December 6th, 2010
11:47 AM ET
Forget the Green Goblin – looks like Spider-Man's biggest enemy is Conan O'Brien.
On his late-night talk show last week, O'Brien offered up a "preview" of the trouble-plagued "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" Broadway musical featuring actors in low-budget costumes belting out songs with cheesy lyrics.
Though the audience found the skit hilarious, the "Conan" parody hit a sour note with the "Turn Off the Dark" team. The New York Post reports that the sensitive Spidey production sent O'Brien a large floral bouquet with a message that read, "We hope you enjoy the flowers. It was cheaper than a cease-and-desist."
December 3rd, 2010
10:53 AM ET
Proving that he is a man of his word, Conan O’Brien kept a promise he made that lots of viewers probably wished he hadn’t: he donned a pair of jeggings.
It all started Wednesday night when O’Brien had fashion expert and “Project Runway” star Tim Gunn on his show. Talk turned to a new fashion craze known as jeggings. That's leggings styled to look like tight jeans for you less fashion forward folks.
Anyhow, Gunn let it be known that jeggings are not just for the ladies, at which point, O’Brien vowed to wear a pair for an entire show. And that he did on Thursday night.
Let’s just say it was a sight to behold. Click here to watch Coco sport the new look.
November 16th, 2010
04:06 PM ET
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's… Conan O'Brien?!
Staffers at NBC Universal in Burbank, California, were likely scratching their heads at the sight of a giant orange blimp hovering over the area yesterday afternoon.
It turns out the citrus-colored aircraft belonged to O'Brien, who used the blimp to promote his new TBS talk show, "Conan" – and perhaps annoy rival Jay Leno. Sources tell Deadline.com the red-haired host's blimp could definitely be seen from the studio where Leno tapes the "Tonight Show."
November 10th, 2010
12:54 PM ET
Now that all the initial hype is over, the lofty expectations have subsided and the Masturbating Bear has made his long overdue return into my life – thus ending my nine-month hunger strike – here’s a little re-cap of the second episode of “Conan.”
When it comes to the opening music, I wasn’t immediately blown away. However, having now had a chance to listen to it again, it actually seems to have much better pacing than the old tune (which, mind you, I thought was great). So, the new theme is definitely growing on me.
But what I really dig is the credits. I love the simplicity; guest names are cleanly revealed over a basic textured background, accompanied by minimalist graphics pertaining to each guest’s particular line of work. Last night it was a movie reel for Tom Hanks and a television set for Jack McBrayer.
November 10th, 2010
08:38 AM ET
So we noticed something while watching the season premiere of "Conan": His set is awfully reminiscent of Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" set, no?
A few of you concurred that we weren't completely seeing things via Twitter. "I thought that set looked familiar," said @mr_chibbs. User JSPartisan said, "Oh it definitely looks like Johnny's 80s set," while @rebecca623 thought "the set looks very 70s."
Take a look at the images above. What do you think?
November 9th, 2010
04:07 PM ET
And now, for the numbers Conan O'Brien, TBS (which is owned by the same company that owns CNN) and everyone else has been waiting for...
The ratings from "Conan's" debut episode.
During last night's bow on TBS, "Conan" pulled in 4.2 million viewers, many of whom are on the younger side of adulthood. The projected median age for last night's audience is 30, with 2.4 million viewers falling in the 18-34 age range.
Meanwhile, O'Brien's old gig, "The Tonight Show," drew 3.5 million viewers, while "The Late Show with David Letterman" attracted 3.4 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
If you're planning on tuning in again tonight, you'll catch O'Brien chatting with Tom Hanks and Jack McBrayer plus a musical performance from Soundgarden.
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