It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episodes 171, 172 & Minsode 9 – Tribute to Conan

This week on It Was a Thing on TV it’s the first of two weeks that we honor Conan O’Brien as he wraps up his run on Late Night TV with the end of his TBS show this week. 

First, we start at the beginning, with the first episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien.  He was nervous, he was unfinished, but some of what was seen was the Conan O’Brien comedy fans would love for over a quarter century. 

Then, in 1997, Conan had an audience of just kids.  What kind of mayhem could happen?  Just don’t end up in Naughty Land and don’t awaken the Boredom Monster. Finally, Houston’s NBC affiliate did Conan real dirty, airing his show at 2:40 AM local time for a period.  Conan went deep in the heart of Texas to see it for himself, and encountered some interesting characters in the process. 

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