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07/17/2014 05:43 pm ET | Updated Jul 17, 2014

Conan O'Brien Calls Out Stephen Colbert For Ripping Off 'Masturbating Bear'

A new late night war could be brewing over bawdy bears.

On Wednesday, Conan O'Brien learned that Stephen Colbert sent out a tweet about being the first TV show host to show a very specific obscene omnivore on air:

Tonight, I made television history by being the first host to ever show a masturbating bear on air. Just wanted to point that out.

— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 16, 2014

The problem is that Conan has featured a masturbating bear on his show for almost two decades. And to make things worse, his bear is dying.

So is this the end of the line for "Masturbating Bear"? Or will the "Colbert Bump" be enough to save him?

"Conan" airs weeknights at 11:00 p.m. ET on TBS.

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