History Series / Conan

21st Apr '17 1:18:52 PM MarkLungo
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* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: In one of the sketches where Trump repeatedly called Obama, an exasperated Obama said "Jesus..." and Trump relied, "Yes?"
* {{Anticlimax}}: When Jordan Schlansky unveiled his replica of the 1977 Darth Vader helmet, he refused to let Conan touch it or even take it out of the box, for fear of damaging it or smudging it. All the two could do is stare at it while wearing gloves and surgical masks.

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* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: In one of the sketches where Trump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump repeatedly called Obama, UsefulNotes/BarackObama, an exasperated Obama said "Jesus..." and Trump relied, "Yes?"
* {{Anticlimax}}: When Jordan Schlansky unveiled his replica of the 1977 [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader Vader]] helmet, he refused to let Conan touch it or even take it out of the box, for fear of damaging it or smudging it. All the two could do is stare at it while wearing gloves and surgical masks.
21st Apr '17 1:17:27 PM speedyboris
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** One of the "Donald Trump calls Barack Obama" calls features this:
--> '''Obama''': You can't control your impulses.\\
'''Trump''': I'll kill you for saying that!\\
'''Obama''': You probably can't even control your bowels.\\
'''Trump''': Jared! Get the big scooper!
13th Apr '17 5:48:36 AM speedyboris
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** On the 4/18/17 episode was a sketch parodying a true story about a group of reality show contestants who weren't told the show was cancelled and lived in the wilderness for longer than they had to. Conan had a similar show concept, about two guys who share a desk. He forgot that he made the show and by now, only one of the two guys was alive.
--> '''Conan''': Jeff, that's terrible! We completely ruined that poor guy's life!\\
'''Jeff Ross''': [[SoundEffectBleep Fuck]] 'em.
12th Apr '17 6:16:05 PM GastonRabbit
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He had a [[Series/LateNight show]]. Then he had [[Series/TheTonightShow a different show]]. [[http://twitter.com/ConanoBrien Then he got a Twitter account]].

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He had a [[Series/LateNight show]]. Then he had [[Series/TheTonightShow a different show]]. [[http://twitter.[[https://twitter.com/ConanoBrien Then he got a Twitter account]].



After his run on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Tonight_Show_conflict the fallout of Jay Leno's reappointment to the series]], Creator/ConanOBrien went on a 30-city comedy/musical tour with his band and some of the show staff. During the lead-up to the Tour, speculation picked up as to which TV network would pick him up, if any (beliefs he would do incredibly well on the Internet still linger). On April 12, 2010, just hours before the start of his tour, he announced a deal with Creator/{{TBS}} for a new show. On September 1, 2010 he announced via Twitter and the Team Coco Website/{{Youtube}} page that the show would be, creatively, titled ''Conan''. He's now on TBS at 11:00 P.M. EDT. The show has been renewed until November of 2018.

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After his run on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' and [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Tonight_Show_conflict the fallout of Jay Leno's reappointment to the series]], Creator/ConanOBrien went on a 30-city comedy/musical tour with his band and some of the show staff. During the lead-up to the Tour, speculation picked up as to which TV network would pick him up, if any (beliefs he would do incredibly well on the Internet still linger). On April 12, 2010, just hours before the start of his tour, he announced a deal with Creator/{{TBS}} for a new show. On September 1, 2010 he announced via Twitter and the Team Coco Website/{{Youtube}} Website/YouTube page that the show would be, creatively, titled ''Conan''. He's now on TBS at 11:00 P.M. EDT. The show has been renewed until November of 2018.



* AccidentalInnuendo: Invoked in a segment where Conan and a professional cleaned Jordan Schlanksy's messy office.
--> '''Conan''': Do you think you wanna be dirty?\\
'''Jordan''': Not in the way you're referring to.\\
'''Conan''': What do you think I meant?\\
'''Jordan''': ...My office.
** In one "Buzzfeed's Running Out of Lists", Conan was standing when the segment started, and the Buzzfeed arrow graphic was positioned in front of Conan's crotch area. Pointed out by Andy.



