Just minutes after Danny Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for a number of rapes Thursday, an outdated late-night clip with the actor resurfaced on X, immediately going viral to amass 2.6M views inside hours.
In the video from a 2004 look on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Long Island native Masterson is quizzed by the comedy host about his lack of Long Island accent.
The innocuous banter takes a pointy flip after an eyebrow-raising anecdote Masterson chooses as an example his level that his accent “simply goes away naturally, after which there’s additionally sure phrases that there’s nothing you are able to do about.” The anecdote includes his good friend, actor Bodhi Elfman, who Masterson says “all the time teases me, and he says ‘Hi, my identify is Danny Masterson, would you want to the touch my balls?’” saying the final phrase with an exaggerated Long Island accent.
Naturally, the weird instance doesn’t go unchecked by O’Brien, who reacts by asking, “So why are you asking individuals to do this? That’s the extra vital query.”
Masterson’s reply makes an already awkward scenario much more awkward.
“I imply, you bought ’em, you understand what I imply? Everybody ought to seize,” he says.
O’Brien then pauses, making it ambiguous whether or not his subsequent line is in response to the alternate or separate.
“I’ve heard about you,” O’Brien says. “And you’ll be caught quickly, I do know you’ll.”
“I’ll,” Masterson replies.
Here is the video: