Classic Conan

(Above: Conan O’Brien with Civil War reenacters. Source: YouTube video)

A best of Conan O’Brien collection launches at

Late Night with Conan O’Brien debuted on September 13, 1993, taking over David Letterman’s old post-Carson slot on the NBC schedule. (Trivia: Who were Conan’s first guests? Find out at the end of this article.)

Conan has survived more than 25 years of schedule, format and network changes. Over that time he has created signature routines showcasing his goofy intelligence, while introducing such memorable human and canine sidekicks as Andy Richter and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

To commemorate this milestone, Conan25: The Remotes, has debuted at

The Remotes, described as only the first phase of the Conan collection, features the best segments of Coco, Andy, and Triumph set loose in the world. It includes bits from Conan Without Borders, his TBS travel series, as well as earlier trips to Ireland, Finland and Canada recorded during his NBC days. (All six 42-minute episodes of Conan Without Borders are available on Netflix. You can also buy individual episodes starting at $1.99 from Amazon — or stream the episodes free, with ads, from Japan and Italy on the TBS website.)

All told, the special section will include more than 350 field pieces from Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Conan on TBS.

A release date for Conan 25, phase two, hasn’t been announced, but will include comedy sketches such as “In the Year 2000” and “Staring Contests,” along with characters including the Masturbating Bear and Pimpbot 5000.

For more, visit Teamcoco.

Answer to trivia question: John Goodman, Drew Barrymore and Tony Randall. You can watch the (almost) entire first episode here, including Randall making Conan as uncomfortable as possible;

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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