really fun interview with Phil Hartman, from a 1996 episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. His Ed McMahon impression includes the catchphrase ‘Hiyo’, which is clearly the inspiration for Hank Kingsley’s ‘hey now’ from The Larry Sanders Show. In fact, in this moment between he and Larry, I love that when he…

  • Die ‘David Letterman’ Show
    Die ‘David Letterman’ Show

    Something smells awfully familiar in Cologne these days. It’s The Harald Schmidt Show, starring the German city’s most famous celebrity since Thomas Aquinas, Harald Schmidt. Then again, you could just call him ”David Letterman on the Rhine.” Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly, 26th January 1996 I mean, that must be overstating it right? A talk show is…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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