Abe Vigoda Tributed by Conan With Late Night Clip Reel — Watch Video

On TV, the late Abe Vigoda was best known for his role as Barney Miller‘s Det. Phil Fish, but the three-time Emmy nominee was also known for making regular appearances on NBC’s Late Night With Conan O’Brien.

On Tuesday, O’Brien and Conan sidekick Andy Richter shared fond memories of Vigoda, a “lovely person” who was always game to appear in the “silliest thing.” Take for instance this selection of clips, which includes the time he subbed in for a Christmas tree as part of a Late Night holiday segment, or when he appeared as the eponymous subject of a “total Vigoda eclipse.”

Watch O’Brien and Richter’s tribute above.

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  1. Matt says:

    The lighting of the Christmas Vigoda bit is still my favorite comedy piece Conan ever did.

    • Kate says:

      Mine too!! I always loved when he had Abe on but something about that time really stuck with me. It made it that much harder when Conan released him into the wild before he left New York.

  2. Carlos Lee says:

    Nice tribute. Abe was 94, healthy and passed away in his sleep. That is the way to go. Rest in peace, Abe.