It all began with the former First Lady and “The Late Late Show” host bickering about who had performed better during that previous Carpool Karaoke, with Corden insisting that it wasn’t even close, then he went and made it an issue of patriotism by insisting, “With all due respect, I’m British. There is nothing you can do that we can’t do better.”
Well that was all it took for Obama to decide that it was time for Corden to put his dodgeball where his mouth was, leading to the first-ever Late Late Show” Dodgeball tournament between Obama’s Team USA and Corden’s Team UK.
It’s Obama, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Kate Hudson for Team USA taking on James Corden, Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Bradley and Reggie Watts for Team UK.
And while it was fake very serious indeed, one of the most infectious things about the video is how much fun everyone is clearly having. On top of that, both teams were really going all in to try and take home the rather impressive trophy for their country.
And if you think Team UK was hesitant to throw that ball as hard as they could at Michelle Obama, you’d be sorely mistaken. McCarthy and Janney got some great line in throughout the sketch, including one exchange where Janney tried to understand the game, wondering where the net was and if McCarthy was the quarterback.
“There’s no dumb questions, usually,” McCarthy said, trying really hard to stay positive.
But perhaps the ultimate betrayal came when Team UK lined up to have Obama sign their copies of her newest book, “Becoming.” It’s always fun to see celebrities let their hair down and just cut loose and have fun.
Check out the video to see which team won, and see if James Corden was a good sport about the final result.
By: Dammy Eneli