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Last February 2015, comedian Conan O’Brien visited a Korean Spa in Koreantown in LA The Walking Dead actor Steve Yeun and that video of his visit was hilarious (and has gotten over 13 million YouTube views as of this writing).

Back this February (2016), Conan announced that he was going to visit Korea because a South Korean fan named Sunny Lee wrote Conan a letter because she was too busy watching clips of Conan instead of studying for the SATs and also sent a bunch of Korean snacks in the mail. Note – Conan isn’t aired in Korea, but apparently there are plenty of Conan fans vis-a-vis the Internet.

On Saturday, April 9th, Conan aired the special, titled Conan Korea, where: “Thanks to a box of snacks, Conan travels to Korea to learn the language, master Tae Kwon Do, and make some new friends, one of whom is an octopus.”

The episode was overall, fairly entertaining. I especially liked seeing the Steve Yeun segment – when Conan & Steve have a meal (where Steve barely has an idea of what they’re eating …) and also visit the North-South Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ). Also, Steve tells Conan that he’s getting married (and not to the actress who plays his girlfriend/wife on The Walking Dead).

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