On The Tonight Show Monday, Conan O'Brien gave the Wisconsin State Fair some free publicity.
That's good. Unfortunately, O'Brien once again joked about Wisconsinites being fat.
It's a recurring punch line for O'Brien, in spite of the fact that Wisconsin's population is nowhere near being ranked the fattest in the nation.
Wisconsin ranks in the middle, at 25th.
O'Brien's latest Wisconsin fat joke:
CONAN O'BRIEN: The Wisconsin State Fair...
(Some audience members cheer.)
Are you from Wisconsin? OK, then you're going to love this....
Wisconsin State Fair has added chocolate-covered bacon to its menu.
Yeah, yeah, State Fair officials say that chocolate-covered bacon is perfect for Wisconsin residents who are in the mood for something light.
Wisconsin gets no respect, no respect at all.
More on the chocolate-covered bacon:
Patrice Harris, a fair spokeswoman, said the chocolate-covered bacon will be offered by the Machine Shed restaurant. She said she believed it was the first time the sweet and salty confection will be sold at the fair.
Chocolate-covered bacon is not new. The Minnesota State Fair offered it last year.
The chocolate-covered bacon has also been sold at an amusement park in Santa Cruz, California.
I don't know where it was first made, but Wisconsin isn't the home of the chocolate and bacon treat.
I think Gov. Jim Doyle really should contact O'Brien and tell him that Wisconsin is not a colony of the obese.
Doyle could also ship some chocolate-covered bacon to O'Brien and his writers.
No hard feelings.
Menu: Wisconsin State Fair, Food on a Stick!
Previous "Wisconsinites are fat" jokes by O'Brien:
New State Quarters, July 13, 2009
Obama in Green Bay, June 9, 2009