There have been plenty of special edition Bugatti Veyrons, but nothing quite like the one Conan O'Brien showcased Wednesday night.
In his row with NBC and Jay Leno, the soon-to-be ex-Tonight Show host said he would roll out a week's worth of "crazy expensive" interludes, in which he supposedly makes the network pay for pricey equipment and gear. His first attempt? Pasting mouse ears, whiskers, and a tail onto the $1.5 million French supercar.
"Does it add anything at all to this comedy bit? No it doesn't," O'Brien said, with hints of actual frustration. "Is it crazy expensive to play on the air, not to mention the rights to re-air this clip on the Internet? Hell yes!"
NBC has now taken the clip offline, but you can watch the whole sketch from the counterculture car blog Jalopnik.
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