Taking inspiration from a 26-foot-tall statue of Marilyn Monroe that was recently unveiled in Chicago, Conan O’Brien revealed a gigantic, partially nude statue of trombonist Richie “LaBamba” Rosenberg in this ‘Conan’ rehearsal outtake.
There is no actual statue of the musician, instead, a magnified live image of LaBamba was superimposed over a shot of the Conan studio. Warning : He’s wearing nothing but shoes, a hat and a much-too-tight bathing suit.
O’Brien then decided to position himself between the musician’s legs. When LaBamba squats slightly, an unfortunate visual effect ensues.