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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.37
Another fine cold open leads to a solid opener. During the monologue, it felt like he had never left. Guests I could have done without :) but it was fun to watch him performing with Jack White.

Did you watch it, too? Of course you (probably) did! What'd YOU think?

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.74
Good opener. Seth Rogen was pretty good; the chick from Glee was just kinda... there.

Monologue was funny, and I loved the cold open. Welcome back, Conan!



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.20
The open was completely awesome, particularly the Donald Draper cameo.

The whole show was solid. Glad to see Andy on the couch again.

That was an impressive list of advertisers for the show. TBS has to be happy with this.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
So good to have Conan back. The cold open was awesome, the monologue was great (complete with a Masturbating Bear cameo), and Conan performing with Jack White gave me the same kind of chills I got when Conan performed Freebird with Will Ferrell.

Also gotta love Jon Stewart acknowledging Conan on The Daily Show tonight. God bless DVR's, just because I don't know I'd be able to watch both shows without it.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.74
    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
    Glad to see Andy on the couch again.


I forgot to mention that. Yeah, I commented as much to my family while watching it. Doing the "announcer" thing was rather uninspired. Now he's back on the couch where he belongs.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.18
A really good show. Good to see the Basic Cable band, even if it's still sans Max Weinberg. At least we still got La Bamba. The moving moon background cracked me up. And I liked the nutcracker lady being the 'first guest' though part of me wanted the Nobel prize winner so Conan could rip on him a little more. As a real first guest, Seth Rogen was good. So was Jack White. Lea Michelle? Not so much.

The most important thing to me was that you could absolutely tell both Conan & Andy were so happy to be back on the air. It's only one episode, but they definitely look good on TBS.

Now can we all stop ragging on George Lopez? He is the one that got Conan back on, after all. And as a Latino, I would like to hear about the only Latino late night host without the words 'stinks', 'sucks', or 'Sabado Giante', which doesn't even count, IMO.












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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
That couldn't have been the first time anyone's ever made the ironic observation about Daylight Savings Time, could it?



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.04
Seth Rogen stopped the show dead with his uncollected notions on marriage. He needed time to find his footing, and then he was gone. If they held off the Glee girl until tonight, a warmed-up Seth and Jack White would be a fine line-up for the first show back. Three was too much for this show and its obligatory big-return bits.

Masturbating Bear within the first 15 minutes is a good sign.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
Didn't watch the show, I'll probably scope it onlune on HUlu or something. I'll be watching tonight though because it's going to be kick'n. The ratings were going to be great for the first one regardless who was on the show, so they loaded up the second show with TOM HANKS. And as has been established before; Conan + Tom Hanks = Must Watch.

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Titled episodes? Me likey!

The cold open was MONEY. Best part: the TBS "less
*unfold* much less" offer sheet.

CoCo is back. Between that and Jason Garrett getting the Dallas job, it's a good week for gingers.*





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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.84
Am ensconced in the middle of the only Cable system I have ever seen without TBS.



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#12 Posted on
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Conan kicked ass last night, as expected. Beat Leno, Letterman, Colbert, and Stewart.

I like this quote from Turner Entertainment Networks president Steve Koonin:

"Conan's audience has been very vocal online, and he clearly made a smooth transition from Twitter to TBS..."

Twitter's very own Conan O'Brien is, at least for the night of November 8, 2010, The King of Late Night.



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Quite impressed with the first show. I've said in the past that I wasn't cuckoo for Coco, but that was in large part because I never stayed up late enough in the Late Night days and it was obvious whenever I watched him in the Tonight Show days that he was restraining himself. However, the Coco I saw tonight was the same one I saw at Radio City in June - hilarious, uncompromising (when you get a Masturbating Bear segment in the first 10 minutes, it's clear there's going to be no pulled punches), at ease, and clearly at peace with himself. For the first time, Colbert's got himself some competition on my TV.



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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Conan kicked ass last night, as expected. Beat Leno, Letterman, Colbert, and Stewart.


Conan first beats Jay in Emmy nods (big goose egg for Captain Chin) and now in ratings.

Revenge is a dish that is best served CoCo.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.90
The theme song is FANTASTIC.

Also, Andy has been absolutely on fire.



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.52
Well I hate to be the one to rain on the parade but I thought the opening and Conan's monologue were good, not great, while Seth Rogen was boring as hell. I'm guessing most people liked him just because they like his work (probably better than Lea Michele's anyway) but he didn't say a single thing remotely interesting or funny. In fact, other than Hanks/McBrayer night the guests for the first two weeks is pretty uninspiring.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.99
I caught my first episode of the "new show" with Jon Hamm and Charlene Yi - and I was struck with how quiet the audience is.

Conan is still strong and funny as hell, but he doesn't have the same crowd to feed off.

The BCB is really dull - I miss Max!



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