• Oct 15, 2010
Conan O'Brien does his own stunts – Click above to watch video after the jump

Conan O'Brien is getting ready to launch his new late-night talk show. "Conan" premieres November 8th at 11pm on TBS. He wants to show everyone just how bad-ass this new television show will be. Ditching his beloved 1992 Ford Taurus SHO, O'Brien jumps behind the wheel of a '69 Dodge Dart that is pointed straight at a cliff. He ups the stunt-ante by packing the car with C4 explosives, fireworks from New Hampshire (which technically are not illegal if you fire them off in the Granite state) and un-popped popcorn kernels.

Having the Dart loaded with stuff that explodes and ceremoniously removing his stunt man from the equation, Conan nails the accelerator towards the cliff then Thelma and Louises it over the edge. The result is a loud, explosion-filled wreck that O'Brien walks away from while putting out his flaming hair and leather jacket. It's epic.

Are you still here? Seriously already, check it out after the jump.

[Source: Inside Line, Youtube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      WHAT THA ???
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like a good show and had a good laugh to boot.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      What IS it with all these CoCo haters? Just because he has a perfectly coiffed red pompadour and you don't! And he's way funnier than you are, anyway.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Haters gonna hate...Whatevs...Conan is freakin brilliant.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Conan, I was once a fan, but now I just can't stand the stench of desperation.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @RAndroid
        You got voted up and you don't even know the difference between despair and desperation?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Bip-D-Bo

        My "I'm with CoCo" poster and I deeply resent this comment.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Any guy that puts his neck out for his employee's like Conan does is a stand up guy to me.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You mean you can't stand the sublime brilliant humor? Conan is a comedic genius, and a humble one who doesn't take himself too seriously and straight up guy. ALL HAIL CONAN!
        Carlos
        • 4 Years Ago
        Desperate? The dude was ripped off, for as much as a car guy Jay leno is his jokes don't appeal to my sense of stupidity like Conan's does.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Bip-D-Bo:

        You reek of annoyance. Go away.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Despair? Are you nuts? Dude that was epic! ROFL He perfectly declared that it was a shameless plug for his new show in his first words. lol

        Would you rather have seen him say "Hey everyone, my show starts soon" in a totally PC and non dramatic way? That's not his style man. His style is big, bold and in your face humor. Laugh so much you can't fall asleep!

        Perfect!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lmfao Conan has made up for that stupid SHO he brought out last season! I can't wait.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Love Conan. Loved the stunt.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy crap. Hasn't the whole "Conan has an SHO!" been beaten to death yet?

      Hey everyone! Conan has an SHO!
      • 4 Years Ago
      You have to love the Dodge Dart.....had a two door version with a bad frame, father wanted the engine out of it for an even older Dodge Dump truck he had. He asked a buddy and I to remove the engine...which we did....AFTER we used a grinder to remove the roof and we drove it around for a weekend. Yes, doors still opened and closed....good times and thanks for the memories.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This clip could have been edited better, though conans acting was awesome!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Cheesiness is party of what Conan is and I'd say that the "bad" editing and cheesy fireworks were left in on purpose.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Conan is the humble funny man and Leno is the egotistical car guy. Letterman is the arrogant chauvinist. Guess which talk show Autoblog readers like?
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Bip-D-Bo...

      Yeah I was thinking the same, but MAYBE I'll check out the upcoming show - hoping it'll be good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "O'Brien jumps behind the wheel of a '69 Dodge Dart that is pointed straight at a cliff.....packing the car with C4 explosives, fireworks from New Hampshire.."

      With that much velocity inducing ammo..this old "flying" Dodge is worthy to be called a Dart.
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