Conan O’Brien Didn’t Ask David Letterman For A Horse

Conan O’Brien Didn’t Ask David Letterman For A Horse


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY FIRST
GUEST IS CURRENTLY THE LONGEST SERVING LATE-NIGHT HOST ON TV. HE’S THE OLD MAN IN THE
MOUNTAIN. HE’S THE MANDARIN WITHOUT
MELONIN. PLEASE WELCOME CONAN O’BRIEN! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪ ♪ ♪>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH! THANK YOU SO MUCH! EVERYBODY HAVE A SEAT! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: WELCOME BACK. WELCOME BACK TO THE ED SULLIVAN
THEATER.>>THANK YOU. ( APPLAUSE )
‘RTHAI. PLEASE, SIR, YOU’VE BEEN
DRINKING.>>Stephen: LAST TIME YOU WERE
HERE YOU WERE WITH DAVE.>>THAT’S RIGHT, DAVID
LETTERMAN.>>Stephen: I REMEMBER, YEAH.>>IT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS
AGO– FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU. YOU’RE DOING AN AMAZING JOB. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).>>Stephen: OH, THANKS VERY
MUCH.>>I MEAN THAT FROM MY HEART. I NEVER MISS A SHOW. I CAUGHT TUESDAY’S SHOW, TRACEY
ELLIS ROSS, I THINK IT WAS.>>Stephen: YES, THANKS,
THANKS, YEAH. YOU KNOW, IT’S FUNNY– THAT
NIGHT, AND I DON’T KNOW WHY, I WAS THINKING ABOUT YOU.>>I KNEW IT!>>Stephen: YEAH, I DIDN’T SAY
ANYTHING TO ANYBODY.>>I WAS WATCHING THE TV SO HARD
THAT NIGHT, AND I COULD SEE I WAS GETTING INTO YOUR HEAD! YEAH. AND I WAS ALL THE WAY BACK IN
L.A.!>>Stephen: WOW.>>WHERE I WAS ON TUESDAY.>>Stephen: EXACTLY. YOU KNOW. TALK ABOUT THIS WITH TIG NOTARO,
MY NEXT GUEST TONIGHT. TALK WITH THIS ABOUT HER. SHE WANTS TO TALK TO YOU, I
HEARD.>>I SAW HER BACK STAGE. SHE’S THE NEXT ONE ON.>>Stephen: YEAH. BY THE WAY, I KNOW YOU’RE A FAN
OF DAVE’S. I’M A HUGE FAN OF DAVE’S.>>THIS IS DAVE LETTERMAN,
AGAIN, RIGHT.>>Stephen: DAVID LETTERMAN. ALSO, DAVE, THE GUY FROM
WENDY’S.>>YES! WENDY’S HAS THE BEST BURGER.>>Stephen: THEY’RE SQUARE.>>DAVID LETTERMAN. WE ALL GRIEWG UP REVERING DAVID
LETTERMAN.>>Stephen: YOU WROTE A LOVELY
TRIBUTE TO HIM ON E.W.>>AS HE WAS DEPARTING THIS
STAGE, I WANTED TO WRITE AN APPRECIATION PIECE, SO I WROTE A
PIECE ABOUT DAVE –>>Stephen: DID YOU EVER HEAR
FROM HIM? DID HE EVER SAY, “THANKS FOR
THAT?”>>I DID HEAR FROM HIM, YES. I DID HEAR FROM HIM. WHAT HAPPENED IS I WROTE THIS
NICE APPRECIATION PEOPLE PIECEFOR DAVE AND I JUST SAID
HOW MUCH HE MEANT TO ME AND ALL THE COMEDIANS OF MY GENERATION. AND THEN WORD CAME BACK THAT
DAVE APPRECIATED WHAT I HAD WRITTEN, AND THAT HE’D BE
SENDING ME SOMETHING MY WAY. AND I WAS LIKE, THIS IS– I MEAN
–>>Stephen: SURE.>>I WAS EXCITED AND I THOUGHT
THIS IS GOING TO BE AN AMAZING BOTTLE OF WINE, CHOCOLATES,
HUMMEL FIGURINES THAT ARE HARD TO FINE, SOMETHING REALLY
EXTRAORDINARY EXPICHES LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. I THOUGHT THIS WILL BE COOL. SO IT’S THE NEXT DAY, AND IT’S
AN HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW. I CAN TALK TO YOU BECAUSE YOU’RE
A FELLOW HOST.>>Stephen: SURE.>>AN HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW,
