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.