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Remembering Reebok’s “Dan and Dave” Campaign 20 Years Later

Getty Images Twenty years ago, Reebok introduced us to “Dan and Dave.” Once American sports fans moved beyond their game of word association — “Who?” — the two men involved became part of one of the most memorable marketing campaigns in history despite a letdown of Olympic proportions. In 1992, Dan O’Brien and Dave Johnson were given such [...]

The Jerry Lewis Film Nobody Has Ever Seen

Man at a 2001 press conference: “When are you going to release The Day the Clown Cried?” Jerry Lewis: “None of your G*****n business!” In 1971, while appearing at the Olympia Theater, Jerry Lewis was approached by “producer” Nat Wachsberger, who told Lewis of his idea for a film called The Day the Clown Cried. Here’s a [...]

The Late Movies: Late Night Hosts on Late Night Shows That Aren’t Their Own

In need of content during the 2007-2008 Writer’s Guild of America strike, comedians Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien created an elaborate faux feud to attract viewers, which culminated in a mock battle between the three hosts on the set of Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Though perhaps the most elaborate, this was far [...]

From the Year 2000: Conan on Success and Failure

Many of you have probably already seen this—we may have even posted it before—but if you’re looking to kill 20 minutes, here’s Conan O’Brien’s speech to Harvard’s Class of 2000: Part I Part II