The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show on NBC, which premiered on June 1, 2009.
It is the replacement for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and part of NBC's long running Tonight Show franchise. The show's host, Conan O'Brien, previously hosted NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien, which followed The Tonight Show for sixteen years.
The guests for his first week were announced on May 22. The first episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien included guests Will Ferrell and musical guest Pearl Jam.
The show's opening took a nod from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in beginning with the classic "Laramie Peacock" logo used during the 1960s and 70s, and the announcement that "the following program is brought to you in living color on NBC." O'Brien is then shown preparing to host his first show, going over a list of things that need to be done, when he realizes he is still in New York and forgot to move to Los Angeles. Conan runs across the country, through such places as Amish Country, Wrigley Field in Chicago, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Teton Range and Las Vegas before arriving at Universal Studios Hollywood to host the show.
"I think I've timed this move perfectly," he said in his opening monologue aired Monday night. "I'm on a last-place network, I moved to a state that's bankrupt and 'The Tonight Show' is sponsored by General Motors."”— Conan O'Brien