* AmbiguousDisorder: Jordan Schlansky, Conan's frequent butt monkey, doesn't make eye contact and speaks in monotone while going into extreme detail about pedantic topics whenever he's featured in a sketch. The internet abounds in speculation as to whether or not Schlansky really has a disorder or if he's playing up a character for the cameras.



* AscendedMeme: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgk9jCEQBag Conyan]] shown on one of the show's bumpers.

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* AscendedMeme: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgk9jCEQBag Conyan]] shown on one of the show's bumpers.



* TheBandMinusTheFace: With no Max Weinberg playing drums, The Max Weinberg 7 became Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band.
** EnsembleDarkHorse: [=LaBamba=] is still hanging around, though.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: With no Max Weinberg playing drums, The Max Weinberg 7 became Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band.
** EnsembleDarkHorse:
Band. [=LaBamba=] is still hanging around, though.



* BitingTheHandHumor: Among other digs at TBS, Will Forte occasionally pops by in character as TBS founder Ted Turner, who comes in to the studio riding a stuffed buffalo and proceeds to insult Conan, his audience and the current state of the network. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Then, Conan got a bigger buffalo and chased Ted out of the studio.]]

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* BitingTheHandHumor: Among other digs at TBS, Will Forte occasionally pops by in character as TBS founder Ted Turner, who comes in to the studio riding a stuffed buffalo and proceeds to insult Conan, his audience and the current state of the network. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Then, Conan got a bigger buffalo and chased Ted out of the studio.]]



** Conan will also often make jokes at the expense of various corporate products...whose companies turn out to be sponsoring the show.
*** And not just products; he will occasionally make fun of a celebrity only to discover they'll be on the show in a week or two, like when he made fun of Dr. Phil (see TakeThat example below).

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** Conan will also often make jokes at the expense of various corporate products... whose companies turn out to be sponsoring the show.
*** And not just products; he
show. He will also occasionally make fun of a celebrity only to discover they'll be on the show in a week or two, like when he made fun of Dr. Phil (see TakeThat example below).



* ChestBurster: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxXIcWzc-VQ In an unused skit]], the 2014 Olympics torch returns from space seemingly normal... until an alien pops out of his chest.

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* ChestBurster: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxXIcWzc-VQ In an unused skit]], the 2014 Olympics torch returns from space seemingly normal... until an alien pops out of his chest.



* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: After a few complaints from employees, Conan [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwX5-XWsWm4 investigated]] Pierre Bernard's figurine collection (which consists of women in skimpy outfits). Later, Pierre revealed he also collects plastic female busts, and went with Conan to pick one up at a guy's house. When the two were sampling the bust, Pierre mentioned that once he buys it, it's going into storage. Conan was flabbergasted that he didn't even have room for what he was about to buy.

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* TheCollectorOfTheStrange: After a few complaints from employees, Conan [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwX5-XWsWm4 investigated]] Pierre Bernard's figurine collection (which consists of women in skimpy outfits). Later, Pierre revealed he also collects plastic female busts, and went with Conan to pick one up at a guy's house. When the two were sampling the bust, Pierre mentioned that once he buys it, it's going into storage. Conan was flabbergasted that he didn't even have room for what he was about to buy.



* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Comedian Hidden Badass]]: Steven Ho can get Conan to do some pretty impressive stunts during his segments.

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* [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass Crouching Comedian Hidden Badass]]: CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Steven Ho can get Conan to do some pretty impressive stunts during his segments.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwX5-XWsWm4 Conan investigates Pierre Bernard's creepy doll collection.]]

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwX5-XWsWm4 Conan investigates Pierre Bernard's creepy doll collection.]]



** When Conan did a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYgveD5B-V0 performance review]] in the office, he pretended that everyone was hanging on by a thread.

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** When Conan did a [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYgveD5B-V0 performance review]] in the office, he pretended that everyone was hanging on by a thread.



* [[ImportantHaircut Important Shave]]: On the Apr 18, 2011 episode (which was also Conan's birthday) Will Ferrell sent in a "Fan Corrections" video claiming that the "rusty pubes" on Conan's face were a mistake and threatening to shave them off when he was a guest on the show on May 2. This was followed-up with further threatening videos from Will, and a photoshop contest for the fans to portray what was dubbed "Beardpocalypse". And, as promised, Will's guest appearance on May 2nd was entirely centred around shaving Conan (badly, the job was finished for real by a professional during the commercial break). Conan said afterwards that it felt like he had come full-circle, as the last time Will had been his guest was on his last Tonight Show, right before he started growing the beard.

