Conan O’Brien is, as of the time of this writing, still the host of The Tonight Show on NBC. Previously he was the host of Late Night, and a writer for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons.

Conan is currently in dispute as the 11:35pm host on NBC, as network decision makers want to bring back Jay Leno, who moved on from the position in 2009. As a respected comedy writer and performer with legions of fans around the world (especially in the geek community), its worth noting why we love him.

Here are some highlights from outside his talk show career:

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Conan’s favorite episode of The Simpsons, one of the episodes where he is the sole writing credit, is one of the best loved episodes in the show’s 20 year history. “Marge vs. the Monorail” originally aired January 14, 1993, and its still funny 17 years later.

Conan O’Brien and Robert Smigel (Triumph The Insult Comic Dog) collaborated in 1991 on “Lookwell!” starring Adam West as a washed up actor from a 70s cop show, who then goes on to try and solve crimes on his own.

Conan is no stranger to dueling with other talk show hosts. Before his off air battle with Jay Leno, and his on air battle with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, he faced Space Ghost. The above is the first part of his 1999 appearance on Space Ghost Coast to Coast, click here for part 2.

Its not really known yet what Conan will do next. But wherever he goes, his loyal fans will follow.