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Watch Kanye West Soap Opera Starring Bryan Cranston, James Corden

Jessica Biel, Giovanni Ribisi also appear in goofy ‘Late Late Show’ sketch, featuring dialogue comprised of West lyrics

Bryan Cranston, James Corden and Giovanni Ribisi battle for Jessica Biel’s heart in a goofy Late Late Show sketch, “The Bold and the Lyrical,” with dialogue comprised completely of Kanye West lyrics.

The bit begins with a priest (bandleader Reggie Watts) officiating the wedding of Cranston and Biel. “Diamonds are forever,” the bride-to-be tells her future husband, who responds by mimicking the rapper’s hilarious babbling – “Forever-ever?” – on “Diamonds From Sierra Leone.” A fake-drunk Corden crashes the event in a jealous rage, shouting lyrics from “Runaway”: “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags/ Let’s have a toast for the assholes,” he grumbles, begging Biel, “Run away fast as you can.”

From there, the lyric drops arrive in quick succession, as the characters reference tracks like “Monster,” “Heartless,” “Gold Digger” and “All Falls Down.” Corden pulls Biel off the stage, telling her, “Get down, girl. Go ‘head, get down.” But she’s broken up about her decision, calling herself a “motherfucking monster.”

The scene comes to an awkward halt when Cranston notes that he made “that bitch,” Biel, “famous.” His scene partners break character to berate the actor: “that is genuine Kanye West lyrics.” Cranston also delivers the scene’s only non-Kanye lyric, mistakenly tossing out the chorus of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.”

Ribisi arrives complicates the situation with his own romantic plea, but the trio eventually realize Biel is a “gold digger,” departing with the rallying cry, “We want pre-nup!” 


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