Tuesday, June 2, 2009
THE RETURN OF CONAN O'BRIEN
Last night, Conan O'Brien debuted as the fifth host of the most legendary late-night talk show in the history of television, and KILLED IT. It was a little sad to not hear his old Late Night announcer Joel Godard's booming voice kick off the broadcast as he did for 17 years at the 12:30 slot, but at the same time it's great to see good old Andy Richter back in the mix as well. I predict a long run for Conan on The Tonight Show. And, if last night's show gave us any indication of things to come, expect nothing but the best from the man who has kept us laughing for nearly two decades now.
Here is Pearl Jam's phenomenal performance of their new song, "Get Some", off their forthcoming album Backspacer, from last night's debut episode, the whole of which you can watch below as well.
Overall, the first ep was a real goodie, with guest and longtime Conan buddy Will Ferrell, who appeared on the final Late Night with Conan O'Brien as well in his George W. Bush get-up and an show opener for the ages, which saw O'Brien run cross-country from New York to Los Angeles after he forgot he had to move to L.A. in order to host The Tonight Show. In addition to being a great bit, soundtracked by one of the greatest rock songs of all time--that being Cheap Trick's "Surrender", of course--it was also one hell of a tribute to this beautiful country of ours.
We'll miss you here in New York, Conan, but we couldn't be happier to see you in the Hollywood spotlight. Johnny Carson would be very proud.
For more information on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, click here.
Or, if you prefer to watch the whole premiere of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, check it out here: