I've been watching Conan for years. I remember when my mom and dad let me stay up one night. I was so excited! I remember seeing Conan's show start. It started by some random guy going into makeup and coming out looking like Conan. For the longest time I thought that that was actually how Conan got ready for the show. That he was some random brunette, but was transformed into this hilarious redhead.
Through the years I came to admire Conan not just for his comedy style, but for the attention he gave everyone. He seemed like he genuinely cared about what people said—even the really weird guests.
I don't think I need to go over the whole Conan vs. Leno debacle. If you want to read about it look here. I thought I would just illustrate my feelings in the picture below:
"All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical.
I hate cynicism—it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere.
Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get.
But if you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen."
—Conan O'Brien on his final show