On a recent episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden, actor and comedian Bob Odenkirk scored some laughs when he pleaded with the host to audition for the viral video hit. Corden complied, and Odenkirk delivered a hilarious but ear wrenching autotuned version of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" to the crowd's delight.
'Carpool Karaoke' Sweeps The Nation
Everyone wants to get in the "Carpool Karaoke" craze these days and it's no wonder. The viral video segments from James Corden's CBS late night talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden have taken on a life of their own on the internet, with over a billion views on YouTube. Adele's ride with Corden was the most viewed YouTube clip of all in 2016, and Corden hosted a star-studded version of the segment during his Grammy hosting performance. Apple Music has even picked up a separate stand-alone series of "Carpool Karaoke" coproduced by Corden.
So it's no wonder that during his recent appearance on The Late Late Show, comedian Bob Odenkirk wanted some of the action. While he may not be a household name, most will recognize Odenkirk from his role as Saul Goodman on the acclaimed AMC series Breaking Bad, as well as its subsequent spinoff, Better Call Saul. Odenkirk also starred in Mr. Show, and has made guest appearances on some of the best sitcoms of all time, including Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Bob Odenkirk's 'Carpool Karaoke' Audition
Odenkirk begins by proclaiming his (fake) anger at Corden and the show for not allowing him to do "Carpool Karaoke." He tells a fabricated story that when the show's producers asked if he could sing he said no, and was told that he therefore can't do the segment. He then objects, insisting that he could still get in Corden's car and ride around with him. When Corden explains that "singing is key to it," Odenkirk responds that he could sing with autotune, which the cheering audience encourages him to do.
Corden, playing along, pulls out a microphone and asks Odenkirk what he'd like to sing. The comedian then responds that he doesn't know any lyrics, other than those to one song, "Take Me Out To The Ball Game," of which he would like to do a modernized "Eurodisco version." As Odenkirk launches into an ear splitting auto tuned version of the song, the crowd claps along, while fellow guest David Oyelowo covers his ears in horror.
Afterward, as Oyelowo proclaims he may never recover from Odenkirk's performance, Corden has the last word, jokingly remarking that he "can feel America turning off their televisions while this is happening."
You can watch Bob Odenkirk's "audition" for James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" in the clip below.