11/16/2011 10:47 am ET

Conan Believes 'Black Friday' Is Every Friday, Thanks To Deon Cole (VIDEO)

If you work for Conan O'Brien and you're black, you can get away with just about anything.

Deon Cole, a writer on "Conan," proved that point by telling Conan he was jetting off work early to celebrate Black Friday. No, not the day after Thanksgiving. Just a regular Friday that black people celebrate every week.

What, this doesn't sound like common knowledge to you? Maybe not, but noted white man Conan O'Brien doesn't know the difference, and isn't about to say otherwise. We then learn, via the inner monologue of house bassist Mike Merritt, that all of Conan's black employees can do whatever they want at the office just by taking advantage of Conan's deference to all things black, whether they're real or not.