When the final Late Night airs tonight, it could mark the end of the bizarro comedy that has defined Conan O’Brien’s career. From Triumph the Comic Insult Dog to the Masturbating Bear, the Daily Beast presents his greatest skits— for you to poop on!
An Announcer Who Frightens You
A lot of talk shows have announcers, but only Late Night had Joel Godard, the pervy septuagenarian with the creepiest smile on TV.
The Greatest Interviewer in Canine History
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is arguably Conan's most successful creation. The foul-mouthed canine pioneered a brilliant Dog-Bites-Man-on-the-Street style of reporting.
A Bear That...You Know
Conan officially retired the Masturbating Bear when he left Late Night because, he said, the censors wouldn’t allow it in the 11:35 Tonight Show time slot. But for all the laughs he gave us, he still deserves a hand.
Conan: The Early Days
Marvel at an unbelievably young Conan in his first Late Night.
Ongoing Mockery of Red State-Friendly TV Drama
We ask you, what did Walker, Texas Ranger ever do to Conan?
Desecration of Jim Henson's Greatest Creation
Triumph's poop jokes are one thing, but Kermit’s projectile vomiting is pure puppet blasphemy!
The Recliner of Rage!
“Rage” delivered in a completely unemotional way is funny. When the topic of that rage is anime, well it’s about ten times funnier.
He Did it His Way
In this Charlie Rose interview from 1996, Conan opened up about his early fears of failure. As if there was any doubt he'd become the king of late night!