Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  For today, let’s go back a number of years to when television late-night host Conan O’Brien visited the Irish homeland.  This is from the time he was still on NBC. And this bit still cracks me up.

My favorite parts include his visit to his family castle, the school child he speaks to about taking over his TV show sometime in the future, and the great people of Ireland he speaks with along the way.


Pretentious Rock Stars and “She’s chopping broccoli”

This is the Saturday Night Live audition of legendary comic Dana Carvey. He performed with the cast of SNL back in the days when the show was actually good – yes, it’s true, it used to be an entertaining show! This audition became the basis of a hysterical skit he would do later in the show when actress Sigourney Weaver appeared as a record company agent, it was one of my all-time favorite skits the show ever did.

This audition of Carvey’s showcases the central joke of that skit, it’s great.

A little known fact: Sigourney Weaver is the daughter of NBC executive Pat Weaver. According to her bio at the Internet Movie Database, her birth name is Susan, and she reportedly took the stage name Sigourney after a character from the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatbsy.