On Monday night, the host took an axe to the set of his show during his opening monologue and then gave a piece of it to an audience member.

While we thought the gag was just typical Conan, it turns out it might actually be a sign of hidden angst over the move.

“I’ve spent my fair share of time at 3 in the morning,” O’Brien told the New York Times, “lying awake like Martin Sheen in [“Apocalypse Now”], staring at the ceiling fan, thinking about my trip up river — and we all know how that turned out.”

Yikes! We thought he was getting a promotion.

Remaining shows this week feature guests Jerry Seinfeld and The White Stripes, making their first appearance together since canceling a chunk of live dates in 2007.

Thursday, February 19
Nick Carter – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Loni Love – “Chelsea Lately”
David Sanborn with Sam Moore – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Dennis Miller, A.R. Rahman – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Jerry Seinfeld – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Anya Marina – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Paula Abdul – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Joey Fatone – “Last Call with Carson Daly”

Friday, February 20
Joan Baez – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Brad Wollack, Jo Koy – “Chelsea Lately” – rerun
Lily Allen – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos” – rerun
Denis Leary – “The Bonnie Hunt Show” – rerun
Shemekia Copeland – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Chris Isaak – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
The White Stripes – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”
Kinky – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Rosie O’Donnell, The Knux – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

Saturday, February 21
Kanye West – “Saturday Night Live” – rerun