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Joel McHale to demonstrate the word 'prickly' on 'Sesame Street.' How perfect is that?

It’s season 42 of Sesame Street come Sept. 26 (check your local listings), and the guest list could not be hotter. Among those on tap: Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams; up-and-coming actresses Emma Stone, Mila Kunis, and Amy Adams; Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Rico Rodriguez; Community’s Joel McHale and Ken Jeong; The Office’s John Krasinski; late night hosts Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, and Conan O’Brien; musicians Elvis Costello and Bruno Mars; The Daily Show’s Samantha Bee and Jason Jones; The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki; funny guys Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg; Tony winner Sutton Foster; New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees; the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony; and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. How’s that for variety?

Which guest appearance are you most psyched for? McHale, according to the caption on this photo, at some point, “demonstrates the word ‘prickly’ with the help of his cactus, pineapple and porcupine pals.” Yes, they look very friendly in this picture. I cannot wait. Sadly, we have no idea what Ferguson is demonstrating in the shot below of him with three chickens, but we love it. We’ve also got a surprisingly dignified portrait of Jeong with Elmo for you as well.  READ FULL STORY

Harrison Ford inflicts some cowboy justice on Papa Smurf

Cowboys & Aliens barely won the box-office weekend, and for awhile there, Harrison Ford may have been sweating his film’s rivalry with the second-place The Smurfs. He told Conan O’Brien last night that his own son elected to see the smurfier movie — but that he was attempting to get his ticket money returned. Then, he went all Chewbacca on Papa Smurf. Take a look. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien and Jason Sudeikis get foot massages on television: We're tickled, too!

When Jason Sudeikis hosted the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month, he made quite a few people squirm (we’re guessing January Jones, especially), but the Horrible Bosses star took it to the next level when he visited Conan last night. Sudeikis recalled a recent interview with New York Magazine‘s Scott Brown, in which the two went to get reflexology done together. The SNL funnyman, knowing it is often way funnier to show than tell on a talk show (he also shared a hilarious, albeit unintentionally inappropriate voicemail he received from the government, as well as a scandalous picture he snapped of Kevin Spacey on the set of Horrible Bosses), brought out two foot masseurs (sorry, Andy!) to get the same thing done on television. Watch it all unfold around the 6:25 mark and try to keep it together as Coco loses it when his sensitive toes get touched. READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien could appear in walk-on role in 'How I Met Your Mother' as the best worst extra ever

During his visit to Conan last night, Neil Patrick Harris revealed the wonderful news that Coco could be appearing on an upcoming episode of How I Met Your Mother next season. But, rest easy PopWatchers, this won’t be some celebrity stunt casting in the same vein as former guest stars like Jennifer Lopez or Nick Swisher. Rather, O’Brien snagged a coveted walk-on part by outbidding himself at a charity auction (watch NPH retell the amusing story beginning at the 4:45 mark).

This has us excited for a number of reasons, mainly in that two of our favorite worlds, Conan O’Brien and HIMYM, would be colliding. Here’s to hoping the producers actually do let him play just a guy at MacLarens (O’Brien rightly argued, “I think it’s much funnier if I’m in the bar in the background”) who occasionally turns around to smile directly into the camera and inexplicably breaks into the puppet string dance. Do I even need to say it, PopWatchers? It would be legen– READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien's Dartmouth commencement address: Watch!

Conan O’Brien delivered the commencement address at Dartmouth College on Sunday, and you can watch the full 24-minute speech (and 4-minute highlight reel) below. Not surprisingly, O’Brien was self-deprecating: “My first job as your commencement speaker is to illustrate that life is not fair,” he said. “For instance, you have worked tirelessly for four years to earn the diploma you’ll be receiving this weekend. And Dartmouth is giving me the same degree for interviewing the fourth lead in Twilight. Deal with it.” That doesn’t mean he didn’t prepare for the moment. “But don’t get me wrong, I take my task today very seriously,” he said. “When I got the call two months ago to be your speaker, I decided to prepare with the same intensity many of you have devoted to an important term paper. So late last night, I began.”  READ FULL STORY

Jon Hamm laughing at 'Bridesmaids' clip is one of best reviews film could get

If EW’s grade-A review of Bridesmaids hasn’t convinced you to see the movie, watching Jon Hamm laugh while watching a fresh clip of himself and Kristen Wiig on Conan last night might seal the deal. Watch the nine-minute interview below. They talk about the film at the very end, and Hamm giggles at the mention of his character — the “unrepentant douchebag” who is Wiig’s boyfriend. It’s a genuine laugh that only builds when he talks about their awkward sex scene that opens the picture (good to know, don’t show up late!), and climaxes after the clip is shown of him suggesting Wiig take a nap in his lap while he’s driving.

