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Posted at 8:07 AM ET, 10/14/2010

Conan O'Brien debuts explosive new promo for TBS show

By Liz Kelly

In a new promo for his upcoming TBS debut, Conan O'Brien drives an explosives-fireworks-popcorn-packed 1969 Dodge Dart off a 900-foot cliff while a chamber orchestra plays live in the background.

According to, the promo was directed by Bryan Buckley, who "has helmed some 3 dozen Super Bowl commercials, including the 2009 Bud Light spot starring Conan."

Well done. Top this, Jay Leno.


Conan's new show debuts on Nov. 8. Here's what else we know:

Conan announced the name of the new show -- "Conan" -- back in September. Forty-five percent of you loved it.

Andy Richter will be re-joining O'Brien as wingman.

Last week, Conan got hot and sticky sweet, from his head to his feet in a show promo.

Way back in May, O'Brien acknowledged to "60 Minutes" that he'd been hurt by his dismissal from NBC.

By Liz Kelly  | October 14, 2010; 8:07 AM ET
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"Top this, Jay Leno."

Jay Leno drives an explosives-fireworks-popcorn-packed 1965 Ford Mustang off a 1000-foot cliff while a chamber orchestra plays live in the back seat.

Posted by: byoolin1 | October 14, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

Actually, for Jay Leno to top this he'd have to send all his 800 or however many classic cars over a cliff. He could afford it, but would it be a good idea?

I don't know about this Conan promo. I mean, it's well done and everything, but this just seems to me like he's trying too hard. Are promos like this symbolic of overconfidence or desperation?

Posted by: td_in_baltimore | October 14, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

@td_in_baltimore I believe this promo's intentionally "over the top" because it was made to show in movie theaters. There's another version where he commiserates with the movie audience about having to pay top dollar to see a movie and still having to sit through ads. So he "doesn't do an ad."

Posted by: HZellers | October 14, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Frickin Funny. Love Love Love Conan!!!! I can't wait for his new show!!

Posted by: pina3 | October 14, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Friggin Funny. Love Love Love Conan!!! I can't wait for his new show.

Posted by: pina3 | October 14, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

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