Hilarious! Conan Spoofs Ikea Uppleva TV Furniture

Conan commercial explains, "Just slip a magnesium oxide-coated plate behind your display panel ...."

Hilarious! Conan Spoofs Ikea Uppleva TV Furniture
Ikea Uppleva TV furniture, courtesy of Conan O'Brien
Julie Jacobson · April 24, 2012

It’s not surprising that CE pros mock Ikea’s new Uppleva furniture integrated with a TV, speakers, Blu-ray player, wireless subwoofer and cabling.

But now Conan O’Brien is getting into the game, with a hilarious spoof of Ikea’s original commercial for the product.

In the Conan ad, a woman with a Swedish accent explains just how easy it is to assemble an Uppleva system: “Just slip a magnesium oxide-coated plate behind your display panel and arrange your address electrodes vertically inside the dielectric layer.”

The video concludes, “We also make meatballs.”

The video might be a joke, but the reality may be serious business: Will you become an assembly pro?

[Thanks for the heads up,]

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Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at [email protected]

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