Conan O’Brien is an American television host best known for hosting several late-night talk shows. Since 2010, he has hosted Conan on the cable channel TBS.
This week he is making waves among Mormons for a tweet he sent out after an apparent knock on the door he received from a pair of LDS missionaries.
A Mormon came to my door, and after a long, emotional, and persuasive pitch, I got him to start wearing longer sleeves.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) November 28, 2017
As you can imagine, what followed Conan’s tweet was an onslaught of responses from all different perspectives – some who love Mormons, some who don’t, and all who pretty much adore Conan.
Retired LDS Major League baseball player Jeremy Guthrie’s tweet has received a lot of attention as he shared a picture of himself on his LDS mission, and then followed that up with a tweet inviting Conan to direct message him.
— Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) November 29, 2017
For many, the option to wear short sleeves would have been a welcome change.
Not in my mission we had to wear long sleeve white shirts even if it was 100 degrees & 💯 % humidity. Good memories!
— ForestPlump (@decciocmd) November 30, 2017
Another returned missionary tweeted a picture riding a bicycle donning a short sleeve shirt in style.
If only we had met… 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/MpfTnHzmQf
To be honest, the whole joke had me a little confused, but then again I am no fashion guru. Apparently short sleeve white dress shirts are funny?
Aaaaannndd short sleeved button down shirts are officially funny… I've been laughing for years.
— The Goddess of LA (@MadamGraceMarie) November 29, 2017
One guy even gave some awesome advice that could really hasten the work. Tim Sweeney is a genius. 🙂
Gold, Coco. Straight gold. Did you tell them to split up, so they’d get to more houses faster. Always in pairs.
— Tim Sweeney (@TESweens) November 29, 2017
LDS missionaries are getting mocked quite a bit on Conan’s thread, but they are also getting some love from those who have been on the receiving end of their service.
I was once able to get two Bike missionaries to completely help me move from my house for free.
— Nuecents (@Nuecents) November 29, 2017
What do you think about Conan O’Brien’s tweet? Was it all in good fun, or are jokes about Mormons becoming all too frequent?