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Stephen Colbert's Celebrity-Filled "Get Lucky" Dance Extravaganza with Matt Damon, Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, et al.

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | August 7, 2013 | Comments ()


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There’s been a battle brewing the last couple of months between Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” for the song of the summer, and while I think Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has won on the billboard charts, “Get Lucky” has now officially overtaken “Blurred Lines” in late-night virality, after Colbert’s dance extravaganza topped Jimmy Fallon’s toy-instrument rendition of “Blurred Lines.”

In it, Colbert brings in Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Jimmy Fallon himself, and others, as they basically just dance to “Get Lucky.” Because it feels good, that’s why. Also, because Daft Punk cancelled on Colbert (because MTV forced them to), and this is how he made it up.

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  • Damn. He came out from behind that desk LIKE A BOSS, and then laid out some mad steps in front of God and the entire world.

    Damn.
    ~~~

  • Obsidiandog

    I always suspected that Colbert was one of those closeted musical theater type guys. GLAD to see him out of the closet. But what do you expect from a guy named Colbert who pronounces it Cole-BARE.

  • llp

    I am waiting for a Colbert booth, and then I will trade someone else's firstborn child to climb into it with him.

  • lowercase_see

    Brace yourselves. Gifs are coming.

  • melissa82

    Granted if you watch the full episode you'll see that Robin Thicke 'just happened' to be in the audience and 'saves' Stephen's career by performing Blurred Lines.
    I loved Jeff Bridges shaking his ass - I feel my afternoon must include The Big Lebowski and then Crazy Heart. Maybe True Grit too if I have time.
    (And I second what BendinInTheWind already said: How do I get one of those Matt Damon machines???)

  • NateMan

    I actually was watching Fallon last week when Stephen danced on. I think Jimmy was genuinely surprised, and of course we had no idea what it was for. Good to see the whole thing now!

  • Erich

    Screw Fallon, Colbert is the one who should be getting the Tonight Show.

  • Al Borland's Beard

    As awesome of a character Walter White is, it's great seeing Cranston acting more like Hal.

  • DeltaJuliet

    I agree 100%. That was my thought as I was laughing a little too loudly at my desk.

  • Three_nineteen

    Did someone ask for videos of Hal rollerskating?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • DeltaJuliet

    THIS IS MY FAVORITE EPISODE EVER!
    Sorry for the yelling. I got a little excited. Whenever this song comes on, I look at my husband and pretend to be putting on those little gloves. Kills me.

  • Drake

    First, even though it is not permitted...

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    And damn, but Steven can REALLY bust a move!

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    I just spent a good portion of my morning in the dentist office dealing with a broken crown.

    And I come home to this...

    Thank you. This is giving me so much life right now.

    And fuck you very much, MTV.

  • idiosynchronic

    I had my annual serratus back cramp at noon while spreading the jelly on my daughters' PB&J. I'm right there with you, sib.

  • **I AM** NotTheOne

    That sucks. (I had to look that up, btw), Nothing like explaining an injury:

    "Yeah, I pulled a muscle while making a PB&J".

    "Yeah. I broke my crown on a Lifesaver mint. That's right. A Lifesaver mint."

    BADASS!

  • BendinIntheWind

    I've been feeding dollar bills into my disk drive for the past 20 minutes trying to figure out how to get into that Matt Damon booth. My computer now smells like a burning band-aid but I don't care. I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

  • Whoa, was that Jon Stewart hiding in a cave in the desert?! That was scary.

    Also, does that song say "We're up all night to get stoned"?
    Because that's all I can hear.

  • foolsage

    "She's up all night to the sun
    I'm up all night to get some
    She's up all night for good fun
    I'm up all night to get lucky"

    And yes, that is the new Middle Eastern version of Jon Stewart. He should be almost done with the filming, I believe.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    It's "get some", I think. Although "get stoned" works as well, I guess.

  • First off, much better use of your Cranston. TAKE NOTES LENO. Also, sadface that Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn (who were RIGHT THERE) didn't get involved.

    Next, nice shot of a scruffy-looking certain person.

    Last, how dare they give him an "X". Were they watching the same thing we were? Goddamn haters.

  • Nice reaction shot from Charlie Rose.

  • mb

    Colbert, Daft Punk, and Breaking Bad?! This is like everything I've ever loved in one delicious groove salad!!

  • rio

    This is the best thing ever, seriously. If a superior alien race comes to earth and decides to crash us like bugs this might just save us. We just just all need to get plastic surgeries and morph into stephen colbert.

  • Miss Kate

    This fills me with such joy.

  • TherecanbeonlyoneAdmin

    Well that was a lovely way to start the day.

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    That was just so damn joyous. I'm the world's worst dancer, and yet that made me want to shake my moneymaker.

  • That's kind of the magic of that song, though. You can be terrible at dancing and still look like you're in the groove with very little effort.

  • mrsdalgliesh

    Well, I suppose the youngsters will think I'm crabby, but I lost the groove when Kissinger showed up. He does not get to be in on the joke. He does not get to be hip. He needs to recede into a dark hole where no one cares what he thinks, no one reads his books and, for godtupus' sake, no one invites him to be part of popular culture.

  • idiosynchronic

    I wouldn't have been have as cranky if he'd appeared in say, Ben Stein's office closet. As much gravitas, just as many repugnant political views, less war crimes.

  • Three_nineteen

    My response was "Why the hell isn't he dead yet?"

  • Fabius_Maximus

    He certainly looks dead.

  • Mrs. Julien

    My response is, "Oh look, a war criminal!".

  • kirivinokur

    Yeah, that was most unwelcome.

  • stella

    Is THAT the random old guy? I honestly didnt know...

  • kirivinokur

    Yeah, remember Cambodia? He killed a lot of people there.

  • stella

    Omg I looked that up and he is.... not a very nice man.

  • Scully

    This is the most glorious thing on the internet. Game over. Shut this thing down.

  • John G.

    Agreed. The internet was invented to create this. We did it. Let's call it quits.

  • Sherry

    This. Also, where do I find this elusive Matt Damon booth? Between this and the Kimmel bit in the other post, I need one.

  • Scully

    I will give all my pennies for time in that booth with Damon. All of them. And I have lots. (For real, IL tollways went electronic years ago. What am I supposed to do with all these f*cking pennies?!)

  • WhoDeyKY

    Colbert, Laurie, Bridges, Fallon, Cranston, Damon > Daft Punk. All day every day.

  • kirbyjay

    Fuck Clapton, Colbert is GOD!!!

  • kirbyjay

    and I see where Steve Carrell learned to dance

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