Monday, September 28, 2009

Conan O'Brien's Head Injury: a "cautionary tale"

One of the problems with writing this blog from the West Coast is that the late night shows have already aired hours before we Californians get to see 'em. But as East Coast Conan-watchers already know, O'Brien showed clips of his accident, calling it a "cautionary tale" for kids, and, writes the Associated Press, joked about it in his monologue: "As many of you may know, on this past Friday's show I was doing a stunt and I hit my head and suffered a slight concussion. And I promise, if you're a good audience, I'll do it again tonight." He also suggested that he's going to try a similar exercise with another "Desperate Housewives" star: "So tune in tomorrow when Eva Longoria pushes me down an elevator shaft."

Here's a clip (note that Andy Richter is back on the couch!):

TV MoJoe blogger Joe Adalian Twitters that Jay Leno cracked a couple of jokes about the incident: "Kevin, we were almost back at 11:30" and "Since he works at NBC, it was a suicide attempt."


  1. Anonymous said...

    Damn. I guess he isnt a publicity whore after all. LoL.

    It seemed a bit extreme he would resort to such pathetic lengths to gain some extra attention. Im glad it wasnt a lie cuz I like him.

    Basically he hit his head for trying to be a clown and slide through the finish line. I guess thats the price you pay for comedy sometimes huh?

  2. Anonymous said...

    Yeah okay looks like I was wrong. Didn't realize this was a bit taped in front of an audience...thought it was some random bit that they "taped" on a track.

    And what a nasty fall, oww. Actually looks like on the footage he may have tried to slide into the finish line.

    - Octobrain