My latest travel special “Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico” airs tonight at 10/9c on TBS. Watch a preview @ Yes, I drank the water. No, I don’t think President Trump will tune in.

You can see more about my trip on Team Coco’s social channels:

  • Snapchat: teamcoco


Edit: Thanks so much everybody! I've got to head out now to prep for tonight's show, but please keep leaving questions and I'll try to come back later and answer some more.

h/t to /u/jaxspider for the Conan Snoo

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kunefe-enthusiast11676 karma

Hey Conan, would you rather have a vagina on your forehead or have a row of penises down your back like a stegosaurus?

The_Conan_Obrien17430 karma

Ah, the old classic question. I've always been a penis stegosaurus guy.

The_Conan_Obrien16954 karma

However, a close second would be a pterodactyl whose eyes are anuses.

Auskelis11513 karma

Hi Conan. It's Riley, the intern that you yelled at the other day for eating too many almonds. My question: How much water does it take to produce a single almond?

The_Conan_Obrien8584 karma

Riley, I yelled at you because you exceeded my 'one almond an hour' rule. That wastes water (an almond takes 1.1 gallons of water to produce).

Khal-Stevo9011 karma

How do you still trust Paul Rudd after all these years of Mac and Me clips?

The_Conan_Obrien14938 karma

It's like Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the football. I believe in my heart one day he'll do the right thing.

Cintari5933 karma

Did the locals in Mexico recognize you as Conando from Noches de Pasion Con Señor O'Brien?

The_Conan_Obrien9998 karma

I was surprised how many Mexicans were shouting my name through their car windows. I don't know if they knew who I was before, or were just reading coverage of my visit. I was recognized more there than any other country. Except Finland. Finland's weird.

TheChilisGuy5851 karma

What are you going to do once your hair starts turning grey?

The_Conan_Obrien20367 karma

I started dyeing it when I was 15. So I'm way ahead of the curve. My true hair color is jet black, and my real name is Blaze Falcon (I'm just babbling now).

WheatiesBFC5796 karma

What has been your favorite game to play on clueless gamer so far, and why?

The_Conan_Obrien21496 karma

Witcher 3, because I got to have sex on a unicorn. When that game comes out in VR, you'll never see me again.

graemed325552 karma

Hey Conan, huge fan, who was your favorite character to write for when you worked on the Simpsons?

The_Conan_Obrien10948 karma

Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. (Mr. Burns)

SenileBunny5170 karma

There has been a rise in antimicrobial resistance in recent years due to abuse and overuse of antibiotics. What do you think needs to be done to change this trend? Also, I have a degree in Microbiology and have been applying to state level Epidemiologist positions with no luck. Where should I find good entry level positions in this field that will help bolster my resume and make me a better candidate for these positions?

The_Conan_Obrien7882 karma

My father Dr. Thomas F. O'Brien who works at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston has been working hard on this problem for decades. He's the smartest guy I know. He and his team have been working hard on this serious issue for a long time.

LAnatra4873 karma

Is there anyone that you havent had a chance to sit down with yet that you would love to have on the show?

The_Conan_Obrien15433 karma

My children. Their agents won't call me back.

Bulletproofdork4453 karma

What does Andy smell like?

The_Conan_Obrien13119 karma

Sandalwood and regret.

flaggrandall4385 karma

When will you take Jordan to Italy?

The_Conan_Obrien12486 karma

Taking Jordan to Italy is already in the works. We're waiting until it's legal to bring a cyborg into a foreign country.

gredlocks4233 karma

Hey Conan, I'm allergic to penicillin, clindamycin, and sulfa-based antibiotics. What type of medicine would you recommend for my next infection?

The_Conan_Obrien12184 karma

You are very wise to ask me. I'm not a doctor. Next time you're not feeling well just bite into a glow stick and suck it down.

jerrodkingery4049 karma

Hi Conan, I've brought a puppet to your studio audience a few times, but the last time Jeff Ross sternly requested I keep it down during the show. Why does Jeff Ross hate puppets?