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* [[ImportantHaircut Important Shave]]: ImportantHaircut: On the Apr 18, 2011 episode (which was also Conan's birthday) Will Ferrell sent in a "Fan Corrections" video claiming that the "rusty pubes" on Conan's face were a mistake and threatening to shave them off when he was a guest on the show on May 2. This was followed-up with further threatening videos from Will, and a photoshop contest for the fans to portray what was dubbed "Beardpocalypse". And, as promised, Will's guest appearance on May 2nd was entirely centred around shaving Conan (badly, the job was finished for real by a professional during the commercial break). Conan said afterwards that it felt like he had come full-circle, as the last time Will had been his guest was on his last Tonight Show, right before he started growing the beard.



* InnocentInnuendo: Invoked to the nth degree in separate flashbacks wherein Conan and Andy overheard each other doing... [[http://teamcoco.com/video/conan-andy-sexual-harassment Things.]]

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* InnocentInnuendo: InnocentInnuendo:
** From a segment where Conan and a professional cleaned Jordan Schlanksy's messy office.
--> '''Conan''': Do you think you wanna be dirty?\\
'''Jordan''': Not in the way you're referring to.\\
'''Conan''': What do you think I meant?\\
'''Jordan''': ...My office.
** In one "Buzzfeed's Running Out of Lists", Conan was standing when the segment started, and the Buzzfeed arrow graphic was positioned in front of Conan's crotch area. Pointed out by Andy.
**
Invoked to the nth degree in separate flashbacks wherein Conan and Andy overheard each other doing... [[http://teamcoco.com/video/conan-andy-sexual-harassment Things.]]



** Cue Andy barging in, demanding to [[HoYay join the fun]]. Everyone then screams in horror.

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** Cue Andy barging in, demanding to [[HoYay join the fun]].fun. Everyone then screams in horror.



** And of course, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has made his [[IncrediblyLamePun triumphant]] return to Conan's side.

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** And of course, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog has made his [[IncrediblyLamePun triumphant]] triumphant return to Conan's side.



** Even during skits, Conan and Andy just slap an article of clothing or two on top of their suits. Which has led to Conan doing his so-called low-budget vlogs while still clad in his suit, and apparently [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1BBVPsBNaE grilling in his backyard while wearing an apron... Over his suit.]]

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** Even during skits, Conan and Andy just slap an article of clothing or two on top of their suits. Which has led to Conan doing his so-called low-budget vlogs while still clad in his suit, and apparently [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1BBVPsBNaE grilling in his backyard while wearing an apron... Over his suit.]]



* MrFanservice: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHY1VgRpAPQ This]] promo. Even inspired a few claims of EvenTheGuysWantHim.

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* MrFanservice: [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHY1VgRpAPQ This]] promo. Even inspired a few claims of EvenTheGuysWantHim.



** On one episode, there was a guy in the audience who was one head taller than Conan. Conan noticed this and brought him over to meet him. It is incredibly strange to see Conan have to look up at anyone.
*** The same thing happened when Shaquille O'Neal and Stephen Merchant were on the show. Conan looked ''tiny'' next to them.

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** On one episode, there was a guy in the audience who was one head taller than Conan. Conan noticed this and brought him over to meet him. It is incredibly strange to see Conan have to look up at anyone.
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anyone. The same thing happened when Shaquille O'Neal and Stephen Merchant were on the show. Conan looked ''tiny'' next to them.



* OnTheNext: Parodied [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1WNUBbLCVY hilariously.]]

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* OnTheNext: Parodied [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1WNUBbLCVY hilariously.]]



* {{Retcon}}: The Fan Corrections segments, in which Conan responds to allegations of research failure with [[ImplausibleDeniability implausible]] [[DontExplainTheJoke (and bogus)]] [[ShownTheirWork "proof"]].

