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NBC Isn't Bugging Conan O'Brien

1/20/2010 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

NBC has done something subtle in its war with Conan O'Brien -- the network quietly took its bug out of Conan's "Tonight Show," NBC-bashing monologue Monday night.

Conan O'Brien The Tonight Show

Take a look at a screen grab from Monday's monologue (left). Notice in the lower left portion of the screen the NBC peacock is missing. Now look at the screen grab of Conan interviewing Martin Scorsese (right). The bug appears.

So it seems ... NBC wanted as little association with Conan as possible while he skewered Jeff Zucker and the network.

Subtle, but telling.

UPDATE:
The bug was on the screen for Tuesday night's monologue.

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1.

balls    

FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

1734 days ago
2.

Jeff    

BALLS !!! FIRST !!

1734 days ago
3.

balls    

VIRGO
January 20, 2010

You have to accept a slow morning -- but the good news is that things shift in a big way by midafternoon! You should make more progress than you would have believed possible in just a few hours.

1734 days ago
4.

?????    

Who wrote this article, don't all the network's trademark symbols appear and reappear throughout their shows?

1734 days ago
5.

Karen    

NBC takes the bug out of all shows about 15 seconds before a commercial. So what.

1734 days ago
6.

Iestyn    

Guys - watch the punctuation. It's "its" not "it's" in this story. Don't let the side down, ok.

1734 days ago
7.

Mike    

Jay Leno did not have a logo on his segment either, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJqLMvsTYPE

1734 days ago
8.

urban    

It's okay. A FOX bug would look better anyway. It'd be cool to see Conan and Family Guy on the same network.

TEAM CONANDO!!!!


1734 days ago
9.

shell    

I can't stand Jay. He says he's gonna leave the Tonight Show 5-6 years ago so Conan is named. However, Jay just can't stay away and here
comes the 10pm show. I thought that was low of him to do. I think he thought he could get an even larger audience by being on at 10pm and never really intended to leave late night. And now this.

He's not funny and is actually creepy. I cannot stand the way he says crude things to women to their faces. it is so wrong! And don't get me started on the self-indulgent way he begins the show when he walks out and the fans rush him and shake his hand and give him high fives. It is so staged and seems forced to me. jay needs to go away.

1734 days ago
10.

Homer    

it's = it is
jiminy wilikers!

1734 days ago
11.

kr    

shelley, you're a day behind. leno didn't retire he was fired. When asked out of his contract to perform elsewhere they offered him the 10pm gig. Now they have fired him from that

1734 days ago
12.

revluc    

making something out of nothing much?

1734 days ago
13.

snaps    

All I care about is that Conan be respectful of his guest. If he wants to mar the monologue by ranting about this ridiculous sitiuation then so be it but when he starts dragging his guest down with him, I'm done.

1734 days ago
14.

steve    

Harvey,
I should be working for you because I noticed NBC pull their bug off the monolog a few days ago when Conan first started talking about his porn offer.
So can I have a job?

1734 days ago

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