Frank Smiley & Michael Gordon


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Merry Christmas! Writer/producer Frank Smiley & writer Michael Gordon (Conan, Late Night with Conan O’Brien) join writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell to talk about helping make the Late Night show different from other talk shows in the early days, the time director Abel Ferrara walked out before his interview, the failed rehearsal bit that made Conan hold his head in shame, the process of prepping a guest for a show, the origin of Michael’s character the Masturbating Bear, and Frank playing Mother Teresa trashing her hotel room. Plus, Mike and Jessie answer a listener question about the whereabouts of The Masturbating Bear.

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