Last month, President Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had a bit of a diplomatic crisis over a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. After hearing the news, Conan O’Brien announced he would take his TBS show, “Conan,” to Mexico City. O’Brien later revealed some of the guests he’d booked for his trip: “Rogue One” star Diego Luna and former Mexican President Vicente Fox, who has been a vocal critic of President Trump and his plans for a border wall. O’Brien recently traveled to Mexico, and although “Conan Without Borders: Mexico” doesn’t air until March, the comedian shared photos from his trip on the official Team Coco Instagram.
From day one, it’s clear Conan stood out from the crowd:
This señora is clearly having the time of her life:
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Upon his arrival in Mexico, O’Brien showed off his Español.
Hello Mexico! I’m Conan O’Brien, and I am honored to be here in your country. I know that there have been some problems between Mexico & the United States, but don’t worry: I will fix everything. While I’m here I want to get to know your beautiful city and its incredible people, and hopefully, entertain you. If my trip here makes certain people in my government angry, they may not let me back in. Does anyone have a room where I can sleep for the next 4 years? I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Viva Mexico! #ConanMexico
He then paid a visit to one of Mexico City’s most-visited landmarks: El Zócalo.
Eventually, O’Brien made his way to the Televisa TV studios, where he made a cameo in the telenovela “Mi Adorable Maldición.”
“My lovely curse… that’s very nice. What a coincidence… that was my nickname as a child growing up.”
After hanging out with a few músicos at the park…
He changed into a tux and attended the quinceañera of a young lady named Marisol.
It looks like he wore the white tuxedo for a reason: he was one of the padrinos.
After partying it up at the quince, Conan met with Mexican soccer star Giovani Dos Santos to play a little pickup fútbol.
Looks like Dos Santos is holding a Mexico jersey with Conan’s name on the back. Does it say Conan O’Brien or Conando? We’ll have to watch to find out.
O’Brien also met a super fan who designed a custom “Chip Whitley” shirt.
The name “Chip Whitley” is an alias O’Brien used for a “Conan” segment in which he and actor Dave Franco tried to hook up with women on Tinder.
After running around through the city, Conan met up with journalist Jorge Ramos to eat a quintessential Mexico City meal: tacos al pastor.
“I wish you would have talked me out of the hot sauce,” wrote O’Brien.