The 11:30pm late night television landscape shall increase in greatness tonight with the first go for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. I don’t know about the rest of the world, but I’m absolutely gung-ho, ready to rock. In honor of tonight’s genesis, Gawker put together a sampling of some of the man’s best bits from his previous program. Included are the Masturbating Bear, TV-face Governator, his classic post-kiss reaction in the presence of Rebecca Romijn, Triumph, the Horny Manatee, and some Walker, Texas Ranger lever-age.
Please let the bizarre sensibilites seen here carry over into the earlier time slot. It’d be a national tragedy if not.
Bonus after the jump: One of my personal favorites……Norm MacDonald roasting Courtney Thorne-Smith for promoting Carrot Top’s abysmal Chairman of the Board (so viciously that it even makes Conan walk away out of uncontrollable laughter).