Conan Spends $1.5 Million On Rolling Stones 'Satisfaction,' Bugatti Veyron Mouse
With his days as host of the "Tonight Show" quickly winding down, Conan O'Brien is pulling out all the stops against his soon-to-be former employers at NBC. On Wednesday night, O'Brien decided to hit the network where it hurts the most -- its wallet -- by rolling out a "crazy-expensive" comedy bit in the form a "Bugatti Veyron mouse."
"There it is, the most expensive car in the world dressed up as a mouse," O'Brien said gleefully. "As you can hear, the mouse's theme song is the original master recording of the Rolling Stones classic, 'Satisfaction.' "
"Is this appropriate music for a car that looks like a mouse?" O'Brien continued. "No! Does it add anything at all to this comedy bit? No it doesn't. Is it crazy-expensive to play on the air, not to mention the rights to re-air this clip on the internet? Hell, yes!"
Total cost of the segment: $1.5 million. O'Brien's payout to leave the "Tonight Show": a reported $45 million. Sweet, sweet revenge? Priceless.