Jun 2, 2009

The War on Late Night

VIDEO: Conan's Run Across America

Conan O'Brien opened his first "Late Night" in 1993 with a very funny bit in which he strolled around Manhattan while the entire city reminded him he was no David Letterman.

Last week, I was fortunate enough to get a tour of O'Brien's "Tonight Show" set and offices. When I was in his office, I noticed that on the bulletin board where future guests and sketches are tracked, an index card stated simply, "Conan Runs Across America."

I had a feeling O'Brien was planning a subtle call back to his last First Night, and sure enough, he didn't disappoint.  The video is below.

Meanwhile, "The Tonight Show" is in very good hands, indeed.

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