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Conan Shares A Heartfelt Goodbye With A Crew Member

By Andrew Sanford | TV | May 12, 2021 |

By Andrew Sanford | TV | May 12, 2021 |

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Some of you are likely sick of seeing me bring it up, but Conan will be ending his proper late-night run soon. It’s bittersweet to say the least. He’ll still be on TV, albeit on HBO Max, but not as a late-night host. My emotions have been running high, so I assumed people on the show have been experiencing similar feelings. Now I have the proof! … Sort of.

In the latest episode of Conan, a cameraman extends his congratulations to Conan in a heartfelt moment. It’s very sincere and I feel like, based on his performance, they used a real cameraman. Let me be clear, he’s good in the segment, he’s just clearly not a performer. Also, according to the sketch, he has not been an employee of Conan’s for very long. Hours, in fact. What ensues is a hilarious back and forth.

Again, what makes this scene is the camera guy’s performance. He’s so deadpan and serious and yet pretty damn believable. For a second at the beginning, I honestly thought they were really surprising Conan, on air, with a sentimental interaction. I have no one to blame but myself for not knowing better.

I’m also not alone in enjoying the scene. It gets such a sincere, jovial laugh out of Andy Richter at one point that made it all the sweeter. Andy is a good cohost in that way; very supportive. But he is good at keeping a straight face. This time that was all for naught.

I’m looking forward to more tongue-in-cheek segments like this that are about Conan ending his show. The less they take seriously, the more effective it will be when they finally do.

Andrew lives in NYC. You can follow him on Twitter.

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