Through the magic of Hulu, tonight I was able to catch Conan O’Brien’s maiden voyage as host of The Tonight Show. Late night TV has never been my meat and potatoes (CT is our resident expert), but Conan is my favorite. I’m interested to see how his shtick translates for a broader audience, but it definitely works for me.
The premiere episode itself was okay, but was not great. They seemed to be introducing Conan to the audience, so the pacing was a bit weird. It was good to see Andy Richter back, but a special welcome appearance by Pimpbot 5000 would have sealed the deal for me. Even without a monumental first episode, I am definitely looking forward to catching more Conan now that he has the earlier timeslot.