Conan O'Brien Responds To Fan's Heartfelt Thank-You For Special Episode Filmed in Mexico

The comedian headed south this week to support Mexico and its citizens.

Comedian Conan O'Brien aired a special episode of his talk show Wednesday that was fully taped in Mexico as a sign of solidarity with the country and its citizens — at a time when political relations between the U.S. and Mexico are becoming more strained.

The special, entitled Conan Without Borders: Made in Mexico, caught the eye of at least one Mexican fan of the show, who took to Reddit to post his appreciation of the show.  

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The post started to gain traction on Reddit when it received a response from O'Brien himself.

Adrian Garcia aka FrankOcean2, has lived all of his life in a town near the Mexico-California border and grew up watching O'Brien on TV. He felt that through the special, O'Brien did his best to portray what being an average Mexican is like, Garcia told A Plus via Reddit. He said that despite the perception that there are a vast number of differences between Mexicans and Americans, he believes that O'Brien's show and similar specials can help create empathy between the two countries.

For the special, O'Brien rented a TV studio in Mexico, hired an all-Mexican crew and staff, and taped the show in front of all-Mexican audience. Actor Diego Luna and former Mexican President Vicente Fox appeared on the show, which opened with O'Brien performing much of his usual monologue in Spanish. 

And a less-than-smooth border crossing:

"With all of this week's negative news about the relationship between the United States and Mexico, I've been thinking, and I thought I'd do something positive," O'Brien said when announcing the special

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