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Conan O'Brien and Robert Smigel Goof Around: 'Put This On The Web'

Late Night Underground, the totally official unofficial website for Late Night with Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. The show, hosted by Conan O'Brien, features varied comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and stand-up comedy performances.  has an amusing (but maybe a bit overlong o·ver·long  
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Excessively long: an overlong play.

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For too long: talked overlong. 
) video of Mr. O'Brien and his former head writer, Robert Smigel, goofing around on the set. (This comes via TVTattle.)

According to the clip, Mr. Smigel, who recently co-wrote You Don't Mess with the Zohan, but is probably best known for gifting the world with Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, is not pleased with the persistent promotional "bug" on NBC's programming. (The "bug" is that translucent logo/ad in the lower left corner of the screen.) After learning how to use a telestrator—the device that allows sportscasters to scribble scribble - To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. "Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table." "It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core.  notes on the screen— Mr. Smigel defaces an NBC NBC
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Major U.S. commercial broadcasting company. It was formed in 1926 by RCA Corp., General Electric Co. (GE), and Westinghouse and was the first U.S. company to operate a broadcast network.
 promo for Celebrity Circus (the reviews are in: apparently it "sucks") then waxes Perez Hiltonian by scribbling some meta-commentary on himself.

After the segment goes completely astray—telestrations everywhere, PAs wandering in and out—Mr. O'Brien demands that someone "put this on the web." The result is a pretty good video—for me to poop Poop

A slang term often used to describe people with insider information.

Notes:
Not the most illustrious name.
See also: Insider Information
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Author:Matt Haber
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Jun 23, 2008
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