Conan O’Brien Plays Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

By Ishaan . June 12, 2014 . 9:30am

Conan O’Brien doesn’t play videogames, but every now and then, he’ll take one for a spin in a segment of his show called “Clueless Gamer”. In the most recent episode, Conan went hands-on with the E3 build of Super Smash Bros.


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  • FivePointedTheStar

    This is so hilarious, watch it!
    “So everyone at Nintendo is on acid”

    When Conan picks up the hammer as Wii Fit Trainer:
    “She’s not using it to fight, she’s using it for core strength.”

    Those Mario impressions are glorious.

    Calling Link and Zelda elves…

  • Prinnydoom

    I don’t know if it’s hard wired into me but whenever I hear about comedians playing video games a huge X comes up over their faces. It just doesn’t ever seem right somehow. Just to be clear, not bagging on Conan O’Brien.

  • Raymond

    Playing games with conan would be the best experience ever.

  • Kroz

    I always wonder. If clueless gamer runs for long enough, will he eventually pick up on some terms, characters and buttons. you know making him not such a “clueless” gamer?

    • Federico

      I doubt it since he plays different types of games and he only seems to play them once.

    • God

      Probably, but he would still feign ignorance, you know, for ratings and crap.

    • It already happened more or less

  • 하세요

    This was great. His Injustice one is hilarious, too.

  • Nanaki

    “Kirby is a blob. Kirby is something left over from a construction site.”

    • Abysswalker90

      I don’t get it.

  • that was so ridiculous! lol. loved it!

  • Ying

    This was actually pretty funny. The only joke I didn’t laugh at was the whole “oh you know who everybody is? you must not have a life” skit. I love how his friend needed to point out that Marth was a guy though XD

    • 하세요

      I’d be mad, but I’m American and even I didn’t know off the top of my head who our second president was, lol.

      • Kornelious

        We had a second President?

      • Ying

        I’m not mad about any of it since I know it was just a joke. I was also referring to the part with Greninja, not the president part (I found that funny, and I don’t know who he is either)

      • idrawrobots

        That’s actually sad if true.

        • 하세요

          Pfft, I don’t have to take that from someone with SRK as an avatar!

          • idrawrobots

            I really enjoy history. I find it fascinating.

        • God

          Him/Her not caring about his country’s political history?

          • idrawrobots

            Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.

          • God

            There are those who wish to bring back the past.

          • 古戸ヱリカ

            John Adams is coming back to life?

          • Attribule

            Yes, a statement made to encourage people to remember the great wrongs that have been committed in the past so they may no longer occur in the future. Things like actions that caused wars to be waged between nations, or genocide.

            In this case, not remembering the 2nd US president results in nothing more than you continuing to not remember the 2nd US president. There is no “dire” consequence of forgetting that bit of trivia.

          • idrawrobots

            Adams is also a Founder and is important to our past and thus important for our future.

      • Tatsuya1221

        Some guy name adams, i think it’s john quincy adams but i always get the first part wrong.

        • Gojira Twit

          Nope, that was the sixth president. John Adams (not Quincy) was the second.

          • Tatsuya1221

            Well as i said, i always get the first part wrong.

    • Well he is right. I don’t have a life, don’t care to get one either. I love my hobbies.

    • Sounds accurate.

  • Yan Zhao

    “Who’s the 2nd president of the US?”
    “Thomas Jefferson?”


    • Red Antares

      John Adams… yes, I Googled it. :P

  • Kornelious

    That was hilarious! Gotta love pulling a non-gamer into our craziness XD

  • John Adams, lol, at least know the first three presidents… Washington, Adams, Jefferson — they were fairly important for the whole founding America thing. =P

    Love the Clueless Gamer videos; I think they’re hilarious, and also nice to put things into perspective.

  • DragKudo

    At least he got Villager right

  • James Enk

    really fun to watch

  • DragKudo

    So who was the second President?

    • carlospsp

      john adams…. lol

      People guessing jeff, which was the third lol, i think, not american

  • carlospsp

    what a nice chick assistant

    • That dude is salt & pepper spicy! He can play my games anytime >_<

  • fairysun

    The best part starts at 2:27-2:34 I laughed out loud at Aaron’s response.

  • YoshEE

    This is so funny lol. Can’t wait to see more of this segement.

  • LMAO @ elfs are useless

  • The great thing is this footage is so evergreen, They can use it for then next SB game.

  • zeta

    #birthdaysuitsamus ftw

  • Hector Velar

    okay Nintendo needs to add Conan to the smash bro game DLC and use his artwork for in the art book if they ever release one. This is too good to be missed.

    • Triplicity

      It’s pretty much guaranteed someone (or lots of people) are gonna make him a Mii Fighter after this video, haha.

  • That was wonderful – for once, a true representation of what it’s like when the older crowd tries to play anything. “What’s going on now?!” “Where am I!?” “What button is that!?”, lol. He’s actually gotten pretty okay at dealing with some of the games he looks at now – it’s pretty much assured that he’ll manage to kill SOMETHING in the games Ubi Soft sends over. So it was nice to see him get unbalanced by something again :)

    In this age of Super Guides and stuff though, I’m surprised that Nintendo doesn’t have an actual one-button mode for the game, to be honest. I remember my dad playing games via one-button modes in the past… EA added it into Madden ’99 on the N64, if I’m not mistaken. Bayonetta also. And MLB: The Show ’11. Seriously, I’m kinda shocked Smash doesn’t have it.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol, i never thought, taht Conan is going to review this game here and omg on that u know more on Ninty character than your second president lol.^_^

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