Madeleine Albright just burned Conan O’Brien so hard on Twitter

One of these people is a living legend—the other has a talk show on cable.

Mar 1, 2020, 6:43 pm*

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Miles Klee

If you’re going to dash off a Halloween joke at the expense of a former U.S. Secretary of State, better make it Colin Powell—because Madeleine Albright goes for the jugular.

Conan O’Brien just found this out the hard way, and we couldn’t be happier. A professional talk show host really ought to have better material than your average #tcot, no?

As of this writing, O’Brien was reportedly weeping in a bathroom stall, wondering when he’d lost it.

Update 6:20pm ET, Oct. 23: He’s recovered.

Photo by Commonwealth Club/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Oct 23, 2014, 5:56 pm