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<i>By Patrick Kevin Day and Jevon Phillips</i><br>
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On Feb. 20, Conan O'Brien said goodnight from his Rockefeller Center studio for the final time. After 16 years as David Letterman's replacement, O'Brien is inheriting the spot Dave coveted for so long -- the host's chair of NBC's "The Tonight Show." He'll also be moving clear across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, to posh new digs on the Universal lot in Universal City. But that's for the future. For now, he's under pressure to wrap up his meteoric "Late Night" legacy with class, style and good humor. Here's a few other talk show finales from which he should take some tips (and a few he should avoid).
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By Patrick Kevin Day and Jevon Phillips

On Feb. 20, Conan O'Brien said goodnight from his Rockefeller Center studio for the final time. After 16 years as David Letterman's replacement, O'Brien is inheriting the spot Dave coveted for so long -- the host's chair of NBC's "The Tonight Show." He'll also be moving clear across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, to posh new digs on the Universal lot in Universal City. But that's for the future. For now, he's under pressure to wrap up his meteoric "Late Night" legacy with class, style and good humor. Here's a few other talk show finales from which he should take some tips (and a few he should avoid).

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