By Danielle Saroyan
Armenian Agenda Associate Editor
November 17th, the highly anticipated Conan episode where Conan O’Brien travels to Armenia with his
assistant, Sona Movsesian, airs tonight on TBS at 11:00 PM.
O’Brien arrived in Armenia on Sunday, October 11th and
wasted no time immersing himself in the Armenian culture. An
earlier preview of the episode shows O’Brien dancing alongside Armenian dancers
dressed in traditional clothing, speaking Armenian to local venders, and
smoking hookah with Movsesian. In the latest trailer, we see O’Brien visiting
the countryside, practicing his sheep herding skills, participating in a local
soap opera, and attending a race car event, among other experiences.
This episode is expected to be hilarious but also
emotionally engaging. O’Brien and Movsesian visit Tsitsernakaberd, the Armenian
Genocide Memorial Complex. There, Movsesian begins to speak about her family’s
village, their escape from the Armenian Genocide, and a voice recording of her
grandfather detailing his survival.
This is their
first time visiting Armenia, but Movsesian says she plans on returning with
friends and family, and invited O’Brien to join as well.
Caption 1: Conan O’Brien and Sona Movsesian at the “Conan in Armenia” screening
on November 11, 2015 in Burbank, California.
Caption 2: Movsesian and O’Brien looking out at Mount Ararat from the Armenian countryside.
Caption 3: Movsesian and O’Brien wearing traditional sheep herding outfits.
Caption 4: O’Brien and Movsesian visiting Tsitsernakaberd, the Armenian
Genocide Memorial Complex.