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NBC late-night (specifically, 12:35-1:35 AM) Talk Show and training ground for other networks' 11:35 hosts. Began in 1973 as The Tomorrow Show hosted by Tom Snyder, but replaced in 1982 due to lower ratings and stations dropping it for Reruns with the current format. Originally hosted by David Letterman in the 1980s and early '90s. When Johnny Carson stepped down in 1992, Letterman expected to inherit The Tonight Show. Instead, NBC gave it to Jay Leno, previously a regular guest host, and Letterman jumped ship to CBS, taking the show lock, stock and barrel with him. That is, aside from the title "Late Night", which was owned by NBC. Letterman's new show, The Late Show, was placed opposite Leno's Tonight Show. For reasons no one was quite sure of at the time, NBC filled Letterman's old post with an unknown Saturday Night Live and Simpsons writer named Conan O'Brien.O'Brien was largely not expected to last much longer than a week, and indeed was on the verge of cancellation for years, with the fact that there was nobody to replace him the only saving factor. (The critical consensus, O'Brien included, is that the show was terrible for its first three years.) However, O'Brien grew into the role and ended up hosting for nearly sixteen years. NBC made darn sure not to lose another Late Night host to a rival network and plans were drawn up as early as 2004 for him to take over The Tonight Show. After O'Brien did inherit The Tonight Show in 2009, Late Night went to former SNL cast member Jimmy Fallon (who if he's smart already has alternate names for all his characters and routines memorized or on undated handwritten papers kept strictly in his home).In 2010, The Tonight Show and The Jay Leno Show touched off what the media (and many viewers) termed the 'Late-Night War'; basically, Conan O'Brien made a lateral move to host The Tonight Show, and Leno moved up to an earlier timeslot to helm the Jay Leno Show.After the switch, Leno and O'Brien's ratings began a serious decline; NBC's response was to shorten The Jay Leno Show to thirty minutes and move it from its 10:00 timeslot to 11:35, and move Tonight from 11:35 to a new 12:05 timeslot.The new schedule didn't sit well with O'Brien, who refused to participate in what he called the wholesale destruction of The Tonight Show, which would also bump other programs back by thirty minutes (and possibly remove one from the late-night roster altogether). NBC reportedly gave him the option to accept the timeslot or leave the network; faced with the choice-that-was-not, O'Brien negotiated with NBC for a forty-five million dollar 'walk away' deal, and left NBC entirely, later signing with TBS.Unlike many late night hosts during the conflict, Jimmy Fallon largely resisted jumping into the fray, as he considers both Leno and O'Brien good friends.
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Muppet Cameo: There have been quite a few Sesame Street characters coming to visit.
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Ascended Extra: Quackers. Conan once had a segment that featured a duck, which pooped on the stage. The duck later came back to his poop and started to eat it, before Conan yelled at it to stop. This gave him the idea for "Quackers The S*it Eating Duck" segment.
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Precision F-Strike
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Precision F-Strike: In a segment where Jordan Schlansky and Conan went to a fancy Italian restaurant, Jordan kept bugging Conan about savoring the dessert he was about to eat, and finally after many pretentious sentences, Conan told him, "You've GOT to shut the (bleep) up. You're killing me. You're killing my soul, you're killing my spirit. I like you, you're a nice guy; eat the mush, shut the pie hole."
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Sublime Rhyme: One segment made fun of Jesse Jackson's "cut Obama's nuts off" remark, with the gimmick that Conan has just uncovered even more exclusive footage of Jackson speaking about cutting off Obama's testicles (with a dubbed-in voice, of course). They all rhymed:
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Broken Record
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Broken Record: During one monologue, Conan kept trying to start a joke about US Magazine, but kept getting sidetracked. He eventually lampshaded this by saying "US MAGAZINE!" over and over while walking around the set like a robot.
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The Talk Show with Host Name
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The Talk Show With Host Name
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Tongue Tied: Occurs on occasion. One instance occurred in "Small Talk Moment", which is no surprise since it's very easy to trip up when you're talking really fast.
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That Came Out Wrong
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That Came Out Wrong: In 2005, Roger Ebert was a guest and mentioned that he met Rosario Dawson, saying she was beautiful but also surprisingly smart. Realizing that has negative connotations, he reworded it to simply: "She is smart." Similarly, when Conan interviewed Sylvester Stallone in 2006 to promote the new Rocky film, Conan remarked that it was great seeing Rocky beat the meat again. Conan instantly realized how dirty that line sounded.
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Fee Fi Faux Pas: In a Triumph segment where he visited ComicCon '08, Triumph gave a zinger to a guy:
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Vomit Indiscretion Shot: Vomiting Kermit certainly didn't hide it whenever he appeared. In a skit where Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was interviewed by Dr. Phil, Triumph vomited when he found out that Sally Jesse Raphael was actually a woman.
