Tonight Show Highlights
It occurred to me today that I started reviewing late night talk shows two weeks after Conan retired from Late Night. So this will be my first Conan review. Well, I’ll sum up my feelings on him quickly: I couldn’t be happier that he is back on the air.
He started the show with a video of him running all the way from New York to Los Angeles. It was classic Conan and it was hilarious:
After thunderous applause from the audience he got down to the monologue. Here were my favorites:
I have to admit, I think I’ve timed this moment perfectly. If you think about it, I’m on a last-place network, I moved to a state that’s bankrupt and tonight’s show is sponsored by General Motors.
Ladies and gentlemen this is a huge night for me. I remember watching Jonny Carson when I was a kid and thinking, “That’s what I want to be when I grow up.” And I’m sure, right now, somewhere in America there’s a little kid watching me thinking, “What is wrong with that man’s hair? Is that even a man? Why is she crying?”
He also showed a lot of clips. The best one isn’t available to embed, but this one was pretty good:
The desk segments were good. In the first one Conan showed the audience how big his new studio was by wheeling on stage the letter “D” from the Hollywood sign. “There’s no one guarding it. You can just take it.” It was then destroyed on its way out a different and much smaller door. In the second segment he drove his 1992 Ford Taurus around LA to prove that his new home hadn’t changed him.
Will Ferrell was the couch guest. I’m a fan of Will, he’s done some good stuff that has made me laugh, but I don’t think I enjoy him as much as the average Joe. However, this interview was really funny, so here it is:
Pearl Jam was the musical guest. How awesome was that? Well, see for yourself:
I’m giving this show a solid A and can’t wait to see and review more.