The show's West Coast broadcast aired 23 minutes of uninterrupted commercials. When the program did finally appear, the picture was pixilated and the show appeared to be running backward at a faster speed."It was sort of a travesty — but we made a fortune," O'Brien joked before ultimately chalking up the mistake to a "technical glitch" at TBS' Atlanta headquarters.
But of course, Conan decided to provide viewers with a re-enactment of what exactly went wrong. Watch the video clip, which shows TBS employees as hillbillies pouring "possum chili" on the "
Conan West Coast feed machine." And yes, there are banjos.