05/09/2012 07:35 am ET Updated Jul 09, 2012

'When Wrong TV Subtitles Get It Right' On 'Conan' (VIDEO)

MSNBC recently made the mistake of putting up the wrong graphic while a clip of French President Nicolas Sarkozy was on the screen. The result? The network inadvertently called the politician a "prostitute."

Not the best error to make.

But the flub got Conan thinking: What if there's more to those incorrect subtitles than we realize? What if they're trying to tell us something?

So he tried out some subtitles on Tuesday night's episode of "Conan" to see how effective they are.

Watch the full clip above.