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

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

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

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.

Also read: The Most and Least Liked Potential Letterman Replacements – From Ellen DeGeneres to Conan O’Brien

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:

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