George Lopez puts out the welcome mat for Conan O'Brien
George Lopez welcomed Conan O'Brien to the neighborhood on Monday night, saying he is "completely, 100% on board" with his new 11 p.m. lead-in on TBS and putting his own spin on the news.
"I talked to Conan on Wednesday and I talked to him last night, and I said, 'I welcome you into my deep loving embrace.' Then I said, 'Let's take the party and make it bigger and take it into the next generation of late-night TV.' ... Everybody's heard of 'I'm with Coco,' but now everybody can 'Go LoCo.'"
Guest Chris Rock, who was promoting his new film "Death at a Funeral," noticed that in the process Lopez would be bumped to midnight.
"So you're gonna move for the white man, huh? I hope he appreciates this," Rock said.
"I think the white man does appreciate it very much," Lopez replied.
"You don't gotta clean a park or nothing, right?"
"No," Lopez said, "and I get to go to work an hour later. That's a Latino dream come true."
TBS allows George a lot of late-night leeway. Let's see what Conan can do with that freedom, shall we?
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Chris Rock arrives at the premiere of "Death at a Funeral" in Los Angeles on Monday. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press
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