"I have devoted all of my adult life, all of it, to pursuing this strange phantom intersection between smart and stupid," Conan began his final good night message to viewers worldwide on June 24th. "There's a lot of people that believe the two cannot coexist," O'Brien explained...
"But, I will tell you, it is something that I believe religiously. I think when smart and stupid come together, it's very difficult, but if you can make it happen, I think it's the most beautiful thing in the world," he concluded. Thus, the 28-year run of Conan O'Brien as a late-night talk show host ended.
From interviewing celebrities such as Seth Rogan and Jack Black to pulling endless pranks on his staff and employees, O'Brien has spent years having what seemed to be the time of his life on our TV screens. But now, the curtains are closing for the last time.
After thanking his staff and fans around the U.S. and the world, Conan shared his appreciation with the audience for joining him in his "Really crazy and seemingly pointless pursuit to do things that are kind of stupid but have something smart in there somewhere," with a flicker of what he believes to be magic.
As sad as worldwide fans are to hear that the TV personality will no longer be gracing our screens, they were left with a special and crucial message from their red-headed longtime host. And, it began with the acknowledgment that what he was about to ask of his viewers was not a simple request...
"It is not easy to do, It is not easy to do, it is not easy to do, but try...Try to do what you love with people you love, and if you can manage that, it's the definition of heaven on Earth," Conan said with a glimmer in his eye. And so, O'Brien has officially signed off, but it wasn't without bidding his crew farewell.
While the world of late-night TV may never be the same without Conan, the silver lining is shining through. Clearly, his talk show talent has impacted many people throughout the years, and we can't wait to see what he does next. As O'Brien said for decades, "Thank you and goodnight!"