The common perception of Conan O’Brien before this whole Tonight Show fiasco was that of a humble, somewhat dorky man who maybe came off as a bit naive about the business he was in. However, with his Tonight Show unraveling at an ever quickening pace, the real Conan has emerged and he now seems more and more like that kid on the playground who, in response to taking abuse from bullies, exacted a complicated and humiliating revenge that probably involved embarrassment over physical violence.
In case you missed it, Conan has turned the final days of his Tonight Show into one giant middle finger to NBC executives and last night was no exception. But instead of hurling angry epithets at them or crying like a baby he has hit them where it really counts: their wallets.
Unfortunately, NBC has pulled the video clip off the air for fear of losing even more money but ‘ol Coco purchased a very rare Bugatti Veyron, dressed it up as a mouse, and made its theme song, “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones.
“Let me ask you a question,” O’Brien said, standing next to the adorably convincing-looking Bugatti Veyron mouse. “Is this appropriate music for a car that looks like a mouse? 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?”
And the total cost to NBC: a cool $1.5 million.
Touche, Mr. O’Brien, touche…
By K. Fitty Ditty
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It might seem inconsequential in light of “The Big Picture,” but the recent NBC Tonight Show controversy involving Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien does indeed have an automotive subplot.
Without digging too much into the real meat of the controversy, it is apparent that Mr. Leno and Mr. O’Brien are on two different sides of the spectrum when it comes to their taste in cars.
First, you got Leno’s infamous car collection:
Leno is reknowned for his massive collection of vintage cars and motorcycles which is arguably one of the best and most complete that money can buy. On top of all the classic vehicles he has in possession, he also has a steam engine which boasts Thomas Edison as a previous owner and yet still functions. Impressive.
Then there’s CoCo’s 1992 Ford Taurus SHO:
He could easily afford an upgrade to say the very least but there is a lot to say for a man who drives the same car he had when he was a struggling writer to now where he, for the time being at least, is at the helm of the multi-million dollar franchise that is the Tonight Show.
Also, Conan’s funnier.
By K. Fitty Ditty
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