As if 2020 can’t get even lower. On last night’s show, Conan O’Brien announced that someone broke into Largo theater in Los Angeles where his show has been taping lately and stole some of his equipment. Seriously. Luckily, nobody wound up getting injured and they didn’t mention any unrepairable physical damage being done. However, the thief didn’t get out empty handed. He managed to escape with some laptops and (get this) a slate.
Yes, the same slate that they use to slate each take of production. It’s the thing that you’ve seen used hundreds of times in movies. In the real world, unless it is the slate they used on an iconic film or series, it’s relatively worthless. So if you see a Conan slate wind up on eBay next week, we’ll know who the culprit is.