Friday, January 4, 2008

Conan's Return - DAY 2 - ‘Late Night’ W.O.W.

Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Original Air Date: Friday, January 4, 2008

PG Ignacio - TwoCents Staff Writer

How will Conan O’Brien follow up his first night With Out Writers (W.O.W.)? This is what I asked myself when I sat down to watch Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He delivered.

His monologue began as a reiteration of his sincere support of the writers on strike and a reminder of his new scruffy facial hair. A sort of recap if you missed last night’s show. He then proclaimed he would do something he has never done during the 14 years of his show. He pointed out a catwalk above the set that he explained he never really noticed and had never been on. He climbed a rope ladder to the top and operated a small camera. He looked into the camera and explained he loves his set and presented footage of the set during the strike.

This pre-recorded footage was of Conan on his set at Studio 6A during the strike. Conan interrupted NBC pages and the tour stops at his studio. He stood there holding a mic for the page while she referenced incorrect information about Conan’s biography. The second page he interrupted, Conan felt was insulting the size of his set and even caught him incorrectly referring to his show as “The Late Show.”

Conan’s guests were Megan Mullally of Broadway’s Young Frankenstein; Fonzworth Bentley, new author and former personal assistant to P. Diddy; and musical guest Kid Rock performed a song from his new album, Rock N Roll Jesus.

PG’s TwoCents: I was pleasantly surprised with his second show. The footage of his set during the strike and spontaneously showing up during the NBC tours of his studio were classic. Conan has made his show very entertaining despite being W.O.W.

Conan’s Quote: “In the meantime, I’m going to do my best to entertain you using what I do have – my physical strength, my knowledge of civil war trivia, and of course my raw sexuality.”

“W.O.W.” - Has that acronym been used anywhere else? If not, you read it here first on TheTwoCents.

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