Paul Rudd crashes Bill Hader’s Conan interview and brings a clip

Paul Rudd (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for The New Yorker)
Paul Rudd (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for The New Yorker) /

Conan kicked off its final week of shows on TBS on Monday. One of the show’s best guests of all time, Bill Hader, joined the show only to have his interview interrupted by Paul Rudd. And no Rudd appearance is complete without showing a clip.

Hader has a long history on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Conan. From his stories about Saturday Night Live to his impressions, he’s easily one of the most entertaining performers to join Conan O’Brien.

While sharing a story about one of his worst SNL sketch ideas, Hader was joined on stage by Paul Rudd. Rudd backed up Hader’s story about the terrible sketch and even offered to show a clip from of it from an SNL dress rehearsal.

Longtime Conan fans know what to expect when Rudd promises to show a clip. Still, the veteran actor is so sincere in his delivery that the moment still comes as a surprise:

Paul Rudd delivers his final Mac and Me performance on Conan

Paul Rudd’s first Mac and Me prank came in 2004 on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Since then, it’s been a running joke that Conan O’Brien even called “performance art.”

Rudd has shown the clip while promoting Ant-ManAnchorman, and just about every other project he’s been involved in over the past 17 years. So while Rudd wasn’t on the guestlist for the final week of Conan episodes, it was fitting that he crashed Monday’s show with another Mac and Me clip.

But once is never enough when it comes to Rudd sharing the famous clip. The actor sets up the second time perfectly by describing an equally bizarre scene from Baby Geniuses that he considered showing instead of Mac and Me. Rudd offers to show that clip only to cut to Mac and Me one more time.

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