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Psychic Nosebleed
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Psychic Nosebleed: Parodied in one episode, where a psychic guest loses copious amounts of blood while using telepathy. The psychic's spoon is indeed nudged, although he is now wearing a wet red shirt for it.
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Trash the Set
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Trash the Set: Conan did this on air immediately before leaving the show.
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Talk Show
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Depraved Homosexual: Joel Godard is often portrayed as this in sketches.
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Long Runner: It's been running continuously since 1982. Long Runner Cast Turnover: Late Night has gone through a similar situation but with only three hosts - four if you count its predecessor, Tomorrow with Tom Snyder.
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Once per Episode: At the top of the show, Conan scrunched his legs together and took a jump forward, which prompted a trumpet sting. Conan would then stand up and point to the band leader, who would wrap up the opening theme. Episodes frequently had Conan performing "the string dance" as well.
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Fauxtastic Voyage: In a recurring sketch, Conan interviews a cast member who claims to be reporting from a distant location while actually standing in front of a projected background. When Conan expresses skepticism that the correspondent is actually at the distant location, the correspondent insists he really is there and purports to prove it by walking to another location (represented by another projected background). The sketch typically ends with Conan walking to where the correspondent is standing (a few feet away on the stage) to hit him with a chair.
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Corpsing: Anytime La Bamba has to read off the teleprompter. A particularly bad one occurred in a 9/23/2008 episode:
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Good Angel, Bad Angel
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Good Angel, Bad Angel: The recurring sketch "Moral Dilemma", where Conan would be faced with a small one — e.g. finding a wallet full of cash and deciding whether or not to keep it or return it to its rightful owner. Suddenly, a little devil urging him to do the wrong choice would appearing on one shoulder. On the other shoulder, instead of an angel, it would be something like a bear or an astronaut, giving advice pertaining to that character.
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George Jetson Job Security
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George Jetson Job Security: In one episode, Conan introduced his "Green Your Routine" public service announcement, but the video clip didn't begin playing right away. Conan jokingly shouted, "EVERYBODY'S FIRED!"
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Accidental Innuendo: Invoked: A visual instance occurred in a one-time skit involving Late Night collectibles. Conan introduced toy versions of Vomiting Kermit and the Masturbating Bear. Much like bobble heads, the Masturbating Bear has an arm that shakes when you touch it. Conan shook the Bear's arm to make it look like it was masturbating, and soon after activated the Vomiting Kermit so that it threw up on the Bear. Of course, this simultaneously looked like Vomiting Kermit ejaculated on the Masturbating Bear, something which Conan immediately realized and was embarrassed about.
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No Indoor Voice: The Announcer, Joel Godard. Dear God. "PLUS MAX WEINBERG and the MAX WEINBERG SEVEN!!! Now, here's your host, CO-nan O-BRIIIIIIIIYUUUUUHN!!!!!!!!!" Nearly all the characters in the Clutch Cargo segment, especially Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Clinton.
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Description Porn
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Description Porn: The "Small Talk Moment" sketches, where both Conan and Max describe something in great detail, using overly-long sentences.
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Crosscast Role: The "Real Wives of Late Night" have the cast of the show playing their wives. Lampshaded when the Indianapolis Colts' wives (the players also in drag) come over for a party and Higgins wife offhandedly mentions they look like dudes.
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Innocent Innuendo: In a one-shot skit, Conan had Vomiting Kermit vomit up hot chocolate for two freezing bystanders. Then Conan remarked: "But of course, you can't have hot chocolate... without whipped cream. Here to dispense the whipped cream is the one and only Masturbating Bear!" At that, the Masturbating Bear came on stage and literally dispensed whipped cream from a can. When the audience had a disappointed reaction, Conan asked, "Wait a minute, what did you think was gonna happen?" Immediately, the Masturbating Bear did what he does best.
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Skyward Scream
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Skyward Scream: In one of the entries for "Late Night Create Your Own Commercials Contest", a nerdy guy takes a woman to bed, leaving the sunglasses-wearing jock who was mocking him earlier to shout, "DAMN YOU, CONAN!" while looking upwards.
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Long Runner Cast Turnover: Late Night has gone through a similar situation but with only three hosts - four if you count its predecessor, Tomorrow with Tom Snyder.
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Hypocritical Humor: In one of the Clutch Cargo segments, Conan interviewed Arnold Schwarzenegger on the subject of immigration. Arnold stated:
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Pun: This example, which was so bad that the audience booed him.
