NBC: Conan Can Go, We Keep Pimpbot


How many people hollering “Team Conan” actually watched him on the Tonight Show? If half the people posting pro-Coco messages on Facebook just watched the guy’s damn show, we wouldn’t be here in the first place!

Conan O’Brien might be walking away from NBC, but seven-foot-tall-Groucho won’t be by his side. NBC is retaining the characters and recurring bits from the comic’s repertoire:

The Peacock owns the intellectual property behind such popular O’Brien characters as Pimpbot 5000 and Conando, as well as recurring segments such as In the Year 3000 and Desk Driving. Sources involved in the settlement negotiations say NBC is keeping the copyrighted and trademarked elements of O’Brien’s shows as part of the deal. That means the bits and characters will likely never be seen after O’Brien’s “Tonight” ends its run Jan. 22.

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog’s ownership is disputed: the character was created by Robert Smigel, whose reps declined to comment on who gets him.

Thank God Jaywalking remains unaffected! Haha, did you see the one where the second grade school teacher couldn’t point in the direction of up?!

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