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GIFs: Samuel the Octopus Takes Hollywood

🎶 This is the story about an Octopus named Samuel...
Back in February, Conan visited a fish market in Seoul...
...where he bought a live octopus as a pet.
He named him Samuel...
...and together they won the hearts of the Korean people and inspired great works of art.
Before Conan left Korea, he donated Samuel to a local aquarium...
...where he was informed that Samuel was actually a she.
Mrs. Samuel is now a year old...
...which, in octopus years, makes her about as old as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Last week, the Korean Tourism Organization offered to fly Samuel to Los Angeles to spend her remaining days at our studio...
...and so her journey began.
She was checked in as baggage...
...and upon her arrival, hit the ground running with a tour of the city.
She went to Universal Studios and tried out the iFly booth...
...found a celebrity life partner in Jack McBrayer...
...and was even asked to put her tentacles in cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
Finally, Samuel arrived at the CONAN studio in her aquarium...
...complete with a custom-made CONAN desk!
Thanks Korea!

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