The amusing banter took place when Ford made an appearance on O’Brien’s podcast, 'Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend,' while promoting the latest 'Indiana Jones' movie.
The prying and scrutinizing eyes of the public often dissuade celebrities from showing off their genuine side to the world. But Harrison Ford is no conventional celebrity and he has been proving that all through the promotional tour of the latest "Indiana Jones" installment. In his recent podcast interview with Conan O'Brien, the legendary star left everyone in splits with his antics directed toward the host.
The amusing banter took place when Ford made an appearance on O’Brien’s podcast, "Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend." The hilarious conversation started when O'Brien introduced Ford on his show by saying, “Born and raised in Chicago to an Irish/German father.” Hearing such a typical and non-enthusiastic introduction, Ford could not help but criticize the level of research put in by the host.
He further poked fun at the callousness of the host by pointing out that O'Brien's notes had Han Solo written all over them, “And I imagine it is because right there [he points to O’Brien’s notebook], it says Harrison Ford and you had to write down Han Solo. You can’t f***ing remember that?” Han Solo is one of Ford's most celebrated characters from his time as a part of the "Star Wars" franchise. The fact that the host had to write down the name of such an iconic character for the alleged purpose of remembering invited laughs from everyone in the studio.
After first introducing the legendary Han Solo in the 1977 "Star Wars," Ford also featured played the character in three sequels of the film franchise: The Holiday Special (1978), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). It was evident that the exchange between O'Brien and the actor was healthy and fun in nature. O'Brien, after being mocked, cheekily replied: "I wrote it down because I heard that you were in some of the 'Star Wars' films and this was news to me because I’ve seen those films and I don’t exactly think you ‘pop’. I didn’t recognize... I’m sorry... but I remember Chewbacca. I remember the bad guy with the black helmet [Darth Vader] and then some other people.”
Ford responded to this "disrespect" towards his iconic character by saying that it is this attitude that doesn't allow O'Brien to return to TV and led him to pursue podcasts at this time in his career. The viral clip of their friendly repartee has garnered almost 7 million views on Twitter.
it turns out the one thing you can do to offend Harrison Ford more than ask him about Star Wars is forget he was in Star Wars pic.twitter.com/sangw3XiID— 58 Godot Recommends Reading Kill 6 Billion Demons (@_Godotto) July 6, 2023
I love when Harrison Ford plays up his contempt for Conan. Goes way back to ~in the year 2000~ when Conan confessed he let an elevator close on Ford years earlier. https://t.co/xGG4234y17— Thomas Jerome Mutant (@jesticide) July 6, 2023
Harrison has always been great when he goes on Conan’s shows through the years. pic.twitter.com/RQ68nsxAAs— Peter (@pdxct7567) July 5, 2023
"How come you're not still on television?" 😂💀 pic.twitter.com/z321ASLAwZ— BigDogg365 (@BigDogg365) July 5, 2023
@quipquest liked the banter and commented: "I think this is the first time Harrison Ford has defended his work on 'Star Wars.'" @Willthetooth chimed in and wrote: "Harrison Ford is so damn funny. Despite his amazing career, I feel like we all missed out on him doing more comedic roles." For @bbbourb, it was Ford's expressions that stole the show: "It's the look that does it. When Conan says Han Solo 'doesn't really pop,' the look on Harrison's face was epic." @BigEastSilver commented: "Tremendous. He also called out the co-hosts for offering nothing."