7 Iconic Moments from ‘The Late Late Show’!

The final episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden aired on April 27th on CBS. This show, along with the host James Cordon, has brought many moments for fans of celebrities all over the country. From Broadway fans to TV fans, to music fans, and more, Cordon has brought entertainment to all. With the final episode having aired, we decided to revisit some of the best moments from the show.

Carpool Karaoke with Adele (Twice)

Not only did Carpool Karaoke bring some of the best moments in entertainment, but James was able to drive around with He has been able to drive around with celebrities like Lizzo, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Céline Dion, The Jonas Brothers, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and even the former First Lady, Michelle Obama!

The most famous Carpool Karaoke video though was with Adele in 2016, which received over 261 million views on YouTube. His relationship with Adele obviously means a lot to him, as the very last Carpool Karaoke segment was with Adele, making it a full circle for James and The Late Late Show.

Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts w/ Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner

In this segment, James and a guest ask each other intense and personal questions, and if they choose not to answer, they have to eat a disgusting dish as their punishment. Since the segment began, James has had to endure the pain of eating nasty meals with celebrity guests such as Chrissy Teigen, Alicia Keys, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the late Kobe Bryant, Will Ferrell, Kris Jenner, and many more.

In 2019, one of the most viral episodes of the Spill Your Guts segment featured Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner with over 70 million views on YouTube.

When He Went Skydiving w/ Tom Cruise

In 2018, James Corden went skydiving with the stunt king himself, Tom Cruise. This came after James Corden took some shots at Cruise for doing his own stunts in Mission: Impossible Fallout. During the entire video, you can feel Corden’s fear as he is getting ready for one of the scariest moments of his life.

The video went on to receive over 58 million views, but he was done with Cordon just yet. Eleven months ago, Cruise took James out for a joyride in a fighter jet to promote Top Gun: Maverick.

Crosswalk the Musical: Grease

You know and love the segment Crosswalk the Musical; maybe you’ve even seen it on the road when driving around LA. The very first Crosswalk the Musical was Grease, which premiered around April 2015 and received a little over 5 million views.

You can see how the productions have improved since the very first time. James has gone on to put on productions of Beauty and the Beast, Marry Poppins, The Greatest ShowmanFrozen, Aladdin, and more. Viewers loved the segment so much that James Corden even began to put on Crosswalk Concerts with Harry Styles and BTS.

When He Took Prince Harry On A Tour of LA

After Prince Harry and Megan Markle moved across the world to Southern California, James thought it would be nice to introduce his friend to the tourist sights. Throughout the video, Prince Harry and James have tea, which turns out to be a flop on a double-tier bus. They also visit the mansion from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and when meeting the owners of the house, you can catch a glimpse of The Royal’s manners.

They also find some time to Facetime Meghan Markle, talk about Harry’s life, and even attend a military styles obstacle course. This moment of the show allows viewers to see how much fun Prince Harry can have with a good pal out on the town.

Celebrity Riff-Off with Anna Kendrick

In 2015, Anna Kendrick challenged James Corden to the very first Riff-Off on the show, after she hears he’s been calling himself the best acapella singer in LA. If you’ve watched Pitch Perfect, the Riff-Off on The Late Late Show is very similar. James and another celebrity guest sing a certain genre of songs with an acapella group, The Filharmonic, as their instrumentalists.

Since 2015, the video has received over 69 million views on YouTube, and James has competed against Shawn Mendes, Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Payne, Lizzo, Usher, and even Camilla Cabello.

Tattoo Roulette w/ One Direction

Almost seven years ago, Niall Horan almost died from fear, but this was also the same day Harry Styles permanently would have to explain to the world just how much he loves The Late Late Show. During this game, James had set up 5 boxes for each member of One Direction and himself. In one of these boxes, the inside was labeled tattoo, meaning whoever opened that box would receive a tattoo on the show.

Niall, who was the only member who did not have a tattoo, was fearing for his life as each member began to open their boxes, as they were labeled “safe.” However, if you watch the video, you know that, in the end, Niall is safe. Corden went on to play the same game with 5 Seconds of Summer four years later.


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Izzy Oropeza

Izzy Oropeza is a Junior at Penn State University majoring in advertising/public relations with a minor in theatre. She is an intern for AfterBuzzTV and Heal Squad with Maria Menounos and she hopes to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, whether on the screen or behind the scenes.