The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien : Season 1

  • Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 1, 2009
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12

Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    It was vintage Conan stuff, proof that his absurdist sense of humor won't change much on the West Coast. And yet last night also contained some grand nods to O'Brien's fancy new home.
  2. 75
    Admit it. Seeing O'Brien under direct sunlight in various bits was a jolt. But he looked giddily at home on the Tonight Show stage.
  3. 75
    Though he seemed a little nervous and the humor seemed a bit broader, generally speaking, than it was on "Late Night," Conan on The Tonight Show worked just fine.
  4. All in all, a large-scale, impressive debut.
  5. 75
    All in all, O'Brien got his Tonight off to a decent start, though you still got the sense you were watching an introduction more than a settled production.
  6. Conan made it subtly clear that the new kid in town will be a little naughtier and that for better or worse, Tonight is now his ride.
  7. O'Brien's debut was pretty much what one would expect from these kind of pre-hyped events. It was both funny and forced and the expectations of - what, exactly?--never seemed to materialize, even though Will Ferrell as the sole guest tried to drum something up and Pearl Jam, as the musical guest, at least kick-started an aural ruckus.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 68 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35
  1. Jul 1, 2013
    10
    Conan O'Brien is such a funny guy and I love his show, especially his "Clueless Gamer" segments. He has great conversations with guests on theConan O'Brien is such a funny guy and I love his show, especially his "Clueless Gamer" segments. He has great conversations with guests on the show, one of my favorite being the guys from "Duck Dynasty". I also love his travel segments where he will travel to different locales (E3, Guiness beer factory etc.) and reports on the spot. I will continue to watch this show for a long time Full Review »
  2. Sep 25, 2010
    10
    I love Coco's crazy responses to the audience and his wacky style of comedy. Yet he still brings a sense of class to the show with his funnyI love Coco's crazy responses to the audience and his wacky style of comedy. Yet he still brings a sense of class to the show with his funny personality. How can you not laugh at La bamba's hat or Andy's face. Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2010
    10
    Conan was way better than Jay. Jay can Walk but conan can talk and make guest laugh. This guy is great. Too bad the show got cancelled but heConan was way better than Jay. Jay can Walk but conan can talk and make guest laugh. This guy is great. Too bad the show got cancelled but he kept the shows integrity which i like Full Review »