James Corden made appropriate use of his post-Super Bowl Late Late Show, recruiting Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron and Adam Devine to recreate the past four decades of sports movies in seven minutes.
The quartet open the clip with a salute to The Bad News Bears, with Corden channeling the grumpy little league baseball coach played by Walter Matthau. They segue into an eclectic variety of films – both classic (Field of Dreams, Rocky, Raging Bull) and lightweight (Space Jam, cheerleading romp Bring It On). Highlights include Kendrick referencing The Sandlot with the insult, “You eat dog crap for breakfast, geek” and Devine dressing up as Mr. Miyagi for The Karate Kid.
It’s worth sticking around the entire video for the bizarre sight of Corden with whipped cream breasts – an homage to Varsity Blues.
Kendrick, Efron and Devine co-star in the upcoming comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, scheduled to hit theaters July 8th. A trailer for the film appears at the end of the Late Late Show bit.