Archer enlists Conan O’Brien’s help to fight gangsters in animated ‘Conan’ segment

Most of his bits aren't this dangerous.


Eric Geller


Published Jan 21, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 5:34 pm CDT

Some of Conan O’Brien‘s interviews can be tense, but very rarely does his show land him in real danger.

On Tuesday night, however, the late-night TV host found himself inside the animated world of FX’s Archer, fighting Russian mobsters with the show’s titular character.

It all started when Archer, who was supposed to appear as a guest on Conan, called into the studio to tell the red-haired host to join him outside. As soon as Conan left the comfort of his studio, the world became animated—and a lot more dangerous.

Conan survived the bit and ended up back in his studio in one piece—though he brought a little piece of the dangerous secret-agent lifestyle back with him.

Archer recently began airing its sixth season Thursday nights at 10pm ET on FX.

Screengrab via Team Coco/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2015, 8:54 am CST