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Conan is coming tonight

Courtney Cox | Monday, November 8, 2010

Today marks a new era for Conan O’Brien. The former host of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” is making a bold transition away from network television. After a highly publicized split from NBC after his short-lived stint as host of “The Tonight Show,” Conan made the decision to host his new show on TBS. The publicity didn’t stop once the dust settled, and Conan has utilized a grassroots marketing effort to reach out to his loyal fans. His use of Twitter as a way to keep himself relevant has been well received and, in typical Conan fashion, utterly hilarious. Here are some of the highlights of Conan’s tweeting career.

“I’ve decided to follow someone at random. She likes peanut butter and gummy dinosaurs. Sarah Killen, your life is about to change.” — March 5, on following only one person out of the millions in the Twitterverse.

“Today I begin my special tour diet: waffle batter, no veggies, and massive amounts of German blood sausage.” — March 13, on his preparation for the Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on TV Tour.

“As Bieber sleeps, I grow stronger. Sleep, Bieber. Sleep.” — March 21

“I’m confused by the new census form. There’s no box for ‘Sickly White.'” — March 31

“I’m in San Jose and I’m going to visit Google. If you look up ‘Google’ on Google from Google, you see the face of God.” — May 5

“I’ve decided to start tweeting about major world events, so I just read four newspapers. Man, is it me or can Garfield be a real dick?” — May 12

“I’m in KC. I like my BBQ like I like my women, HOT. Also, rubbed with Molasses, Coffee Grounds and Cayenne.” — May 16

“Pac-Man’s 30th birthday was marred by the sudden deportation of the Super Mario Bros. What were those fools doing in Arizona?” — May 22

“Our last casino show is tonight at Mohegan Sun, and I think it’s finally time to do some REAL gambling: the seafood buffet.” — June 6

“The tour is over. As I stare at the horizon, the wind ruffles my beard gently.” — June 16

“Larry King’s retiring after hosting ‘Larry King Live’ for 25 years. Personally, I think hosting anything longer than 7 months is overkill.” — June 30

“Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.” — July 8

“Jersey Shore has added a new woman to the cast for their next season. No word yet on whether or not she likes to party.” — August 8

“The FDA egg recall has hit a total of 380 million eggs. I can’t wait til they find the tired, evil hen that did this.” — August 19

“In a recent interview, Kim Kardashian says her ‘entire body is hairless.’ Sounds like she went into a salon and asked for ‘The O’Brien.'” — August 22