Conan’s Head Writers Remember Carl “Oldie” Olsen | Inside Conan

Published on July 28, 2023

Former head writers Mike Sweeney, Jonathan Groff, and Robert Smigel remember William Preston, the actor who portrayed the beloved Carl “Oldie” Olsen on “Late Night.”

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  • Firetrucker 9 months ago

    Is there a link for the funeral remote?

  • Steve Portillo 9 months ago

    The bits with Carl Oldie Olsen hooked me into Late Night when I was in 7th grade back in the 90’s. Oldie was a stud!

  • Fletcher Munson 9 months ago

    The old guys chuld have been called the compression stockings.

  • zoperxplex 9 months ago

    Where’s the Joel Godard love?

  • PopeLando 9 months ago

    The sketch about old James Bond reminds me of this gem from English humorist Alan Coren in Punch humour magazine:
    “Bond tensed in the darkness, and reached for his teeth.”

  • Bryan J. Thomas 9 months ago

    so much fun ! awesomeness!

  • Ripplin 9 months ago

    Was Abe Vigoda being used on the show while William was there, or did he start after Wiliam died?


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