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Conan is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O’Brien. Co-hosted by Andy Richter, the hour-long show airs Monday through Thursday on cable network, TBS. It premiered in November, 2010 and has won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media.

15 Jun, 2012

CBS local news skit

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Conan visits the set of local Chicago CBS station WBBM where he trains under two news anchors, Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson. They share a few broadcast secrets with O’Brien, and together they come up with a new sign off gesture.

Conan Joins The CBS Local News – CONAN on TBS

13 Jun, 2012

Chicago Blues Songs skit

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On the second night of his week-long Chicago show, O’Brien visits Frances Xavier Warde elementary school and sings impromptu blues songs based on the children’s real-life problems. Performing with him is Basic Cable band’s leader Jimmy Vivino.

Conan Writes Chicago Blues Songs With School Kids – CONAN on TBS

12 Jun, 2012

Stepdancing skit

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O’Brien kicks off his show’s week-long run in Chicago by visiting the Irish-American Heritage Center. He takes a tour of the premises, in which he discovers six bars and an Irish gift shop. He also rehearses with a stepdancing class and performs with them on stage.

Conan Visits Irish American Heritage Center – CONAN on TBS

7 Jun, 2012

Jennifer Love Hewitt interview

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Hewitt guests on Conan to promote her television show The Client List. She also talks about her massage skills and the practice of vajazzling.

Lots of women do it. Lots of women do it, it’s really caught on, it’s sort of like a sexy, fun little thing. It doesn’t always have to be done for a man, it just can be done for yourself to sort of feel special and cute and whatever.

Jennifer Love Hewitt Has A Sparkly Secret In Her Pants – CONAN on TBS

9 May, 2012

Nina Dobrev interview

Interview

Nina Dobrev appears on Conan to talk about her show Vampire Diaries. She also teaches O’Brien how to make a sexy vampire face, and demonstrates a yoga move with his help.

Dobrev on making a vampire face:

You have to be vicious and sort of scary, and scare the audience, but then you’re drinking this fake blood, which is actually really disgusting in real life … so you have to sort of look seductive and sexy and yet at the same time scary and mean.

Nina Dobrev Uses Conan As Her Human Yoga Wall – CONAN on TBS

7 May, 2012

Metta World Peace interview

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Metta World Peace appears on Conan and chats with him about his NBA suspension, his desire to play President Obama and his current mix tape project.

Metta on his defensive strategy for the President:

He goes left, just Manny Pacquiao, they both go left. He has no right hand, so I will force him right. And as he shoots the ball, I would not elbow him, first of all. And then I would just swat his shot into the fourth row.

Metta World Peace On Conan – Hasn't Spoken To James Harden – CONAN on TBS

17 Apr, 2012

Halo 4 voice-over skit

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O’Brien sits down with the Halo 4 design team at 343 Industries and discusses his voice-over work in the game. He is joined by co-host Andy Richter and together, the play a pair of hangar workers tasked to carry crates. They improvise their voice-over by adding humorous lines to their dialogue.

Conan O'Brien's "Halo 4" Voiceover Remote – CONAN on TBS

29 Mar, 2012

Dana Carvey interview

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Carvey appears on Conan and jokes about the making of Wayne’s World 3. Carvey also does a few presidential impersonations and talks about his parenting strategy.

It’s funny when you’re “Captain No” as a parent, your kids come up with plans. And you just have to listen to the plans. And this is what I’m hearing, stuff like, “Uh dad, we’re going to drive to Lake Tahoe tonight, we’re going to leave at one in the morning, and we’re going to drive all night.” I’m going to have to say no.

Dana Carvey Is A Presidential Impersonation Machine – CONAN on TBS

19 Mar, 2012

Ewan McGregor interview

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McGregor guests on Conan to promote his film Salmon Fishing In The Yemen. He also reacts to Louis C.K.’s shout-out in his stand-up special and talks about flying a jet around Scotland with his brother.

I’m just here mainly to tell you that Salmon Fishing In The Yemen is not a documentary film about salmon fishing in the Yemen. However, it is a film about salmon fishing in the Yemen, and once you’ve seen it, you’ll wonder what else it could ever have been called.

Ewan McGregor On "Salmon Fishing In The Yemen" – CONAN on TBS

2 Feb, 2012

Ringo Starr interview

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Ringo Starr appears on Conan to promote his latest album, Ringo 2012. He also talked about how the Beatles got started on pot and his unconventional drumming rhythm, which was influenced by his natural left-handedness.

I was born left-handed. And my grandmother thought that was not a good sign, and so she turned me right-handed. So I write right-handed, anything else I do left-handed—golf, whatever. So I have a right-handed kit, but I lead with my left. It’s weird because I need time to do a fill.

