After some big fat drama with NBC, Conan O’Brien’s job as The Tonight Show host is dunzo. And I must admit, I’m going to miss the guy. In the final show which aired last night, there was quite the farewell as A-list celebrities said their good byes. One of the most memorable was the Conan Freebird with Will Ferrell skit. Check out the hilarious video here.
Conan O’Brien got the send off fit for a comedic king. Last night’s final show included a special appearance and performance by funny man Will Ferrell. A Conan Freebird with Will Ferrell video is the result of the final curtain call for O’Brien.
Will Ferrell brought along some cowbell for a musical performance that featured the comedian singing “Free Bird” while his wife Viveca Paulin danced around like a hippie.
In the fabulously funny performance, Beck, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Max Weinberg, Ben Harper, and O’Brien
also contributed their musical talent.
For the last episode of The Tonight Show, big name celebrities were on hand to send off O’Brien, including Tom Hanks, musician Neil Young, and a special appearance by “The Office” star Steve Carrell.
O Brien’s message to fans? He said, “Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen…This massive outpouring of support and passion, from so many people, has been overwhelming for me. The rallies, the signs, all this goofy outrageous creativity on the internet …You made a sad situation joyous and inspirational.”
Is $40 million worth the pain and hurt that Conan must feel for getting the boot from NBC? Eh, I have a sneaking suspicion that Conan will be just fine. Conan, if it is any consolation…I effing love you. That is all. Check out the Conan Freebird with Will Ferrell video below.
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