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Watch Conan O'Brien Conquer Cuba's Cigars, Rums And More

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Last night, Conan O'Brien proved that the Cold War is over, by documenting his recent visit to Cuba. On his show last night, he explained, "This is a very historic time. Relations between Cuba and the United States are finally starting to thaw. I thought this was an amazing opportunity for me to come to Cuba, talk to the people and get to know them." And learning how to explode his pelvis in a sexy dance!

As soon as President Obama announced that the U.S. would "normalize" relations with Cuba, O'Brien's team got working. As he explained to reporters last week, "I want[ed] to go as a comedian who’s making fun of himself and I want[ed] to try and make the Cuban people laugh. In that regard, I think we were successful.”

Here are videos from the visit:

Cold Open, with Cuban Andy

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At the Rum Museum, where he peed his pants

A beautiful sunset

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Learning Cuban Spanish

Dancing, Coco-style

With a salsa band

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At a Cuban Paladar and the crushing realization that Rob Schneider has also been there

Visiting a cigar factory

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Picking up some bad habits

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