Conan O'Brien's made 25 years of late night TV (and counting!). You probably know the support of a staff made that possible. But did you know it also took sprinting, packeting, Schwarzenegger-tracking, Central American kidnapping, index card pouch crafting, and more wild elements all coming together to make 'Conan' and its forerunners the comedy institution they are today?

Answer: you did not know that, until you heard this episode of The Cracked Podcast! Alex Schmidt is joined by the multitalented Jessie Gaskell and Mike Sweeney: comedians, writers for 'Conan', and hosts of 'Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast'. They'll dive into how they got started, how late night shows function day to day, and surprising stuff from behind the scenes that you'd never know from watching at home. Plus: stick around and click through for a slew of insanely funny characters, sketches, and more that make this one of our funniest footNOTES sections in Cracked Podcast history.


Inside Conan: An Important Hollywood Podcast (Earwolf)

The Conan25 Archive (Team Coco)

Jack McBrayer & Triumph Visit Chicago's Weiner's Circle (Team Coco)

Conan's 25th Anniversary: O'Brien's Writers Reveal Their Favorite Moments (Vulture)

30 of the Best Remote Segments From Conan O'Brien's Archives (Vulture)

Conan O'Brien Reveals The Masturbating Bear Tragically Died in 2015 (Vulture)

Moses Storm Taped Over Christian Homeschool Videos To Record "Late Night" (Team Coco)

Mick Ferguson, The Man Who's Awfully Proud Of His Bulletproof Legs (YouTube upload)

The 20 Best Characters From Conan O'Brien's Late Night Shows (Vulture)

Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend (Earwolf)

Rehearsal Outtakes: Poseidon Sings A Tune! (Team Coco)

Bill Tull sketches (Team Coco)

Conan25: Jordan Schlansky (Team Coco)

Request Free Tickets to 'Conan' (Team Coco)

Your How-To Infographic For Conan O'Brien's String Dance (The Comic's Comic)

Conan O'Brien Is Petting Koalas in Australia for His Next TBS Special (Vulture)

Ice Cube, Kevin Hart And Conan Help A Student Driver (Team Coco)

Kayak Guy Has No Reason To Live (YouTube upload)

Top 10 Conan Moments: 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Lever (TIME)

Clutch Cargo Arnold Schwarzenegger - 10/8/2003 (YouTube upload)

Conan O'Brien Is a LinkedIn Top Influencer and Huge Troll (Mashable)

Monologue jokes transitions list (via Laurie Kilmartin on Twitter)

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