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Conan O'Brien Moons America; Will He Get Censored?

Conan O’Brien, host of the new “Conan” show on TBS, speaks during his debut on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.

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Conan O'Brien, host of the new "Conan" show on TBS. (AP Photo/Conaco LLC for TBS/Meghan Sinclair)

NEW YORK (CBS) Fresh from a debut show ratings triumph, talk-show host Conan O'Brien gave his audiences a Tuesday night grab bag of bits including a chat with Jack MacBreyer, a dousing of Tom Hanks and a rare TV performance by the reunited Soundgarden.

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If you ever wondered how long O'Brien could show his posterior onscreen before being censored (the answer: four seconds), this was the show for you.

The host paid a visit to the censors at TBS for a little discussion of what could and could not be seen and said on air. The comedic bit was filled with euphemisms for genatalia (Tokyo Sandblaster, for example) and sexual innuendo.

The hour also featured an appearances by Tom Hanks who was drenched with water after admiring the whales in O'Brien's marine backdrop and Jack McBrayer (Ken Purcell on "30 Rock"), who reminisced about his days on Conan's old NBC show.

The musical guest was Soundgarden, who made their first TV appearance in 13 years and only their fifth since reuniting earlier this year. The group followed their new single "Black Rain" with a performance of their classic "Hunted Down."