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Crackin' Up

11/6/2010 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's "Nutcracker Lady" Arlene Wagner!

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Sources connected to the production tell us Wagner -- who opened the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum in Washington back in 1995 with her husband -- was picked to be the first guest on "Conan" ... and will be flying to L.A. on Saturday.

Wagner was one of twelve people named in Conan's first guest online poll -- which included big names like Jack Nicholson, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, and Pope Benedict XIV.

His first show is gonna be nuts.


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31.

Tam    

He is juvenile, puerile, not funny at all, lame. Not interested.

1414 days ago
32.

Steve    

He is not funny at 11

At 1 he is great

Guest choice

Libarace' says that's gay

1414 days ago
33.

Nostradamus    

I really liked Conan when he was beginning. He was very self deprecating and seemed to know his place. With time a huge ego developed, an undeserving one. He forgot he is still the an overgrown ginger dork he was in high school. Glad Leno smashed him, and I'm no Leno fan.

1414 days ago
34.

frankentit    

i'd let her help me bust a nut or two. hhaha.

1414 days ago
35.

Demi    

really????

1414 days ago
36.

OLD FART    

well i have watched conan since his show first started and have enjoyed his show's raw comedic entertainment. his antics are what most of us think is funny when we relax enough to get our self-rightous heads out of our a$$. can't wait for the new show

1414 days ago
37.

deeb    

Uh, that's Benedict *XVI*, TMZ.

Just a little Catholic thing....

1414 days ago
38.

gregg    

If this guest is any indication of things to come on Conan's new show I can predict the show will go down in flames in 6 months

1414 days ago
39.

JD    

Wow, after all this time to prep & build-up, this is the best they can do? Looks like George Lopez will have his time slot back in no time at all!!

1414 days ago
40.

J.D.    

Quite the decision to make: Do I watch Conan take risks, try new bits, push the envelope and take a crack at late-night again, or do I watch Jay, who forced Johnny Carson into retirement and deprived two decidedly funnier, original funnymen from getting TONIGHT, do hackneyed, predictable, safe and dated gags that pander to his humorless, idiotic conservative audience who will cackle at anything that is immediately followed by a guitar riff and a patented Leno-head-bob?

Probably neither. I work at that hour. Argue on, losers.

1414 days ago
41.

donna    

ilove conan, but am very disappointed in his first guest... good grief :( i would have rather had... the masterbating bear

1414 days ago
42.

Nina    

Who???

1414 days ago
43.

Adam    

an honest reply to poster #7.

The fact that you dislike Conan made me question whether or not you're a douchebag
The fact that you like Jay Leno solidified it.
You are in fact the biggest douchebag in this comment section. Hang yourself, dog

1414 days ago
44.

Erica     

Conan will be great no matter who his guest. People who don't find Conan funny don't have a sense of humor. Newsflash, Jay HAS NEVER been funny and his ratings are in the tank.

1414 days ago
45.

Rachel    

it wasnt ratings that hurt conan, he was majorly popular on NBC. ratings dropped when he got the boot and it was jay lenos selfishness that got conan the boot! NBC is suffering so bad and they wont last forever.The internet and cable is the future.Those "major" networks are constantly dropping shows and add "reality" shows after reality shows to keep them a float.Real (fake) Housewives of O.C. reruns on NBC, oh pleeease give me a break. Conan is going to smoke all of those other shows out. He can sit there and stare at the camera and make millions of people crack up. This is the best thing to ever happen to him.Hes finally connecting to millions upon millions of people online, which is the future of television. He is way more popular than before.You haters are just jealous because he is more popular than any other comedian on television.The outpouring of popularity and love has you sick to your stomach.

1414 days ago
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