When my colleague Annie Barrett (pictured) told me she’d be going to Conan O’Brien’s EW cover shoot to film a few behind-the-scenes videos for, I was jealous. But not for the reason you think.

I can’t believe Annie got to play with a chimp. A CHIMP! He combed her hair; she kissed him. Seriously. It hurts.

Annie can’t understand my pain. (Even though she bonded with Louie, pictured on her lap, she claims she’s afraid of animals.) But I know I’m not alone. If you had to choose between five minutes with Conan or five minutes with Louie, who would you pick? I enjoy Conan, but I just think I have a better chance of running into him someday.