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Thursday, October 21, 2021

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With a little over two weeks before the premiere of Conan O’Brien‘s new TBS show, the marketing as ramped up, as huge billboards sporting O’Brien’s mug have cropped up all over Manhattan.

He’s permanently wearing a beard these days. It’s a good look for him. Still, I can’t shake my initial impression, from two years ago, of those ginger whiskers:

He looks like a guest-starring warlock character from the old 1960s sitcom “Bewitched”.

Seriously, he should get ahold of the show’s old theme music, wave his arms around at the audience “casting spells”, ham it up with a mock Edwardian English accent, the whole thing. I don’t know if he can actually use these suggestions under WGA rules, but here’s hoping.

So, if one of the first skits on the new talkshow involves Conan doing sitcom-grade magic, you’ll know where he got the idea from. I fully expect to see it on opening night.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/21/2010 11:55pm
Category: Advert./Mktg., Celebrity, Comedy, TV
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