In 2000, late-night talk show hosts Conan O’Brien and Harrison Ford poked fun at the idea of an 80-year-old Indiana Jones.
Of course, Ford reprized his role at the age of 80 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destinywhich hit theaters last week.
The 23-year-old clip of Late Night with Conan O’Brien has resurfaced after the new film’s release as fans point out the irony of O’Brien’s joke.
“People never get tired of this genre,” says the presenter, now 60, in an interview with Ford.
“When you’re 80, you could just do ones where the treasures are brought to you,” he suggests, while Ford hysterically breaks out.
O’Brien suggests that the film’s title could be Indiana Jones and the Comfortable Bed, before mimicking the kind of electric, adjustable beds found in hospitals.
“But he was wrong,” wrote one fan in response to the clip on Twitter.
“Glad to see Harrison Ford prove @ConanOBrien wrong 23 years after this interview!” another said.
“Maybe he used the watch face,” suggested a third, referencing the latest film’s title artifact, which promises to enable time travel.
The resumption of the clip comes days after Ford and O’Brien reunited in a recent episode of the comedian’s podcast Conan O’Brien needs a friend.
The audience was furious after Ford jokingly berated O’Brien for using the right words “Han Solo” in his interview notes.
“You don’t fucking remember that?” he demanded of the host.
Ford is perhaps as famous for his role as Captain of the Millennium Falcon in the original Star Wars franchise as he was for Indiana Jones.
“I wrote it down because I heard you were in some of the Star Wars movies and that was news to me because I’ve seen those movies and I don’t really think you ‘bang’,” countered the comedian.
The retired talk show host launched the weekly podcast in 2018. Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell and Barack Obama are among the socialites who have since appeared as guests.
NBC has had an eventful career, airing 2,725 episodes of Late Night with Conan O’Brien between 1993 and 2009.
In a recent interview, Tom Cruise said he aspires to a career in the Mission: Impossible franchise, similar to Harrison Ford’s “iconic” performance as Indiana Jones.
Find The Independent‘s review of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny Here.