After Daft Punk Ditch, Colbert Dances To Henry Kissinger's Office

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Thursday, 08 Aug 2013 01:17 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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After the band Daft Punk canceled their appearance on Stephen Colbert's show, the comedian did not take the cancellation Tuesday night laying down, as he ruined the band's "surprise" spot on sister network MTV later this month and ran a spoof video of the group's hit "Get Lucky," in which he dances with stars ranging from Jimmy Fallon to Bryan Cranston to John Stewart via Skype, and even Henry Kissinger, who doesn't dance, but calls security.

According to Colbert, Draft Punk was supposed to have performed on his show but was pulled at the last minute because the group had previously signed an exclusive contract to appear on MTV's Video Music Awards, wrote Entertainment Weekly.

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"You see, we booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago," Colbert said on Tuesday’s "The Colbert Report." "Well, apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don't tell anybody, because fun fact: No one told me until two o’ clock yesterday."

Colbert then showed off his own "Get Lucky" video for his "Colbchella" summer concert series, with guest shots including actors Matt Damon, Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, Cranston, talk show host and "CBS This Morning" host Charlie Rose, late-night talk show host Fallon, the Rockettes, Nick Cannon, and the cast of "America's Got Talent."

In one clip, Colbert bursts out of a closet in former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's office, commencing his dance around Kissinger's desk, before exiting the screen. Kissinger picks up the phone and says one word: "Security."

"Three And A Half Men" star Ashton Kutcher even made a brief appearance before the video to tell Colbert he didn't get "Punk'd," he got, well, effed.

Robin Thicke eventually performed his single “Blurred Lines” in Daft Punk’s place.

MTV executives were not happy with Colbert ruining the surprise visit by Daft Punk, crying foul about the comedian's outing of the band's planned appearance, Deadline.com reports.

Comedy Central and MTV are two of the numerous networks owned by media conglomerate Viacom, which also includes Paramount Pictures.

Daft Punk, the French duo Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter have been riding high with their first American hit song "Get Lucky." Rolling Stone magazine said the group is a "blend of house, funk, electro and techno" and has influences from "rock bands like AC/DC as they were by classic disco acts."

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