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“You’re a good man, Conan O’Brien!”
Robin Williams, the beloved comedian who died on August 11, 2014, who is remembered for such roles as the Genie in “Aladdin,” Mork in “Mork and Mindy,” and many other classic roles that span his long career, honored Conan O’Brien in 2010 by singing a beautiful song.
In 2010, Conan O’Brien left his job as the host of “The Tonight Show”. The move came as a result of months of controversy surrounding NBC’s decision to change the time slots of several shows in order to return the former host, Jay Leno, to the original time he used to air as the host of “The Tonight Show.”
O’Brien left the show because he believed that changing the format of “The Tonight Show” would be destroying an institution. Once he announced the departure, Robin Williams and several other high-profile guests appeared to show support. Williams decided to honor O’Brien with a song in an irish style that contained a line commenting on the situation.
“Conan, have a stiff drink or maybe have a really long toke, and to the executives at NBC, f**k the fact that they can’t take a joke!” Williams sang and river danced while giving the middle finger to the network ousting O’Brien. A smiling O’Brien joined in on the dance himself.
In 2014, after Williams’ death, O’Brien honored him on his TBS show “Conan” by showing a selection of clips from Williams’ appearances and called him “The Best Talk Show Guest in the World.”