Last night, Conan O’Brien talked about how talk shows always have tastefully decorated holiday sets, so he set out to get the gaudiest holiday set in talk show history. The end result featured Godzilla with a candy cane battling King Kong holding Santa’s sleigh, a Christmas UFO, a holiday chicken sandwich, a robo-Santa Claus, Santa’s nemesis Black Peter, and several other Christmas characters warped from microwaves. Some pretty cool stuff, but I could’ve gone for a baby Jesus with laser-beam eyes.
The real treat, however, was watching Conan interact with the mastermind behind the futuristic surrealism, a desert weirdo named Kenny Irwin Jr (inset) whose spaced-out ideas for Christmas light shows helped make for Conan’s funniest remote segment since coming to TBS. I strongly recommend watching the videos below.
The remote segment:
Conan unveils the holiday set: