If you watched Conan last night — or this morning on DVR like me — you saw his interview with astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who recently retired after his return from a six-month stint on the International Space Station.
While he was there, he conducted experiments on the impact of low gravity on human biology.
But that didn’t score him a guest shot on Conan.
No, Hadfield used Twitter and Facebook to chronicle life on the space station in video and pictures. In fact, his cover of David Bowie has received over 18 million hits on Youtube.
Let’s add a few more.
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See Conan bowl.
See Conan dance?
Conan is kicking one of his writers, right after that same writer hit a strike that helped Team CoCo ultimately beat Chris Hardwick’s Team Nerdist in a bowling challenge.
Apparently Conan hit his writers that night when he was happy, and when he was sad. And when Hardwick commented on the behavior (when he was a guest on Conan this week), O’Brien admitted that he does it all the time. And that the writer “could leave whenever he wanted.”
I’ve had co-workers in the past who hit for ’emphasis.’ I can only imagine what it must be like, dealing with a egomaniac boss who thinks he can pop you whenever he wants. And does.
There is nothing funny about that.
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Many of my childhood beliefs have been shaken, but there’s one that holds firm:
If you suffer a bruise, you show the bruise.
On this Conan and I agree.
O’Brien fell off a water buffalo — of all things — while rehearsing a bit for a visit from animal expert David Mizejewski Tuesday night. Conan hit the stage floor hard…and the bit didn’t make the live show.
But the bruise on his thigh sure did.
Wednesday night Conan dropped trou and displayed the enormous purple souvenir of his not-so-smart ride for all to see. The studio audience. The band. Andy Richter. And oh yeah…
All the folks at home watching on TV.
At first glance you might think, “Geez, Conan — will you stop at nothing to get a laugh?” But I understand that, in this case, it goes beyond comedy —
He suffered the bruise. He shows the bruise.
It’s as simple and as complicated as that.
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Last night on Conan, the house band had a new sound.
A really big sound.
Conan has added, on a trial basis, a timpani drum. He used it to introduce both himself and his guests.
It was seriously cool.
Don’t remember what a timpani drum sounds like? Take a listen.
Isn’t that awesome? Wouldn’t everything — and everybody — sound more important and more exciting if they were introduced with a timpani drum?
Yes. Yes, they would.
Which got me thinking — my blog posts should be even better if they were preceded by the sound of a timpani drum…right?
I’ll get to work on that.
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What’s Saturday morning without cartoons?
Okay, okay — not a cartoon per se. It’s Jon Cryer, the saner star of Two and A Half Men.…as a troll.
Yep. Charlie Sheen made the surprising revelation about his former co-star during one of his recent rants, and Jon confirmed the rumor Thursday night during an unannounced appearance on Conan.
It was an emotional and moving confession in which Jon outed other celebrity trolls, including Paul Giamatti, Helen Mirren and Conan sidekick Andy Richter.
You know, I’ve kinda avoided the whole Charlie Sheen craziness. But this latest incident really helped clear something up for everyone:
Jon Cryer is the funny one.
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TBS sports the slogan “very funny.”
But I’m afraid, after they finish promoting the premiere of Conan’s O’Brien’s new show on November 8th, it might be “very Chapter 11.”
I’ve never really worried about a network before…but I worry about TBS. They seem like such a small group of underdogs. When they initially adopted the “very funny” slogan, it was more aspirational than point of fact.
And now, with “Conan” on their lineup, battling it out with David and Jay (albeit with a half-hour head start), they’re spending the big bucks to make sure this late night venture is a success.
Or, at the very least, lasts more than six months.
Conan’s got a blimp — have you seen it? It’s big and orange and inflated like his head. Since I follow Team CoCo on Facebook, I get what seems like hourly tweets updating me on the blimp’s location…and the sucker’s all over the place.
Conan’s doing lots of promos on TV, of course, and I even saw an ad at the movie theater where he washes his desk a la wet t-shirt contest. It’s all creative and funny and original and makes me look forward to the show even more.
I just hope there are millions of other people just like me. For Conan’s sake.
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