We have honored TV celebrities in the past. This episode, we pay tribute to an icon from the 80s and 90s, Larry "Bud" Melman. Not only was he a comic foil on Letterman's shows, he had bit parts in other TV shows and movies, he was a writer, he was a spokesman, and he even had his own workout video...sort of. Grab your Toast on a Stick and enjoy this installment of It Was a Thing on TV.
1995 was a tough time for baseball, in the middle of a strike and using replacement players in spring training. Andy Richter lightened the mood by visiting the Mets in Port St. Lucie, FL, interviewing replacement players, informing people about the real St. Lucie, and visiting Butterfly World.
Also, we meet, the man, the myth, the legend, DIESEL!
Our tribute to Conan O'Brien continues with his rough and all too brief era hosting The Tonight Show back in 2009. We look at some of the memorible moments of this era of Conan from the Twitter Tracker to Shatner recites Palin to In The Year 3000.
All in all, Jeff Zucker did Conan real dirty, all because of a certain Mr. Black (Not THAT one, the OTHER one). You all know who we're talking about.
Houston's NBC affiliate did Conan real dirty, airing his show at 2:40 AM local time for a period. Conan went deep in the heart of Texas to see it for himself, and encountered some interesting characters in the process.
Complete segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQs_oRJtcno
In 1997, Conan O'Brien had an audience of just kids. What kind of mayhem could happen? Just don't end up in Naughty Land and don't awaken the Boredom Monster.
Complete episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFHKnq5MQb0
In honor of Conan O'Brien's TBS show coming to an end, we're devoting most of the next two weeks to the legend. We start at the beginning, with the first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He was nervous, he was unfinished, but some of what was seen was the Conan O'Brien comedy fans would love for over a quarter century.
The First Episode of "Late Night with Conan O'Brien": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q471WB5Tgw
Conan O'Brien on Late Night with David Letterman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJKKy2X4mb0&t=939s
The newest edition of the remastered series goes back to Episode 10 and a topic Greg wanted to cover at the start of the podcast. The 1999 TBS spoof The Chimp Channel about a network made up of monkeys. Somebody get Chimp Larry Zbyszko a banana.
We're going way back with this one, but it's a goodie. At Last the 1948 Show only ran for two series, but it was a primitive version of one of television's classic comedy sketch shows, one Monty Python's Flying Circus.
BBC Time Shift - Missing, Believed Wiped (2003) featuring At Last the 1948 Show - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvum24
The Coneheads was a staple of the early days of SNL and it was later a cinematic release, but there was an animated pilot in 1983 which was a one and done. Get your sensor rings at the ready as we look at the wacky adventures of Beldar, Prymaat, and Connie Conehead.