The_Conan_Obrien14672 karma

Jeff Ross was molested by a puppet in 1958. When he testified in court he had to point to a human to show where the puppet touched him.

KidneyFailure3967 karma

Whats the most memorable moment you've ever had on your show?

The_Conan_Obrien8876 karma

I met my wife while filming a remote on my show. And that's interesting moment #28.

The most interesting moment was a cooking segment with Jerry Orbach.

krayfishnetstocking3583 karma

If you had to pick a successor to your show, who would you pick and why?

The_Conan_Obrien12598 karma

Mike Pence.

TheRealCmp3118 karma

What was the best thing you ate while down in Mexico?

The_Conan_Obrien8609 karma

Nopales. It's cactus with cheese on it. It instantly cured me of my 25 year impotence.

bvmary2949 karma

How many four year olds would you kill before they killed you?

The_Conan_Obrien5977 karma

I was in this scenario two years ago. I wounded one before nine of them took me down and ripped the flesh from my bones with their baby teeth.

jcmuv2924 karma

Did anybody in the telenovelas explained you why your character was a cheese seller?

The_Conan_Obrien7759 karma

I seriously asked them to explain many times and they never did. I was fervently looking forward to making out with a beautiful Mexican actress and they made me a pompous asexual cheese merchant. I am honestly very angry about this.

jmsturm2879 karma

Hey Conan, big fan.

How did you become friends with Jack White?

The_Conan_Obrien8089 karma

True story: I met Jack and Meg in a bowling alley in Detroit in 1999 while shooting a remote. They were part of a group of people that came over and hung out. Later, they became famous and told me they were part of the group that were chatting and drinking beers all night. I totally lucked out. Since then, I just hang out in bowling alleys looking for future rock stars.

WASDnSwiftar2779 karma

Conan! Boston native here. I want to take my girl out for a real nice dinner to celebrate, anywhere in the Brookline/Boston/Quincy area. What do you suggest? If I can tell her I'm taking her somewhere (even if it's Taco Bell) because Conan Fucking O'Brien suggested it, she'd love it.

The_Conan_Obrien5297 karma

Go to Pino's Pizza in Cleveland Circle. There's only two tables but it's the only pizza my family and I eat. I've been going there since elementary school.

CaptainBloodloss2629 karma

Are you okay bud?

The_Conan_Obrien7453 karma

Wow. Your friendly, casual demeanor cracked through my cold emotionless exterior. The answer is no. Bud's not okay.

roryshoereddits2602 karma

I need to make a monument for my sculpture class. What should I make?

The_Conan_Obrien9277 karma

Is it too late to drop the class?

Owlyx2545 karma

Hi Conan, my left pinky finger has been twitching since midnight and seems to have moved to my buttocks. Any tips?

The_Conan_Obrien11283 karma

Without intimate photos it's hard to say. I'll send you some.

Neonfairytale2447 karma

What is the origin of the string dance?

The_Conan_Obrien4701 karma

I was doing it in the office for a few years and the writers dared me to do it on the air. The rest is history.

revdave2261 karma

What are you listening to lately, favorite new album or something older I should check out?

The_Conan_Obrien8526 karma

My son really got me into 21 Pilots other than that my wife and I like to slow dance to John Grisham audio books.

motosanders2199 karma

Is a hotdog a sandwich?

The_Conan_Obrien10081 karma

Because the bread is connected, and forms a "hinge" if you will, it falls under the "taco" classification. Ergo, hotdogs and tacos are not sandwiches. The pita, however, takes us into strange territory and demands further study.

UndisputedGold2164 karma

If you could have anyone from history on your show, who would it be?

The_Conan_Obrien6359 karma

Number 1: Flo the Progressive Insurance lady, Number 2: Aristotle

FatherAndrew2128 karma

Are you giving up comedy for a career in lucha libre?

The_Conan_Obrien4295 karma

When you watch the segment tonight, you'll realize that even when I'm seriously trying to wrestle, I'm still doing comedy.

ganndalf1983 karma

Does the superhero outfit still fit, and how often do you just wear it around the office?

The_Conan_Obrien4191 karma

It does fit. I do not wear it at the office at all; I wear it at home, and to the gym at Venice beach.

skinsballr1911 karma

Who is your favorite red-head, other than yourself?

The_Conan_Obrien3729 karma

Lucille Ball.

thesenutsinyourmouth1828 karma

Do you ever wish you were an animal instead of a human, and if so which one?

The_Conan_Obrien8506 karma

See my previous answer about the penis covered stegosaurus.

MoMerry1781 karma

What is the hardest you have laughed on the show?

The_Conan_Obrien3934 karma

When people like Norm Macdonald, Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Charlene Yi, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, etc come on, it always makes me laugh.

Dcamp1684 karma

What is your favorite flavor of Ice Cream?

The_Conan_Obrien3720 karma

Cherry Garcia

blindedbyfury1584 karma

Do you have to adjust your comedy routine when traveling to a different country (in this case, Mexico) or is comedic timing universal?

Thank you and looking forward to tonight's episode!

The_Conan_Obrien3337 karma

That's a great question. What surprised me the most is how little I have to adjust. Especially in Mexico. The Mexican people are really funny and sharp, and they always got the joke instantly - and they weren't afraid to give me a hard time. I'm very comfortable being the underdog when I do remotes, and all the Mexican people I encountered were great and generous improvisors.

kethomas1551 karma

Do the drapes match the curtains?

The_Conan_Obrien7621 karma

Still no curtains. My dad says it happens for guys at different times.

braggpeak1467 karma

How is the old time baseball league looking this year?

The_Conan_Obrien3003 karma

Thanks for remembering my favorite remote of all time. Sometimes late at night I think about the young woman Nell and how we were supposed to be together but sadly we were born 150 years apart.

tobyflenderson11456 karma

Your remotes are probably my favorite thing you do. In the future, would you ever consider doing a travel show? I'd definitely watch that. Thanks for all the laughs.

The_Conan_Obrien3152 karma

Great idea. I'd love to do a travel show. In fact, I'm going to go shoot one in Mexico right now. It will air tonight at 10pm on TBS. Look for your name in the credits under "Idea By".

The_Conan_Obrien1402 karma

lula24881356 karma

All 45 US presidents engage to a fight to the death. Who makes it out alive?

The_Conan_Obrien3125 karma

Harry S. Truman. Do not screw with Harry S. Truman.

silvergrant71321 karma

What was it like playing video games with Tom Brady?

The_Conan_Obrien5088 karma

I'm from Boston, and a huge Patriots fan. We had to edit out all the times I tried to kiss him.

failingpig1264 karma

What does marshawn lynch smell like?

The_Conan_Obrien3785 karma

Skittles, Hennessy and a new born kitten.

Gooboobly1226 karma

Is there ever going to be a beard reprise? I wouldn't be mad about it...

The_Conan_Obrien4229 karma

I got a complete 50/50 response on the beard. Half the people loved it, half the people hated it. Since it was my kids who hated it, it had to go. Don't fear, I still keep it in the attic with my wedding dress.

Oldschoolhollywood1216 karma

Are we dating?

The_Conan_Obrien2801 karma

I think it's time to tell people that yes, we are dating.

ZibabaweSounds1086 karma

How do you keep your hair sooo amazing and perfect?

The_Conan_Obrien3957 karma

Mayonnaise, corn starch and embalming fluid. Bake at 125 degrees for 1 hour.

wolfinthesky1066 karma

Hi Conan! Thanks for consistently making me laugh out loud. What is your favorite cereal?

The_Conan_Obrien1992 karma

It's a tie between Fruit Loops and Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries

j_fak983 karma

Hey Conan, what's the most difficult part about prepping for a show?

The_Conan_Obrien2640 karma

For a show like "Made in Mexico", we really wanted to make sure we struck the right balance between being funny, but also being culturally sensitive and attuned to how people were feeling there. We really did want the star to be the Mexican people, and I feel good about the result.

eddieswiss924 karma

Hey Conan.

