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COB - Reflections

So here I am. Waiting for the last episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien to start. A little over two hours to go. I've been feeling nostalgic for the last couple of weeks. This has been one of those shows that I got to grow up with, literally. My first episode was when I was 11 years old, in 6th grade. It was March 2000 and Will Ferrell was the guest, he came out dressed like a "sexy" leprechaun... and I was hooked.

Since then Late Night became a constant for me. During middle school I would only watch on Fridays, cause I was still working with a bed time. In high school I found a way to function on low amounts of sleep and would stay up during the week. And when moving from PA to AZ and starting college I continued to be fascinated by the off the wall comedy. Some of my best memories are from watching Late Night with friends or by myself.

Old-Time Baseball, I remember the summer when this aired. I wasn't going to watch because Michael Moore was on that night. But I put it on for the monologue. Then this insane remote started. My friend KP and I were IMing and watched it "together." I laughed so hard I actually started to cry. After that shouting "You ass!" became a favorite past time.

Digital Photography class senior year was spent drawing Conan themed cartoons. Which I still have some where. And should fame ever befall me and I get to be a guest on the Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, those cartoons are coming with =)

I have watched this show in 13 different states and Canada.

Conan and this show have played a large part of who I am now. In grade school I was the girl with the weird sense of humor. People didn't always find me funny because I would try and dial down my absurdity. Then I watched Late Night and erased that trait as quickly as possible. This show helped me become the sarcastic, slightly awkward, quick, unabashedly geeky woman I am today. For that, I am eternally grateful.

3 months without Conan? My head might cave in...

A few favorite Conan moments of mine:

I can name either the episode or the season from which the WTR clip is from...

Conan Dance compilation:

Not from Late Night but so glorious:


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Feb. 21st, 2009 07:23 am (UTC)
We watched off-and-on at Brian's. I'm going to miss that crazy guy. So so much.

BUT, in unrelated news, we watched Eddie Izzard, as well! Dammit. I forget what it was called. Not Glamorous. The other one, where he comes back onstage at the end and starts talking in French.

I was laying on the floor crying, from laughing so hard.
I know you're proud. =)
Feb. 21st, 2009 07:49 am (UTC)
I am insanely proud. Eddie Izzard is the best at that. My abs start to develop when I watch his stand up. I believe the one where he comes back out and does the performance in French is Dressed to Kill.
Church of England, cake or death?

Watched Conan, got choked up and then there was a moment when his voice kind of cracked and I just started crying. Which means that I only have four other alloted crying's for this year.
Feb. 21st, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
Dresses to Kill! That was it!!! I'm hooked, and will probably have to buy the DVD's... I knew he was hilarious because of YouTube....But that was an AWESOME hour and a half!!

I don't think I caught his voice cracking...But it was definitely a great finale. Sigh.
Feb. 21st, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
I was up til 3.
Typos happen.
Feb. 21st, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
What's going to air in Conan's time slot in those 3 months?? Or is Jimmy taking over right away??
Feb. 21st, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Jimmy takes over March 2nd, as far as I understand it will be Conan reruns until then.
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