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Here's a Bunch of Old "Satellite TV" Sketches from 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien'

Late Night with Conan O'Brien was home to countless weird and wonderful sketches during its run on NBC from 1993-2009, and over the past week a YouTube user has been uploading old clips of the recurring "Satellite TV" segment, in which O'Brien would share with the audience some of the stranger channels picked up by 30 Rockefeller's giant satellite dish. Comfort your pre-Thanksgiving dread with the above clip from the "Peanut Suicide Channel," then click through to watch "Potato Judge Channel," "Camp Michael McDonald Channel," and more.

The 20 Best Characters From Conan O'Brien's Late Night Shows

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a show that was famously predicted to be nothing more than a brief moment in the spotlight for some tall, pasty comedy writer. Instead, O'Brien sat behind the Late Night desk for sixteen years, playing the straight man against many surrealistic, strange, and/or just plain extremely silly characters in a response to the caustic, ironic, too-cool-for-school David Letterman years. O'Brien, original executive producer Robert Smigel, and a comedy hall of fame inaugural writing staff that included the names C.K., Odenkirk, and Stamatopoulos opted to build their Late Night show as an intelligent, possibly blatantly [...]

Jimmy Pardo Is Filling in for Andy Richter on 'Conan' Tonight and Tomorrow

Standup and Conan audience warm-up guy Jimmy Pardo will be taking Andy Richter's place as sidekick on the TBS talk show tonight and tomorrow night. Richter will be busy for the next two days filming a pilot for a Fox game show called Step Up that was announced this morning, so Pardo will be temporarily bumped up to handle his Conan sidekicking duties.

Pardo has been working as the opening act for Conan O'Brien's tapings since he was made host of The Tonight Show in 2009. When O'Brien jumped to TBS, Pardo came with. He prefers to be called the show's "opening act" instead of "audience warm-up guy" because [...]

Conan Reviews the Oscar Movies

Here's Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter taking you through this year's Oscar movies in case you missed any. If you're a procrastinating Oscar voter, watching this bit is just as good as watching all the movies you were supposed to have watched already and you can just make your decision now.

Andy Richter to Guest Star as Penny's Young Dad on 'Happy Endings'

Sidekick extraordinaire Andy Richter has been tapped to play Penny's (Casey Wilson) father in an upcoming episode of Happy Endings set to air this spring, TV Line reports. Richter, 46, is only 14 years older than Wilson, 32 (I did the math for you. No need to double-check it), but Richter's episode of the show "will address the pair’s relatively tiny age difference," according to TV Line. We met Penny's mother Dana Hartz (played by Megan Mullally) in two episodes last season, but this will be the first we've seen of her father. Considering that he was married to quirky lounger singer Dana, Penny's father is probably gonna be [...]

Andy Richter Shares His Christmas Wish with Conan

Last night on Conan, Andy got a moment to share what he wants for Christmas. It's a simple appeal, really, and far from the usual materialistic requests — sure, someone else out there may or may not have been killed by his hand and are now robbed of warm holiday memories with their loved ones, but does that really mean he should have to suffer too?

Watch a Trailer for GQ's Web Series 'How to Be a Man,' Featuring Andy Richter, Andy Daly, and Other People

Here's a trailer for How to Be a Man, a new web series GQ just launched in which Jason Nash takes advice on masculinity from comedy people like Andy Richter, Andy Daly, Michael Ian Black, Dave Koechner, Andrea Savage, and, as the ad says, "maybe Sarah Silverman." It's gonna be a pretty suspenseful wait to see whether Sarah Silverman turns up or not.

Fox Orders a Game Show Pilot Hosted by Andy Richter

Longtime Conan sidekick Andy Richter is getting ready to host a show of his own. THR reports that Fox has ordered a pilot for a new game show called Step Up that Richter will be hosting. Here's the description of the show:

Step Up offers contestants "life-changing" amounts of money if they can successfully climb a pyramid, with greater rewards coming with bigger risks as they approach the top. Players will be faced with the decision to climb higher — to "step up" — or take their cash and go home.

This is Andy Richter's second stab at hosting a TV game show. In 2010, Richter hosted a CBS pilot [...]

Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter Bowl Against the Nerdist Guys

Here's the latest video from the Nerdist YouTube channel's series All Star Celebrity Bowling, with the Nerdist hosts (Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira) taking to the bowling alley to compete against Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter. Comedian Jimmy Pardo, who is both Conan's warm-up guy and the host of a Nerdist web series, chose to bowl on the Nerdist team. Will Pardo's bowling abilities lose him his job at Conan? You'll have to watch and find out.

'Arrested Development's New Season Set for April 2013 Netflix Debut

The Film Stage is reporting that the new season of Arrested Development will be released on Netflix in April of 2013, all at once. While we knew before that the fourth season was coming out at some undetermined point in the spring, April is the first concrete date we've heard. Mitch Hurwitz has also said that the episodes' release might be spread out over several weeks, but this news confirms that they're coming all together, as originally reported. In other Arrested Development news, Conan O'Brien tweeted out this photo, which he's calling the first official picture (I guess all these set photos aren't official) [...]

The Original Writers of Conan's 'Late Night' on Writing

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

This week on Conan, O'Brien has been celebrating his 20th year on the air. Previously on From the Archives we've looked at [...]

This Is What Jimmy Pardo Filling in for Andy Richter Looks Like

Standup, podcaster, and Conan's audience warm-up guy Jimmy Pardo sat in for co-host Andy Richter on Conan last night and he's doing it again tonight while Richter films a game show pilot. Here's the monologue from last night, which, unfortunately, Pardo only interrupts sporadically. It would have been a pretty funny bit if he was interjecting every chance he could get on his first night on the show.

'Arrested Development' Episode Reviews: Indian Takers / The B. Team

In addition to our Arrested Development season 4 review, Splitsider has also been posting episode-by-episode recaps that will cover two episodes at a time. So if you haven't yet plowed through all 8 hours of the new season, and instead opted for a slower, more leisurely approach to screening the episodes, these weekly recaps should suit your old fashioned and increasingly obsolete lifestyle perfectly. These articles will be written from the perspective of someone watching the episodes sequentially, with no knowledge of future reveals or plot twists. That said, there may be some discussion of running gags or seemingly throwaway jokes, which, given the show's reputation, may very well [...]

Andy Richter Outsourced His 'Conan' Job to China

Here's a bit from Conan last night that takes a serious look at the issue of outsourcing. Andy Richter's actions may seem appealing, but contracting a third party from overseas to take a nap for you really hurts the U.S. economy.