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Production Posse: Familiar faces during filmed pieces include staff writers A.D. Miles, Morgan Murphy, and Bashir Salahuddin, as well as Sidekick Steve Higgins, and his niece, SNL actress Abby Elliott.
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Impersonation Paradox: Robert Smigel's impression of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Synchro-Vox segment got more and more exaggerated over time to the point where Arnold shouted every line.
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Audience Participation: One of the few American late night shows that use this. Audience members often participate in quirky games between the monologue and when the guests come out.
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Potty Emergency
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Potty Emergency: When Kanye West was interviewed, he claimed he really had to go to the bathroom.
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Motor Mouth
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Motor Mouth: Occurs during the "Small Talk Moment" sketches.
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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Jimmy Fallon used this in a joke while hosting the 2010 Primetime Emmys:
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Throw It In!
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Unrelated: After a commercial break in one episode, Conan began a comedy bit but an unusual alarm noise went off. Conan had to tell the audience that the alarm wasn't part of a bit. It turns out there was a false alarm condition on another floor of the building. This whole segment was kept in the aired episode.
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The Elevator from Ipanema
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The Elevator from Ipanema: One skit involved two contestants racing turtles representing the New York Giants and New England Patriots to determine who would win the 2008 Super Bowl. At one point, the contestants and turtles entered an elevator and guess what song was playing inside?
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Captain Obvious
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Captain Obvious: Frequently occurred in the Synchro-Vox segments, such as the one where Conan interviewed Donald Trump, who was advertising Trump Steaks. When a still image of the Trump Steaks package appeared on the screen (which featured Trump pointing at the steaks), Trump said, "That's me pointing at them, you see that? Don't look at me, look at the steaks!"
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Added Alliterative Appeal: In one of the Clutch Cargo segments when Arnold Schwarzenegger was running for governor, Conan mentioned that Arnold said previous California politicians were "fiddling, fumbling, and failing". Arnold said he could make alliteration out of any letter. When Conan said the letter "G":
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Something Completely Different
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Something Completely Different: A staple of both the Letterman and O'Brien eras.
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Take That, Audience!
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Take That, Audience!: During 2008, Conan presented a "Late Night Create Your Own Commercial" contest, and showcased some of the entries. After a particularly bad entry:
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Catchphrase
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Catch Phrase: Triumph: "...For me to poop on!" and "I keed, I keed."
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Instant Seduction
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Instant Seduction: One of the entries in the "Late Night Create Your Own Commercial" contest involved a nerdy guy who watched Conan, which highly impressed a woman to the point that the two had sex.
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Sound Effect Bleep: On the episode where the duck Quackers took a dump on the floor and then ate it, Conan remarked, "There's a (bleep) eating duck over here." and immediately apologized: "I don't swear often, but that's what he did!"
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Don't Explain the Joke: In one monologue, Conan delivered a joke: "In California, a female figure skater told police that someone slipped a roofie in her drink. Yeah, female figure skater, yeah. She said she's not sure who did it, but she is sure it wasn't a male figure skater." After few people laughed and Conan commented on the tepid reaction, he said, "Y'see, male figure skaters are gay."
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Taken further with "Wheel of Game Shows", where the joke either involves an Unexpectedly Obscure Answer, or Fallon not mentioning the rules for a game at all (i.e. "Brownie Points", where he only gives out plates of brownies and expects the contestants to know what to do next)
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Shoot the Money
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Shoot the Money: They had used a giant whale costume with functioning blowhole for one sketch. After that, Conan announced that they would feature the costume in as many sketches as possible in order to justify the price of several thousand dollars, and broke the per-scene cost down after each sketch. This was done on at least 8 separate episodes. Inverted on his last couple of weeks on NBC, where he presented a series of one-off sketches supposedly constructed to be as expensive as possible to the network such as "Purchased fossil of a ground sloth from the Smithsonian spraying an original Picasso with beluga caviar." Generally, these sketches featured obvious fakes or donated loaners, although the rights to air the original recording of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by the Rolling Stones as a theme song for a character was apparently a significant expense.
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Public Service Announcement
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Public Service Announcement: Parodied, of course. For example, during 2008, Conan and his band created some mock "Green Your Routine" ads, which NBC was running at the time.
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Screen Shake: In a monologue during the Writer's Strike, Conan wanted to re-enact Cloverfield. What followed was Conan running around the stage while the camera shook violently.
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Jerkass: A-Hole Ronald, who would swat competing restaurant's bags and drinks out of people's hands. He even did it to people actually eating McDonald's.
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Zonk
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Zonk: Some of the contestant games involve these. In "Doll Posin'", the losers get a doll-sized "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" T-Shirt. In the Spit Take game, the losers get moist towelettes.
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Accidental Misnaming
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Accidental Misnaming: A recurring gag in the Triumph segments is for Triumph to say he's reporting for the Conan O'Donnell Show.
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Black Comedy: In a segment where Jordan Schlansky and Conan went to a fancy Italian restaurant, Jordan was trying to tell a story about how it was the night of an important football game and afterwards he was invited down to a cellar. Conan added: "...And you were raped."
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Oh, the Humanity!
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Oh, the Humanity!: Directly parodied with the "Who Cares Hindenburg". After bringing up some useless news stories, usually celebrity gossip, Fallon declares that all those stories are going into the "Who Cares Hindenburg". Then we see Stock Footage of the Hindenburg exploding while an announcer sarcastically mourns the loss of all those stories, ending with "Oh, the humanity! WHO CARES?!"
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I, Noun
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I, Noun: "I, Rowboat", a parody of the then-recently-released I, Robot movie.
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Lame Comeback: A recurring gag when Conan interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Synchro-Vox segment. Example:
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Flag Drop
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Flag Drop: In one segment, Conan remarked how, at the time, Britney Spears had visited New York and was acting drunk. Max Weinberg said he was disgusted, and began a speech directed at Britney about it. The catch was, he wasn't upset with her behavior, but that he didn't get to see her vagina (a reference to Britney getting out of a car without panties). During this faux patriotic speech, a flag dropped behind him in the background.
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The Show Must Go On: The show was taped without an audience while New York City was battening down the hatches for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. (David Letterman did a Sandy show in a similar manner.)
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Triumph gave a particularly biting one to Simon Cowell (he was still on American Idol at the time):
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Collective Groan
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Collective Groan: Happened all the time in "If They Mated" when the audience saw the result of what would happen if two celebrities had a child. Occasionally, the audience would groan in disgust at the before pictures. This would amuse Conan: "I haven't done anything yet!"
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Operator from India
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Operator From India: One sketch had Andy Blitz attempting to fix his computer with the help of an Indian telephone IT technician… And traveling to India with his computer (in Real Life!) to pester her.
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Homemade Sweater from Hell
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Homemade Sweater From Hell: During the twelve days before the show takes its Christmas break, Fallon gives them away to members of their audience.
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"Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Occasionally, Conan will say this when describing a "news of the weird" story. Unrelated: After a commercial break in one episode, Conan began a comedy bit but an unusual alarm noise went off. Conan had to tell the audience that the alarm wasn't part of a bit. It turns out there was a false alarm condition on another floor of the building. This whole segment was kept in the aired episode.
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Stepford Smiler: Joel in sketches.
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New Year Has Come
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New Year Has Come: For the Central Time Zone.
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Author Filibuster
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Author Filibuster: Pierre Bernard and his Recliner of Rage segments, where he would rant on length at whatever was bothering him.
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Non-Indicative Name
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Non-Indicative Name: Technically, it airs in the early morning.
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Patchwork Kids
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Patchwork Kids: The recurring sketch "If They Mated", in which images of a celebrity couple get combined into something horrifying. (Often by the end of a segment, they would subvert this by putting ridiculous theoretical couples together and getting silly non-patchwork results — Conan himself plus Scooby-Doo's Daphne, whom he claimed he had a crush on as a kid, resulted in Spongebob Squarepants.)
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Show Within a Show
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Show Within a Show: "A Couple of Mutts", starring Conan and Triumph. Also "Quackers the Sh*t Eating Duck".
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The Bus Came Back: David Letterman appeared as a guest a few times, complementing Conan on being able to sucessfully put his own spin on the Late Night set and formular.
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Spit Take
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Spit Take: There's a game centered around it on the show.
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You Get What You Pay For
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You Get What You Pay For: Conan occasionally says something to the effect of, "This show is free, what do you want?" if the audience boos one of his jokes.
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Self-Deprecation: "This is the worst show on television."
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Toilet Humour: Naturally occurs with Triumph.
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Widget Series
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Widget Series
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What Are Records?
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What Are Records: In one of the Synchro-Vox segments, Conan interviewed Donald Trump, who was advertising his Trump Steaks, which were being sold exclusively at The Sharper Image. When Conan remarked that this was odd, Trump said that people who shop at supermarkets were fat losers. He further went on to claim that only a couple decades from now, steaks will overtake television in popularity.
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Don't You Dare Pity Me!
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Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Played for laughs whenever a joke of Conan's doesn't do well. If the audience begins to applaud after the initial tepid response, Conan will rebuke them and say, "No pity applause." or "You were right the first time."
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Bait and Switch: A lot During an SAT Analogy sketch
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Dirty Old Man
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Dirty Old Man: Max Weinberg, in character.
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