If you could turn into any vegetable at will, what would it be and why?

The_Conan_Obrien3264 karma

The Asparagus, because I could change the odor of your urine against your will.

crf23901 karma

What is your all time favorite book?

The_Conan_Obrien1514 karma

The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara

tonyg1205852 karma

Will we ever see the Masturbating Bear again?

The_Conan_Obrien3350 karma

In 2015, The Masturbating Bear died of autoerotic asphyxiation alone in a Motel 6 in Flagstaff, AZ. He was buried with full military honors.

marthagetsit825 karma

Thank you for taking your show to Mexico for your travel special. I love the country!

Of the places you visited, what was your favorite? Would you go back to do another episode or for a vacation? What the tastiest meal you had? What is Diego Luna like?

The_Conan_Obrien1700 karma

I went to the Trotsky museum; it's the house where Leon Trotsky was murdered with an ice pick. I think it's safe to say that I'm the only late night host to ever go there.

auxilary790 karma

Tequila or Mezcal?

The_Conan_Obrien1325 karma


schoolhater12760 karma

Conan, in 40 years time after you stop doing your show, would u consider doing conan travels as a netflix show?

The_Conan_Obrien2383 karma

in 40 years time we'll all be brains in jars connected to a giant server. But yes, my brain will travel the world.

Damknot732 karma

Have you received any offers to play professional soccer after your incredible display with Gio Dos Santos?

The_Conan_Obrien1901 karma

Thanks for calling that an incredible display. The goal I scored was so incredibly fake that I felt bad for the goalie who had to pretend to miss a ball moving at 2mph.

craftyomega719 karma

Hi Conan! Did the trip improve your Spanish? Any new words or phrases you'd love to share?

The_Conan_Obrien1577 karma

I honestly think my accent for stronger, and I think if I lived in Mexico City for a while I would get better much faster. My favorite phrase is on the back of a jacket someone gave me; it's "México es Chingón".

xevv89705 karma

Are you secretly in love with Jeff Goldblum?

The_Conan_Obrien1532 karma

I don't think I've been very secretive about it. If I cold mate with The Fly, I would.

t_moose686 karma

This is a question for Conanando. I am a 30 year old Hispanic male, about to get married in sept of this year. Any solid suggestions for wedding vows?

The_Conan_Obrien2186 karma

If you're future wife is anything like mine she'll insist on taking out the part of the vows where you promise to honor and obey your husband. Try really hard to get that part back in.

FranckFrankFronk598 karma

How much marijuana do you smoke?

The_Conan_Obrien2127 karma

I'm not a big fan of marijuana. My drug of choice is wine, and the cheese popcorn they sell at Whole Foods (Smart Choice White Cheddar Popcorn).

lordphipperson577 karma

Favorite person you have played guitar with?

The_Conan_Obrien1055 karma

It's a tie between Jack White and Springsteen

Newandcreativeperson574 karma

If your really conan then, what's something only he would know?

The_Conan_Obrien2053 karma

I have a scar from an appendectomy on my lower right abdomen. I have three cats named Thor, Maow and Cleo and the only one I like is Thor. My ATM Pin is 1494.

tman612540 karma

Favourite Beatle?

The_Conan_Obrien1981 karma

Liam Cartwright. He played tenor sax with the group, but left for better things in '58.

Armenoid472 karma

Do you have any particularly vivid memory of your time at Brookline High School? Warriors rule

The_Conan_Obrien1549 karma

My favorite moment was when I threw the big pass that won the game. Or maybe that was Jimmy Hennessey.

Seriously, I went back to Brookline High School about 15 years ago, and it was so much nicer then when I was there. They actually had a sushi bar (not kidding). I felt like I had gone to high school during the Great Depression.

BucketHeadJr436 karma

What's your favorite television show?

The_Conan_Obrien1801 karma

"Conan: Made in Mexico" (which airs tonight at 10pm on TBS). Aside from that, season two of One Tree Hill. When Peyton hit bottom, I thought my life was over.

stahpmrstaph366 karma

Do you plan on traveling all over the world with the Conan Show ?

