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Conan O’Brien Will Fight For His Masturbating Bear

When NBC let Conan O’Brien go from his Tonight Show gig last January, paying him $45 million to go away, they did their best to make sure O’Brien couldn’t take some of his most popular sketches with him. NBC made a point of saying popular recurring characters like Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Masturbating Bear were the network’s intellectual property.

Up until now, Conan had been relatively mum on the matter as he geared up for the November debut of his TBS late-night show. But he’s finally broken the silence.

“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,” O’Brien tells Rolling Stone in the November 11th issue, a preview of which is up online. “I won’t be denied my Masturbating Bear!

“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!’”

Look at Conan, putting up a fight. Maybe it’s the beard.

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