Sean of The Daily Rotation wrote, "
Yet again, Conan O’Brien takes comedy to a place its rarely been before. After his highly publicized ordeal with NBC, who handed the reigns of The Tonight Show over to him after the announcement five years previously. It was generally understood, and planned, so that at this time Jay Leno could retire and go back to his car collection. However, not wanting to lose, up to that point, the most popular Tonight Show host, they had a brilliant idea: Invent a new show, and put Jay on that. It aired before the local news, and then after the news, came the new, revamped Tonight Show starring Conan O’Brien, who started the show in epic fashion, running from New York to Los Angeles to start his new show. This represented a new area for Conan, who had a strong, loyal following at the 12:35 am Late Night Show spot, The Tonight Show being his ultimate goal during the entire course of his career."