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See Michael Phelps, U.S. Swim Team Spoof ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Ahead of Rio Olympics, team sings Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, ‘Pokémon’ theme and more

Michael Phelps and the U.S. Olympic Swim Team paused their Rio prep to spoof The Late Late Show‘s viral video segment Carpool Karaoke. The wacky video cuts back and forth between various cars as the swimmers belt a pump-up playlist that includes Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?,” the Pokémon theme song and, fittingly, Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”

Phelps’ car unveils an American flag as they harmonize to Zac Brown Band’s “Fried Chicken.” Other highlights include ice cream cone mishaps at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru, random lobster costumes, spirited Running Man moves during Ghost Town DJ’s’ resurrected R&B sensation “My Boo” and a hilarious recreation of That ’70s Show‘s intro credits.

The athletes – including Missy Franklin, Ryan Lochte, Elizabeth Beisel, Katie Ledecky and Nathan Adrian – also tackle the Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles),” Fifth Harmony’s “Boss,” One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and the Friends theme song (the Rembrandts’ “I’ll Be There For You”).

The 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremonies kick off Friday, August 5th at 7:30 ET on NBC.

Refugees, teens and a country with only one athlete are among those trying to defy the odds at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Watch here.


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