Behind The Scenes

Unearthed from the X Games vaults: Conan O’Brien, cub reporter

Conan O'Brien (center) and Andy Richter (right) covered the X Games in 1996.

You never know when you’re going to find X Games alumni.

Our friends publicizing Winter X Aspen ’12, which runs Jan. 26-29 on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC, uncovered this photo of talk show host Conan O’Brien and sidekick Andy Richter reporting from the 1996 X Games in Rhode Island.

O’Brien and Richter are seen interviewing BMX pro Dennis McCoy, who believe it or not still is competing these days at 44.

With 11-time Winter X Games gold medalist snowboarder – and fellow redhead — Shaun White scheduled to be the first guest tonight on Conan (11 ET/10 CT, TBS), there’s hope they’ll have time to reflect on this vintage photo.

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