Are you an avid watcher of The Late Late Show? Yeah, me neither, but I’m about to become one, now that James Corden (a.k.a. the childless baker from Into The Woods) is at the helm, bringing a new vitality to the brand. In his debut episode, he managed to convince Tom Hanks not only to appear on the show, but to recreate all his films at breakneck speed. Hanks’ arm-flailing Woody impression is too adorable for words. See it for yourself:
Corden could have stopped there, but went the extra mile by getting Mariah to agree to ride shotgun in a normal person car and sing along to her own songs. The result is #Beautiful.
The Atlantic is heralding Corden’s arrival to television as “part of a new, cheerful generation of late night.” Based on his first week, we’re more than happy to have him!