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Before Alexa, There Was Conan's WikiBear

  • These days if we want our random questions answered by artificial intelligence, we talk to Alexa. But back in 2014, Conan O'Brien introduced WikiBear, the cuddly children's toy that made learning fun by letting kids ask about anything they wanted to know.

    The only hitch was that WikiBear tended to digress into some very un-kid-friendly topics.

    Former Conan writer Brian Stack provided the voice (and a lot of ad-libs) for WikiBear and it became one of the show's most popular bits. Watch the first ever WikiBear sketch, and tell me you don't wish you could program Alexa to answer in Stack's WikiBear voice.

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    TOPICS: Conan, TBS, Brian Stack