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Conan Wants an L.A. Street Named After Him. Will He Get It?
Recent history proves that Conan O'Brien gets what he wants. He doesn't get jealous of other talk show hosts, he grows a beard and lets his legion of rabid fans do the talking. With the finale of the Oprah Winfrey Show earlier this week, O'Brien can finally be crowned winner of a long-running game of talk show host Monopoly. Even though (or perhaps we should say especially because) he's on TBS.
Except he doesn't have a street named after him. Not yet at least. Thursday night he showed up with a sign and a call for justice. After all, Oprah has a street in Chicago named after her. "I've been in Los Angeles for 22 months," Conan said. "Isn't it time I got a street named after me?" In fact, he's willing to settle for West Raymer Street, a dead end behind Sports Chalet and adjacent to the railroad tracks in "beautiful historic Van Nuys."
Conan said it. So now it's gonna happen, right?