Trivia / Conan

  • Fan Nickname: "Coco," bestowed by Tom Hanks on the second night of Conan's Tonight Show, popularized by Bradley Cooper, and quickly adopted by the fans. Conan has reluctantly embraced it since, and Team Coco is now the name of the show's website and all of their various official social media accounts.
  • McLeaned: There have been no WikiBear sketches ever since Brian Stack (the actor who voiced him) left the show.
  • Milestone Celebration:
    • The 11/8/11 episode was Conan's one-year anniversary. May not seem like a big deal, but keep in mind, Conan's last gig didn't even make it that far. They celebrated it a little later with a prime-time "Best Of" Clip Show.
    • September 23, 2013 marked Conan's 20th anniversary of being on TV. They commented on it at the time, but the real celebration came Oct 28-31 with a week of 20 Years of Conan specials: clips from all of his shows.
  • No Budget: Conan often complains that because they are on cable, they "don't have a lot of scratch." Particularly as the premise for "Basic Cable Name That Tune."
  • Production Posse: Many, many notable crew members (such as executive producer Jeff Ross, head writer Mike Sweeney, plus the writing staff, associate producer Jordan Schlansky, graphic designer Pierre Bernard, senior digital producer Aaron Belyaert, etc.) have worked with Conan since the Late Night days.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: During one sketch, Conan alluded to the fact that they can't do "In the Year 2000/3000" anymore, due to the NBC debacle and the rights issues involved.