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Watch Conan O’Brien Star in an Awful ’80s Training Video

This may sound hard to believe, but back when Conan O’Brien arrived in Los Angeles as a starry-eyed (and possibly starving) television writer about three decades ago, gigs weren’t just raining from the sky. The future late-night host had to take on some strange bits to make ends meet, including popping up in this NAMM (that’s National Association of Music Merchants, in case you’re not hip to esoteric professional groups) training video as the “opinionated type of customer.”

The aims of the video are understandable — it’s meant to train NAMM members on how to deal with various kinds of customers — but O’Brien’s spin on his part is, well, it’s just pretty over the top. This isn’t just “opinionated,” it’s something more.

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