Friday, January 22, 2010

Aren't so much funny -- but crazy expensive

Conan O'Brien got screwed by NBC with the reshuffling of the timing of the Jay Leno show. 

This is probably one of the most short sighted decisions that the NBC executives and decision makers ever made.  Conan (one of the writers for the Simpsons back when it was funny) and Harvard graduate, is taking this all in stride.  Besides for his $40 million or so payout to walk off the show, he is also doing some of the funniest bit I have ever seen. 

Long story short, since his show is being pulled off the air anyways, he is going on a spending spree.  In Conan's own words, "The good news is, until NBC yanks us off the air, we can pretty much do whatever we want," O'Brien told the audience. "And here's the beautiful part: We do whatever we want, and they have to pay for it." (source)

I'm pretty sure all this publicity is helping generate more revenue dollars than before for the last week of the Conan O'Brien show, but based on the money he's spending for his "aren't so much funny, but crazy expensive" skits, I'm sure hope the network is netting out negative.

Bugatti dressed as a mouse:

Kentucky Derby winner in mink Snuggie:

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