"The benefits of Conan O'Brien's move to TBS in November include more than just a reported $10 million salary and ownership of his show; he'll also gain a host of new freedoms he never had on boring old standards-restricted NBC. On sex-friendly, expletive-filled basic cable, the gutter's the limit! And if Don Draper can do it or say it, then so can Conan, goddammit. So what fun new things can he do?
Not that he needs to push boundaries to be funny, but below are a few things Conan could technically feature on his upcoming TBS show. (Also: Yes, we know that the FCC had no real authority over Conan when he was on NBC, since his show aired after 10 p.m. But advertisers would've thrown a fit if he'd done any of these things on broadcast TV, whereas the relative permissiveness of cable advertisers makes possible filthy shows like Mad Men, Nip/Tuck, and South Park.)..."