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Late Night with Conan O’Brien: 9/13/1993: John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, Tony Randall

January 11, 2019

Join Scott, Kevin, Sarah, and Hamish as they take a look back to the very first episode of one of television’s greatest talk shows: Late Night with Conan O’Brien! Listen as they take a very deep dive into an episode that would end up being the beginning of a magnificent 16 year run, spanning more than 2,700 episodes. They’ll detail the history of the show, from David Letterman’s departure from NBC, the hiring of a relatively unknown Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, Conan’s chance meeting with drummer Max Weinberg, and the early criticism the show faced. They’ll also discuss Conan’s history on television, from his early days writing for SNL and the Simpsons, to his time as host of the Tonight Show, to his current show on TBS and new podcast. They’ll break down each of Conan’s first segments, including his very first monologue, comedy bits, and interviews with his first three guests: John Goodman, Drew Barrymore, and Tony Randall, and much, much more! They’ll also talk about the origins of the show band The Max Weinberg 7, and all of its changes over the years. From the origins of the Great Gazoo, leg wrestling with George Wendt, and Bob Costas throwing apples, this episode has it all! So join us on the couch as we take a look back...

That’s right. All the way BEFORE the year two thousand...the year two thou-saaaaaaaand! 


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