In solidarity with the government's shutdown, Conan O'Brien decided to temporarily lay off all his non-essential staff members.

Unfortunately, he couldn't quite find any non-essential staffers, but one name did seem to come up again and again when he asked employees to nominate a coworker to be furloughed: Assistant producer Jordan Schlansky.

This isn't Conan's first encounter with Jordan, who at this point could best be described as the talk show host's archnemesis.


If you haven't yet, you absolutely must check out Conan's other "remotes" that feature Schlansky.

And for the record, yes — he really is like the way he is portrayed on the show. (You can check out his Reddit AMA here.)

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[H/T: Reddit, video via Team Coco]