It Was a Thing on TV Tripleheader: Episode 173, Minisode 10 & Episode 174 – Tribute to Conan Part 2/Ohara

This week on It Was a Thing on TV we conclude our tribute to Conan O’Brien and pay tribute to a legend on what would have been his birthday this week.

First, we look at Conan’s rough and all too brief era hosting The Tonight Show back in 2009. We look at some of the memorible moments of this era of Conan from the Twitter Tracker to Shatner recites Palin to In The Year 3000. 

Then to conclude the Conan tribute on a happier note, 1995 was a tough time for baseball, in the middle of a strike and using replacement players in spring training.  Andy Richter lightened the mood by visiting the Mets in Port St. Lucie, FL, interviewing replacement players, informing people about the real St. Lucie, and visiting Butterfly World. 

Also, we meet, the man, the myth, the legend, DIESEL! (Not Kevin Nash) Finally, Pat Morita was a star in the late 80s, thanks to two Karate Kid movies.  He got the title role in this ABC police procedural.  Ultimately, Ohara got his butt kicked by, in part, 4 old ladies who lived in Miami.

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