Shootin the shit with Hunter S

This is pretty old, but still fun. A fresh faced Conan O’Brien tried for years to get Hunter S Thompson to appear on his show, but Hunter would only agree to an interview if Conan came to him. And if they had hard liquor. And guns. Maybe he was bluffing, but Conan showed up with a film crew.

The great Dr Gonzo seems appropriately baked in this clip; almost like a cariacature of Johnny Depp’s potrayal of him in Fear & Loathing. Besuited butlers add to the surreal sight, and there’s a crazy moment where the safety guy pushes Hunter’s whiskey out of the way of the machine gun he’s lining up.

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