Will Conan Get to Keep the Masturbating Bear’s Theme Music?


While we’ve probably seen the last of the the Masturbating Bear in its current form, the animal’s beautiful theme music may live on: Apparently, Max Weinberg and guitarist Jimmy Vivino copyrighted the tunes for the Bear, along with those for Pimpbot 2000 and Pimpbot 5000, back in 2004, meaning they won’t stay with NBC, along with the rest of the “intellectual property,” in the divorce. So when Conan eventually trots out the Self-Pleasuring Panda on his Fox show, a familiar musical cue should make it that much less disorienting. [TSG via Billboard]