The_Conan_Obrien962 karma

I'd like to keep this going as long as I can. It's really fun, and at this stage in my career it feels like something new and exciting. I've always loved my job, but the one downside is being in the studio every day. The chance to travel and try my comedy out on people who speak different languages is a great joy.

splorf355 karma

Is Bill Tull really like that?

The_Conan_Obrien655 karma

Yes, Bill Tull is exactly like that.

ridemnbrews344 karma

What's your favorite key and scale to solo in?

The_Conan_Obrien613 karma


mval93320 karma

What was it like to speak to former president Vicente Fox and did you take away anything that you weren't expecting from your trip to Mexico?

The_Conan_Obrien762 karma

President Vicente Fox was very funny, and although he was talking about a serious issue, he came prepared almost like a comedian. He entirely caught the spirit of what we were trying to do, and he's a big part of the show.

waterloser99311 karma

Craziest moment on the show?

The_Conan_Obrien935 karma

After something like 4500 hours of weird awkward television, I honestly cannot answer that.

alamowithatee301 karma

Hello Conester, I've been to Mexico many times and it's one of my favorite countries to visit. When you were there, were people really hesitant about Americans?

The_Conan_Obrien744 karma

Absolutely not. The Mexican people were warm, friendly and eager to participate in the show. We spent a week there. I met thousands of people and I never felt the slightest hint of trepidation or hostility.

hahalife295 karma

What is one word you use to describe Timothy Olyphant?

The_Conan_Obrien973 karma


Biowaste20287 karma

Did you bring back any Mexico made items?

The_Conan_Obrien829 karma

I have some great leather "F The Wall" boots from President Vicente Fox, a "México es Chingón" jacket, and a Trostsky keychain.

AskJeevesAnything267 karma

Hey Conan! I imagine you're a busy guy, but did you ever finally get to meet Forss Fagerstrom?

The_Conan_Obrien389 karma

No, I did not. It's one of the great disappointments of my life.

LilMerm8264 karma

Flan or creme brûlée?

The_Conan_Obrien778 karma

Neither. I hate a scorched custard.

SuperScuba244 karma

Hi Conan, how much money did you actually raise in your Wall Piggybank, and what do you plan to do with it (since I know it's not going to Trump's initiative)?

The_Conan_Obrien653 karma

In all honesty, after begging hundreds of Mexicans for donations to the wall, I did not get one single peso.

scrapplepony216 karma

How is Mike Sweeney still alive? What sort of superfood do you feed him?

The_Conan_Obrien615 karma

Don't make fun of Mike Sweeney - he served our country valiantly during the Korean war. We give Mike Sweeney the same hormones they inject into old Redwoods. Currently there's a branch growing out between his shoulder blades.

iscocavallini63 karma

ConanMexico How was it working with an all Mexican crew?

The_Conan_Obrien164 karma

Our Mexican crew made this shoot as easy as possible. They were absolutely fantastic. Lalo, our Mexican Director, was perfection. And our Executive Producer Andrea Salas made everything go like clockwork. We've continued to collaborate with them up until 2am last night completing the final edit.

killanorchid57 karma

Hey Conan! Love your show! What is your favorite type of bacteria?

The_Conan_Obrien186 karma

I think there's a kind of bacteria they spray on oil spills that turn them into delicious frothy strawberry milkshakes. If that's true, that's my favorite type of bacteria.

washingtonwriter26 karma

Hey Conan -- thanks for doing this! I'm a long-time admirer.

I know you've told a lot of Trump-related jokes, and I've seen comments of people saying you shouldn't make things so political.

Is it important to you to tell those jokes? Do you think humor can change the dynamic in this kind of political atmosphere?


The_Conan_Obrien113 karma

If you look at my show since 1993, I've always made fun of the president. Trump is the president now, and I'm always going to do jokes about him. That said, the overall thrust of our humor has never been overtly political, and I still think of our show as more silly than anything else.