Tuesday, July 9, 2013


For this "Two for Tuesday", I'm going with my "cousin"*.....


From Wikipedia:
Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows, the most recent of which, 'Conan', premiered on American cable television station TBS in 2010. 

O'Brien was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, and was raised in an Irish Catholic family. He served as president of the Harvard Lampoon while attending Harvard University, and was a writer for the sketch comedy series 'Not Necessarily the News'.

After writing for several comedy shows in Los Angeles, he joined the writing staff of 'Saturday Night Live'. O'Brien was a writer and producer for 'The Simpsons' for two seasons until he was commissioned by NBC to take over David Letterman's position as host of 'Late Night' in 1993. 

A virtual unknown to the public, O'Brien's 'Late Night' tenure received unfavorable reviews and remained on a multi-week renewal cycle during its early years. The show generally improved over time and was highly regarded by the time of his departure in 2009. Afterwards, O'Brien relocated from New York to Los Angeles to host his own incarnation of 'The Tonight Show' for seven months until network politics prompted a host change in 2010.

'30 Rock'
"Tracy Does Conan"

On the TV show '30 Rock', O'Brien is depicted as an ex-boyfriend of lead character Liz Lemon, who works in the same building. In the episode "Tracy Does Conan," Conan appears as himself, awkwardly reunited with Lemon and coerced by network executive Jack Donaghy into having the character Tracy Jordan on 'Late Night', despite having been assaulted in Jordan's previous appearance. (Wikipedia)

'Arrested Development'
"The B. Team"

When Michael Bluth tried to make a movie about his family,
Michael offered the role of George Bluth to Andy Richter, who joined when Conan O'Brien insulted him once too often.


* Since I am a "character" in the TV Universe (thanks to 'The Hap Richards Show', 'Ranger Andy', "The Deadliest Season", and 'The Late Show with David Letterman', our televersions could very well be related Over There......

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