You may remember that, in Japan, you can rent fake family members to fight loneliness (or for other reasons, like you want your kid to have a "dad"). Well, Conan O'Brien has been filming in Japan and, while in Tokyo, he hired a new wife, daughter, and father. He told them right from the start that they must laugh at his jokes (his real wife is "tired" of them, he says) and they do, even when it's inappropriate. It's funny, as are the other "Conan Without Borders" videos he and his crew shot in Japan. You can watch them all at the Team Coco website. If you love vending machines like I do, don't miss the one labeled "Tokyo."
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Gary Gulman does a meandering six-minute set on how the post office came up with the two-letter abbreviations for each state. The trivia and asides get increasingly absurd as the bit continues. Read the rest
In a lawsuit against Conan O'Brien, San Diego resident Robert Kaseberg says his lulzy tweets about Tom Brady, Caitlyn Jenner, airlines, and the Washington Monument all made it into the late night host's monologue. Read the rest
Conan O'Brien interviews the cast of Breaking Bad, Conan, Episode 0467, September 23, 2013. Meghan Sinclair/Conaco, LLC for TBS.
Guests on last night's episode of Conan: the entire cast of "Breaking Bad," with creator Vince Gilligan, and musical guests Los Cuates de Sinaloa. You can watch the full episode for free here.
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Would Jason Schwartzman be a bad guy or a guy, or would that be the journey?
Oh, Conan: Apple's New Siri Commercial Cuts To The Chase. Will be region-blocked or ad-preceded for many of you, but there are some illicit copies floating around on YouTube. (Thanks, Susannah Breslin!) Read the rest