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Costas goes on Conan to ridicule NBC's handling of Olympics closing ceremony

NBC, the official network of highly questionable calls, took a ribbing from Olympics anchor Bob Costas this week.

His venue was TBS' Conan, starring the most famous Peacock expatriate of them all, Conan O'Brien.

"I thought we were doing well headed to the finish line," Costas said in reference to NBC's brain-dead decision to cut The Who out of its taped prime-time Olympic closing ceremony telecast in favor of a "sneak preview" of the new sitcom Animal Practice. Their climactic appearance instead aired a full hour later on the network's late night Olympics wrapup, which Costas also anchored.

The below video has terrific closing punchlines from both Costas and Conan. They came during the same week that NBC news president Steve Capus sent a semi-mea culpa to NBC-owned and affiliated stations for being the only network not to observe the "Moment of Silence" on the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11th. The network's Todayshow instead stayed with Kardashian mom Kris Jenner's discussion of her breast implants.

Capus said in part, "While we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a raw nerve with many of your viewers . . . and for that we apologize."

Here's the Costas-Conan moment of candor: