Colbert Gets Daft Punk’d

If you tuned in to The Colbert Report last night to see a rare, highly-publicized appearance by Daft Punk, you may have been sorely disappointed to instead get a fill-in performance by Robin Thicke. The day before the show was set to air, a representative from the French music duo informed Colbert that because of an exclusive deal with MTV, they would not be appearing live. As you could imagine, Stephen Colbert was not too happy about having to essentially rewrite his entire show with almost no notice. Instead of playing nice with MTV (a network owned by Viacom, the same media empire that owns Comedy Central, where the Report airs), Colbert hilariously dedicated half of the episode to venting his frustration. Not only was he thrilled to spoil the surprise that Daft Punk would be playing at the VMAs next month, he also read private Viacom corporate emails, took numerous jabs at Daft Punk themselves, and then aired a low-budget, celebrity-filled disco music video he threw together featuring the band’s single “Get Lucky” …

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