Who says you can’t choose your family?
An installment of “Conan Without Borders” posted Wednesday features Conan O’Brien renting a wife, kid and father while in Japan.
The comedian explained that companies provide fake families because loneliness has become such a big problem in the country. O’Brien tells the rental agent he’s lonely, but the late-night host really needs the faux clan as a sounding board for his humor.
When O’Brien’s daughter-for-hire asks what she should do if she doesn’t understand a joke, the mother tells her in Japanese: “You don’t need to. Just laugh.”
The fam hits the streets of Tokyo for some bonding time, and O’Brien was already glowing, perhaps because his stand-in pop told him, “You are my favorite son!”
Watch the family fun above.