In this rehearsal outtake from 'Conan,' Conan O'Brien considers paring his band down to a trio in order to save cash.

"God, I wish we had a smooth jazz trio," complained O'Brien. "Think of the money we'd save!"

The late-night host considers which of the musicians he'd fire and which he'd keep, to the chagrin of the players. "There's going to be a potato in your tailpipe," warned sidekick Andy Richter.

Good thing Conan's former bandleader Max Weinberg didn't have to witness this.

[Team Coco]