The BEST Episodes of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2020

Network: NBC

Late night veteran Conan O'Brien takes over for Jay Leno as the fifth host of television institution The Tonight Show in 2009.

Kobe Bryant, William Shatner, Incubus

#1 - Kobe Bryant, William Shatner, Incubus

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 17, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes basketball star Kobe Bryant, actor William Shatner and musical guests Incubus.

star 9.00
28 votes
Larry King, Zooey Deschanel, Playing For Change

#2 - Larry King, Zooey Deschanel, Playing For Change

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jul 9, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes legendary TV host Larry King, actress Zooey Deschanel and musical guests Playing For Change.

star 9.00
28 votes
Tom Hanks, Green Day

#3 - Tom Hanks, Green Day

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 2, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor Tom Hanks and musical guest Green Day.

star 8.00
28 votes
Bruno, Stephen Moyer, Cirque du Soleil Zumanity

#4 - Bruno, Stephen Moyer, Cirque du Soleil Zumanity

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 25, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes guests Bruno, Stephen Moyer and a closing performance by Cirque du Soleil Zumanity.

star 8.00
28 votes
Tom Brokaw, Zachary Levi, Rosanne Cash

#5 - Tom Brokaw, Zachary Levi, Rosanne Cash

Season 1 - Episode 137 - Aired Jan 12, 2010

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes journalist Tom Brokaw, actor Zachary Levi and musical guest Rosanne Cash. Plus, a special guest helps Conan with his options and a new feature called Slow News Day.

star 8.00
1 votes
Bob Newhart, Cat Deeley, Ray LaMontagne

#6 - Bob Newhart, Cat Deeley, Ray LaMontagne

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 10, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes comedy great Bob Newhart, from So You Think You Can Dance TV show host Cat Deeley and musical guest Ray LaMontagne.

star 7.00
1 votes
Zach Galifianakis, Keke Palmer, Jason Aldean

#7 - Zach Galifianakis, Keke Palmer, Jason Aldean

Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Jul 23, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes comedian Zach Galifianakis, actress Keke Palmer and musical guest Jason Aldean.

star 7.00
28 votes
Nigel Marven, DJ Qualls, Colbie Caillat

#8 - Nigel Marven, DJ Qualls, Colbie Caillat

Season 1 - Episode 55 - Aired Aug 28, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes reptile expert Nigel Marven, actor DJ Qualls and musical guest Colbie Caillat. Also, a new The Tonight Show Tour-riffic Tram-tacular! moment and an update on Conan Please Blow Up My Car.

star 7.00
27 votes
Ricky Gervais, Bryce Dallas Howard, Whitney Cummings

#9 - Ricky Gervais, Bryce Dallas Howard, Whitney Cummings

Season 1 - Episode 138 - Aired Jan 13, 2010

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor Ricky Gervais, actress Bryce Dallas Howard, plus a performance by comic Whitney Cummings. Also, a special interruption, a new installment of Learning About The News, While On The News and a Tonight Show Moment all the way from the year 2009.

star 7.00
1 votes
Kathy Griffin, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Wolfmother

#10 - Kathy Griffin, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, Wolfmother

Season 1 - Episode 89 - Aired Oct 26, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes comic Kathy Griffin, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and musical guests Wolfmother. Plus, another installment of Cody Devereaux, Sexy Vampire Assistant and some New State Quarters.

star 6.90
28 votes
Will Arnett, Joe Torre, Spinal Tap

#11 - Will Arnett, Joe Torre, Spinal Tap

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 15, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes Dodgers manager Joe Torre, actor Will Arnett and musical guest Spinal Tap.

star 6.00
1 votes
Brandon McMillan, Kerry Washington, Wilco

#12 - Brandon McMillan, Kerry Washington, Wilco

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 24, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes guests Brandon McMillon, Kerry Washington and musical guests Wilco.

star 6.00
28 votes
Howie Mandel, Alanis Morissette, Death Cab for Cutie

#13 - Howie Mandel, Alanis Morissette, Death Cab for Cutie

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 6, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor/game show host Howie Mandel, singer Alanis Morissette, and musical performance by Death Cab for Cutie.

star 6.00
28 votes
Eva Mendes, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, The Dead Weather

#14 - Eva Mendes, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, The Dead Weather

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 18, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes guests Eva Mendes, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and musical guests The Dead Weather.

star 5.00
28 votes
Cameron Diaz, Johnny Strange, Pete Yorn

#15 - Cameron Diaz, Johnny Strange, Pete Yorn

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 22, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes guests Cameron Diaz, Johnny Strange and musical guest Pete Yorn.

star 5.00
28 votes
Dana Carvey, Anthony Anderson, Allison Iraheta

#16 - Dana Carvey, Anthony Anderson, Allison Iraheta

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Jul 15, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor Dana Carvey, Anthony Anderson and musical performance by Allison Iraheta.

star 3.00
28 votes
Shia LaBeouf, Phil Jackson, Holly Williams

#17 - Shia LaBeouf, Phil Jackson, Holly Williams

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 19, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor Shia LaBeouf, L.A. Lakers' coach Phil Jackson and musical guest Holly Williams. Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog makes a special report at the Bonnaroo festival.

star 2.00
28 votes
Will Ferrell, Pearl Jam

#18 - Will Ferrell, Pearl Jam

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 1, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien kicks it off with actor/comedian Will Ferrell and musical guest Pearl Jam.

star 0.00
0 votes
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Cooper, Sheryl Crow

#19 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bradley Cooper, Sheryl Crow

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 3, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, actor Bradley Cooper and musical guest Sheryl Crow.

star 0.00
0 votes
Gwyneth Paltrow, Joel McHale, John Mayer Trio

#20 - Gwyneth Paltrow, Joel McHale, John Mayer Trio

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 4, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actress Gwyneth Paltrow, The Soup host Joel McHale and musical guest John Mayer Trio.

star 0.00
0 votes
Ryan Seacrest, Patton Oswalt, Chickenfoot

#21 - Ryan Seacrest, Patton Oswalt, Chickenfoot

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 5, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes Ryan Seacrest, comedian Patton Oswalt and musical guests Chickenfoot.

star 0.00
0 votes
David Duchovny, Anna Friel, Bill Burr

#22 - David Duchovny, Anna Friel, Bill Burr

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 8, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor David Duchovny and Anna Friel. Comedian Bill Burr performs.

star 0.00
0 votes
Eddie Murphy, Angela Kinsey, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal

#23 - Eddie Murphy, Angela Kinsey, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 9, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes actor Eddie Murphy, Angela Kinsey and musical guest Bonnie Raitt & Taj Mahal.

star 0.00
0 votes
Dane Cook, Steven Ho, Rancid

#24 - Dane Cook, Steven Ho, Rancid

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 10, 2009

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien welcomes comedian Dane Cook, Steven Ho and musical guest Rancid.

star 0.00
0 votes
Norm MacDonald, Jim Gaffigan, Neko Case

#25 - Norm MacDonald, Jim Gaffigan, Neko Case

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 11, 2009

The Tonight Show welcomes comedian Norm MacDonald, comedian Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Neko Case.

star 0.00
0 votes