Talk show host Conan O’Brien is traveling through Korea having a K-pop fan’s dream adventure this week. A Korean fan recently sent him a letter and some Korean snacks, so he announced his plans to visit, saying “Here is my motto—and I want this to get out all around the world—if you send me free snacks from your country, I will travel there in person to thank you. That’s what I do.”
He arrived on February 14, along with his Clueless Gamer co-host Aaron Bleyaert, and was greeted by a huge crowd of excited fans.
I've landed in South Korea. I will never leave. #ConanKorea
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He’s been traveling around with actor Steve Yeun (The Walking Dead). They took a trip to the DMZ and Conan also took up Taekwondo and visited a PC-bang (video games room).
Conan also bought a live octopus from a Korean market and named him Samuel. You can see more of his adventures by searching the ” #conankorea ” tag on Twitter and Instagram.
He’s also landed some roles in the popular Korean drama Happy Ending One More Time, appearing once in episode nine as a goldfish and in episode ten, he played a man named “Conan O’Brien” who was seeking a marriage partner. He has really impressed everyone with his Korean language skills. You can check out his acting in the videos below!
A special episode of “Conan” about this trip to Korea will be airing shortly after he returns home, make sure to check it out to see all of his adventures there!