Conan O’Brien Gets a Crash Course in Serving Soul Food at Sylvia’s Restaurant

Here’s a clip from last night’s Conan, where O’Brien heads to Sylvia’s Restaurant in Harlem to learn the ins-and-outs of soul food and try his best to do a good job as the restaurant’s new server (and later, dishwasher). “What would you like? Would you like some waffles? Would you like some biscuits? Would you like chicken? Do you want dark meat, white meat? You want it smothered or fried?” It’s all in an attempt to get the distinct honor of having his photo grace one of the walls of the restaurant alongside superstars like Liza Minnelli and Ice-T – a goal he reaches at the end, but with a big catch. “Hello, Sylvia’s! Yep, 1962! Best soul food in Harlem. Yep! Come and see three — count ’em, three — photographs of Liza Minnelli for no reason!”

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