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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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31.

joe    

Wait, you mean to tell me his parody comedy bit was not real? WELL I NEVER

1672 days ago
32.

EdwinFinnerty    

This is a non-story. Everyone knew it wasn't real, and nobody believed that Bugati was purchased for that sketch either. It's a comedy show.
Man, you guys try to make scandals where there aren't any (when there are perfectly legit ones out there to be found).

1672 days ago
33.

paula    

Duh...it's a joke. Man Harvey really is in love with Jay LeNO isn't he.

1672 days ago
34.

rico    

Please just go away, Hes not talented, funny, and we see the real Conan, mean spirited, nasty and self serveing. Lad when Lenos back.

1672 days ago
35.

Kelsey    

Wasting millions of dollars on a real derby winning horse? Good. Wasting millions on a fake derby winning horse - brilliant. Go Conan.

1672 days ago
36.

karma    

Omg, TMZ fact checking Conan, so biased in the NBC COMEDY wars. Harvey must be friends with Leno or Zucker. Too bad Harvey didn't fact check that picture of "JFK" from "1967". TMZ is waiting for someone to die, so they run stories about their death over and over.

I thought TMZ was the real deal, they have turned into another PR firm for selected stars, just like "People" magazine. No wonder the hits are going down. NBC has gone downhill because they too have become a PR/tabloid trash channel.. bowing down to exploiters/child smackers like Kate Gosselin..looking for anything to boost their ratings. It will all fall out soon just like those fake extensions. Stars should be embarrassed to be associated with People and NBC now.

1672 days ago
37.

Bill    

It wasn't Super Bowl footage either. It was an old USFL game - the LA Express was one of the teams.

It was still funny as hell.

1672 days ago
38.

Janine    

Yes 100% not Mine That Bird. Beside the fact that TMZ has already contacted the Owner/Trainer to confirm it was not him, the biggest give away for any lay person is the markings on his nose. Mine That Bird has a half moon not two huge spots! Good work guys! Always on it!

1672 days ago
39.

Shep    

It's a joke moron. You must be one of the idiots that can only comprehend Leno.

1672 days ago
40.

Fred Farkel    




Uh guys???

He's just not funny.

1672 days ago
41.

tmzisfilth    

You idiots talking about the bugatti, do you really think they bought it??? They rented it! It's LA you do know they have luxury car rental places in most major cities. Good example, the Lambo Chris Brown was driving when he gave Rihanna the beat down, rented. Just do a search for rent bugatti, and you'll see all sorts of places offering them for rent.

1672 days ago
42.

Over It    

Hey Harvey, Conan did a comedy bit. You know A JOKE! If you didn't think it was funny that's ong thing but it get outraged about the horse? Please - get over it. Question - is TMZ owned by NBC Universal and thereby obligated to crawl up Jay Leno's ass?

1672 days ago
43.

Neal    

Conan is LIAR, FRAUD, MORON, DORK, GOOFBALL, WACKO, and he's NOT FUNNY!!

GO away CoNON and don't ever come back!

Fox will NOT hire CoNON since the affiliates won't stand for a loser who will be in 4th place behind Leno, Letterman, and Nightline!!

1672 days ago
44.

Pat    

Hilarious, I love Conan.

1672 days ago
45.

Neal    

But jbob, Conan presented himself like he REALLY did buy the luxury $1.5 million car.

He did not present it in the CONTEXT of joke.

That's why TMZ is calling him a fraud and they are right in doing so!!

1672 days ago
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