History Creator / ConanOBrien

27th Jul '16 10:12:05 PM Doug86
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'''Conan O'Brien''' (born April 18, 1963) is the former host of ''Series/LateNight With Conan O'Brien'' following DavidLetterman's departure. He then hosted ''TheTonightShow'' after the departure of Jay Leno. The ratings for Leno's new show weren't stellar, but NBC was okay with it until local affiliates cried foul when their local news programmes suffered consequent ratings drops, leading NBC to cancel Leno's new show, and then try to fit Jay, Conan, and Jimmy Fallon into their late night line up when Leno still wanted a job at the end of the day. Conan said it would ruin the institution of ''The Tonight Show'' for the show to go into the next day (an inevitable result of cramming three comedians into less than three hours), and was ultimately let go from his contract (with $45 million mind you...) and Leno took back his old time slot. Regardless of whose side you were on, it's pretty universally accepted that NBC [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed up big]]. Go to AdoredByTheNetwork to see a few more details of this debacle.

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'''Conan O'Brien''' (born April 18, 1963) is the former host of ''Series/LateNight With Conan O'Brien'' following DavidLetterman's Creator/DavidLetterman's departure. He then hosted ''TheTonightShow'' after the departure of Jay Leno. The ratings for Leno's new show weren't stellar, but NBC was okay with it until local affiliates cried foul when their local news programmes suffered consequent ratings drops, leading NBC to cancel Leno's new show, and then try to fit Jay, Conan, and Jimmy Fallon into their late night line up when Leno still wanted a job at the end of the day. Conan said it would ruin the institution of ''The Tonight Show'' for the show to go into the next day (an inevitable result of cramming three comedians into less than three hours), and was ultimately let go from his contract (with $45 million mind you...) and Leno took back his old time slot. Regardless of whose side you were on, it's pretty universally accepted that NBC [[ScrewedByTheNetwork screwed up big]]. Go to AdoredByTheNetwork to see a few more details of this debacle.



** On the NBC Studio Tour, upon arrival of Conan's old studio (also previously DavidLetterman's, currently Dr. Oz's), the studio page will say the former two "disappeared from the network".

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** On the NBC Studio Tour, upon arrival of Conan's old studio (also previously DavidLetterman's, Creator/DavidLetterman's, currently Dr. Oz's), the studio page will say the former two "disappeared from the network".
11th Jul '16 8:27:14 PM Doug86
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* Website/ChuckNorrisFacts: The "''WalkerTexasRanger'' '''''[[BigRedButton Lever"]]''''' skits were an [[TropeMaker inspiration]] for Website/ChuckNorrisFacts thanks to MemeticMutation. Thus placing Conan among the elite of Memedom, alongside such worthies as Angry Hitler, Dramatic Chipmunk, and the Masturbating Bear. The last of which also came from his show.

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* Website/ChuckNorrisFacts: The "''WalkerTexasRanger'' "''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' '''''[[BigRedButton Lever"]]''''' skits were an [[TropeMaker inspiration]] for Website/ChuckNorrisFacts thanks to MemeticMutation. Thus placing Conan among the elite of Memedom, alongside such worthies as Angry Hitler, Dramatic Chipmunk, and the Masturbating Bear. The last of which also came from his show.
11th Jul '16 10:05:55 AM Morgenthaler
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** This act could qualify him as a RedHeadedHero.
15th Jun '16 7:19:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Harvard Lampoon'', editor (post-''BoredOfTheRings'')

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* ''The Harvard Lampoon'', editor (post-''BoredOfTheRings'')(post-''Literature/BoredOfTheRings'')
16th May '16 10:13:50 PM Nylsa
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* FanNickname: "Coco", bestowed upon him by Creator/TomHanks during the second episode of his ''Tonight Show'' tenure.
7th Apr '16 1:00:13 PM Premonition45
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** A very recent TakeThat comes in the form of the new Jimmy Smits vehicle ''Outlaw'', about a Supreme Court justice who resigns to become a private lawyer, produced by '''Conan'''[='s=] production company, Conaco, and airing on...NBC. Which was, subsequently, canned after only four episodes aired. [[WildMassGuessing It's almost as if]] [[TakeThat Conan made them a mediocre show]] [[MagnificentBastard on purpose...]]

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** A very recent Another TakeThat comes in the form of the new Jimmy Smits vehicle ''Outlaw'', about a Supreme Court justice who resigns to become a private lawyer, produced by '''Conan'''[='s=] production company, Conaco, and airing on...NBC. Which was, subsequently, canned after only four episodes aired. [[WildMassGuessing It's almost as if]] [[TakeThat Conan made them a mediocre show]] [[MagnificentBastard on purpose...]]
6th Apr '16 9:05:28 PM Premonition45
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* AffectionateNickname: "Coco", bestowed upon him by Creator/TomHanks during the second episode of his ''Tonight Show'' tenure.


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* FanNickname: "Coco", bestowed upon him by Creator/TomHanks during the second episode of his ''Tonight Show'' tenure.
6th Apr '16 3:02:59 PM Premonition45
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* AffectionateNickname: "Coco", bestowed upon him by Creator/TomHanks during the second episode of his ''Tonight Show'' tenure.
25th Mar '16 7:10:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** Credited as sole writer on three episodes: "Homer Goes to College"[[note]]season five episode where Homer is forced to go to college after failing a competency test at work[[/note]], "Marge vs. the Monorail"[[note]]the famous season four episode where Mr. Burns' $3 million fine for disposing toxic waste in a public park gets spent on a poorly-constructed monorail pitched by a musical conman[[/note]] and "New Kid on the Block"[[note]]season four episode where Bart falls for a new neighbor's teenage daughter and Homer sues a seafood restaurant for not getting his fill at the all-you-can-eat buffet[[/note]]. He also wrote the ''NightGallery''-esque wraparounds for "Treehouse of Horror IV" and contributed to several other scripts

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** Credited as sole writer on three episodes: "Homer Goes to College"[[note]]season five episode where Homer is forced to go to college after failing a competency test at work[[/note]], "Marge vs. the Monorail"[[note]]the famous season four episode where Mr. Burns' $3 million fine for disposing toxic waste in a public park gets spent on a poorly-constructed monorail pitched by a musical conman[[/note]] and "New Kid on the Block"[[note]]season four episode where Bart falls for a new neighbor's teenage daughter and Homer sues a seafood restaurant for not getting his fill at the all-you-can-eat buffet[[/note]]. He also wrote the ''NightGallery''-esque ''Series/NightGallery''-esque wraparounds for "Treehouse of Horror IV" and contributed to several other scripts
13th Mar '16 11:12:17 AM nombretomado
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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Conan has frequently said he got picked on for it as a kid. "Where's your sword, [[ConanTheBarbarian barbarian]]?"

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* EmbarrassingFirstName: Conan has frequently said he got picked on for it as a kid. "Where's your sword, [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian barbarian]]?"
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