By Karen Valby
October 12, 2010 at 03:48 PM EDT

Image Credit: Dana Edelson/NBCAll hail, Andy Richter will rejoin his old pal and longtime colleague on Conan, which is set for a highly anticipated November 8 premiere on TBS. Conan O’Brien sounds enormously excited about the reunion. “This decision was made without my authority,” he said in a statement. “I will get to the bottom of this.” In his own statement, Richter celebrated the prospect of  “getting out of the house again.”

Why is the prospect of these two good guys getting together again exciting? Here’s why (but beware of spicy language):

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