Nobody, not even the NBC intellectual property rights department, can take away Conan O'Brien's self-pleasuring bear. In an interview in Rolling Stone's November issue, the former Tonight Show host has assured all genitalia-rubbing mammal fans that he will bring back the bear, come hell or high (legal) water.
If there's something we did for a long time that we've established as ours, we'll figure out a way to do it. I won't be denied my Masturbating Bear!
Conan clearly has plans to run his new TBS show the way he wants, including using characters and gags he and his staff introduced on the Tonight Show and Late Night. Personally, I hope NBC tries to put the kibosh on the bear, because according to Conan, he's willing to take this important business to court.
What I really wanna do is be sued over the bear and then appear in court with the Masturbating Bear. "Your Honor, this bear can't help himself!"
Hello, trial of the century. That would RULE.
It sounds like Conan has generally moved on from the controversial cluster-eff between the Tonight Show, Leno, and NBC earlier this year. He told Rolling Stone,
Knowing what I know, I'm quite confident that what really happened really didn't have much at all to do with what I was doing.
He also said he was going to "go for broke" on his TBS show, because he has nothing to lose.
Let's face it: I'm not going to do another television show after this one.
Oh, I don't know, Conan. I bet you've still got plenty of places where you and your masturbating bear will be welcome.
And without further ado, please enjoy this vintage clip of Conan's future TBS co-star:
Are you looking forward to Conan's new show? (Bear and all?)
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