YOU’RE CONCENTRATING, YOU’RE GETTING READY —
>>Stephen: YEAH, A PRESSURE COOKER.>>YOUR BODY IS BEING WAXED,
OILED –>>Stephen: YOU’RE BEING
LOWERED INTO THE SUIT.>>YEAH, EXACTLY. AND THE WARDROBE GUY, “STOP
EATING!” ( LAUGHTER )
AND I HEAR THERE’S A TRUCK THAT’S TRYING TO GET ON TO THE
WARNER BROTHERS LOT IN EXPLZ WAS HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING ON
THE LOT. AND I SAID, “WHAT DO YOU MEAN?”
THEY SAID, IT’S TOO WIDE. THE TRUCK IS SO BIG IT CAN’T GET
ON THE LOT AND IT’S CARRYING THE GIFT FROM DAVE.” MY MIND STARTS TO GO NUTS. BECAUSE YOU AND I, WE’VE DONE
WELL. BUT WE’VE DONE OKAY. THIS GUY —
>>Stephen: IT’S DAVE.>>IT’S DAVE! HE OWNS THE ENTIRE STATE OF
MONTANA, YOU KNOW.>>Stephen: OH, YEAH. HE HAD THE WHOLE THING WAXED.>>HE HAS– HE’S A VERY WEALTHY
MAN AND HE’S GOT, YOU KNOW, HIS FINGERS IN EVERY POT, IF THAT’S
EVEN AN EXPRESSION!>>Stephen: IT’S NOT.>>IT’S NOT. THAT WAS TERRIBLE. I’M SORRY.>>Stephen: UNLESS THE POT HAS
PIE IN IT.>>IT’S TUESDAY. IT’S EARLY IN THE WEEK AND I
HAVE TROUBLE– IT’S WEDNESDAY.>>Stephen: IT’S FRLDZ.>>WE’LL FIX THAT. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) NO! YOU DON’T EDIT THAT OUT! YOU KEEP THAT IN! THAT’S THE MAGIC! ( LAUGHTER )
YOU’VE GOT TO LEARN, COLBERT! ♪ ♪ ♪
>>Stephen: SO, THE TRUCK CAN’T GET ON THE LOT.>>HE’S GETTING ME BACK ON
TRACK. ALL RIGHT. TRUCK CAN’T GET ON THE LOT, AND
I’M GOING CRAZY. BECAUSE THIS IS LIKE, HE’S A CAR
GUY. THIS GUY HAS PORSCHES. I’M THINKING HE’S GIVING ME A
VINTAGE PORSCHE.>>Stephen: SURE.>>MY MIND WENT THERE. THIS IS AMAZING. I’M GOING TO HAVE TO GET THE
CRAZY LEATHER GLOVES. THEN THEY TELL ME IT’S HERE,
IT’S READY. I WALK DOWNSTAIRS OUTSIDE MY
STAGE. TWO COWBOYS IN FULL CHAPS,
COWBOY HATS, HOLDING THE BIGGEST, MOST BEAUTIFUL HORSE
HORSE– HORSE! ( LAUGHTER )
I HAVE EVER SEEN. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: DO YOU RIDE HORSES?>>NO! I DON’T RIDE HORSES! AND HERE’S THE THING, THEY HAND
ME A LOVELY NOTE FROM DAVE. THEY SAY GOOD-BYE, AND THEY
LEAVE. LOOK AT MY EXPRESSION AFTER
THEY’VE LEFT! LOOK AT THE EXPRESSION ON MY
FACE. ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) THAT’S A MAN WHO DOESN’T KNOW
WHAT TO DO WITH A HORSE. TURNS OUT, I LOOK INTO IT. YOU GOTTA FEED HIM. YOU’VE GOT TO BOARD THEM. YOU’VE GOT TO TREAT THEM
HUMANELY. EVERYONE I TELL SAYS, “IT’S FROM
DAVID LETTERMAN.” AND GUESS WHAT THE HORSE’S NAME
IS? DAVE! THANK YOU!>>Stephen: WAS IT REALLY
DAVE? YES, THE HORSE’S REALLY NAME IS
DAVE.>>Stephen: DOES IT ANSWER–
>>HE SEARCHED ALL OF THE WORLD FOR A HORSE NAMED DAVE! NARCISSISM, MAYBE, AND SO THEN
–>>Stephen: DO YOU HAVE A
FARM?>>NO, I DON’T HAVE A FARM! ( LAUGHTER )
STEPHEN, YOU KNOW ME. I DON’T HAVE A FARM.>>Stephen: I’VE NEVER BEEN
INVITED –>>I BARELY HAVE A HOUSE.>>Stephen: I’VE NEVER BEEN
INVITED TO YOUR HOUSE.>>I’VE INVESTED VERY POORLY. INSANITY– I HAVE TO ROOM IT. I HAVE TO BOARD IT. I SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT? DAVE GAVE ME A HORSE. I’M GOING TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE
