Conan O’Brien made the most of his lame duck status as the Tonight Show host on Tuesday, once again knocking NBC with gusto as the network looks to cancel his show as soon as Friday.
The red-headed comedian joked he was “three days away from the biggest drinking binge in history,” before touching on the grassroots efforts of fans trying to keep him in the Tonight Show chair.
He said of the viral “I’m With Coco” campaign, “I’m not thrilled with it … but I like the sentiment behind it.”
O’Brien joked that a rally held in Chicago signified how dire his situation is, as “you know things are bad when Cubs fans are feeling for you.”
Regarding the reports he is under a gag order from NBC officials, O’Brien joked: “I am not allowed to say things like, ‘NBC’s headed downhill faster than a fat guy chasing a runaway cheese wheel.’”
O’Brien — continuing his NBC bashing in Spanish — said, “NBC is run by brainless sons of goats.”
O’Brien’s settlement with the network, tentatively in the works, is rumored to be $40 million, and would enable the red-headed comedian to seek employment elsewhere as early as this fall.