Conan gets the best ever revenge on a bad boss
America’s late night talk show crisis is almost an end with Conan O’Brien set to get the sack from the Tonight Show at the end of this week for the sooky Jay Leno who has decided he wants his old job back, and apparenlty has some born right to host the Tonight Show.
The whole saga has been covered to the point of exhaustion in the US media, with Conan walking away with a cool $45 million and also likely to go to the FOX network for a brand new show. For his part David Letterman’s joy over NBC’s troubles has bubbled over in to outright self-indulgent schadenfreude in his opening monologues, largely because he was overlooked for the job himself more than a decade ago.
The upside is that someone as funny as Conan O’Brien, fresher and funnier than both Leno and Letterman for many years, has an entire week left to get back at the people giving him the sack. So what do you do? Spend all their money of course.
“For the rest of the week, we’re going to introduce new comedy bits that aren’t so much funny as they are crazy expensive,” Conan told the audience last night before unveiling a Bugatti Veyron in a mouse costume with the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction” playing in the background.
“Let me ask you a question. 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?”
Yep, kinda like this.
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