Conan Tells Taylor Swift What It’s Really Like To Be ’22’ (Video)
Is Taylor Swift’s new song “22” an accurate representation? Conan O’Brien doesn’t think so. In her video, Taylor Swift and some equally-attractive and glammed out girls dance around with pom-poms, eat cake and hang out poolside as Swift sings lyrics such as, “It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters, and make fun of our exes, it feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight, to fall in love with strangers.”
Sure, Taylor, maybe that’s what it’s like if you become a superstar while you’re still in your teens. But for most of us, Conan’s interpretation of 22 is a lot more realistic.
“Taylor Swift is great . . . but I know what it’s like to be 22,” Conan says to the camera. “I don’t think that that’s an accurate representation of what it’s like to be 22,” Conan says. He calls out Swift for her decked-out apartment, and continues “I didn’t see any ramen noodles in that video. That’s all you’re eating when you’re 22.”
Conan continues to recall life as a 22-year-old when describing a tall, carrot-topped young man with bad skin who’s greatest excitement is going to see “St. Elmo’s Fire,” starring all of his favorite actors.
“When you’re 22, you don’t even go outside. There’s nowhere to go, no one to talk to, you don’t even have a girlfriend,” says Conan. “That’s what it’s like for everybody when they’re 22. Everybody.“
Conan adds, “You’re a freak so no one talks to you. You just sit in your apartment, you watch ‘Saved by the Bell’ and eat Ramen noodles. Occasionally you spice it up by having Lucky Charms.”
So whose recount of 22 is more accurate? For those of us who had nowhere near Swift’s success by 22 we’re gonna call it for Conan.