IT. I GO TO THE PLACE WHERE I SPENT
A LOT OF MONEY TO LEARN HOW TO RIDE IT. AND THEY SAID I WOULDN’T GET ON
THAT HORSE IF I WERE YOU. I SAID WHY NOT? THEY SAID THAT HORSE IS CRAZY. THIS IS 100% TRUE. THEY SAID THAT HORSE IS SO
CRAZY, IT’S THROWN TWO PEOPLE WHO HAVE TRIED TO RIDE IT. IF YOU WANT CAN TO KEEP IT HERE
YOU HAVE TO GET A LETTER DRAWN UP BY A LAWYER, AN EXPENSIVE
LAWYER, TO INDEMNIFY YOU IN CASE THE HORSE HURTS SOMEBODY. AT THIS POINT ONE OF THE
CHILDREN IS NOT BEING SCHOOLED THIS COSTS SO MUCH. IT WAS THE BOY. IT WASN’T GOING TO, WITH OUT
ANYWAY. HE’S GOOD WITH HIS HANDS. ( LAUGHTER )
THE THING IS, THEY SAY– I SAY TO THE GUY, LIKE, THIS HORSE
PROBABLY GETTING KIND OF OLD, THOUGH, RIGHT? HE WENT, “OH, NO! THIS IS A YOUNG HORSE. IT’S GOING TO LIVE A LONG TIME!”
( LAUGHTER ) I’M GOING INSANE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO. IT’S DRANK– IT COSTS A FORTUNE,
AND I HAVE THE HORSE FOR TWO YEARS. FINALLY, MY WIFE CRACKS IT, GOD
BLESS HER. SHE FOUND A PLACE– AND THIS IS
NOT A JOKE. I HAVE THE REAL WEBSITE, WHERE
THE HORSE CAN LIVE– IT’S AN EQUINE MASSAGE CENTER WHERE–
THIS IS REAL. THINK FOUR SEASONS RESORT FOR
HORSE. WE DONATED THE HORSE. AND WHAT HAPPENS IS STUDENTS
MASSAGE THE HORSE ALL DAY LONG SO IT LEARNS– SO THEY LEARN HOW
TO MASSAGE A HORSE. AND SO —
>>Stephen: BUT IT’S AN INSANE HORSE.>>IT’S AN INSANE HORSE, BUT NO
ONE IS RIDING IT. IT’S GETTING MASSAGED ALL DAY
LONG. IF I WAS THE HORSE, I WOULD BE
SUSPICIOUS THINKING, “THEY’RE TENDERIZING ME.” BIT NO, MASSAGE ALL DAY LONG. THE HORSE IS IN HEAVEN. THIS IS A REAL PICTURE OF DAVE
THE HORSE AT THE MASSAGE CENTER, HAS MET AND FALLEN IN LOVE WITH
ANOTHER HORSE– COINCIDENTALLY NAMED CHARLIE ROSE. THAT’S A TRUE STORY!>>Stephen: WOW, WOW!>>THAT IS A TRUE STORY. ( LAUGHTER )
I LEARNED THEN –>>Stephen: I DON’T– I DON’T
CARE IF IT’S TRUE OR NOT. I INN JOYED IT SO MUCH.>>I KNOW. I LEARNED THEN THAT DAVE WAS A
GENIUS, BUT HE’S AN EVIL GENIUS. HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS
DOING. HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS
DOING.>>Stephen:
( SIGHS ).>>YOU GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT? IT’S ALL GOING TO BE GOOD.>>Stephen: I FEEL VERY GOOD.>>IS THIS MINE?>>Stephen: THAT’S YOURS RIGHT
THERE. THIS IS LIKE A VACATION. I ASKED YOU ONE QUESTION AND
WE’RE– HOW MANY MINUTES– WE’RE NINE MINUTES IN TO YOUR ANSWER. ( LAUGHTER )
WHEN YOU GET A GUEST LIKE YOU, HOW EXCITED ARE YOU WHEN YOU GET
A GUEST LIKE YOU. YOU’RE LIKE, “I DON’T HAVE TO DO
ANYTHING. I DON’T HAVE HAVE TO DO
ANYTHING.”>>I DON’T GET GUESTS LIKE ME. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
♪ ♪ ♪>>Stephen: YOU BOTH
COMPLIMENTED YOURSELF AND INSULTED YOUR SHOW.>>I COMPLIMENTED MYSELF– I
COMPLIMENTED MYSELF WHILE PUTTING DOWN MY SHOW, AND THEN
WAVED TO A CROWD. THAT WAS THE TRIPLE– THAT WAS
THE TRIFECTA RIGHT THERE. THAT’S RARELY BEEN DONE.>>Stephen: WE’VE GOT TO TAKE
A LITTLE BREAK. STICK AROUND, WE’LL BE RIGHT
BACK WITH MORE CONAN O’BRIEN.

100 thoughts on “Conan O’Brien Didn’t Ask David Letterman For A Horse

  1. Greatest talk show hosts of all time:
    1. Johnny Carson
    2. Letterman
    3. Graham norton
    4. Conan
    5. Ellen
    6. Stephen Colbert
    7. Craig Fergusson
    8. Jimmy kimmel
    9. Jay leno
    10. James corden

  2. Steven keeps trying to make powers plays on Conan. He so badly wants to be the Alpha in this conversation and I love how Conan isn’t having any of it.

  3. well, Conan, he gave you Horse therapy and it worked for you, you gave the horse therapy for horses when you ended up with the therapy which gave you 25 yrs in talk show hosting therapy.

  4. There was a killer Body Language Breakdown that really broke down a lot of the tension in this interview.

  5. Sometimes I wonder why Conan is so profound and kinda weird, but then I always remember "Oh yeah, this guy has a profound and weird entire life." And everything makes sense in the world again.

  6. 3:30 was the joke there by Conan “wardrobe guy “stop eating”.” Meant that Conan couldn’t fit into a suit because he is fat and wardrobe guys are like stop being eating ur becoming fat.

    Because if that so, man for Conan to thought that up right there

  7. Back in the day (says the old fella) Johnny and Dave supported one another. They went on each others' shows, yes it was the same network but Dave also supported Conan when Conan was on an opposing network. Then there is Jay Leno. So much of the bad blood and cut throat business was blamed on his manager, Helen. After she was gone, did you ever see Jay support another talk show host? Then he and NBC did their best to screw Conan. The hosts of today support one another and have no interest in late night wars and screwing each other over. This sentiment helps everyone, especially the viewers!

  8. Man, I'm a Colbert fan, as well as a Conan fan, but have to say Colbert is being a MASSIVE DICK to Conan. First, he pulls that bullshit "power move" of standing on the step so he's a little bit taller, which is embarrassingly obvious and cringy. And then he's passive aggressive in a really bullshit cowardly way through the whole interview. Conan handles it, of course, but he actually looks sad at some points in the conversation. WTF, Colbert?

  9. Ya know imo Conan is the greatest talk show HOST there is; however Norton is the greatest TALK SHOW.

  10. See. Everyone famous can be funny for at least a few moments except President #45. There's nothing funny about the deal breaker and chief dumb ass squatting in the oval office. If mocking stupid did any good, religion would finally dry up and stay in the pews.

  11. Is it just me or has Colbert not been engaging with some awesome guests? Burr, Conan. Or is it just he can't adapt pass his normal niche of guests. Dunno he's been quite a turn off I stopped following him. Came here for Conan

  12. this was back when they had beef as seen clearly in the beginning Im so glad they made up later as of now

  13. LMAO Conan is so smart he said he's an evil genius, he knew exactly what he was doing when he filled up the whole interview when colbert asked only 1 question. A TRUE GENIUS. even colbert broke down and sigh and said wow he was so fucked. I'm so glad they made up after their little fight and he did get invited to go to conan's house and do podcast together

  14. The joke was supposed to be that the horse comes on the show and takes a shit then he was supposed to send it back

  15. Here we have both of David Letterman‘s back ups. But in Conan’s case, he’s a future Hall of Famer too! Just saying.

  16. "At this point 1 of my children wasn't going to school it was costing so much…its the boy, it wasn't gonna work out anyway" LOL!!!!

  17. Letterman gives him a lesson between lines he thinks about Conan's letter "horse shit"….. and a late night show it's like taking care of a horse…. 😉

  18. One of my children was taken out of school becsuse of the horse fees.(It was the boy.It was'nt gonna work out anyway.

    He's good with his hands.

  19. I like how most of the comments are focused on Conan, and barely any on the horse. No animal lovers here. With that being said I hope that horse is being taken care of and looked out after.

  20. I saw his face in the thumbnail. I saw his name in the title. Hell, I've even seen this video numerous times before. But still, when Stephen announced Conan's name I think I cheered as loud as the audience did

  21. "A horse is a horse of course of course…" – only Conan would get a horse. Funny story. Nice horsy too.

  22. I love both of these men. I was 17 when Conan first became a late night host. Undeniably weird. He’s maintained that weirdness and gotten exponentially funnier. Thanks to both of you!

  23. Someone explain that phrase at the beginning: mandarin without melanin? Even Conan walked in and asked that while they were still shaking hands. A Chinese person without the skin pigment that makes you darker?

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