Conan O’Brien Can’t Get No Satisfaction

The terms of the separation agreement between Conan O’Brien and NBC reportedly state that the spurned host of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (until tomorrow night, anyway) cannot criticize his soon-to-be-former employers at NBC, but they likely don’t contain any restrictions on what O’Brien is allowed to spend during his last couple of days at the helm.

Jalopnik and Mashable reported that the “full episode” of Wednesday night’s Tonight Show on NBC.com and Hulu wasn’t quite full, as a sketch entitled Bugatti Veyron Mouse, which combined the rental of a $1.5 million automobile and the use of “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones, was missing, likely due to the royalties NBC would have had to shell out for each airing of the song.

According to Jalopnik, Adam Sandler was the first guest after the deleted sketch, and he said, “That song cost some money,” referring to “Satisfaction.”

During the skit, according to Mashable, O’Brien said:

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 reair this clip on the Internet? Hell yes.

Jalopnik also has a clip of the sketch, as does YouTube (likely temporarily).