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Conan celebrates 20 years on air with some big time guests

Posted by Christopher Hughes  November 11, 2013 01:56 PM

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October marked the 20th anniversary of Conan O'Brien on air bouncing his hips to the rhythms of pantomimed string and tongue-in-cheek appeals to "keep cool my babies." Coco has been a constant source of refreshing satire since he first paired up with sidekick Andy Richter on Letterman's old "Late Night" stage in 1993. To celebrate this milestone, TBS and Conan's Team Coco website have partnered with NBC to unveil some of the best clips in his career.

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On top of that, Conan is enjoying a spate of great guests. On Nov. 13, Jim Gaffigan, the stand-up comic best known for his discourse on bacon and Hot Pockets, returned to the show in support of his bestselling book "Dad is Fat." Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell from "Mike & Molly" appeared Nov. 14. Their CBS show returned for its fourth season earlier last week.

"Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet is slotted to appear next Monday (11/18), and media virtuoso James Franco is due on Friday (11/21) to promote his latest experimental gaff, "Homefront."

But the most exciting news is that Ron Burgundy is rumored to return on Thursday (11/20). As you might remember, Will Ferrel's mustachioed alter ego bust out some jazz flute last March and announced the return of "Anchorman" and the channel 4 news team on "Conan." Who knows, maybe this time Burgundy will croon a couple of bars from "Afternoon Delight" or polka with Wes Mantooth.

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