When Conan O’Brien saw the interview with Dr. Phil and Donald Sterling’s assistant, V. Stiviano, he saw some things that everyone else missed.
Dr. Phil interviewed Stiviano on Wednesday about her relationship with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, and asked some very candid sexual questions. He asked her very pointedly whether or not she had engaged in any kinds of sexual activities with Sterling, even going so far as to ask her to define sex — to avoid a Bill Clinton moment, as he put it.
As seen through the “Conan” filter, the footage featured Dr. Phil making some very inappropriate and lewd hand gestures toward V. Stiviano during his questioning. The obviously doctored video made the whole interview even more awkward than it was initially.
Now, when Stiviano challenged Dr. Phil to define sex, he had a common hand gesture that summed it up completely. It was like watching someone’s parents give them “the talk.” Stiviano clearly didn’t want to be there, and after O’Brien’s edit, no one else was comfortable seeing it, either.