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Late Night: Conan honors Hanukkah with 'Human Centipede' menorah

December 21, 2011 |  9:13 am

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. To honor the holiday, Conan O'Brien began an unconventional new Hanukkah tradition on his show Tuesday night, one that, while extremely memorable, is unlikely to catch on with the masses: the lighting of a "Human Centipede" menorah.

Even for those unfamiliar with "Human Centipede," an exceedingly disgusting Dutch horror film, the joke was pretty hard to miss. As the band played some boisterous klezmer music, a human menorah of 9 semi-attached people crawled out onto the stage. Each was clad in a silver bodysuit with a single, oversized candle attached to their back.

"Happy first night of Hanukkah everybody," O'Brien said, lighting one of the enormous bulbs.

It makes the Tebow mockery on 'SNL' look pretty tame in comparison, doesn't it? 


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Photo: Conan O'Brien. Credit: Kevin Wolf / Associated Press.