Conan O’Brien might not host a late evening TV present anymore, however the perfect jokes discover a method to transcend mediums. In a current look on the Conan O’Brien Wants a Good friend podcast, Paul Rudd revived the duo’s iconic Mac and Me gag in a surprising dedication to the bit.
Within the interview, Rudd spends an excellent two-and-a-half minutes discussing a brand new Audible collection he’s “engaged on.” “Adam Scott is in it, and Ken Moreno, who I feel you recognize, and Celia Weston, who I really did a play with a few years in the past,” Rudd says. “It’s about this man named Ken Croft who’s hung his personal shingle as being sort of a publicist — a low-rent publicist. And he’s sort of actually on the finish of his rope.”
The setup goes on and on, with Rudd including unimaginable element to the story whereas Conan listens intently. Finally, Rudd is able to share a preview of the podcast — besides, in fact, the podcast is solely pretend, and the preview is that clip from Mac and Me.
“You possibly can’t do that on a podcast!” Conan exclaims, exasperated and shocked that he was tricked but once more. “It’s a visible joke! It’s an audio medium!”
The 2 go on to debate whether or not or not the joke labored in podcast type, however for many who need the total impact, the YouTube clip of the podcast exhibits the Mac and Me clip in all its glory. Test it out under.
When Conan wrapped up his TBS present again in June, we rounded up his finest long-running bits, together with the origin of the Mac and Me gag.