Conan O’Brien’s newest Tonight Show character, the Bugatti Veyron Mouse, made some headlines recently not because of the shrill laughs it generated – although it did get a lot of ‘LOLs’ and ‘ROFLs’ all over the Internet - when it made its debut recently, but more so of how Conan was able to get a Veyron to appear on his show.

Now, if he really wanted to, we’re sure that Conan could afford to buy his own Veyron. But for a man who famously vouched his undying loyalty to a 1992 Ford Taurus SHO – a car he still drives, by the way - it’s highly unlikely that he would pay $1.5 million for the Bugatti supercar.

So the question on everyone’s mind is where did he get one?

Well, after a few hours of speculating, we learned that the Bugatti Veyron that was later dubbed as the Bugatti Veyron Mouse was actually loaned by the Tonight Show from the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Ever since the Late Night Wars between Conan, NBC and Jay Leno exploded into public consciousness, the whole world has been waiting breathlessly for the next twist in what has turned out to be a real-life soap opera. The introduction of the Bugatti Veyron Mouse, a character Conan introduced to the tonight Show because it was “crazy expensive” – a subtle swipe at NBC – has certainly gotten the world’s attention again.

The immediate celebrity status attached to the car has probably given the Petersen Automotive Museum smiling from ear to ear. Not only did the car generate free publicity for the museum, but it may have added a few more zeroes into the car’s value.

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Source: Jalopnik

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10 comments:

  (412) posted on 07.15.2011

Conan O’Brien have made an smart move for this vehicle. Well, giving the public a chance to see this production and at the same time the price of the car increases! Now that’s impressive.

  (467) posted on 07.15.2011

Its kind of sad that we will not seen a production for this car unless an aftermarket company would like to make a tuning version for this one.

  (702) posted on 07.12.2011

This one looks like a brother of Mickey Mouse!Hehe. Well, Conan O’Brien really is businessman for putting this thing on museum while the value of the car was added as the years passed.

  (442) posted on 07.12.2011

I wonder on what action did the Bugatti do with these guys..or they snob this thing..for have a sense of humor? Well , too bad the production of the Veyron has been killed but the Bugatti is working on new model.

  (434) posted on 06.27.2011

It seems that he is doing this thing just for the business sake! He really knows on how to add the value of this car. Well, its his ride and he can do whatever he pleases.

  (448) posted on 06.27.2011

aha. Well, this Bugatti Veyron Mouse really deserve a huge LOL and ROFL! IMO, when I saw the Veyron it reminds me of a mouse though it perform so monstrous. Well, I juts hope that this act wouldn’t get any criticism!

  (683) posted on 03.7.2011

Ever since i thought that Bugatti looks like a mouse..now it proven to be true. Anyways, that that was a excellent stuff.

  (380) posted on 05.19.2010

Well I think that big ear is really appropriate on that bugatti veyron, funny to know! because that expensive car looks like a mouse.

  (571) posted on 02.1.2010

anthonyevers37 its probably going to be Jay. Lol. He has a lot of cars to dress up as a cat. Although sometimes I wonder, how in the world does he get to enjoy so much car considering that he cant drive it all. Maybe he oughta give one to O’brien to change his 1992 Ford Taurus SHO.

  (1023) posted on 01.27.2010

Looks like a real mouse, so if bugatti is the mouse, then who is the cat?

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