On the August 31 episode of his talk show, Conan, Conan O’Brien had a special guest from Korea.
Earlier this year, Conan visited South Korea where he studied Korean language, made an appearance in a K-drama episode, learned Taekwondo, and visited Demilitarized zone between South Korea and North Korea. It was at a fish market in Seoul where he met his Korean soulmate, Samuel the Octopus.
Unfortunately, Conan could not bring his new pet with him, so he donated Samuel to a local aquarium. And after four months, Samuel was brought back to Conan, thanks to Korean Tourism Organization.
Upon her arrival to Los Angeles, Samuel had a tour around the city on a tour bus, visiting Universal Studio and Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Thanks to the Korean board of tourism and $266,675 the show is spending to support Samuel, she now can spend her remaining days in the studio beside Conan.
Watch Conan’s reunion with Samuel below!
By Heewon Kim