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Whose Strike Beard Is Better: David Letterman's or Conan O'Brien's?

Whose Strike Beard Is Better?

So the late-night hosts returned to TV on Wednesday — some with their writers, some without — for the first time since the start of the writers' strike two months ago. There were a bunch of questions: Would David Letterman and Craig Ferguson get better guests since their shows aren't being picketed? And would people be more likely to watch the shows with writers or the ones without? (So far, it's the ones without.)

But I'm wondering about something much more important today: Did Letterman or Conan O'Brien grow the better strike beard? (We ask the hard-hitting questions around here, you know.)

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specialcamper specialcamper 9 years
Conan is very attractive in his beard.
silly_pickle silly_pickle 9 years
I love Letterman, always been my favorite, beard or no beard. Can't wait to see him shave it on air!
MollyKat25 MollyKat25 9 years
Both are pretty bad but I think Conan's is better.
vanessa-k vanessa-k 9 years
love both but ADORE Conan's.
jsknutson jsknutson 9 years
They are both hilarious! Funny men are the best.
juliette juliette 9 years
Dave- with or without the beard. :)
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
Letterman. :hohoho:
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
As much as I adore Conan and his red headed hotness (yummy!) I had to vote for Letterman my number two latenight man because he just looks better with the beard. I hope this doesn't ruing my chances of having a torrid love affair with conan (should both he and I ever become single at the same time )
shouldbeworking shouldbeworking 9 years
Conan could have a cat growing out of his face and I would still this it was awesome.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
Personally I prefer Daves appearance with a beard. It looks way better then I was expecting, and it does look Santa-ish! lol I love them both, but Conan honey, you always look ridiculous, and the beard does not help that at all. :rotfl:
em1282 em1282 9 years
This is one of the reasons I love y'all--the Conan love. :) Conan hands down.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that conan looks good with it - sort of. it's a VERY different look for him
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i've never noticed how big David's chicks are before his beard came along :D he's such a Santa Claus.
-Maryan- -Maryan- 9 years
Conan's!! He looks good! ;)
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
It's my avatar for goodness sake. They both look great with it, but conan, well he is just so dreamy
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
Just because I love Conan and feel the need to be loyal... I choose Conan's strike beard!
tiggerchick2 tiggerchick2 9 years
I think Letterman actually looks nice with a beard :)
Adrianne Adrianne 9 years
Conan; I'd still hit it.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Someone get these guys razors, stat!
Grantz Grantz 9 years
They both look gross.. Beards require a lot of upkeep and professional trimming to look good all the time. Very sort beards were always the best I thought. Also, Letterman needs to color his, so he wont repulse as much..
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Conan; Letterman looks like a he gained weight and the beard just makes he's face look round.
alillee alillee 9 years
Letterman looks like Santa! :)
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
Letterman just looks downright scary and fat!
pargie pargie 9 years
Conan looks ridiculous, lol. I voted both.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
okay maybe i'm a bit biased because, well, i do have a soft spot for conan so i voted for him. plus i love the little curl they did with his hair in the front.
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