There are, in my opinion, at least nine thousand reasons to love Stephen Colbert. For one thing, he really cared about his mom and spoke so eloquently of her legacy after she passed away. For another thing, he's awesome at delivering commencement addresses. For a third thing, he once made the following public offer to Donald Trump: "One million actual dollars if you will let me dip my balls in your mouth."
I could keep going, but word count restrictions demand I get to the point, and that is this: out of all the fantastic Stephen Colbert moments that have ever aired in the history of television, his hilarious star-studded Daft Punk "Get Lucky" dance party may just be the best of the bunch.
Apparently Daft Punk was scheduled to perform "Get Lucky" on the Colbert Report, but they had to cancel last minute due to an exclusivity conflict with the MTV Video Music Awards later this month. Colbert even shared an alleged email explaining the no-show from MTV president Van Toffler, which, if this is real, has killed me stone cold dead because HAAA MY PEEPS ARE FEELIN FUNKY:
*Wipes tears of laughter* Anyway, Colbert basically went ahead and staged the greatest "Get Lucky" performance of ALL TIME. Matt Damon, Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon, Henry Kissinger (whaaaaa?), the Rockettes, Jon Stewart via Skype, and the entire production of America’s Got Talent are all in on the joke, and truly, I cannot imagine how an actual Daft Punk appearance could've possibly touched this in terms of sheer entertainment.
Watch and enjoy:
How great was that? I mean, seriously? The little "…me?" face Bryan Cranston makes? JEFF BRIDGES? Oh man.
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