When I grow up, I want to be Conan O’Brien. Well I don’t want that hair, but I would like to get “fired” and given $45 million dollars to leave the building. Of course this was his dream job, but now he has NBC’s time and money to play with so in Thursday night’s monologue, he apologized to the guests he had scheduled for next week, including President Barack Obama, the Queen of England and “our good friend, Elvis Presley.”
The night before on The Tonight Show, he went on spending spree, by creating the Bugatti Veyron Mouse and then getting an appropriately expensive theme song for it, The Rolling Stones’ Satisfaction. He says the bit cost $1.5 million for the car and broadcast rights to the song. But I think it was priceless.