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NBC gets in one last jerk move against Conan O'Brien

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 22nd 2010 6:34PM
Now that Conan O'Brien only has one show left to go, that NBC only has a few hours to left to screw with the guy before he's no longer in their "To Screw" work bin.

The other night, O'Brien unveiled a new segment on The Tonight Show: bits that aren't funny but are incredibly expensive and therefore are incredibly funny. The first bit involved a Bugatti Veyron, one of the world's most expensive and sought after supercars, dressed up as a mouse to the tune of the original press recording of The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction." The bit in total cost approximately $1.5 million.

Apparently, NBC wasn't as amused as I was at the bit. They have refused to put the sketch on the show's Hulu site and on the show's official website, both as a clip and from the full episode. NBC's jerk-quotient is doubled when you realize the bit didn't even cost nearly that much.

That's why God invented YouTube.

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Joyce N.

A comedian who's not funny. What am I missing?

January 23 2010 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rick

If you're lucky you will be missing Conan lolol

January 23 2010 at 5:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David Bisset

Wow, I can't believe how many didn't get this. Enjoy Leno dummies.

January 22 2010 at 10:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rawr

It's not funny, that's the whole point. People who don't find it funny don't get the joke at all... I guess you guys should stick to Leno since watching him does not require the use of brain cells.

January 22 2010 at 10:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joyce N.

Ol' Conan must be taking sour grapes lessons from Letterman. What about that clip was funny?

January 22 2010 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rick

Let me get this strait.. Conan introduced a NEW segment called things that aren't funny??? As far as I know he's been doing THAT for YEARS!! it's called his entire freaking act!!!!! The guy is NOT funny, never HAS been funny, and whoever had the brilliant idea at NBC to give him the network's crown jewel in the first place should be in the unemployment line right beside him! I mean come ON now. that IDIOTIC bit he does standing on stage touching himself like he's on fire or something, the little gyrations?? Ya that was funny when our classmates did it in MIDDLE school. Hey Don't blame Jay Leno because Conan stinks.

January 22 2010 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
spidoman

They didn't put it on Hulu because Satisfaction was played during it. They didn't have to pay for the original broadcast, because of their contract with the record companies. Subsequent broadcasts on the air or the internet is when they can charge NBC for use. Cut the scene and no charges are due.

January 22 2010 at 6:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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