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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.


Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Posted on Oct 23, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:36 am CDT

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?

.@ConanOBrien I’m considering going as hunky Conan O’Brien – but that might be too far fetched.

— Madeleine Albright (@madeleine) October 23, 2014

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.

.@Madeleine YES – My first twitter war with a former Secretary of State! You’re next, George P. Shultz!

— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) October 23, 2014

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