O'brien Opens Show With A Bang
Host CONAN O BRIEN got Sunday's (27AUG06) Emmy Awards show off to a rousing start in a pre-taped sequence which found him aloft in a jetliner en route to Los Angeles which crashes into the mysterious island where LOST unfolds. The host then went through a tunnel leading him to THE OFFICE, where he then disrupted a rescue attempt on 24. Next, O'Brien arrived in the hospital where HUGH LAURIE's character DR HOUSE gave him a less than flattering diagnosis. An animated O'Brien then showed up on SOUTH PARK where he hid in the closet with TOM CRUISE in a nod to the show's Emmy nominated episode spoofing Scientology. The host then ended the segment by accidentally walking into the house where popular NBC news show DATELINE regularly sets up stings to trap suspected paedophiles.