Homer Simpson of The Simpsons conducted Conan O’Brien’s exit interview on Thursday night’s series finale of Conan on TBS. The episode officially brought an end to O’Brien’s reign in late night television since first replacing David Letterman on Late Night in 1993. Leading up to the final show, O’Brien had an array of interesting guests, and even ended up sharing a joint with Seth Rogen on the program. Clearly, the comedian wanted to end his talk show run in a very memorable way.
Prior to taking the Late Night job, O’Brien worked as a writer for The Simpsons. His work on the show even includes penning the famous episode “Marge vs. the Monorail.” Perhaps that makes it fitting that it’s Homer Simpson who was called in to wish O’Brien farewell with his exit interview on the show. The scene, which depicts O’Brien as animated for his interview with Homer, has since been uploaded to YouTube. You can check it out below.
Despite their history, Homer does not seem to recognize O’Brien, as he immediately starts the interview by mistaking him as a cast member of Impractical Jokers. Once O’Brien reminds Homer that he is actually a talk show host, the conversation turns to how many jobs Homer has worked over the years. This opened the door for The Simpsons family patriarch to take a jab at O’Brien’s “Marge vs. the Monorail” episode.
“At one point, I was even a monorail conductor. What a stupid idea that was,” Homer laughed.
“Actually seems like kind of a nifty idea to me,” O’Brien laments.
“No, it’s a terrible idea,” responded Homer.
Homer then gets to the interview, pointing out that this is the third late night television program to be hosted by Conan (following Late Night and The Tonight Show). O’Brien then asks Homer to name his favorite moment from Conan on TBS, and in doing so, the nuclear power plant worker provides a vague description that could apply to any of Conan’s talk show episodes from the past couple decades.
“There was a time you had this actor on, and he was promoting a movie,” Homer explains as he giggles. “And you asked him if there was any wacky stuff that happened on the set, so he told this mildly interesting anecdote.”
“Okay Homer, you’ve pretty much just described all the shows I’ve ever done,” Conan said.
Homer replied, “Good thing I only saw one, then.”
The exit interview ends with Conan “revealing” that he’s secretly bald on top, as he lifts his red hair wig to reveal no hair underneath. This successfully wins Homer over, as he can’t help but marvel over how “beautiful” O’Brien really is. After the two embrace, Homer tells Conan that he means the world to him, though he refers to him as “Conrad.”
“It’s Conan,” O’Brien res[pmded.
“Conan? That’s not a real name,” Homer snapped back.
Though Conan is ending, O’Brien will soon host a new weekly variety show for HBO Max. A premiere date hasn’t yet been set for Conan’s variety show, but fans can keep up with O’Brien by checking out his podcast, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conan-obrien-needs-a-friend/id1438054347|Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. As for Homer, fans can see America’s favorite animated dad by watching The Simpsons Sunday nights on Fox.
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