Conan O’Brien came to Finland on Saturday to shoot some stuff for his show. Today, he was a last-minute guest in one of our national-television talk shows. The interview lasted for about fifteen minutes. I made a transcript.
Arto Nyberg: So how are your feelings now, when you remember yesterday’s crowd waiting for you outside the airport?
Conan O’Brien: I’m still getting over it, that was a high point of my life because I’ve never…
Arto Nyberg: Be honest.
Conan O’Brien: I’m being honest, I’ve never… I’ve been in front of some happy, excited crowds before, but the intensity of that reaction, there were, I think, several thousand people… I’m just going to say fifty thousand… I don’t know if that’s the exact number, but let’s go with eighty thousand.
Arto Nyberg: Let’s…
Conan O’Brien: There were many, many people at the airport, and they were extremely excited, and they were very nice, and they seemed to genuinely like the show and… like what we’re doing, and I was excited.
Arto Nyberg: Did you expect one hundred thousand people coming greet you?