A while back, Conan O’Brien was contacted by a South Korean superfan named Sunny Lee. In response to her kind letter (which was written on an SAT prep form), he decided to go to the country in person, where he received a legit rockstar welcome. The visit, dubbed Conan in Korea, has aired over this past weekend, and in one of the latest clips from the special we see the legendary late night host in one of his least suitable and yet most hilarious habitats: the Korean gaming café.
Although it’s hard to top the interview Conan did with The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun (which technically took place in North Korea), it’s still incredible to see Conan doing his Clueless Gamer bit in a Korea gaming café. Mainly because of his take on the snacks… and his ability to offend everyone both on and offline.
In the clip, Conan sits down at a PC Bang gaming café with a hardcore gamer and perfect English-speaker named Won-jae, and proceeds to play games like Starcraft and the Korean version of Counter-Strike. Conan is, expectedly, not so great at any of the games, although that may be because he says that much of the gameplay looks a lot like working at a bank.
Conan also reviews the various munchies that Korean gamers have access to while they’re at the gaming cafés, like Squid Chips and King Shells. He boils down the selection to essentially “whatever [Koreans] find at low tide” and decide to turn into a snack.
Perhaps the best part is when Conan—via Won-jae—attempts to throw shade at competing players online, calling out their families for “eating rotten soy eggs” and not preparing squid properly. Unfortunately, he’s unable to draw a response from the other players… that is, until he whips out the mother line: “I am Conan O’Brien and I’m playing this game right now.” To that, some Korean text popped up, and was quickly translated by Won-jae as, “So what?”
So what? So what?! So what do you think about Conan in a Korean gaming café? Is this one of the best Clueless Gamer bits he’s ever done? And are you ready to try some of that sweet sweet silkworm pupa in a can? Let us know in the comments below!