Exclusivity can’t stop Stephen Colbert.
After Daft Punk cancelled its appearance Tuesday on the “Colbert Report” because of an agreement to only perform on MTV leading up to the network’s Video Music Awards, Colbert decided to do his own rendition of the band’s hit song “Get Lucky.”
“We booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago,” Colbert told audiences Tuesday. “Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: No one told me until two hours ago.”
And his rendition was simply amazing – featuring the likes of Matt Damon, Jimmy Fallon, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston and Hugh Laurie.
“It is time to dance!” Colbert screams at the start.
Some smooth moves, finger snapping, and a bit of miming ensue, followed by a slap to Laurie’s face, some stairwell dancing with Bridges and Colbert crashing Fallon’s set on “Late Night.”
The climax occurs in the middle of a mock Charlie Rose interview with Cranston about his famous “Breaking Bad” character. Colbert points Cranston out as if to say he’s been selected to dance alongside the host.
Flash forward to the two wearing crazy disco outfits (Cranston in a brown plaid ’70s suit), dancing on roller skates.
The skit ends with Damon coming out of nowhere in “The Matt Damon Booth,” where the “Elysium” actor is jamming out amid confetti in a tight, glass booth.