Season One of, “Conan,” came to a close the other week with the late night icon returning to New York and bringing loads of material and guests with him.
Conan O’Brien delivered while he was in New York, giving his fans what they love best: bits and characters. More time was dedicated to bits (one of the funniest was when he delivered Chinese food), there was a special on Andy Richter’s drive from L.A. to New York, and a couple of Conan’s characters from his years with NBC came back.
The return of The Masterbating Bear, and more importantly Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, were definately the biggest surprise. When Conan left NBC, it was reported that the network was holding the rights to his characters, so when the Masterbating Bear stepped on stage the other week, and Triumph stopped by Occupy Wallstreet, it was definately priceless.
There are too many highlights to cover from Conan’s first year with TBS. The most interesting aspect has to be his dedication to entertaining his fans. When he left, “The Tonight Show,” he could have easily called it quits, retired, and stayed out of the public eye. Instead, he went on tour doing live performances around America, and within less than a year was back on the air with, “Conan,” on TBS. He’s even confessed that his time away from television was his opportunity to travel the world, or take a vacation, but all he wanted to do was work, perform, and continue to entertain his fans around North America.
With nearly two decades of late night television under his belt, and an obvious loyalty to his fans, it’s safe to assume Conan O’Brien will be doing what he does best for many years to come.