Conan O’Brien learns that HBO Max’s new home is a ‘pyramid scheme’
Conan O’Brien only has four episodes on TBS now. But with his somewhat secretive new HBO Max show looming, the “Conan” host won’t be leaving the WarnerMedia family.
Even so, and despite his long and successful Turner tenure, O’Brien will have to prove himself to the executives of the streaming service. That shouldn’t be much of a problem, fake ex-HBO ex-executive Max Hal Bryan O’Neill (played by Andy Daly) assured Thursday.
“With your wacky sense of humor and relationship skills, you’ll be at Diamond level in no time,” he said.
Conan didn’t know what that meant.
“Once you’ve all signed up for the show, you start at the Bronze level, right?” And then silver, then gold, then platinum, ”O’Neill explained. “Now, only shows that reach Platinum level benefit from a fruit basket. What about those pears, ‘Mare of Easttown’? It’s pretty good, isn’t it? You won them! “
He continued, “You get a show, Conan, by giving us your credit card and leaving us $ 10,000 for incidentals …”
It was all starting to sound like a bad deal – especially for Conan, who was running under the impression that HBO Max would pay. him.
O’Brien will also need to get his show to sign up for other shows; they must each enter four, and so on.
“If you bring enough shows, Conan, in total you keep your show,” O’Neill said. “This is how ‘Entourage’ lasted as long as it did.”
“It looks like a pyramid scheme! Said Conan.
“No, I don’t see that at all,” replied O’Neill. “I would say it’s more like an upside-down ice cream cone.”
Watch the video above. Conan won’t really like the door-to-door sales portion of the new gig.