Last year, we celebrated Conan O'Brien's 53rd birthday by looking at some of his best marijuana moments from over the years as the host of 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien', 'The Tonight Show' and 'Conan'. A lot of material ending up getting cut from that piece, so to celebrate Conan's 54th birthday today, we've put together a sequel to his best marijuana moments, featuring Wiz Khalifa, Seth Rogen, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle and more.
1. Gaming and Blazing with Wiz Khalifa
During an October 2016 instalment of Clueless Gamer - an ongoing series where O'Brien teams up with a celebrity guest to play video games - Conan tried out 'Gears of War 4' for Xbox One. "This is one of the most intense, brutal, violent, disturbing games out there, so I wanted to bring someone in who could help mellow out the vibe," O'Brien said before introducing Wiz Khalifa as his guest gamer.
Khalifa thanked his host by bringing along two blunts for the gaming session. At first, Conan turned his nose up at them, but when they started getting into the game, he reluctantly tried a puff of the complementary cannabis. But the funniest part has to be Khalifa's impromptu PSA for eating fruits and vegetables. "These are my vegetables," he added while sparking his buds.
2. Seth Rogen and Zac Efron
Last April, Conan helped Seth Rogen and Zac Efron promote their new stoner comedy - 'Neighbors 2' - by meeting up at the frat house used in the film to play 'Mario Kart 8'. This time, Conan was the one who brought along the herbal refreshment. "I know this guy is high pretty much 24/7," he said, gesturing to Rogen. "So I brought a vape pen."
But like the sesh with Khalifa, the second instalment of 'Clueless Gamer' also came with a PSA. "This has essential omega oils in it," he said of the vape. "This is lowering my cholesterol with every vape. Alright we've established my street cred. I can hang out with anyone at this point."
If you're wonder how someone as straight-laced as Conan wound up with a vape pen, look no further than Snoop Dogg. Back in 2013, The Doggfather stopped by O'Brien's show to give him a G Pen. "You like to fire this up and get a little eucalyptus going on in the house?" O'Brien asked.
"Yeah, it gets me open and free-minded and ready to do what I do," Snoop said with a straight face. But his deadpan expression wouldn't last as the bit wore on.
4. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube
Later in 2013, Conan wanted to try out the Lyft app on his show. So he brought Kevin Hart and Ice Cube along with him for a trip to a cannabis dispensary. While waiting for the car to arrive, the three of them almost ended up moonlighting as prostitutes. "Look I'm not saying I'm scared," Hart said. "But this ain't safe. We been on the corner for some time now. And it looks like we sellin' ass."
5. Dave Chappelle
When Dave Chappelle met up with Conan in 1998 to promote the stoner comedy 'Half Baked', he surprised O'Brien by announcing that he was giving up marijuana. "I'm quitting," Chappelle said. "Weed is ruining my life." Not because of marijuana itself but the sort of people who were creeping into his smoking circle.
"I don't know if you've ever smoked reefer, fellas. It's a kind of substance that makes you have friends that you have nothing in common with but reefer. I'm serious. It was getting bad. I mean, I have friends in the Klan. They call me up, 'C'mon jigaboo, we're smoking.' And I'm like, 'Who is this?' But, of course, I go."
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