1. The ratings skyrocketed. Starpulse reported that Conan “scored a 7.0 rating for his farewell appearance on NBC Friday, compared to a 2.5 rating for CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman, and on ABC, a 2.8 for Nightline followed by 1.3 for Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
2. He nearly cried. Nearly! Just when you thought he was great with translating emotions into sarcastic jokes, Conan actually choked back his tears when he addressed his audience and fans.
3. He had stellar guests. Steve Carell gave him an exit interview; Neil Young performed “Long May You Run”; and Tom Hanks led the crowd’s “Coco cheer.”
5. He ended with a song. With Will Ferrell dressed as a hippie, they performed Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Freebird.”
What did you think of Conan’s last words?