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The Shat's Awesomeness On Conan

The Shat's Awesomeness On Conan

William Shatner was a guest on The Tonight Show w/ Conan O'Brien last night and spectacular in all his Shat-ness.  We've seen a few reports on the net this morning and obviously some people just didn't get it.  Below are a few blurbs from around the web.

The Daily Mail

William Shatner became one of the all-time nightmare guests on an American TV show after making a series of rude hand gestures at the host.

Red-faced and visibly sweating the 78-year-old Star Trek actor appeared out of sorts on the long-running Tonight Show.

He appeared on the programme, hosted by Conan O'Brien, to promote his biography and up-coming TV series.

The First Post

The new host of NBC's The Tonight Show had a hard time of it last night when Star Trek veteran William Shatner dropped by to promote his new biography and upcoming TV series. Shatner, 78, was red-faced and sweating and appeared to be drunk. He gave his host Conan O'Brien the finger, made a number of crass jokes and at one stage pretended to masturbate.

In an attempt to gain control of the situation, O'Brien turned his back on the veteran actor in a display of disgust, prompting Shatner to pipe down for a few minutes. But the lull was short lived. He erupted again when O’Brien gave a namecheck for his new show.

"Your talk show Shatner's Raw Nerve airs on the Biography Channel," O'Brien said, but was shot down by the ageing actor, who barked: "No, it's Bio". O'Brien pointed out that his notes said Biography Channel but the former Captain Kirk wasn't having any of it and stuck his middle finger up at him.

Once the ordeal was over and Shatner had left the stage, O'Brien tried to make light of the situation by jumping on his desk with his arms in the air and asking "What is that all about?" before moving on.

Right Celebrity

Throughout his appearance on Conan O’Brien, William Shatner mumbled throughout his interview and even appeared blurry-eyed, but it was when Conan teased Shatner for not flashing a Star Trek Vulcan sign correctly that Shatner flashed Conan the middle finger. NBC does manage to blur out the obscene gesture. Check out below what Conan does following the Shatner flip.

All we have to say is, lighten up people. 

Check out the interview below.

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