Photo Have you been watching the Major League Baseball playoffs this October? If so, then you know beyond a shadow of a shadow that George Lopez will debut his new late-night talker on TBS on Nov. 9.

And check out what showed up in my mailbox over the weekend. My very own mini watercooler with Lopez on it!

Will that sway my opinion on his show, Lopez Tonight? Not exactly. But I do like this new clip Lopez put up on his show's site today, in which he talks about how when he was young, Chris Rock's manager Dave Becky took Lopez aside and offered some sage advice. And the result is why Lopez is no longer the kid who does a Latino version of Rodney Dangerfield (although you get to see that in the clip!) but the man he is today. Which is a man with his own late-night TV show. The TBS site offers new clips twice a week in preparation for the debut.