Watch Conan Get a Crash Course in Commercial Acting

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If there’s one problem with television ads, it’s their notoriously byzantine, impossible-to-follow plots. “Where are we? Who is this guy? What does he want?” are all questions audiences get left asking after watching the 30-second David Lynch films that pass for detergent commercials these days.

Fortunately, Conan O’Brien was able to solve this failure to communicate last night in a segment where auditioned for a bunch of TV spots, stating their subtext in plain English. Unfortunately, the subtext every time was “I’m a weirdly amorous sociopath.” Check out the “not correct” results below and see this year’s best burger ad with an explicit gay lover backstory.

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