Sarcastic comedian Stephen Colbert won the talky-box competition last night with his segment on Daft Punk and MTV. The popular group was originally scheduled to appear on The Colbert Report's annual StePhest Colbchella show and play their hit, "Get Lucky," but had to pull out after MTV head honcho Van Toffler objected.
Seems Daft Punk is scheduled to make a "surprise" appearance at the Video Music Awards in late August and Toffler claimed the network had exclusivity rights to appearances by the group until then. Both MTV and Comedy Central are owned by Viacom.
A pissed off Colbert took Toffler to the woodshed - spilling the beans on Daft Punk's "surprise" appearance, giving the back story, and making fun of his name. He played the group's song that he'd previously deemed "the song of the summer," danced around with several celebrities like Ashton Kutcher, Jeff Bridges, Hugh Laurie, Jimmy Fallon, Bryan Cranston, Jon Stewart, Nick Cannon, Matt Damon, and Henry Kissinger, and then gave Robin Thicke the opportunity to step in and perform "the real song of the summer."
It's must-watch TV.
Robin Thicke's performance is after the break.