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"You know what, a Latino and a redhead. It's worked before. Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball"

George Lopez is right. It has worked before. And maybe the second time's also a charm when Conan O'Brien joins him in TBS' late night arena this November.

On Monday's Lopez Tonight, the host made a big show of welcoming O'Brien with open arms, even though he'll have to move back one hour to accommodate Coco. Guest Chris Rock was prototypically incredulous.

"Get the hell out of here!" he told Lopez. "So you're gonna move for the white man, huh? I hope he appreciates this."

"I think the white man does appreciate it very much," Lopez assured him.

Rock: "You don't gotta clean a park or nothing, right?"

Lopez: "No, and I get to go to work an hour later. That's a Latino dream come true."

Your friendly content provider couldn't get away with saying that. But they can, and did. And in truth, this just might work like gangbusters on a network that's going to lavish tons of promotion on both shows, pay O'Brien a reported $10 million a year and also give him ownership of whatever show emerges and the freedom to do it as he pleases.

O'Brien is still contractually muzzled from talking to the media. But through the miracle of a device he often used on NBC's old Late Night with Conan O'Brien, he conversed openly with Lopez Monday. Below is the video. It may not be "Very Funny," as the TBS motto never stops insisting. But at the very least it's pretty funny. And that's not bad for starters.