Conan O’Brien packed plenty into his next-to-last evening as host of The Tonight Show Thursday, with another super-expensive bit and a memorable interview with guest Robin Williams.
“You’ve only been host for seven months,” Williams said of O’Brien’s short-lived tenure as host of NBC’s late night franchise. “It’s an annulment. Except you got screwed.”
Williams serenaded O’Brien with an “Irish ditty,” and launched into an obscene song with the lyrics, “F*** NBC,” before composing himself with a heartfelt send-off to the lame duck host, calling him “an old Indian word, a mensch.” (“Mensch” is actually Yiddish for a person of integrity and honor.)