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Conan O'Brien wants to pimp-slap your ride

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 4th 2009 1:02PM
The Mythbusters blow up a car and Adam burns his lips on the exhaustDoes your ride lack a certain something that all good cars should possess, like brakes?

When you drive to work, do the ambulances and fire trucks pull over to the shoulder to let you pass?

Is your vehicle so old that Jesus co-signed the lease?

Maybe it's time you traded that clunker in, not for a bounced government check or another clunker some guy in a $1,000 suit conned you into buying. Maybe it's time you traded it in for two pounds of C4 and 30 spools of Primacord.

Conan O'Brien premiered on last night's Tonight Show the funniest car related sweepstakes since AMC tried to give away a Pacer: one lucky American will get to blow up their car on national television.

The Tonight Show
's "Conan, Please Blow Up My Car" contest seeks to find the ugliest clunker currently cluttering up the American highway with its raging lemon goodness.

Contestants are asked to submit a video or pictures of their car along with a 120-word or less explanation for why they own the "worst car in America." And simply stating that it's a General Motors car won't work, because that will take WAY more than 120 words to explain.

Conan and company will not only reward its sorry owner by blowing it back to the holy depths of Hell from which it came, but they will also score a brand new yet-to-be-released Lexus HS250 Hybrid, billed as the world's first luxury hybrid car. I imagine it's like a regular hybrid but with an even more elevated sense of smug.

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I'm getting sick of the product placement on Conan, even if he does try to wrap it in comedy.

August 07 2009 at 3:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Really, Conan will be blowing up a car on his show. Hasn't Letterman been doing this stuff for years? Granted Letterman doesn't get people to beg him to blow up their car and then give them a new car, but these guys aren't Oprah.

Also, I think this is just a publicity stunt, although I must admit a rather awesome one, for the Lexus HS250 Hybrid. Conan would be wise to leave the whole car thing to Jay and stop shilling for various products. It's made his show unwatchable for me.

August 04 2009 at 3:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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