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Talk show host Conan O’Brien revealed his idea about a perfect Oscars ceremony and he also tipped this year’s big winner.

“I think it [Oscars ceremony] should be about 20 minutes long and it should end in a big fight out in the parking lot.”

Conan O'Brien tipped Gravity to win best picture at this year’s Academy Awards

Conan O’Brien tipped Gravity to win best picture at this year’s Academy Awards

Conan O’Brien, who was being honored at the annual Oscar Wilde awards in Santa Monica, tipped Gravity to win best picture.

“I liked all the floating around. We saw it in 3D, which was fun. I threw up six times but I’ve never enjoyed myself more,” he told BBC.

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Jay Leno has taped his final episode of The Tonight Show, with help from a few celebrity guests.

Jay Leno, 63, appeared emotional as he thanked viewers for their loyalty after his 22 years as host.

The long-time television host was joined by high-profile guests including Billy Crystal, Oprah Winfrey and Garth Brooks.

Fellow comedian and late-night host Jimmy Fallon, 39, takes over the program on February 17 in New York.

Jay Leno has taped his final episode of The Tonight Show, with help from a few celebrity guests

Jay Leno has taped his final episode of The Tonight Show, with help from a few celebrity guests

Jay Leno was briefly replaced on The Tonight Show by comedian Conan O’Brien in 2009, but returned to the show in 2010.

President Barack Obama was one of many to send in taped goodbyes, offering to make Jay Leno an ambassador to Antarctica.

“I hope you’ve got a warm coat, funny man,” Barack Obama joked.

Other celebrity guests on Thursday night’s show included Jack Black and Kim Kardashian.

Brooks closed the program by performing his hit song, Friends in Low Places.

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Jimmy Fallon officially handed-off the traditional Late Night giant plastic pickle to Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s show.

The pickle was given to Jimmy Fallon by previous Late Night host Conan O’Brien in 2009.

Conan O’Brien received the pickle from David Letterman’s staff in 1993. Before that, the giant plastic pickle was a staple decoration in the Letterman offices.

A few days before Jimmy Fallon’s first Late Night on March 2, 2009, the charming comedian shared the pickle’s tale and a sweet letter from his predecessor in an online video.

“Whenever you’re done – which won’t be for a long time – make sure you pass it on to the next sap,” Conan O’Brien penned and Jimmy Fallon read aloud.

“Knock ’em dead.”

Jimmy Fallon officially handed-off the traditional Late Night giant plastic pickle to Seth Meyers

Jimmy Fallon officially handed-off the traditional Late Night giant plastic pickle to Seth Meyers

Jimmy Fallon opined at the time: “It just kind of put everything in perspective, even though I’m holding a giant pickle …What a great tradition this is and what a great honor that I’m following in the footsteps of these great comedians.”

Seth Meyers takes over Late Night on February 24, when his first guest will be former SNL colleague Amy Poehler.

Jimmy Fallon’s first Tonight Show is a week earlier, with guests Will Smith and U2.


Late Night With Jimmy Fallon – soon to be Late Night With Seth Meyers – airs on NBC at 12:35 a.m. ET.

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