The prodigal sidekick has returned. And how.
For the first time since Conan O'Brien's Tonight Show departure, Andy Richter appeared on TV this morning, filling in for a vacationing Regis Philbin and breaking all manner of land-speed records in getting a few things off his chest.
"I actually can be on TV," he told Kelly Ripa right off the bat. "Conan can't—in fact, I'm not even sure I can say his name. I may be getting him in trouble for even saying his name."
If he can get in trouble for that, we hate to think what the fallout may be for the rest of his NBC and Jay Leno-bashing stint.