Conan O’Brien has gotten an impressive amount of mileage out of a blubbery, slow-moving aquatic herbivore.
The “Late Night” host has presented a recurring character dubbed “the Horny Manatee,” who accidentally stumbled into Web stardom last week.
On the NBC program, the Horny Manatee mostly stretches out on the stage, arousing a member of the band _ or on one show, “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton. Lipton last week read “Ode to a Manatee” before dancing with, as he said, “that sultry seductress.” Watch it here: https://www.nbc.com/Late_Night_with_Conan_O’Brien/index
On the Dec. 4 show, the manatee appeared in a skit about college mascots as the “FSU Webcam Manatee.” As it ended, O’Brien ad libbed a reference to “HornyManatee.com” _ and thus a Web site was born.