Conan Does Dallas

Conan O'Brien goes homoerotic on day 3 in Dallas

Conan O'Brien goes homoerotic on day 3 in Dallas

Conan O'Brien in Dallas
The third Conan show in Dallas was filled with veiled and not-so-veiled homoeroticism. Photo courtesy of TBS
Eli Young Band at Houston rodeo March 2014
Denton's Eli Young Band was the musical performer, singing two songs off their new album, 10,000 Towns. Photo by Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Conan O'Brien in Dallas
Eli Young Band at Houston rodeo March 2014

There was a certain theme running through the third Conan show from Majestic Theatre in Dallas: homoeroticism. It all started just after the opening monologue, when Conan O'Brien decided to take a ride on Andy Richter's podium, which doubles as a mechanical bull, while Richter was still on it:

The theme continued with another pre-taped bit in which O'Brien took producer Jordan Schlansky, a self-proclaimed metrosexual, to get a cowboy makeover at Chick Elms Western store in Stephenville:

A seemingly innocuous bit in which other states decided to mess with Texas joined the party by having men dressed in skintight suits and their respective states go at it in a wrestling ring:

O'Brien seemed to be stuck in that mode, as one of the topics of conversation with Simon Helberg from The Big Bang Theory, who's not exactly known for being a hunk, was how good he looked with his shirt off:

Wednesday night's catapult basketball shot at AT&T Stadium included a piñata filled with brisket, armadillo roadkill and a referee:

The night ended with the Eli Young Band, who hail from Denton, performing their song "Dust" from their just-released fifth album, 10,000 Towns:

They also performed "Drunk Last Night" as a web exclusive:

O'Brien welcomes Charles Barkley and Lyle Lovett for the final Dallas show on Thursday.