Conan Does Dallas

Day 1 of Conan in Dallas includes Dirk, Big Tex and flying meat

Day 1 of Conan in Dallas includes Dirk, Big Tex and flying meat

Conan O'Brien in Dallas
The stage at the Majestic Theatre was decked out in all things Dallas and Texas for the first day of Conan in Dallas. Photo courtesy of TBS
Conan O'Brien in Dallas
O'Brien absconded with Big Tex's boots and brought them to the Majestic. Photo courtesy of TBS
Conan O'Brien in Dallas with Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki from the Dallas Mavericks gave O'Brien a Texas citizenship test. Photo courtesy of TBS
Conan O'Brien in Dallas
Conan O'Brien in Dallas
Conan O'Brien in Dallas with Dirk Nowitzki

When Conan O'Brien announced he was bringing Conan to Dallas for Final Four week, you just knew that he would leave no Texas stereotype unturned, and his first show did not disappoint.

His monologue referenced Texas' fondness for big hair, guns and Whataburger, among other things.

Big Tex from the State Fair of Texas made an appearance, or at least part of him did...

Because O'Brien is in town to promote the Final Four at AT&T Stadium, he showed a remote shot from Jerry World where he used a catapult to shoot a 72 ounce steak — from Amarillo, of all places — into a basketball hoop.

Noted Texan Dirk Nowitzki showed up to administer a Texas citizenship test to O'Brien, where we "learned" that Texas borders two foreign countries, Tony Romo is bad for your health and beef is pretty much everything we care about.

O'Brien also introduced what will likely be a week-long running bit where he attempts to get deputized by the Johnson County sheriff.

Oh, and if it matters, O'Brien welcomed Adam Sandler and Tig Notaro as actual guests, whose combined relevancy to Texas is close to zero, but who made us laugh nonetheless.

Tuesday night's guests will be Seth Rogen and Phillip Phillips.