Conan O'Brien Has Been Writing Hit Shows For Decades

The late night host revealed five shows to Howard that might surprise you

Conan O'Brien is, of course, best known for hosting Late Night, briefly the Tonight Show, and now Conan on TBS. But before his career as a talk show host, he was one of the hottest writers in comedy.

nude beach

He wrote some amazing late 80s Saturday Night Live sketches, like one of Howard's favorites: Nude Beach.

The sketch supposedly generated 46,000 letters of complaint.

MARGE VS THE MONORAIL

He also wrote multiple episodes of the Simpsons, including the flat-out classic Marge vs. the Monorail episode, which is considered a watershed moment in the series' history.

He even wrote a part for Stern Show announcer George Takei, but George turned it down. They went with Leonard Nimoy instead.

LOOKWELL

Then there's Lookwell! You might not be familiar with the Adam West pilot that Conan and his longtime pal and collaborator Robert Smigel wrote, but it's become a cult classic and Howard loves it.

WATCH IT HERE!

HANS AND FRANZ MOVIE: THE MUSICAL!

Conan, Robert Smigel Kevin Nealon and Dana Carvey all collaborated on the aborted Hans and Franz movie musical. Watch Kevin and Conan talk about it on Conan's show.

And finally, the classic Not Necessarily the News, which was the HBO show where Conan got his start.