12 Things About Being Conan O’Brien’s Assistant

Sona Movsesian, Conan O’Brien’s assistant, gained some notoriety a few weeks back when someone stole her Gigolos mug and Conan decided to hunt it down on the show. Then, she did an AMA on Reddit.

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On the craziest thing Conan’s ever asked her to do:

One time when I hadn’t been working for him long, right after Michael Jackson died, he called and said he wanted a private viewing of Michael Jackson’s body. I wasn’t sure if he was serious, so I wrote it down and started thinking about how I would do it. Then he called back and said that he also was interested in adopting blanket and that’s when I knew he was joking. He laughed at me for a long time then took my notebook where I had written down “private viewing of Michael Jackson’s body” and showed everyone and everyone laughed at me too.

On Conan’s relationship advice:

He’s the worst wingman in the world.

On Conan’s constant attempts to embarrass:

He told rolling stone magazine that I was born in another country and that my father was in the middle of a goat attack when he fashioned a basket made of twigs and placed me in there. He then said I floated to this country and learned how to speak English by watching reruns of Dynasty, or something like that. He LOVES to embarrass me, and then he likes to high-five me after.

On Conan and Andy’s real life friendship:

They’re both cool, smart, family men and they get along. Andy’s one of my favourite people.

On attempting to keep a professional relationship:

I think we were trying to be mature with each other for the first few months, and then he said it sounded like I was arguing with Dracula when I was talking to my grandma one day and everything went to shit. Since then, he’s been like the second older brother i never wanted and never asked for.

On fighting traffic tickets:

I’ve beaten three, including a red light camera ticket. I fight with words and I install fear in people.

On the possibility of styling her hair like Conan’s:

No. I like myself.

On Conan’s favourite lunch:

Potatoes.

On the fate of that Gigolo mug:

I still keep it in the kitchen, but people know to stay away from it. Also, ShowTime recently sent us 13 more.

On Conan’s string dance:

But if we’re on hiatus and he hasn’t done a show in a while, he just does it for no reason

On showbiz sex scandals:

Not sure if that’s a common thing, but I find Conan sexually repulsive, so it’s not something that happens here. Also, this isn’t the 60s.

On drinking at work:

I am drinking right now.

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