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Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien


Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien will be back together again on the Tonight Show.

It's been a while since I've been up late enough to watch Conan O'Brien's talk show, but there was a time I wouldn't miss it.  Here's something I wrote six years ago.

I have nothing but positive feelings about Conan O'Brien. I knew him first as a writer and producer of some of the funniest Simpsons episodes ever. He wrote Homer Goes to College and Marge vs. the Monorail, two of my personal favourites. As a late night talk show host, he's certainly one of the best. My brother Steve and I made it a point to stay up and watch Conan during his first few seasons. This was a time when it was perfectly reasonable for me to go to bed at 1:30 in the morning. Conan O'Brien is directly responsible for a great deal of the laughter I have expunged throughout the past decade.

The next year, my brother Steve and I watched Conan tape his show at the Elgin Theatre.  You might remember that infamous episode as the one in which Triumph the Comic Insult Dog took a poop on French Canadians.  There was quite the outrage, as I recall.

Conan was never funnier than when he had Andy Richter by his side.  Here's hoping they don't have to water things down for the 11:30 slot.

February 12, 2004 - Conan O'Brien
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