Tonight’s the night Conan’s world begins again.
Monday evening marks the return of the ebullient host to the after-dark airwaves. After his well-documented war with NBC, O’Brien is taking his act to TBS, bringing the cable network into the competition for late-night laughs.
In anticipation for this event, TIME.com realized its love for all sorts of historically perfervid redheads. Is Conan the lead man, or would O’Brien have been no match against the classics like Judas and Thomas Jefferson? Check out our list.