On Wednesday, July 23, Conan O'Brien will premiere his entire performance in the upcoming SyFy sure-to-be-blockbuster movie, "Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda" on his talk show. After almost twenty-one years on late night television, O'Brien explained, "I think it's clear to everyone that I mastered the medium of television." Andy Richter insisted on adding, "You've made the talk show your bitch." Conan's new goal is to prove himself as the greatest actor of his generation, so he took the first role that was offered to him.
He announced his film acting debut last week on "Conan". O'Brien revealed that he took out two 100-foot billboards in Los Angeles and New York donning a serious pose and a turtleneck. The billboards highlighted the words, "For Your Emmy and/or Oscar and/or BAFTA consideration." He also took out an ad in the Hollywood Reporter with an endorsement by Martin Scorsese. The ad quoted the director saying O'Brien's performance is sublime. This past weekend, he had banners flown from airplanes above beaches in LA and New York, as well. He announced the airing of his complete performance during Monday's episode of "Conan".
"Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda" is obviously about a battle between a half-shark/half-octopus and a half pterodactyl/half-barracuda. It is produced by B-movie legend, Roger Corman, and will air in its entirety on Saturday, August 2. Robert Carradine ("Revenge of the Nerds") is the lead actor. Conan wants to make it absolutely clear that he is not starring in a sequel to that other SyFy network hit, "Sharknado". He stressed, " I am not, I repeat, NOT in Sharknado. I have some dignity, okay, and they didn't ask me." He called that other movie "implausible" and clarified that natural fighting between a sharktopus and pteracuda is "just called science".