When Conan abdicated the Tonight Show throne on Jan. 22, 2010, it was with a heartfelt monologue and the hope that ''when HBO makes a movie'' about this late-night mess, the jokester himself would be played by his doppelganger, Academy Award-winning actress Tilda Swinton.
After a nine-month hiatus that included a comedy tour, Conan returns to TV in November 2010 with a new self-titled late-night show on TBS. Read Conan's five reasons you should watch his debut show and click through this gallery to relive some of his best bits from his years in late night.
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As the redheaded raconteur kicks off his new TBS show ''Conan,'' we remember the bits that put him on the map