October 14th, 2010
10:54 AM ET

Conan O'Brien unveils explosive promo

If the explosive promo for the "Conan" show is any indication, host Conan O'Brien's new gig is going to be a real blast.

"Instead of doing yet another promo for my new show coming this November on TBS, I'm going to give you guys what you really want: top-notch entertainment," he says in the opener. "I went out and I bought this 1969 Dodge Dart. I'm going to get in it, [and] I'm going to drive right off that cliff into Devil's Drop Canyon, a 900-foot sheer fall."

The car was loaded with 80 pounds of explosives, doused with 40 gallons of gasoline, packed with "illegal fireworks from the state of New Hampshire," and filled with 600 pounds of unpopped popcorn, O'Brien notes before beating up a stunt double attempting to get behind the wheel. (In case you didn't know, O'Brien does his own stunts.)

A chamber orchestra stands nearby and begins to play a dramatic symphony as O'Brien seemingly drives the Dodge down a road and off a cliff. The car lands with a crash and explodes, sending popcorn, flames, and the flame-haired O'Brien flying.

After extinguishing the fire on his arm, a dazed O'Brien stumbles toward the camera. "That," he says breathlessly, "was expensive."

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  1. Adam

    Anon sounds like your diaper needs changing. Conan is an idiot. Maybe Leno isn't Carson but he at least has respect for good cars. And Leno reruns will probably get more viewers and stay on the air longer than Conan. But hey this is America and everyone is welcome to watch who they want and have and give their opinion so if you want anybody to respect yours you best start respecting others. Have a good day.

    October 17, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. Leno Fan

    Again he proves he's out of his league and not thinking. Jay would have fixed up a classic car not wrecked or made you think he wrecked it. Any car enthusiast that was a Conan fan isn't anymore. Of all the newer junk that everybody would have enjoyed seeing get drove off a cliff this idiot picks one that most people with any brains would love to add to the collection. Well at least he is consistent. I wish him well but i don't think he will ever be the only thing left on tv so at least we will know that when were done driving our classic cars for the day there is Jay or Dave to watch for some entertainment that is worth watching.

    October 16, 2010 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      You're a Leno fan. Enough of a Leno fan to use the name Leno Fan. Your opinion is automatically worthless. Enjoy your aging dinosaur humour and 20-year-old armchair.

      October 17, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
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    October 15, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. khocolatemoose

    I like every late night comedian just fine. They all have their different styles and tones. I particularly liked how Conan asked his viewers not to be cynical about his departure from the Tonight Show. That was an excellent point to make and if this promo is any indication of what his show will entail, I, for one, am excited.

    Feel free to join the conversation about films at http://khocolatemoose.wordpress.com/

    I'd love to hear what you think, and often.


    October 14, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Harald-M.

    You da man! Conan.
    Thats was amazing .. best of luck with the show.


    October 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. j

    Great stuff!
    always soo cool with Conan.
    We love you Conan!!

    October 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Stephen

    Awesome. Can't wait for the King of Late night to take back his crown.

    October 14, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |


      October 14, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      Wow, Cheefsfury .. way to not overreact and sound like a moron. lol

      October 14, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • mmK

      @CHEEFSFURY, dude take it down a couple of notches and switch to decaf...

      October 15, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |

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