Conan O'Brien Wastes $500K Of NBC's Money

Jan 26th, 2010

If you thought Conan O'Brien was stepping away from NBC with just his $30 Million something buyout, think again. According to Questlove, drummer for the band The Roots, tuned in on Friday and tweeted about one of Conan's final guests, Tom Hanks. Why you may ask? Because Tom walked out to The Beatles' Lovely Rita and cost NBC $500K.

One of his final guests, Tom Hanks, entered the studio to the tune of The Beatles' "Lovely Rita," which may have cost the network half a million dollars.

Questlove, drummer for the band The Roots, tuned in to the episode and tweeted "yo i hate spoiling but i will have you know that walk on song we just heard was half a milli. i know cause i got the list rate at nbc."

The musician tweets on good authority, as The Roots are the house band for NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."

"anytime you use the beatles on tv that will cost you dearly," he later added. (source)


And this is how a nobody gets some attention off of a somebody and their crazy situation. Unfortunately for Conan, Haiti charities are a little peeved he wasted so much money when it could have gone to the country in need. There will always be something to complain about.

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