Conan O’Brien’s ’Bugatti Veyron Mouse’ was loaned from the Petersen Automotive Museum
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.