You went out with your head held high, Conan, and with class every step of the way. It's hard not to see this whole situation as a victory for bland, inoffensive, lazy comedy, and the uniquely American tendency to elevate utter mediocrity, but you asked us to avoid cynicism, so I won't mention that. Except for right then, obviously.
Thanks for some good television. See you in September. Hopefully with all the guests that other guy won't be able to book anymore.
Okay, that was cynical, too. Last time, I promise.