Growing up, I loved American Girl dolls. Didn’t we all? The highlight of 4th grade was when my best friend and I got to visit American Girl Place, the refreshingly wholesome but overstimulating doll wonderland that lets kids see all the dolls in real life instead of just pining for them in a catalogue. The other day, my boyfriend and I passed by the store and I couldn’t resist forcing him inside to revisit my childhood as he balked in horror at why any child could possibly need $80 “party sets” of plastic food and $120 “down comforters” for their dolls’ beds. Conan O’Brien was let loose in the Los Angeles store this week, and his reaction was pretty similar. Try not to hyperventilate from laughing at his too-real take on your childhood obsession. [CNN]
Will Ferrell paid a visit to “Conan” last night in character as everyone’s favorite classy news anchor, Ron Burgundy. Ron is a big fan of Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford — whose got more than enough pussy to eat at home — and couldn’t help but serenade us with an endorsement of Rob’s campaign. I am choking from the laughter. [Team Coco]
In case you needed more proof that our president is awesome, check out this clip of Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock in the most recent round of “Star Trek” movies, describing the first time he met President Obama on the campaign trail. “He gave me the … Vulcan salute,” Quinto explains, “And I was like, ‘I really want to hang out with you so much more now. You’re cool.’” Sigh. This story warms my nerdy, liberal heart. [Team Coco]
Did you watch all of the election coverage last night? We did, and we weren’t the only ones. Celebs were all fired up on Twitter last night as they waited for the election returns come in. We gathered up some of the best, funniest Twitter responses — including RuPaul‘s amazing “Drag Race” comments (which have been retweeted more than 26,000 times), above — after the jump!
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Can’t remember how to pronounce Jake Gyllenhaal’s last name? Just pretend you’re the Swedish Chef from “Sesame Street” and you’ll probably be close.
Let this be a lesson: if you intend on surprising your girlfriend with a proposal while attending a taping of “Conan,” make sure you emphasize that the host should be subtle when handing you the mic. Still, so cute. [Team Coco]
It’s no fair that talk show hosts like Conan O’Brien get to hang out with baby jaguars and I don’t. Animal handler David Mizejewski, I really think you need to make a stop off at The Frisky offices with your cadre of cute furry things for a visit. We have a conference room you can totally treat as a baby jaguar playpen. I’m sure the rest of the folks at the company won’t mind at all. And you can bring that binturong, too (watch to the end to see what that is). [Conan O'Brien]
“Ninety percent of the time when I go on dates, I’m by myself thinking, I could be reading my book instead,” Zosia Mamet, who plays the naive one on “Girls” (and the lesbian-ish one on “Mad Men”), said last week on “Conan.” Oh, honey. We know. We have been there. Oh, have we been there. The next step is that you go on a date and find yourself missing your cat. [Team Coco]
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Conan O’Brien debuted several new dog breeds on last night’s show, including my personal favorite, the Porcupup — a doggie mixed with a porcupine. Watch out for my friend Todd, carrying the Long-Bearded Chihuahua. I don’t know how you can keep a straight face with one of those in your arms. [Buzzfeed]
The best part about the Girl Scouts’ dramatic unmasking by a Republican lawmaker in Indiana as a “tactical arm of Planned Parenthood” is that the Scouts can now be honest about all their delicious cookie offerings. [Team Coco]