Conan in Cuba | Debbie's Caribbean Resort Reviews Forums

One of our members posted this on that "other" forum. Should be fun to watch.

Conan

Oh you wonderful cross-poster. Wonder if ssssnakes pops in?

eeeefarm: I remember seeing that. Giving away my age here, and I missed it on the ‘other’ forum. Fidel’s English has improved greatly, but it sure is a great look back at history. Many Thanks.

It’s been awhile, so who knows? Debbie’s is my go to site, but unfortunately that "other" forum still has the numbers…….they sure are beating us at inane postings, if that is anything to brag about.

Conan in Cuba should be interesting. Definitely on my "watch" list!

Good old American Propoganda Company CNN.

Johnny C

Yes, the Fidel interview is interesting! Missed that the first time I looked at the link.

I’ll be watching the show that night so I guess the idea worked.

It would be definitely hit on Netflix in Cuba

Welcome Johnny C. Good to see you here.

Welcome Johnny C. Good to see you here.

DT got his own welcome thread. Better start one for Johnny so he doesn’t feel left out??

Thank you Spunky for posting video

I like Conan but to me the show was a "meh" . Piped in laugh track etc. He crossed the road and got an applause? I enjoyed seeing the sights etc but to me it was pretty lame.

Here is couple more of videos of Conan in Cuba!Conan Learns To Dance Cuban Rumba :Conan Dines At A Cuban Paladar:Conan Visits Havana’s El Malecón:Conan Visits The Havana Club Rum Museum:
I like Conan but to me the show was a "meh" . Piped in laugh track etc. He crossed the road and got an applause? I enjoyed seeing the sights etc but to me it was pretty lame. That was pretty much my take on it. 
to me the show was a "meh" . Piped in laugh track etc. He crossed the road and got an applause? I enjoyed seeing the sights etc but to me it was pretty lame. That was pretty much my take on it. 

I don’t think some of the guests were too amused with his antics.

The whole ‘we’ve discovered a new country’ vibe to this is pathetic. We’re in 215 and you it had all been in black and white and the host had spoken French it could easily have been a French travel program from when TV was first invented and humans didn’t know much about far away countries and the other humans living in them. Goes some ways to show the general U.S. (ignorant) view on Cuba. I thought the tone was condescending throughout. But nobody can stop this, I guess, except Raúl or Obama, there’ll be a million Conans in Havana one day acting that way.

And seems all the celebrities are already heading there in hordes wanting to be first ones to show their ugly faces in Cuba and say ‘look at me, I’m in Cuba!’. Yeah, you’re all so special.

The whole ‘we’ve discovered a new country’ vibe to this is pathetic. Goes some ways to show the general U.S. (ignorant) view on Cuba. I thought the tone was condescending throughout. But nobody can stop this, I guess, except Raúl or Obama, there’ll be a million Conans in Havana one day acting that way.

And seems all the celebrities are already heading there in hordes wanting to be first ones to show their ugly faces in Cuba and say ‘look at me, I’m in Cuba!’. Yeah, you’re all so special.

Have to admit that I am not a Conan fan.Agree with your assessment DT. I cringe at the thought of millions of Conans in Havana. Few weeks ago there was a photo of Paris Hilton on a Havana hotel rooftop. Airhead catching some air??

You hit it on the nose DT.YVRck: Even more "cringe worthy"* were the pics with Paris and Fidelito mugging for selfies.* "cringe worthy" a new term I just learned this week while discussing watching Conan in Cuba.
Sorry for all the typos in my post, too late to edit.

Seeing Fidels son doing selfies with one of the biggest symbols of everything Cuba stood up against a few months into thawing of relations with the U.S. hurts me. But to the Cuban people this is almost like saying: ‘Everything my dad and his brother and everybody else in government have been telling you since 1959 is a lie. You all fought and suffered for nothing. Sorry for having fooled you, we can’t take the scam anymore, so now we’ll just act up and go nuts doing selfies and partying away with any reality-star and semi-famous American nutbar who comes to Cuba. Oh, and we’re canceling the libreta next month, we’re capitalists now, sorry’

Cringe-worthy fits. Disrespectful also comes to mind. Humour, when it’s done at someone’s expense who isn’t in on the joke and in a very public way is a fine line to walk, especially in this case where there is a cultural difference, people working at their jobs, and representing their nation. Maybe I’m being oversensitive on this. I’m not saying that it can’t ever work but in this case, it failed IMO. Maybe if he was actually being funny those people wouldn’t have looked so incredibly uncomfortable. Oh, Buffoon comes to mind as well.

Humour, when it’s done at someone’s expense who isn’t in on the joke and in a very public way is a fine line to walk, especially in this case where there is a cultural difference… Maybe if he was actually being funny those people wouldn’t have looked so incredibly uncomfortable. Oh, Buffoon comes to mind as well. Buffoon fits! Conan was NOT funny!

As someone whose first language is not english, I know all too well how difficult understanding humour can be. Truth be told, I still don’t "get it" at times. Only when you understand the humour of a foreign language completely, can you say you have truly "mastered" that language. Then of course there’s the difference between British, American and Canadian humour. That’s a whole different ball game for me. When all else fails, just .

I watched the clips, and the one in the Rum Museum was amusing. The guide played it perfectly – she was priceless. (This was the first time that I saw Conan.)Seriously though … the Cubans see this type of behaviour from some tourists every day. The guy himself (Conan) might be a newbie to Cuba, but his behaviour isn’t. Can anyone on this forum honestly say that they have not seen Cubans mocked and treated with utter disrespect by some Canadian tourists at one time or another? For example, some tourists promote invading the private space of “normal” Cubans, in stating that inviting a foreigner into their home is the most exciting thing that has happened to them (the Cuban family). How painfully condescending that is, and how god-awful it must be for those Cubans who feel that they have to put up with these buffoons of tourists – exactly as the guide in the Rum Museum clip did. Conan might be an American, but that doesn’t give him dibs on being a buffoon. Tourons have been around since a long time, and most Cubans can see them coming from a mile away. The Cubans might have the last laugh though, as they “get” what the buffoons don’t. I do agree with DT’s comment that many Cubans don’t understand the reality of capitalism and they are going to be gob-smacked when their “dream” turns into a nightmare.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *