Video: Conan O'Brien's Last Episode on 'Late Night'

February 23, 2009 05:16:10 GMT

The host of 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' was choked up when thanking the crew and the people he looks up to.

Video: Conan O'Brien's Last Episode on 'Late Night'
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The curtain has been drawn for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" on Friday, February 20 as Conan O'Brien's 2,725th sign off was made the last. A few selected highlights from O'Brien's last episode on the talk show before he moves on with "Tonight Show" in fall, are posted below.

Among the things presented on the telecast were the visits from Will Ferrell who was there as his "Saturday Night Live" persona President Bush, The White Stripes, Abe Vigoda and John Mayer. Andy Ritcher who was O'Brien's co-host for 7 years was also there for the first time after he departed in 2000.

Some montage from the 16 years of the show were also displayed, giving the best moments. It was then followed with a goodbye speech, where O'Brien thanked a massive number of crew who have worked with him for years and bid his fellow talk hosts a good luck. "Lorne Michaels single-handedly made my career in television," O'Brien said of the producer. "I don't know what I did. I must have saved his life at some point. He certainly saved mine."

He said of David Letterman, "He's probably one of the most brilliant broadcasters certainly of the last century, and this century, and for all time. I have a terrific amount of respect for him and what he did - he set the bar absurdly high for everybody in my generation who does this."

Visibly choked up in his farewell tribute, O'Brien continued "We're going on to this next gig, and sometimes I read that it's time for Conan to grow up because he's going to 11:30, and I assure you, that's just not going to happen. I can't. This is who I am, for better or for worse."

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posted by kittyisanitiot on Jan 24, 2010
Kitty is a damn fool. Jay Leno Sucks. Conan got screwed. Conan was one of the best host the tonight show has had.
posted by joejoenikki on Jan 23, 2010
conan rocks my socks
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posted by MEOWZERS on May 21, 2009
Conan, Leno, Letterman, Colbert there all great. I think ill have a great time following conan to LA.
posted by ConanRules on May 12, 2009
Conan rules. Period.
posted by dc on Mar 08, 2009
Hey thanks heaps for putting these vids up. I'm from Australia and my recording cut off during the final speech so thanks once again!
posted by rb on Mar 04, 2009
I both like Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien. I miss Conan's show now so I'm looking forward to him taking over the Tonight Show in June 1 but at the same time sad that Jay's retiring. There's just something about the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon though. Something off with the first two episodes. Not funny enough? I don't know. Maybe I'm just comparing him to Conan right now.
posted by Kittyhasnosenseofhum on Mar 03, 2009
You suck kitty. Eat chode. Conan Forever
posted by cat on Feb 24, 2009
here kitty kitty kitty.
posted by Conan Obrien on Feb 24, 2009
Anyone who thinks Jay Leno is funnier than Conan is way off and probably a little touched in the head. Choke on it Kitty.
posted by Kittysanutjob on Feb 23, 2009
Thanks for such a heartwarming opinion Kitty. Best of luck, Conan!
posted by Kitty on Feb 23, 2009
I will never watch the Tonight Show again. I can't stand Conan he is a idiot. I think the network is making a big mistake
posted by troyster on Feb 23, 2009
Best of luck to ya conan on the tonight show. can't wait until you start!

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