Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Tale of Three Conans...

As I've discovered over the years, Conan looks like this in Japan:

Which often causes people to cast funny looks my way when I'm asked if he's popular in America and I have to explain how in the U.S., Conan looks like this:

Thankfully, hardly anyone here has a clue about the late night talk shows in the States, so I probably won't have to explain the royal screwing NBC gave this Conan:

I've also found most Japanese people I talk to-- once they've grasped the concept of the American pulp hero Conan-- still prefer Detective Conan to our sword-wielding barbarian. Much in the same way I prefer Conan O'Brien's humor to Jay Leno's.

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