Smart-alecky, ribald and whimsical, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" rose to become a critical darling and dorm favorite after a rocky start in 1993. A distinct brand of humor, Late Night employs the use of various recurring characters, including Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Vomiting Kermit, Eyeballs O'Shaughnessy, and comedy bits...
Last Episode16x89 The White Stripes Aired: Feb. 20, 2009
Tonight Conan welcomes musical guest The White Stripes.
Series Fun Facts
- In the very first show, O'Brien jogged out from behind the curtains to his mark for the opening monologue. As time went on, he would try new things (in one show, he just jumped up and down to…
[show]In the very first show, O'Brien jogged out from behind the curtains to his mark for the opening monologue. As time went on, he would try new things (in one show, he just jumped up and down to his mark). Eventually, he adopted this "shuffle", where he would walk hunched over and have his arms shuffling at his sides. When the show returned to air for the first time after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, he replaced the shuffle with a more subdued walk, which he continued to use as his entrance until the final episode.
- According to O'Brien, NBC executive Warren Littlefield told him that the show would never succeed unless O'Brien fired Andy Richter whom Littlefield referred to as a "fat dildo".
- Tony Bennett appeared once a year as the musical guest and always during Christmastime.