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Will Ferrell Sings ‘Free Bird’ On Conan O’Brien’s Final ‘Tonight Show’

Conan O’Brien said farewell to “The Tonight Show” on NBC on Friday night, with a special send-off by comedian Will Ferrell.

Ferrell sang “Free Bird,” while his pregnant wife, Viveca Paulin, danced around, both in hippie-like attire.  Beck, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Max Weinberg, Ben Harper, and O’Brien also added to the musical performance.  Ferrell also brought out the cowbell, which was a shout out to an old “Saturday Night Live” skit.  (Watch a video of the performance below.)

Also on hand for O’Brien’s last episode of “The Tonight Show” was actor Tom Hanks, musician Neil Young, and a special appearance by “The Office” star Steve Carrell, who gave O’Brien a humorous “exit” interview.

NBC reportedly gave O’Brien more than $40 million, after they gave “The Tonight Show” back to Jay Leno.  Leno’s primetime show, “The Jay Leno Show,” was cancelled due to low ratings.  O’Brien will be free to appear on another network — Fox is a rumored possibility — in the fall.

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    7 Responses to “Will Ferrell Sings ‘Free Bird’ On Conan O’Brien’s Final ‘Tonight Show’”

    1. jesse says:

      You forgot to mention that Ben Harper played on “Free Bird” as well.

    2. Sam says:

      I loved it when Will rocked the cow bell. I wish Christopher Walken would have made an appearence.

    3. libby says:

      That was an incredible rendition of Free Bird. I loved that Conan was rocking out with them as well, and as Sam mentioned, how awesome was it when Will brought out the infamous cow bell!!!!! ~~Way to wrap up the show with style~~

    4. INCITEmarsh says:

      Am I crazy, or was that Beck playing the last guitar on the right?

    5. Judith Schuchman says:

      I like that I don’t have to pay for a subscription like wow

    6. Valda Derry says:

      The Bank of Japan wrapped up a two-day policy meeting by increasing its asset-purchasing fund to 55 trillion yen

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