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About (Late) Last Night: Conan presents his own version of Spider-Man musical [Video]

 Since preview performances began last November, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," the mega-expensive Broadway adaptation of the blockbuster comic, has been something of a debacle. So it was with high hopes that a retooled version of the musical finally officially opened earlier this week in New York.

Those hopes, it turned out, would be in vain: response to the watered-down "Spider-Man" have been almost universally negative. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley claimed the show would only be appropriate for "a less-than-precocious child of 10 or so [who] had several hundred dollars to throw away." Ouch.

Thursday night, Conan O'Brien, inspired by Brantley's review, presented his own version of "Spider-Man," re-imagining it as an educational play about nutrition and personal hygiene -- the sort of cloying instructional video you might see in an elementary school health class.

Who knew the Green Goblin was so into fresh fruits and vegetables? 

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-- Meredith Blake
twitter.com/MeredithBlake

 
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