It’s Obama, Allison Janney, Mila Kunis, Melissa McCarthy, Lena Waithe and Kate Hudson for Team USA taking on James Corden, Harry Styles, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Bradley and Reggie Watts for Team UK.
Running late for work, James Corden was thrilled that Michelle Obama agreed to ride along to keep him company … but wait, didn’t we already do a "Carpool Karaoke" with her? Well, things were about to get a lot more violent this time around.
The former First Lady and "The Late Late Show" host immediately started bickering about who had performed better during that previous viral video, with Corden’s blowhard persona of course insisting that it wasn’t even close. But then, he went and made it an issue of patriotism by insisting, "With all due respect, I’m British. There is nothing you can do that we can’t do better."
Well that was all it took for Obama to decide that it was time for Corden to put his dodgeball where his mouth was, leading to the first-ever Late Late Show" Dodgeball tournament between Obama’s Team USA and Corden’s Team UK.
And while it was fake very serious indeed, one of the most infectious things about the video is how much fun everyone is clearly having. On top of that, both teams were really going all in to try and take home the rather impressive trophy for their country.
And if you think Team UK was hesitant to lob that ball as hard as they could at Michelle Obama, you’d be sorely mistaken. But not as sore as Harry Styles and the guys were when the ladies decided to go low, i.e. hit the guys where it counts.
Obama assembled a squadron of powerhouse females to represent the USA, with Allison "Uncanny" Janney, Mila "The Killer" Kunis, Melissa "Never Missa" McCarthy, Lena "Wildcard" Waithe and Kate "Hacksaw" Hudson.
Corden countered with some of the UK’s most notable men: Harry "Sign of the Crimes" Styles, Benedict "The Claw" Cumberbatch, John "Hurt You Badly" Bradley and Reggie "Windmill" Watts.
If you’re scratching your head wondering why Watts is on Team UK when he’s American, you’re not alone. But when he brought it up, Corden countered his hesitance with, "Maybe you’d feel comfortable if you weren’t the bandleader on our show."
McCarthy and Janney got some great line in throughout the sketch, including one exchange where Janney tried to understand the game, wondering where the net was and if McCarthy was the quarterback.
"There’s no dumb questions, usually," McCarthy said, trying really hard to stay positive.
But perhaps the ultimate betrayal came when Team UK lined up to have Obama sign their copies of her newest book, "Becoming."
It’s always fun to see celebrities let their hair down and just cut loose and have fun. That’s why the "Battle of the Network Stars" specials were so popular back in the day, and its why this Dodgeball skit was such a blast to watch. We’re not sure you’ll see anyone having more unbridled fun in their life than Mila Kunis playing this game, win or lose.
Check out the video to see which team won the best of three matchup, and see if James Corden was a good sport about the final result. Spoiler alert: he wasn’t.
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