Seriously, it could be the best he’s ever looked. The entire interview is charming, particularly when Conan does his Jack McBrayer impersonation and Hamm describes himself and EW cover boy Zach Galifianakis sitting at the table behind Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner and laughing “very loudly” at the president’s Trump jokes while The Apprentice star did not. READ FULL STORY

John Krasinski can be your puppet. Literally.

Pull the strings! Pull the strings! Last night, on Conan, The Office and Something Borrowed star John Krasinski talked to the recently de-bearded late night host about Michael Scott’s favorite line, photo-bombing Billy Crudup and photographer Terry Richardson ( …and Lindsay Lohan and President Obama), and his desire to shave poor Coco’s head. But things got truly entertaining when Krasinski showed off a special talent typically reserved for his fellow Office castmates: His ability to perfectly impersonate a marionette. Click the jump to see Krasinski’s interview, during which he plays an “NBA ref” version of the puppet. No wonder he landed a small role in the new Muppets movie. READ FULL STORY

Joseph Gordon-Levitt tosses table on 'Conan' set in headbanging rage, Will Ferrell vows to shave Conan's beard: Watch!

Remember yesterday when we asked what the male equivalent was to Heather Morris’ sexy dance moves? I don’t think headbanging in a bad wig is it, but it is fun to watch if it’s Hesher star Joseph Gordon-Levitt destroying the Conan set. Gordon-Levitt, a longtime headbanger, showed Conan the art. “It’s a beautiful meditation of sorts, except it rocks,” he said. It also flips tables and breaks flower vases. (“Sorry I broke your show, Conan,” Gordon-Levitt said. Okay, maybe it’s sexy.)

Perhaps Gordon-Levitt really could stop Will Ferrell from shaving Conan’s beard off when he visits the show May 2. Watch Ferrell’s taped threat below as well. Will we miss the beard?  READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien turns 48. Happy Birthday, dear Coco!

Sorry Suri Cruise, but there’s only room for one celebrity birthday in our hearts today. (Plus, you’re only five years old, and you have a better wardrobe than us. We are bitter.) For April 18th is known solely around PopWatch HQ as Conan O’Brien’s birthday. Yes, 48 years ago today (in the year nineteen sixty three… In the year nineteen sixty threee-eeeeeee), our future, fearless Team Coco leader was born, with a life of late night television battles, self-pleasuring bears, and Walker, Texas Ranger levers still ahead of him. While the unstoppable ginger force will be working on his birthday – Scream 4 actress Emma Roberts is stopping by and hopefully so will his, er, TBS boss Ted Turner — we’d still like to imagine he had a lovely, low-key celebration this weekend, mostly one in which he went apple-picking with Mr. T.

In honor of the Flaming C’s special day, here’s a clip of him doing what he does best, kicking ass. (We were going to bake him a cake, but finding orange icing is way harder than you’d think.) READ FULL STORY

Piers Morgan on Charlie Sheen: 'I believe fundamentally in a man's right to party if he wants to'

Piers Morgan appeared on Conan last night to recount how he landed his live interview with Charlie Sheen and to show his support for the actor. Morgan, who also interviewed Sheen in the ’90s, said one of his bookers got the actor’s number and Morgan phoned it himself. Sheen’s daughter answered and said, “Dad, there’s this guy called Piers from CNN who wants to talk to you,” Morgan said.

For a half hour, he convinced Sheen, who he considers to be a smart guy going through a tough period, that the erratic interviews he’d been giving made him look “slightly crazy” — and that he could better express himself in a live hour conversation. Sheen promised he’d be there that afternoon at 4:30 p.m. PT for the 6 p.m. PT show, but he didn’t roll in until after 5:55 p.m. PT, which Morgan said gave him a “squeaky bum.” READ FULL STORY

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