When Conan O’Brien announced he’d be taking a trip to South Korea, we were under the impression that late night TV’s lovable Irish giant would be inconspicuously flying under the radar as his show doesn’t air in the country. How wrong we were…
A Korean fan sent Conan some nice letters and Korean snacks, the late night host decided to visit the country and the fan. “Because,” as Conan recently told his viewers, “ladies and gentlemen, here is my motto—and I want this to get out all around the world—if you send me free snacks from your country, I will travel there in person to thank you. That’s what I do.”
As tipster Sang points out, the Korean news (yes, this made the national news) reports that several hundred people were waiting for Conan at Incheon Airport.
Watch South Korea welcome Conan O’Brien and Clueless Gamer co-host Aaron Bleyaert below.
I've landed in South Korea. I will never leave. #ConanKorea
Posted by Conan O'Brien Presents: Team Coco on Sunday, February 14, 2016
No wonder Conan tweeted, “I’ve landed in South Korea. I will never leave.” This kind of reception is typically reserved for rockstars, not middle aged talk show hosts!
Watch Aaron Bleyaert get mobbed by fans below.
Personally, I can’t wait for Aaron and Conan’s trip to air.
Lessons learned: a funny video game