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A 17-Foot Bobblehead And Other Things You'll Find Backstage At 'Conan'

If society collapses tomorrow, future civilizations might think a red-headed God once lived in Burbank, California.

In addition to having a digital fan art gallery dedicated to Conan O'Brien fan art -- Coco MOCA -- the people behind the scenes at "Conan" host a wealth of cool artwork where they shoot the TBS show.

During a recent visit to a "Conan" taping at Warner Bros. Studios, my tour of the set felt more like a visit to an art museum -- albeit, a very specific one. If you ever get a chance to walk around backstage, visit the Team Coco Digital offices or sit inside "The Greener Room" (aka the green room for guests) you'll find yourself surrounded by paintings, sculptures and, most noticeably, a 17-foot-tall bobblehead likeness of Coco himself.

  • 1 What's that hiding backstage?
    At 17 feet tall, it's hard to miss.
    Katla McGlynn
    At 17 feet tall, it's hard to miss.
  • 2 Why, it's a giant Conan bobblehead!
    The one that was <a href="http://teamcoco.com/video/bts-bobble-head" target="_blank">made for Conan's week of shows taped fro
    Katla McGlynn
  • 3 There it is, in all its glory.
    Members of Team Coco work just underneath its massive stance. How's that for a desk ornament? 

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    Members of Team Coco work just underneath its massive stance. How's that for a desk ornament? Photo courtesy of Rusty Blazenhoff
  • 4 JUST LOOK AT IT!
    The chin might take a bit more after Jay Leno, but don't tell Conan that.
    Katla McGlynn
    The chin might take a bit more after Jay Leno, but don't tell Conan that.
  • 5 Not far from the bobblehead, you'll find 'Conan The Conqueror'
    This painting by Giulliano Palladino turns Coco into a disproportional, sandle-wearing God.
    Katla McGlynn
    This painting by Giulliano Palladino turns Coco into a disproportional, sandle-wearing God.
  • 6 You'll also find signs from past sketches on the show.
    Out of context, still funny.
    Katla McGlynn
    Out of context, still funny.
  • 7 Over by 'The Greener Room,' you'll see more Conan art.
    "Conan & Andy Playing With Blimp" by Arash Rod, Australia.
    Katla McGlynn
    "Conan & Andy Playing With Blimp" by Arash Rod, Australia.
  • 8 All of it is made by fans.
    "Archer Delight" by Colby Swanstone, Kansas City, Missouri.
    Katla McGlynn
    "Archer Delight" by Colby Swanstone, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 9 And is definitely frame worthy.
    "A Wordy Host" by Josh Mirman, Brooklyn, New York.
    Katla McGlynn
    "A Wordy Host" by Josh Mirman, Brooklyn, New York.
  • 10 Inside The Greener Room, you'll find 'Rockabilly Conan'
    Lips on Canvas by Natalie Irish (Wait, <em>lips?</em>).
    Katla McGlynn
    Lips on Canvas by Natalie Irish (Wait, lips?).
  • 11 Around the corner, there are life-size (and larger) sculptures of Conan.
    Including his comic book character, <a href="http://teamcoco.com/theflamingc" target="_blank">"The Flaming C"</a> made out of
    Katla McGlynn
    Including his comic book character, "The Flaming C" made out of legos, a slightly smaller bobblehead and a statue made entirely out of pencils and zipties.
  • 12 Here's a closer look at 'The Flaming C' made out of Legos.
    It was made by artist Nathan Sawaya and <a href="http://teamcoco.com/video/flaming-c-lego-time-lapse-nathan-sawaya" target="_
    Katla McGlynn
    It was made by artist Nathan Sawaya and there's even a cool, time-lapse video of its creation.
  • 13 And here's a better look at Colored Pencil/Zip Tie Conan.
    Created by Federico Uribe. Freaky, right?

<em>Photo courtesy of <a href="http://blazenfluff.com/">Rusty Blazenhoff</a></em>
    Created by Federico Uribe. Freaky, right? Photo courtesy of Rusty Blazenhoff
  • 14 It's hard to believe, but this one wasn't even modeled after Conan.
    Hanging in the Team Coco Digital offices, this piece by Katherine Krebs bears an uncanny resemblance to a forlorn Conan sitti
    Katla McGlynn
    Hanging in the Team Coco Digital offices, this piece by Katherine Krebs bears an uncanny resemblance to a forlorn Conan sitting at a bar. It's not Conan, but they hung it up anyway.
  • 15 These, however, were.
    Team Coco gets so much cool fan art, they hardly know what to do with it all. But hey, we could totally see this fine art-ins
    Katla McGlynn
    Team Coco gets so much cool fan art, they hardly know what to do with it all. But hey, we could totally see this fine art-inspired Conan hanging in our office if they need some space *wink*.
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