Conan O’Brien will be a guest on The Late Show with David Letterman next Thursday. It’ll be his first time on the show in thirteen years. Obviously, we can expect some jabs at Jay Leno, since both Conan and Letterman have lost gigs on The Tonight Show to Leno.
Twenty years ago, Leno was brought in to replace Johnny Carson when Letterman was expected to get the job, and in 2010, NBC basically pushed Conan out after seven months when Jay decided he didn’t want to retire.
Letterman openly sided with Conan when that madness was happening. Letterman left NBC after he was screwed out of the Tonight Show job in 1992. Just as Conan did when he went to TBS after being ousted.