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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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61.

joe allagree    

perhaps Conan can take some of that money and get something done with that beave he has on top of his head...oh wait, thats his real hair. As for leno, who gives a flying rats a$$. He sucks to.

1700 days ago
62.

MIB    

Just a note to all you people who are saying "It was a joke," it is now being reported on numerous NEWS sites that his little skit will cost them in excess of 3 MILLION DOLLARS. Want proof.... go to the website and take note that the skit does not appear on there, yet the entire rest of the show does. And here's why, if it airs on the net too, they have to pay MORE ROYALTIES!!! So, all you 'entertainment know-it-all's" who run their mouths about Hollywood without a shred of knowledge, take it from those of us that do. He is making NBC pay...... A LOT!

1700 days ago
63.

Jody    

Get a sense of humor TMZ. You're calling a comedienne a fraud for making a joke. Get a life.

1700 days ago
64.

craig    

My only wish now is Jay will go back to beating the crap out of Letterman; he is one major douche bag.

1700 days ago
65.

Pat    

OMG you people have no sense of humor.....its a joke, hello. Unless it's dumbed down Jay Leno style you just don't get it do you. Leno's jokes are on the same level as knock knock jokes.

1700 days ago
66.

maggie mae    

Conan should just grow up!!! He is making an ass of himself with all his stupid comments and actions. Show some class idiot!

1700 days ago
67.

juniper    

conan is so not funny.. what a liability case he is.. what network would want to work with another network best enenmy

1700 days ago
68.

Yeesh    

Can't wait until Leno's back...

I'll watch him after I listen to my Dane Cook comedy albums and my Nickelback albums. And after I watch 2 and 1/2 Men and Paul Blart: Mall Cop (it's funny cuz he's fat! Lol!).

Also, I'm an idiot.*

*Leno fans of America.

1700 days ago
69.

king    

jeff.zucker@nbc.com

Just sayin'.

1700 days ago
70.

Yeesh    

Jay will do really well when he returns --

Since, unlike others, he doesn't have his horrible show as a lead-in!

1700 days ago
71.

jadakiss    

TMZ you stupid idiots. it was a gag only idiots like TMZ would make a big deal out of this. stupid asses

1700 days ago
72.

Buckeye    

See? This is why they shouldn't let women write any (or especially ALL) of the TMZ articles. Because they don't know what humor is. Women don't understand humor, because WOMEN AREN'T FUNNY. They are inherently UN-funny and they should stay OUT of comedy completely.

1700 days ago
73.

Janet    

Conan, oh, I mean "CoCo", you know NOTHING about horses. Please leave the horse out of the tantrums you're engaging in over being paid to get off NBC, which again, had NOTHING to do with Jay Leno.

Really Conan, GET OVER IT!

1700 days ago
74.

Neal    

CoNON is a goner since even Fox isn't stupid enough to hire a loser who'll lose to Leno, Letterman, and Nightline.

Even if he goes there he will just get cancelled within a year anyway!!

Go away CoNON the barbarian and DON'T COME BACK!! Just wallow in the tens of millions of dollars that you get for being a failure!!

1700 days ago
75.

Fully    

Well..duh. It's called a comedy bit.

1700 days ago
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