I’m not sure what compelled Conan and his staff at the time to tape a late night talk show in front of an audience of children (marijuana, perhaps?), but the end result is amazing. Watching this it’s hard not to appreciate Conan O’Brien as a gifted performer. To hold the attention of a bunch of kids for an hour while also making something adults wouldn’t be bored silly watching is truly impressive.
Best of all is at around the 35 minute mark, which is where Conan introduces his next guest, CNN’s financial editor at the time, Myron Kandel. It’s a move that belongs in the trolling hall of fame.