Ringo Starr Reveals The Secret Of His Distinctive Rhythm – CONAN on TBS

17 Jan, 2012

Kate Beckinsale interview

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Beckinsale guests on Conan to promote her film Underworld: Awakening. She also talks about her struggles in fake-driving, her experience co-presenting with Seth Rogen and her family’s dirty humor.

We have a tradition in your family even now, and whenever I visit my mother’s house, I always have to leave a banana and two apples, or whatever fruit she has and just rearrange her fruit bowl. Just so that she thinks of me when I’m gone.

Kate Beckinsale On "Underworld" Suit, Acting For Swedes – Conan on TBS

Gina Carano interview

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Carano guests on Conan to promote her film Haywire. She also talks about the methods that her director Steven Soderbergh uses to put her in character. She shares her dating preferences and the similarities between MMA fighting and sex.

If you think about it, it’s a very real interaction between two human beings, and it’s like an energy. You have a real energy really, and I have an energy, an energy that nobody else is going to share.

Haywire's Channing Tatum on Kissing Gina Carano, MMA Honesty In Action Movies HQ

5 Jan, 2012

Emmy Rossum interview

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Rossum returns to Conan and talks about her TV show Shameless. She also sings an Italian aria to O’Brien for a hotdog, shares her fondness for redheads, and talks about her mother’s reaction to her role.

My mom’s cool with whatever I do on the show, because she’s an artist, she’s a photographer, she knows that it’s part of the job. So, she understands that it’s artistic and you know, it’s written in the script and it’s not “me” doing it.

Emmy Rossum Sings Opera For A Hot Dog – Conan on TBS

22 Dec, 2011

Secret Santa skit

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O’Brien participates in his show’s Secret Santa for the first time and selects talent coordinator Ashley Olivia. Upon discovering her fondness for Jon Hamm, he arranges for the Mad Men actor to surprise her with a signed portrait of himself on the show.

Secret Santa Conan Blows His Staffer's Mind

6 Dec, 2011

Alec Baldwin interview

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Baldwin guests on Conan and talks about news that he is running for mayor of New York and the reactions of some New Yorkers to the rumors. He also talks about his 30 Rock co-star Tracy Morgan and does an uncanny impression of him.

He’s a man-child. He’s a man-boy. He’s very sweet and very sensitive. Like, my image of Tracy is always the first season. And he had this tape he had. And he would lay in his room, he would lay on the couch, he’s really tired, he probably had a late night, and he’s waiting for them to bring him to makeup. It’s like 7 o’clock in the morning, and he’s watching old, Kinescope transfers, ancient media of Jackson Five specials from like, the 70s.

Alec Baldwin's Tracy Morgan Impersonation 12/05/11

4 Nov, 2011

Officiates same-sex wedding

To celebrate his show’s first anniversary, O’Brien officiates a Jewish same-sex wedding on the final night of his week-long run in New York City. The grooms are O’Brien’s long-time costume designer Scott Cronick and his partner David Gorshein, who say their vows underneath a chuppah. Bravo talk show host Andy Cohen walks Cronick down the aisle.

CONAN: The Wedding of Scott Cronick & David Gorshein

1 Nov, 2011

Chinese food delivery skit

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As part of his show’s week-long run in New York City, O’Brien tries his hand at being a Chinese food delivery guy. He goes to a local Chinese take-out place called King Wok and makes two deliveries that never make it to the customers. His adventure includes sipping mate with an Argentine woman, getting shot down by a customer, and having coffee spilled on his leather jacket.

Conan Delivers Chinese Food in NYC

23 Sep, 2011

Foodies list skit

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O’Brien investigates a secret ‘foodies’ email list on his show’s staff by setting up a small spread at the conference room and installing close-circuit cameras in it. He catches some of the members of the list, reprimands them, and proceeds to join his staff in eating the food.

9 Sep, 2011

Polo skit

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O’Brien meets top polo player Nacho Figueras from Veuve Clicquot and undergoes polo training. Figueras rides his own horse, Dante, while the late-night tv show host rides Fat Tina. After several unsuccessful attempts at hitting the ball, O’Brien is able to play the game.

Veuve Clicquot's Nacho Figueras Gives Conan O'Brien a Polo Lesson

4 Aug, 2011

Novak Djokovic interview

Interview

Djokovic talks about his recent Wimbledon championship. He also shares how he’s handling fame in his home country of Serbia, his brief modeling stint and some of the crazy gigs that his agent puts him up to.

It was a commercial that I have done for my racquet brand that’s representing me, and so they called me and they told me it was going to be crazy, something that nobody has ever done before, but I didn’t assume that it was going to be that crazy. So the guy goes, “Well, we have this 1954 plane right here, and you’re going to play some tennis on the wings.”

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