Last night, TBS aired the “Conan In Cuba” special oversized episode of Conan, which documented host Conan O’Brien‘s historic trip to Cuba to become the first late night host in 50 years to film a show in that country.
The network has released a bunch of highlight clips from the episode, which saw O’Brien dancing and interacting with the people of Cuba, as well as visiting a rum museum and making Cuban cigars.
Watch all the videos here below.
Of course, this being Coco, there was also a lot of self-deprecation, humiliation, and trying to convince the people of Cuba that he’s really a big star back in Los Estados Unidos.
The talk show host and his Conan crew visited Cuba last month during the long Presidents’ Day weekend, where they spent four days shooting footage all around the city of Havana for the TBS special. On several episodes of the show since his return, O’Brien has talked about his time there, saying it was one of the best experiences of his life.
The special was made possible in part by the fact that after over fifty years of the United States having an embargo against Cuba, U.S. President Obama announced earlier in the year plans for the U.S. to start easing sanctions against the communist Caribbean country.
“Conan In Cuba” Open
CONAN Highlight: Watch the first four minutes of Conan O’Brien’s one-man mission to meet the Cuban people and make some friends.
Conan Joins A Cuban Salsa Band
Conan learns the importance of the Cuban clave beat and wows the band with his 8th grade Spanish skills.
Conan Takes A Cuban Spanish Lesson
Thanks to Maestra Yolanda, Conan masters the Spanish tongue twister about three sad tigers.
Conan Visits The Havana Club Rum Museum
Conan learns the rich history of Cuban rum before tasting a flight of Havana Club’s best with his guide Gretel.
Conan Learns To Dance Cuban Rumba
Dancing is a huge part of Cuban culture, inspiring Conan to take an intensive lesson to master the erotic rumba.
Conan Visits Havana’s El MalecÃ³n
Conan makes friends with Cuban youth on the famous waterfront promenade, and picks up a few bad habits”¦
Conan’s Havana Rooftop Sunset
Conan admires Central Havana at the end of the day, and imagines how CNN would report on it.
Conan Visits A Cuban Cigar Factory
Conan tries his hand at rolling La Corona cigars, but unfortunately his stogies just don’t measure up.
Conan Dines At A Cuban Paladar
Conan enjoys authentic Cuban cuisine at a paladar, a family-run restaurant located in a private home.
Conan Says Goodbye To Cuba
Conan recounts the wonderful time he had in Cuba and the amazing people he met.