In Case You Missed It: Conan’s Opening from Last Night

11/09/2010 9:32 AM |

As expected, this was pretty much perfect, from the gunshots going on for way too long and the dour portrait of Conan’s home life to the Larry King as still-alive guardian angel and the spot-on reveal of Conan’s new salary. Good stuff all around. The monologue, after the jump, was solid as well. “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Hey, it’s the guy from Twitter,” he jokes, with his hair standing a little taller, a little prouder than usual. And then Andy cuts him down: “Wait, you mean you’re Kanye West?” Welcome back, sir.

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  • You know, I’ve always sort of revered Conan, and his tenures on the Simpsons and SNL are hugely formative on a whole age-group’s sense of irony/absurdity, and I still like him. But part of me can’t help but feel like, so, you moved to cable and have the freedom to do anything, presumably, and it’s still going to be current events monologue/comedy bit/guest/comedy bit/guest/musical guest or comedian/fin? I mean, isn’t there a different, interesting format that’s even possible in the world?