We got a big kick out of this video clips from Conan leading up to January 27th episode about Haiti. It’s a classic translation gag, where the Haitian Creole translator says something completely different that what Conan says. Definitely something to share with your Creole speaking friends! Estherline said it best, “Haitian translators always do that!”
Introduction (before his visit)
Thank You (after his visit)
I’ll share a link to the full episode once it comes out. We’re very much looking forward to watching it.
CONAN: In a meeting last week to talk about immigration policy, and we all know this president trump referred to Haiti and African country is as shithole countries. In particular he singled out Haiti saying why do we need more Haitians? As I said a couple of nights ago, if the president doesn’t like them, they must be lovely people. [APPLAUSE] That’s why I decided to go visit with the people of Haiti. Say hello, try to make some friends. It’s another travel show. It’s going to be called “Conan in Haiti.” [APPLAUSE] Now, what I’d like to do — what I’d like to do — I’d like to introduce myself to the people of Haiti formally so I’ve asked a gentleman named Louie to help me out. Louie, do you mind? Thank you very much. Appreciate it. [APPLAUSE] All right. You all set, you ready? >> I’m ready. CONAN: OK, here we go. Hello, people of Haiti. [translating] CONAN: My name is Conan O’Brien. [translating] CONAN: I am a talk show host in the United States. [translating] CONAN: That’s right, a big celebrity in the United States. [translating] CONAN: Seem to be loving what we’re saying. I will be coming down to your beautiful country — [translating] CONAN: I have made similar trips to Cuba, Armenia, south Korea and Israel. [translating] CONAN: My goal is to amuse and entertain you. [translating] [APPLAUSE] CONAN: Must be translating this perfectly. I look forward to meeting new friends. [translating] CONAN: I have thoroughly studied up on Haiti. [translating] CONAN: I’m especially looking forward to sampling Haiti’s famous kcreole — creole cuisine. So I’ll see you all very soon in Haiti. [translating] [cheers] CONAN: Give it up for Louie. Fantastic. [APPLAUSE] Thank you, sir. Louie! [APPLAUSE]
After President Trump reportedly refer told Haiti and African countries as shit hole countries, I made it my mission to fly down to the Haitian country and meet some new friends. This past weekend, I did just that. I just got back last night. I spent four days in Haiti shooting our “Conan in Haiti special.” OK? That’s this Saturday. This Saturday. [APPLAUSE] January 27, 10:00 p.m. I cannot success enough, yes, it’s a country that has its problems but it is a beautiful country with absolutely lovely people and I’d like to take a moment to thank the people of Haiti. I’ve asked my friend love Lewis to help me out. Good to see you again. [APPLAUSE] Thank you so much for doing this I really appreciate it. >> My pleasure, my pleasure. CONAN: I want to get this message out to the people of Haiti. Hello, people of Haiti. This is Conan O’Brien. [translating. CONAN: Thank you for your generous hospitality during my visit. [translating] CONAN: I am back in the United States now. [translating] CONAN: The Haitian food was delicious and unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. [translating] CONAN: Apparently he’s doing a great job. I also wants to thank the Haitian government for making me feel so welcome. [translating] [APPLAUSE] CONAN: Wherever I went I heard beautiful live music and was often caught up in the rhythm. [translating] [APPLAUSE] CONAN: One of the highlights of hi trip was visiting a Haitian elementary school. [translating] CONAN: I was sorry when it was time to leave. [translating] CONAN: Then we exchanged warm goodbyes and promised to see each other again. In the translating] [APPLAUSE] CONAN: But don’t worry, I’m already planning my next visit to Haiti. [translating] [cheers] CONAN: Be sure to tune in for the special airing this Saturday, January 27. [APPLAUSE] We have a great show tonight. Great show on the. From the new HBO series “Mosaic,” Emmy and golden globe-wing actress, Sharon Sharon is on the show. Very good. Sharon Stone. [APPLAUSE] [translating] [APPLAUSE] CONAN: And — don’t know why he’s translating this part. And “The Hobbit,” “Beauty and the Beast,” the “The Alienist” series, Luke Evans. [translating] CONAN: And comedian Ismo is on the show. [APPLAUSE] [translating] CONAN: And, of course, I’ll be doing my unique brand of comedy. [APPLAUSE] >> [translating] CONAN: A lot more show coming up. We’ll be right back. Jimmy, take it away!