Conan set up shop at Comic-Con this week, and the show celebrated on Wednesday by airing an amusing spoof of the summer blockbuster Wonder Woman. The skit plays as one long joke about Conan’s lack of macho male attributes.
The preamble is dispensed with quickly: following the path of Wonder Woman‘s male star Chris Pine, Conan gets lost flying an antiquated biplane, crash-lands in the ocean and swims ashore on “Themyscira, the hidden island of the Amazons.” The Amazon warriors are instantly puzzled by their guest’s puny physique and blindingly pale skin. “It’s skin is so translucent, like a sea jelly,” declares one heroine.
Conan spends the rest of the segment vainly attempting to convince his interrogators that he’s a man. They respond to his claims by pulling up pictures of classic Greek heroes and the big-screen hunk Idris Elba. “No, I don’t look like Idris Elba!” an exasperated Conan retorts. “But I’m Idris Elba-like.” “You have the voice of a child,” one warrior tells him. “It’s reedy!” Conan responds.
In the end, Conan is forced to prove that he’s a man by exposing his penis. This also proves unsatisfactory: “Where is it?” the Amazons ask. Since he fails to meet their expectations, they catapult him back to the land of humans.
Wonder Woman has been a runaway success since its release in June, grossing over $760 million worldwide to date.