Andy Richter and O'Brien having fun with a fake Watch
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By Philip Elmer-DeWitt
May 9, 2015

No late night TV entertainer has squeezed more comedic juice out of Apple than Conan O’Brien. Lately he’s been getting big laughs out of the Apple Watch.

  • Conan: Apple announced it will only sell the Apple Watch in the store, by appointment. In a related story, Casio announced it will only be selling its watches in a van, behind the Chick-fil-A.
  • Conan: Apple has banned fart sound apps from being downloaded to the Apple Watch. Which is why I will be buying the Samsung Fart Watch.
  • Conan: People are complaining that the new Apple Watch doesn’t work as well for anyone with a tattoo on their wrist. So: Tattoo on your wrist or Apple Watch — you have to choose which way you want to be a douchebag. (Thanks Investors Business Daily.)


This is primo Team Coco material — smart, sophomoric, technologically hip and a little mean. These are guys who have found humor in Foxconn suicides, iPhone prototypes and Final Cut Pro X.

Apple jokes play well with O’Brien’s demographic — which is also the demo of his writing room. You can tell from the attached Andy Richter skit — played last month with a fake Apple Watch — that when Team Coco pokes fun at Apple’s products and services, they are writing from experience.


See also: Why Conan O’Brien loves to lampoon Apple

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