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* {{Retcon}}: The Fan Corrections segments, in which Conan responds to allegations of research failure with [[ImplausibleDeniability implausible]] [[DontExplainTheJoke implausible (and bogus)]] [[ShownTheirWork "proof"]].



** A recurring segment began in March 2011, where "''Series/EntertainmentTonight''-exclusive" clips from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' were introduced, except Conan showed clips from the 1979 made-for-TV ''Captain America'' movie instead, which are lower quality. At the conclusion of every clip, a clip of Mark Steines, the ''Entertainment Tonight'' co-host would have him say "Oh it looks gooood!" Starting with the 6/29/11 episode, Conan began imitating that sound byte: "Looks goooood!". When the sketch gained popularity, Steines ended up appearing on the show in support.
*** When ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' was released, the sketch then used ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' for its jokes instead.

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** A recurring segment began in March 2011, where "''Series/EntertainmentTonight''-exclusive" clips from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' were introduced, except Conan showed clips from the 1979 made-for-TV ''Captain America'' movie instead, which are lower quality. At the conclusion of every clip, a clip of Mark Steines, the ''Entertainment Tonight'' co-host would have him say "Oh it looks gooood!" Starting with the 6/29/11 episode, Conan began imitating that sound byte: "Looks goooood!". When the sketch gained popularity, Steines ended up appearing on the show in support.
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support. When ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' was released, the sketch then used ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' for its jokes instead.



** If Barack Obama comes up during "Celebrity Survey", he will say "I killed Osama Bin Laden".
*** Similarly, if Larry King is featured, there will be a joke about him being OlderThanDirt.

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** If Barack Obama comes up during "Celebrity Survey", he will say "I killed Osama Bin Laden".
***
Laden". Similarly, if Larry King is featured, there will be a joke about him being OlderThanDirt.



* ShoutOut: Each episode title is shown and announced in the style of nearly every show Quinn Martin ever made, right down to the copyright notice below the title.
** An occasional segment features images of amusing recent events appearing on the screen and Andy remarking, "'Member this? 'Member this? 'Member this?" (etc.) Conan would observe that Andy's not actually commenting on the news stories but just asking if the audience remembers them. To which Conan tries the same thing and fails miserably, as Conan's photos are of downer news stories.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
Each episode title is shown and announced in the style of nearly every show Quinn Martin ever made, right down to the copyright notice below the title.
** An occasional segment features images of amusing recent events appearing on the screen and Andy remarking, "'Member this? 'Member this? 'Member this?" (etc.) ). Conan would observe that Andy's not actually commenting on the news stories but just asking if the audience remembers them. To which Conan tries the same thing and fails miserably, as Conan's photos are of downer news stories.



** The episode where the creator and cast of ''Series/BreakingBad'' were guests on the show became entirely dedicated to the theme, from a cold opening of Conan digging up a barrel in the desert to the title cards matching the show's opening sequence. The musical guest was also played a song prevalent in the series.
*** This was also the case for the episode featuring the cast of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and the episode featuring the cast of ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''; each had a special ColdOpen.

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** The episode where the creator and cast of ''Series/BreakingBad'' were guests on the show became entirely dedicated to the theme, from a cold opening of Conan digging up a barrel in the desert to the title cards matching the show's opening sequence. The musical guest was also played a song prevalent in the series.
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series. This was also the case for the episode featuring the cast of ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' and the episode featuring the cast of ''Series/SonsOfAnarchy''; each had a special ColdOpen.



* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: The April 5, 2011 episode suffered this when the west coast feed of TBS aired 5 minutes of dead air, followed by about 20 minutes of commercials ({{Lampshaded}} the next day by Conan, who said they made a fortune), followed by the show airing completely out of order. A sketch on the following episode explained the "[[DeepSouth reason]]" for the mix-up.

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* WeAreExperiencingTechnicalDifficulties: The April 5, 2011 episode suffered this when the west coast feed of TBS aired 5 minutes of dead air, followed by about 20 minutes of commercials ({{Lampshaded}} ({{Lampshade|Hanging}}d the next day by Conan, who said they made a fortune), followed by the show airing completely out of order. A sketch on the following episode explained the "[[DeepSouth reason]]" for the mix-up.



