Alright, let’s do this one last time. For the fifth straight year, Conan O’Brien is bringing his late night show to the pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con. That’s not the kind of thing just any old talk host can handle. Between the adoring fans, chaotic schedule, and the many celebrities in attendance, you need a super human effort to keep things running smoothly, all while being (somewhat) entertaining. Now we know how Conan manages to do it every year: he really is super human. Kinda.
He was bitten by a radioactive party clown at age 15, and while he could have used his superpowers to fight evil and protect the innocent, instead he decided to chitchat with actors for cheap laughs. His less-than-impressive origin story kicked off the start of this year’s “Conan Con,” when he he got his very own Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse-style animated intro. It proves that while anyone can wear the mask, it’s probably better if Conan is the only one with his hair.
Andy Richter as Kingpin is what the Italian chef kiss was invented for, but this entire short video is superb. While we are here, now and forever, for a self-deprecating Conan bit, we will also accept any and all Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse parody videos for the rest of eternity. We’re probably going to get them, too. The movie’s look and style stands out from anything else we’ve ever seen from both animated and superhero films, making it a perfect format for tributes and spoofs.
Though we’re sure not all of them will be as legitimately funny as this one. Sure, anyone can wear the mask, but unlike Conan Denise O’Brien, not everyone was bitten by a radioactive party clown and then chose to use his powers for dumb.
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