In 2000, Conan O'Brien taped a comedy segment at the NYC offices of Foote, Cone & Belding
. The premise: take a chainsaw-wielding furniture huckster from Texas, and try to turn him into a star using a top-tier ad campaign. In the segment, Conan is introduced to a team of FCB copywriters, who dutifully come up with an appropriately ridiculous TV ad.
The segment went as planned; Just another remote for Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Little did he know where it would lead. Conan and one of the on-camera copywriters took a shine to each other, and stayed in touch. Two years later, Conan O'Brien and Liza Powel were married. Today they live in Hollywood with their two kids.
In a 2012 interview, Conan told CNN's Piers Morgan
: "Somewhere, in the vault at NBC, there's footage of me literally falling for my wife on camera."
Roll the tape.
Back in April 1986, Tonight Show host Johnny Carson stole a truck
. The owner eventually got it back, but the incident resulted in a messy televised trial
that gripped the nation
. Then in February 2004, the victim recounted the story to Conan O'Brien
. [more inside]
I Was with Coco.
"If you’ve ever seen a criminal standing before a firing squad and felt jealous of all the attention he was receiving, then you would have loved writing for Conan O’Brien." [via] [more inside]
were betting on the former Tonight Show host
to end up with a show on FOX
, Conan O'Brien
has confirmed today that he will do a late night show for cable network TBS
at 11pm, starting in November
. There was no word on the status
of the masturbating bear