On the enduring appeal of Walker, Texas Ranger


Conan O'Brien airs clips from Walker, Texas Ranger. The putative excuse for this is that, as a result of the merger of NBC with Universal Studios, he can air clips from the show without paying royalties. The real excuse, of course, is that the clips are just so unintentionally funny. This appears to be a recurring sketch on Conan, so a little hunting around will reveal plenty of other clips.

This is, of course, not to be confused with Chuck Norris Facts or the Chuck Norris Fact Generator or the Young Chuck Norris sketch from Saturday Night Live...

Comments (11)
  1. John says:

    Chuck Norris can divide by zero.

    Chuck Norris doesn’t debug applications; he just stares them down until they run correctly.

  2. J says:

    My favorite was the clip where Walker kneels down and tastes the dirt, and says with ultimate conviction, "A plane crashed here."

    Brilliant.

  3. duggie says:

    Chuck Norris also features prominently in the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76CS9z9kQ44 , appearance starts at 1:57

  4. S says:

    These are really great. But he’s been doing these skits for quite some time now, is he actually still doing new ones?

  5. dbt says:

    Or the Chuck Norris Mountain Dew commercial, in which the actual Chuck Norris tracks down some guys who have a website making fun of Chuck Norris to exact his revenge.

  6. dimeby8 says:

    The fact generator site opened a pop-up with the JS/MS06-014! exploit (http://ww_dot_smashits_dot_com/vendare.html). I didn’t know Chuck Norris could do that!

  7. Mike Dunn says:

    Takedown notices from NBC’s lawyers in 3… 2… 1…

  8. Spire says:

    S: No, Conan hasn’t done this bit in a long time.

  9. Jonathan says:

    Link is borked, should be http://www.thechucknorrisfacts.com/

  10. benjamin says:

    For what it’s worth, I’ve actually had a chance to see Mr. Norris when he spoke at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin TX.

    He’s not only a gifted speaker, but he comes across as being really nice and has a great smile.

    One of the things he’d mentioned about Walker is that, as with all his parts, he always tries to be a positive, morally just character. I’d imagine that goes a long way toward making Walker so well-liked.

  11. Ken says:

    I like the Bruce Schneier version of the Chuck Norris facts:

    http://geekz.co.uk/schneierfacts/

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