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CONAN STICKS IT TO NBC W/ $1.5M SKETCH

By 01.21.10

Last night, Conan O’Brien announced that he was going to introduce “new comedy bits that aren’t so much funny as they are crazy expensive.” And he led off with a whopper: the “Bugatti Veyron Mouse,” the world’s most expensive car decorated to look like a mouse, with the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” as its theme song (video below). It struck a discordant comedy note: it really was completely unfunny, yet totally brilliant in execution.

Conan: “Is this appropriate music for a car that looks like a mouse? NO! Does it add anything to this comedy bit? NO it doesn’t. Is it crazy expense to play on the air, not to mention the rights to re-air this clip on the Internet? Hell, yes! Total price tag for this comedy bit: $1.5 million. Sorry, NBC!”

Being the cynical, wizened Internet veteran that I am, I have my doubts that they actually bought the Bugatti, but I don’t want to spoil the fun so I’ll just shut up. As for the rights to air the clip on the Internet: you’ll notice that neither NBC.com nor Hulu has the clip available. NBC’ll probably seize the car and give it to Leno, too.

BONUS VIDEO: Asian Leno fights Asian Conan at the Team CoCo rally. It’s excellent.

Via Popeater:


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