Conan O'Brien is the father of Joop and was Darlton's inspiration for many of Lost's plot and characters, primarily Jack Shepard. They visited O'Brien when he was growing his depression beard after being cancelled by NBC. Darlton came into his house, but before Joop could introduce everyone they found O'Brein in the kitchen wearing only his underwear and screaming "We have to go back, Andy! We have to go back!" No one else was in the room. Awkwardness ensued, but it made for good material. So Darlton travelled back in time and told O'Brien's story through the metaphor of Lost