Things took a turn for the weird Tuesday night as a segment of TBS’s “Conan” turned into a scene from FX’s animated “Archer.” To set it up, Conan O’Brien announced that he would be interviewing the spy comedy’s lead character, Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin).
Instead, he got a phone call beckoning him outside. When O’Brien stepped outside, he stepped into the animated world of the show created by Adam Reed — and directly into a barrage of bullets.
“Get in!” Archer called to him, pulling up in a car. He then enlisted O’Brien into his battle with Russian mobsters.
“I don’t shoot people,” animated O’Brien told him. “That’s not what I do. I’m sarcastic. I have a dry wit. That’s my thing.”
He proved his spy-world ineptitude by having absolutely no idea how a gun works, pointing it at himself and asking if the bullets go into the hole or come out of it.
In typical “Archer” fashion, Sterling was only really paying attention to himself, including browsing Tinder while speeding through the streets of Los Angeles with the Russian mob on their tail.
O’Brien discovered a love for killing after shooting his first mobster, losing his drive and passion for his regular gig.
“Archer” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.