Just when you thought we survived a solid week on the internet without any mainstream dick slapping jokes, Chelsea Handler debuted this video starring herself and Conan O’Brien taking a shower together last night. Now the last time she used the shower to make a video, it turned out hilarious. It involved Sandra Bullock and it involved blurred body parts and it involved me laughing.
This time however wasn’t so much funny as it was weird. Maybe even offensive. To who? I’m not exactly sure, but I don’t feel quite right watching it. Which makes me sad because I like Conan, a lot. I usually think he makes good comedic choices. Chelsea on the other hand? She’s hit and miss. And the longer she’s on, the more I think the hits are just good luck.
So with all that in mind, let’s go through this video. The joke here is that Chelsea took over Conan’s old studio as well as his old parking space. I can get behind that, it’s a decent enough set-up. Conan confronts Chelsea in the shower, they’re both naked. Once again, I’m still following, still ready to see what’s going to happen. Nudity often leads to hilarity. It’s not my first time in this frat house. Then Conan gets aroused, Chelsea leans down, dick slaps herself and gets a black eye. This is where they lost me. Maybe it’s because I never saw Fight Club or maybe it’s because I hate watching violence (also, I suppose violence in general, as a thing that happens in the world), but this just didn’t do it for me. Is this funny? Am I missing the joke? Am I the Big Bang Theory fan in a room full of Arrested Development fans?
I guess what I’m trying to say is will you watch this video and explain it to me?