** The light in the moon went out for part of an episode. It went out again during the 1/23/13 and 1/24/13 episodes; in an amusing bit of miscommunication, Jeff Ross approached him to say there was something wrong with the moon. At first, Conan was confused because he thought Ross meant the ''actual'' moon, not the one on the set.
*** In another episode, the wires holding the moon broke and it ''crashed''.
** On September 13, 2012, reportedly some burnt popcorn at the nurses' station set off the fire alarm during the taping. Notably, this was both 19th anniversary of Conan being a talk-show host, and the first time that segment's guest, James Van Der Beek, had been on one of Conan's shows in 14 years.
*** Also, this is the second time Conan has had a fire alarm go off on air, the first being at ''Series/LateNight''.

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** The light in the moon went out for part of an episode. It went out again during the 1/23/13 and 1/24/13 episodes; in an amusing bit of miscommunication, Jeff Ross approached him to say there was something wrong with the moon. At first, Conan was confused because he thought Ross meant the ''actual'' moon, not the one on the set.
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set. In another episode, the wires holding the moon broke and it ''crashed''.
** On September 13, 2012, reportedly some burnt popcorn at the nurses' station set off the fire alarm during the taping. Notably, this was both 19th anniversary of Conan being a talk-show host, and the first time that segment's guest, James Van Der Beek, had been on one of Conan's shows in 14 years.
*** Also, this
years. This is also the second time Conan has had a fire alarm go off on air, the first being at ''Series/LateNight''.



* [[{{WhatExactlyIsHisJob}} What, Exactly, Is His Job?]]: Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky. Nobody, not even Jordan himself, can clearly identify what he does for the show on a daily basis.

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* [[{{WhatExactlyIsHisJob}} What, Exactly, Is His Job?]]: WhatExactlyIsHisJobWhat: Associate Producer Jordan Schlansky. Nobody, not even Jordan himself, can clearly identify what he does for the show on a daily basis.
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* NamesTheSame: Conan was [[InUniverse NOT happy]] that an upcoming Pixar movie is named ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', claiming that's been his nickname since 2009 and that Disney/Pixar should've gotten permission first.

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* NamesTheSame: Invoked: Conan was [[InUniverse NOT happy]] that an upcoming Pixar movie is named ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', claiming that's been his nickname since 2009 and that Disney/Pixar should've gotten permission first.
11th Apr '17 8:03:51 AM speedyboris
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* NamesTheSame: Conan was [[InUniverse NOT happy]] that an upcoming Pixar movie is named ''WesternAnimation/{{Coco}}'', claiming that's been his nickname since 2009 and that Disney/Pixar should've gotten permission first.
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* EnemyEatsYourLunch: When Conan forced Jordan Schlansky to clean his messy office, he noticed that Jordan had made a sandwich, and took a bite.
--> '''Conan''': Does it bother you that I came in here with a camera crew, you were all ready to eat this delicious sandwich that you put a lot of work into? And now... it's going into my fat face.\\
'''Jordan''': Uh, it should bother you more than me.\\
'''Conan''': And yet it doesn't.
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** During a skit in one episode, Conan and Andy lip synched to an imitation MorganFreeman voiceover. Conan had planned to carry the voice over to announcing the guests as well, but just as he was about to announce the first guest's name, the machine that was providing the Morgan Freeman voice crashed and nothing was heard when Conan opened his mouth.

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** During a skit in one episode, Conan and Andy lip synched to an imitation MorganFreeman Creator/MorganFreeman voiceover. Conan had planned to carry the voice over to announcing the guests as well, but just as he was about to announce the first guest's name, the machine that was providing the Morgan Freeman voice crashed and nothing was heard when Conan opened his mouth.
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** Whenever a famous celebrity dies, Conan has to awkwardly transition from a tribute to a comedy sketch. Wisely, [[LampshadeHanging he always calls attention to this whiplash.]]
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* ImpersonationParadox: Creator/DanaCarvey noted that his UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush impression got so exaggerated that eventually he sounded like Paul Lynde.
--> '''Carvey''': "I'm the secret SQUAAAAAAARE!"
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