"Tillie The Artist Dog" Causes Chaos On Conan

A dog named Tillie who "creates art" will go down in history as one of the least cooperative talk show guests of all time. Tillie is actually a performance artist intent on making a mockery of both art and television.

Tillie is a Jack Russell terrier who loved to scratch on the floor. In 1999, her owner, Bowman Hastie, discovered that when he put carbon paper on the floor, Tillie would scratch at it and make what looked to him like art, so he started selling her creations and has made approximately 100k doing so in the past decade. That's the cute story that led to Tillie's appearance on Conan last night alongside a giggling Josh Brolin, which went off the rails so hilariously that it's bound to become some sort of running joke — a bad interview is now a "Tillie." The clip above is only a small fraction of the insanity, so here's the whole interview in two parts:

Part One, the setup:


Part two, more examples of Tillie's major works:


Oh man i'm laughing so hard. Conan is at his greatest in situations like this.