Dailies | Andy Richter Wants to Replace Retiring ‘Legendary Talk Show Host’ (Video)

Andy Richter Wants to Replace Retiring 'Legendary Talk Show Host' (Video)

But it's not the one we've been obsessing over

Andy Richter threw his sweater vest — er, hat — into the ring to replace a retiring talk show legend. Just not that legend.

Conan O'Brien‘s sidekick informed his boss on Tuesday's TBS show that he may be leaving to take over for a departing TV mainstay — but not David Letterman. Richter is interested in Barbara Walters’ gig on “The View,” which opens after May 16.

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After all, “Late night's dead,” as Richter ironically — and insultingly — put it on “Conan.”

Richter even did a test shoot on the all-female ABC gab-fest, where he fit in surprisingly well.

Watch the video: