The host is currently on his first trip to the country, along with his assistant Sona Movsesian, who is of Armenian descent.
“I think it’s every boss’ responsibility to take their assistant back to their ancestral land,” O’Brien said. “That’s why I’m going to make sure my next assistant was born in a five-star resort in Tuscany.”
Conan visits locations beyond its set far more than other late-night fare. O’Brien has filmed in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Dallas and Atlanta for the TBS talk show. These appearances are often unscripted and engage with the audience and the city Read more…
This week Conan O’Brien does something nice for Chris Hayes, the head of IT on Conan’s team. Conan tells everyone that Chris is a great guy but has one weird tendency. He is OBSESSED with Taco Bell.
So as a surprise for Chris, Conan takes him to the Taco Bell headquarters in Irvine, California. They go inside and meet Katie, who is the marketing manager.
Katie mentions they have a special tour for “Taco Bell super fans” who eat at the fast food chain at least twice a week. Conan quickly points out that Chris eats there at least 3-4 times a week. She proceeds to give them the tour and promises Chris the “complete Taco Bell experience.”
They start off the tour by looking at the museum part of the building, which showcases the fast food chain’s history. Their next stop on the tour is the sensory panel, which is where employees come and test new upcoming menu items.
Here Conan talks to one of the ladies testing some food and proceeds to be hilariously creepy while she eats it. He even asks if they hire people to watch people eat their food.
Then they visit the Innovation Kitchen, where they try new recipes created by the chef. Chris tries the new Quesalupa, which is apparently a chalupa wrapped in a quesadilla, much like their Quesarito (a burrito wrapped in a quesadilla) . He says it’s the best thing he’s ever eaten.
Conan takes a bite of it and randomly falls over and pretends to have a seizure on the floor. He then gets up and nonchalantly says “That was good.” They also go on to try some of Taco Bell’s frozen drinks and deserts.
Near the end of the video, Conan creates his own taco bell recipes, including a taco on an ice cream cone called “La Cona.” The entire video is hilarious and will make any fast food fan extremely happy.
It was released less than 2 days ago and already has nearly 900,000 views. Check out the full video above.
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