Conan O'Brien follows in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Jay Leno, Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. Will he succeed as the show's new Host? With Ed McMahon as his side-kick.
Last Episode01x145 Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell Aired: Jan. 22, 2010
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor Tom Hanks and actor Will Ferrell. This is the Final Episode with Conan, Tom and Will were …
Series Fun Facts
- In January 2010, NBC announced that Jay Leno, host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, from whom 'Conan OBrien took over the role as host, would have his not-so-well-received The Jay Leno Show…
[show]In January 2010, NBC announced that Jay Leno, host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, from whom 'Conan OBrien took over the role as host, would have his not-so-well-received The Jay Leno Show move towards the 11:35 PM time-slot and that The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien would be pushed back to the 12:05 AM time-slot. "The Tonight Show" has never aired that late during its almost 60 years on air. Furthermore, this push-back would have meant that Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, follow-up to O'Brien's own Late Night with Conan O'Brien, would also have been pushed back to a later time-slot, too. When The Jay Leno Show was officially canceled and it became clear that Leno would get his own new show at 11:35 PM, O'Brien released a statement in which he made clear that he didn't like how NBC handled the situation. He also stated that he wouldn't continue hosting The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien if it was pushed back to a later time-slot. Eventually that month, it was officially announced that Leno would get "The Tonight Show" back on March 1st and that O'Brien will receive a severance payment of about $33 million from NBC.
- The name of the curtains on the main stage is Golden Sunburst which was created by the design duo of Hutton Wilkinson and Tony Duquette for Jim Thompson Designs.
- At 46 years old, O'Brien is the oldest person to start hosting "The Tonight Show".