August 07, 2013 06:50 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Stephen Colbert had come too far to give up…after Daft Punk ditched The Colbert Report last night. Fortunately, Duets judge Robin Thicke was able to save the day, stepping on stage to perform his summer hit Blurred Lines.
Only Stephen Colbert could turn what should have been a devastating cancellation into comedy gold. When Daft Punk didn’t appear for Stephen Colbert’s popular StePhest Colbchella, the comedian was forced to come up with alternative forms of entertainment on the spot. First, Stephen aired a video that showed him dancing to Daft Punk’s Get Lucky (the song they were initially supposed to perform on The Colbert Report). Also featured in this video were such suave dancers as Jon Stewart, Bryan Cranston, Hugh Laurie, and just for fun, Henry Kissinger.
As great as this video was, fans were still going to be disappointed if they didn’t get their obligatory live performance. Stephen complained that his career was doomed, as the only thing capable of saving him would be “some global pop sensation who could perform a mega hit considered by many to be the song of the summer and who just happened to be in my audience right now.”
Luckily for Stephen, audience member Robin Thicke happened to meet the criteria. He casually told Stephen that he could help out, eliciting cheers from the crowd, as well as the astute observation, “You’re the guy who dances with those girls who are all naked in the YouTube video.” Robin attempted to set him straight, explaining that he also sings…but he was forced to prove it by heading to the stage for an impromptu performance.
If you missed this hilarious Colbert Daft Punk replacement bit, you’re in luck — we have it posted below! Check it out and then tell us what you think!
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