Sunday, February 22, 2009

Conan's final episode and baseball antics

Well, Late Night With Conan O'Brien is finished - 2,725 episodes of odd, quirky humor and dedicated in-jokes unified under a charismatic, intelligent host. I found the show lagging a bit lately, but was pleased to find the last couple of weeks as funny as ever and a cheerful buildup to his stint on The Tonight Show beginning in June.

Conan's final episode is now online. It's full of references to earlier seasons and contains Conan's favorite clip - a trip to view and play 1860s-style baseball with a group of slightly eccentric period players. I have to acknowledge it's one of the show's best moments.

Bye, Conan, and thanks for being one of the strangest, funniest things to ever last on network television.

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