Stepping into the late-late slot vacated by David Letterman, Conan O'Brien stars in a show that far outdoes its competition in sheer strangeness. Along with the celebrity interviews and musical numbers typical of late-night talk shows, this program make frequent use of odd walk-on characters and frequent "visits" from celebrity guests. Written by
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In the very first show, O'Brien jogged out from behind the curtains to his mark for the opening monologue. As time went on, he would try new things (in one show, he just jumped up and down to his mark). Eventually, he adopted this "shuffle", where he would walk hunched over and have his arms shuffling at his sides. When the show returned to air for the first time after the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, he replaced the shuffle with a more subdued walk, which he continued to use as his entrance until the final episode. See more
[after LaBamba gets up and walks out
"Where are you going, LaBamba? You don't have a home."
Referenced in The Critic: L.A. Jay