Conan O’Brien‘s night owl cohorts weren’t shy about mentioning the redhead’s new program on their own shows yesterday, as Matt Cherette of Gawker.TV proves. He’s put together a post that compiles other talk show hosts’ reactions to Conan. The mentions are generally genial; Jon Stewart congratulates Conan before noting with mock horror that their shows air at the same time, while Craig Ferguson introduces us to a redheaded PA whose late-night career bears an eerie resemblance to Coco’s.
David Letterman, though, wasn’t quite so gentle when he gave Conan a shoutout. In a typically sarcastic move, the acerbic late night titan took Conan‘s premiere as an opportunity to lob an uppercut at his favorite punching bag: Jay Leno. Here’s what he had to say:
“We gained an hour, that’s what happened, and they slipped in another talk show. Right about now, Conan is about halfway through his first show, and everything’s going fine. Let’s see—[checks watch] yep, no signs of foul play yet.”
Ouch. Letterman followed that with a lame quip about Hillary Clinton and Brett Favre. Video of his monologue is below.
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