Conan Didn’t Think “The Office” Would Be Successful In The U.S. | Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

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Published on April 21, 2022

“Thank god he didn’t listen to you.” – Stephen Merchant is really glad Greg Daniels ignored Conan’s advice about adapting “The Office” in the U.S.

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23 comments

  • Margaret Peabody 2 months ago

    Conan has been an integral part of the tapestry we call American TV.

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  • Homer Simpson 2 months ago

    The romance between Jim and Pam worked for audiences because American women are obsessed with tall white men.

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  • M R 2 months ago

    Conan you are a beautiful beautiful man .. Sona I want to take your DNA, clone you and marry you. Merch doesn’t get the credit he deserves, very funny man.

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  • redavatar 2 months ago

    To be honest, I hated the first episodes of the Office US. It felt like they wanted to be the Office UK but they made Scott incredibly unlikeable and it didn’t work. It took almost a season and a half before they found a way to change Office US into something quite different from Office UK that worked with American comedy.

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  • So It Goes 2 months ago

    Please get better cameras! That gorgeous Conan face deserves a better quality camera.

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  • Derrick Parker 2 months ago

    here is a study, look at the number of 2 and 3 children households in walkable cities vs 2 and 3 children households in suburbas and cummuter cities and you may see the number of regular “nuclear” families are higher in suburbs and commuter communites, across the globe, vs those that live in traditional walkable cities that may have higher non traditional families and families with a higher child count. Transportation maybe a major factor, granted corraleation is not causation however during the 1930s and the great depression era families were stilling having large amounts of children, then WWII then the 1950s and the Golden Era of American Imperalism, and the major conductor was the big 3 Chysler, Ford and GM. They promoted a the traditional home with garage and car and commute. From there birth rates have gone done, now that is just a narrative, but i would not be surprised if the data matched that narrative, and what is even more scary, is the idea that they are trying t further that with electric vehicles creating new demand to replace every gasoline vehicle with an electric one, creating artifical demand. Amazing, truly amazing. Stupid, but amazing.

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  • Will Ko 2 months ago

    Loving these videos of the podcast!

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  • Digamber Pradhan 2 months ago

    i’m sorry Stephen – i have to disagree here – The Office US is about a boss – who is a loser – doesn’t quite fit in anywhere – has some marketing skills and has somehow managed to become a boss despite his buffoonery – and his interaction with his co-workers – the story of Jim and Pam is just a way to move the story forward.

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  • PopeLando 2 months ago

    1:17 “If something works in this country, grind that thing until it’s no longer funny and then do it ten more years.”
    As soon as Conan said that on the podcast I had to seek out on YouTube that bit with Steve Martin talking about “going to the comedy well and sucking it dry, and you go back to the well, and go back to the well until it’s… arid.” A brilliant bit that might not even have made it on the actual show, it’s in Scraps.

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  • Borp 2 months ago

    Hello Ladies is one of my favorite shows. I don’t understand how it was cancelled.

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  • jet animations 2 months ago

    i watched this on podcasts and i loveeeeedddd it

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  • Sean Michael 2 months ago

    I started watching late night with Conan O’Brien from the very first episode it was amazing in my opinion compared to a lot of the stuff that was airing at the time and I literally tried to record every single episode on VHS tape and a lot of times I would have drinks back in my drinking days and we watched the episodes and laugh my ass off and just watch it constantly so hilarious! One of my favorite characters was a character called “the loser”. Character would always end up getting attacked by a bear LOOOL

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  • Perpetually_Biased 2 months ago

    how the hell are they this sophisticated now and yet still recording on a potato.. i don’t get it

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  • Kalem Babar 2 months ago

    Conan is the GOAT.

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  • francisco talavera 2 months ago

    where can i watch the video version of the podcast?

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  • Danish Malik 2 months ago

    Conan is already a Universal treasure. Love you, Conan. Wish I can meet you someday! 🤗

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  • Michael Haynes 2 months ago

    the funny thing is that Godzilla and Mothra are a romance. She’s the Queen of the Monsters and he’s the King, and she’s sacrificed herself for him several times.

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  • moaning pheromones 2 months ago

    That’s why Seinfeld is the greatest ever sitcom. Jerry went out #1. He wanted to go out on top.

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  • Sarah Lewis 2 months ago

    𝐈𝐦 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 $𝟏𝟑𝐤 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐤𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐭. 𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐨. 🙂 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)

    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐡𝐦𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐳.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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  • Kelly Richards 2 months ago

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  • goxos 2 months ago

    𝐈 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 $𝟏𝟐,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞, 𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝟏𝟏 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟐 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐚 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐈 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭…𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊..
    🙂
    𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:)
    𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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  • jassica jones 2 months ago

    𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟗𝟎$ 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟐 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐈’𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟎𝐤 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬. 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠.. 🙂 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐆𝐎𝐎𝐃 𝐋𝐔𝐂𝐊.:) 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦

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  • olivia 2 months ago

    𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 $𝟐𝟎𝟓 𝐭𝐨 $𝟒𝟎𝟓 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐇𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝟑 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲 $𝟑𝟎𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 . 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞… 𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩://𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐬.𝐜𝐨𝐦/

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