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Conan O'Brien's Horse Gag -- Total Manure

1/22/2010 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conan O'Brien is a total fraud -- and so is the horse he rode in on.

Conan O'Brien's Horse Gag

On last night's show, Conan claimed he blew $4.8 million dollars on a gag in which he trotted out Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird -- problem is, Conan's horse wasn't the REAL Derby winning horse ... of course, of course.

Conan O'Brien: Click to watchTMZ spoke with Mine That Bird's trainer, Chip Woolley, who told us, "That was not the real Mine that Bird last night, it was an imposter."

Woolley added, "The real Mine That Bird is up at the ranch in New Mexico resting up before he gets back to racing in the summer."

One thing is definitely real -- NBC really will seriously have to pay up after Conan played a long clip of a Rolling Stones song in a similar attempt to blow NBC's budget.

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Sally D.    

I follow horse-racing to some extent, and I was looking at that
horse last night and questioning whether it really WAS "Mine That
Bird!" I thought the color didn't look right on him.....guess my
instincts were correct! Thanks for proving me right, TMZ !

1743 days ago
2.

sylvia    

SYLVIA AND JESSICA AND MIKEY LOVE CONNAN!

1743 days ago
3.

marc    

i heard Pee-Wee exposed himself to the horse backstage

1743 days ago
4.

No trailer trash    

So not only is Conan not funny, but he is a liar and a fraud too? Wow. Never expected he was THAT big a loser.

1743 days ago
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Randall Spencer    

Everyone knew it was a joke. Geez. Just like the Bugatti the previous night. They probably gave some dealer a couple hundred bucks to borrow it for an hour and dressed it up.

1743 days ago
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D    

who cares? Your lame

1743 days ago
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Matt    

Of course it wasn't the real horse. He's using lots of that money to pay his staff who's lives were uprooted and moved to LA only have NBC screw them over. Who CARES if it wasn't the real horse in a case like this?

1743 days ago
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Chris    

You guys are idiots, of course it wasn't the real horse. It is still a comedy show...

1743 days ago
9.

jbock314    

Did you think that mink snuggie was real too?!

1743 days ago
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Adrian    

He had to name the horse something, he couldn't just say well heres a horse watching NFL Superbowl.

1743 days ago
11.

andy    

Um, it was a comedy bit. It's supposed to be funny, not factual.

Here's another bombshell: The masturbating bear? Not actually a bear.

1743 days ago
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Googie    

Instead of blowing money on a Rolling Stones song, he could have pledged money for Haiti. Conon so bitter, he not thinking of doing good while blowing NBC money.

1743 days ago
13.

j    

Can the real mine that bird owner sue for some money?
would they sue Nbc or the real owner of the horse for allowing him to imposter or is it totally just fine and funny?

1743 days ago
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jm    

It was a joke. How is this news? Because you were gullible enough to fall for it? Nice going TMZ.

1743 days ago
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Randall Lind    

The horse wasn't that big of a part of the joke. The part where he aired NFL game without NFL granting the rights to rebroadcast will cost them.

1743 days ago
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