Conan O’Brien Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Conan ALS Ice Bucket

If you have a computer and access to the internet, the chances are that you’ve seen or at least heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which is a fundraising campaign to raise awareness about ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) by individuals dumping buckets of ice water onto themselves and then donating money to ALS charitable organizations. In recent weeks, the campaign has gone from being simply successful and become a worldwide phenomenon, with actors, musicians, and athletes from all over posting videos of themselves doing the challenge and nominating others to do it as well. Most recently, late night talk show host Conan O’Brien completed the challenge last night on his show Conan on TBS.

In the pretty hysterical video below, Conan O’Brien talks about how he has been nominated by many people numerous times throughout the week and that he believes that it’s finally time for him to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge himself. Obviously joking around, O’Brien pretends to misunderstand the purpose of the Ice Bucket Challenge and says that he’s looking forward to ALS paying him $100.

The two best parts of the entire video, however, are O’Brien’s hair after he completes the challenge, which, as the host himself points out looks like Mo Howard’s from The Three Stooges, and also the eclectic group of people that O’Brien himself nominates: Jimmy Carter, Pele, and Haley Joel Osment. We will have to wait and see if any of those three accept O’Brien’s challenge within the 24 hour time window, but something’s telling me they won’t.

Conan O’Brien is the second the late night talk show host to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on live TV this week. Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon, along with Rob Riggle, Steve Higgins, Horatio Sanz, and The Roots, performed the challenge in front of the Tonight Show audience on Wednesday night.

To donate to ALS and help the fight against this terrible disease, click here.

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Chris is the Managing Editor of TVOvermind. A graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and Film, he has been writing for TVOvermind for over two years and has written about several different television shows, such as New Girl, Breaking Bad, Glee, and Homeland. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13) or email (
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