Watch How Louis C.K. Snuck Dirty Jokes on TV While Writing for Conan O'Brien (Video)

"Last night, he gave me a pearl necklace!"
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Louis C.K. and Seth Meyers

Louis C.K. got nostalgic on Tuesday night as a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers, a show for which he previously wrote when it was hosted by Conan O'Brien and he was in his 20s. 

"You'll never know how much they hate you!" the comedian told Seth Meyers of staff writers. "I just thought, I just want to get my stuff on the show. Now I know I was working for people, and I should've been helping, because they were giving me money."

When the Louie star and this week's Saturday Night Live host was butting heads with Late NIght producers or higher-level writers about a punch line, he'd try to sneak his jokes on the air via the announcer, who would say a small joke that "nobody checks" before announcing the host's name.

"Nobody checks those — you just write them and you hand them to the guy," he recalled of the late-night loophole. Seizing the opportunity, what dirty joke did he slip? "Last night, he gave me a pearl necklace!"

"Me and [fellow writer] Dino were so excited, and we were giggling in the bathroom, 'I can't believe we got the joke on the air!' " he continued. "And the head writer was in the stall; we didn't know he was in there. He said, 'What joke?' and we told him, and he said, 'Oh, that's a stupid joke,' because he didn't get it!"

Watch the video below.

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