Watch the first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien - VIDEO
You've come a long way, Conan. It's tough to believe you stepped in as host of NBC's late night almost fifteen years ago, but you did, and you know what, for a first timer I think you did okay.
Conan is so comfortable in his role as host now that it's somewhat endearing to watch his first show after all these years. He's not nearly as animated and spring-loaded as he is now. In fact, he appears downright humbled to be stepping into Letterman's timeslot. Of course, after a few years I don't think many of us even look at Late Night as Dave's old show anymore. It's all Conan's game, now, baby.
Anyway, one of our readers, Adam, sent us a link to the entire first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. I found it quite funny, actually, though I'm trying to remember if I found it as funny when it originally aired, or if, like many viewers, it took me awhile to tune into Conan's sense of humor.
The scene with Bob Costas interviewing both a Munchkin and a tree from The Wizard of Oz was by far my favorite.
Also, I miss Andy Richter, even if he didn't do much in this first episode.
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