As part of Conan's glorious "let's tear NBC a new asshole while we still can" week, he has been coming up with subtle ways to waste NBC's money, like, for instance, having Max Weinberg and the Max Weinberg 7 cover Led Zeppelin songs. Then, there are some not-so-subtle ways, like the new Tonight Show 'character,' a Buggati sportscar wearing a mouse costume, whose theme song is the Rolling Stones' original master recording of "Satisfaction."
But Conan really outdid himself last night, when he introduced a new Tonight Show character; 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird wearing a mink snuggie and watching restricted NFL Super Bowl highlights on a television. I'm pretty thrifty in my ways, but the thought of NBC shelling out to make a mink snuggie big enough to fit a thoroughbred horse just kills me. Then, to top it off, Conan played the bit again during the closing credits.