Conan O’Brien previews Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico episode

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 16: Conan O'Brien greets fans on February 16, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 16: Conan O'Brien greets fans on February 16, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. /

Conan O’Brien teases his visit to Mexico City, which includes an interview with former Mexican President Vicente Fox.

Conan O’Brien’s latest remote episode, a trip to Mexico, is much more political in nature than his last trips abroad given that he’s using it as an opportunity to bridge a gap between the U.S. and our southern neighbor following the rhetoric of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and his short time in office. The special, entitled “Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico,” is also different in that he filmed an entire episode in front of a studio audience using a Mexican crew, in addition to taking to the streets to meet some of the local residents.

O’Brien teased the installment during Monday’s episode of Conan, showing a preview that featured the host attending a quinceanera, learning about lucha libre, playing soccer, getting a cooking lesson from Chef Aquiles Chavez, and interviewing actor Diego Luna.

In another clip posted to the show’s YouTube page, O’Brien was seen having a conversation with frequent Trump critic Vicente Fox, who gifted the comedian a pair of boots emblazoned with the words, “No f*cking wall,” a reference to a phrase he’s often used to indicate that his country will not be paying for the border wall.  The former Mexican president then explained to the host that his people are described as “chiquitos pero picosos,” or short but hot or spicy, “like a jalapeno.”

“Don’t mess around with us, Senor Trump,” he warned. “Because if you look for it, you’re going to find it.”

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Last week, O’Brien posted a clip where he asked Mexicans to donate money to pay for Trump’s border wall, and he also reportedly made a cameo in the Mexican telenovela Mi Adorable Maldicion.

“Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico” airs Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. on TBS.