Back in the early 1990s, Late Night with Conan O’Brien featured a series of hilariously melodramatic cold opens. Here’s a great compilation of some of the funniest bits, which parodied over-the-top spy flicks, soap operas, and cop dramas. Check out more classic Conan here.
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Among the many whose lives have been tragically cut short by COVID-19 was Adam Schlesinger, power-pop genius and co-founder of Fountains of Wayne. Conan O’Brien helps us say farewell, while looking towards a more hopeful future with the band’s cover of The Kinks’ Better Things, which they performed shortly after 9/11.
Like most of us, Conan O’Brien and his team are doing their part to prevent the spread of coronavirus and staying at home. With that in mind, his talk show has switched to an even lower-budget approach than usual, using webcams to conduct his interviews. Here’s a clip from his first ever work from home episode.
Team Coco dug up this holiday classic from the 12/23/1993 episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, in which our lovable host let some children sit on his lap and asked them what they wanted for Christmas. Of course, their requests were a little different than the usual video games, dolls, and footballs.
During his recent visit to the West African nation of Ghana, Conan O’Brien visited an artist’s studio where they handcraft unique “fantasy” coffins, which are part of the nation’s way of celebrating its dead. Naturally, he went with something near and dear to his heart.
(PG-13: Language) “Oh… hugging, shaking hands, but no kissing. So just like my current marriage.” Conan O’Brien went to an agency that rents out fake families for lonely people. That’s some dark stuff right there. Thankfully, Conan managed to make it awkward instead.
(PG-13: Language) Conan O’Brien bought his assistant Sona a, uhm, new car. But not before trashing her old one. Watch them scout for new cars online and learn about Coco’s definition of a man’s man, a Bugatti’s fuel and of course what car Conan bought for her.
Conan O’Brien and Kumail Nanjiani head to Middle Earth, where they spend their time complaining about the lack of OSHA-compliant railings, visit the world’s best P.F. Chang’s, and encounter “Dûgz the Agonizer,” who sounds suspiciously like Dinesh from Silicon Valley.
Conan O’Brien apes Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Carpool Karaoke, but without the lattes or the singing. He takes a casual drive through London’s traffic and rain with megastar Tom Cruise, though Conan doesn’t seem to get the whole interview part of the concept.
From Conan’s cutting room floor comes another hilarious bit with his associate producer Jordan Schlansky, as he goes off on an seemingly endless rant about why Star Wars is so much better than Star Trek – and nobody stops him. Somebody get this guy a lozenge.
To follow up on his awesome superhero suit from last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Conan O’Brien teamed up with West Coast Customs to create a very special vehicle for his alter ego to fight crime in. We suppose it’s only fitting the car had to be pushed onto the stage.
Action movie stars like Gal Gadot spend months training and building their fitness to perform in fight scenes. But Conan O’Brien figures he can do it much quicker with the help of Gal’s personal trainer. One thing’s for sure – Conan can deflect CGI bullets like a boss.
“I think the reason I’ve been able to burn so many calories is I grew this big beard. And it’s very hungry.” WWE wrestler Paul Wright II aka “The Big Show” dropped by Conan to talk about losing 90lb, what The Rock’s success means to his colleagues and more.
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