Regarding what happened tonight on Colbert... (self.DaftPunk)

51 ups - 10 downs = 41 votes

EDIT: OKAY! So I like where I'm at in life and would like to keep things the way they are. I've heard the Internet is written in ink, so I'll be deleting this very soon. Any final questions?

So, had to create a fake account for legal reasons, but I can assure you I am familiar with the situation on tonight's show and would be willing to answer some questions about it.

Long story short, the story told on tonight's show about TCR not knowing about the VMA performance before yesterday is entirely true, however there is one key details being left out about Daft Punk's appearance on the show. DP was never scheduled to perform. Thicke was a pre-tape. His performance was scheduled as was the music video. However, everything was presented under a different context after MTV and Mr. "Van Wilder" made DP choose between Colbert and the VMAs.

68 comments submitted at 04:42:24 on Aug 7, 2013 by colbertguy

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  • MRcheddarbunny
  • 11 Points
  • 04:47:00, 7 August

Why would he claim DP was performing then? If he pre-taped Thicke, why wouldn't he advertise Blurred Lines? Was there too much advertising on his part in advance because they THOUGHT they could get DP on the show?

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  • colbertguy
  • 19 Points
  • 04:54:33, 7 August

Look at all the advertisements. The wording is very particular. They never claimed a performance, merely 'special guests' Daft Punk.

Why would the show need to advertise Blurred Lines more than we already did on the show? Thicke has been everywhere, more people were watching for DP, he got a bigger crowd this way.

Nobody "thought," everybody knew. They were booked over a month ago. This episode has been in the works for nearly a month. As I said, they were never slated to perform. They were slated to be on in person, as part of a bit where they didn't play. Advertising only started once word began to leak.

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  • beef-supreme
  • 5 Points
  • 05:02:34, 7 August

Thanks for posting the scoop. This is what I was thinking would happen, daft wouldn't play but they'd be part of the music video of Stephen dancing with all the guests and Fallon. Kissinger was hilarious.

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  • colbertguy
  • 14 Points
  • 05:05:27, 7 August

Exactly, the show almost played entirely to beat, except they had to throw out and completely re-do the first act. It was an episode centered around DP not performing, except now there was a real villain instead of a silly gag meant to disappoint

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  • bub2000
  • 3 Points
  • 06:21:33, 7 August

>a silly gag meant to disappoint

Whose idea was this?? I'm kinda happy there's a 'real villain' now.

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  • colbertguy
  • 3 Points
  • 06:23:08, 7 August

Writers and producers. I've heard everyone was really excited about the kind of anti-comedy/let down approach

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  • bub2000
  • 1 Points
  • 06:29:13, 7 August

Well, thanks for the scoop. Reading more details, it sounds like it could have been an awesome series of sketches. Still a kind of bait and switch, but the comedy switch would have been good.

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  • JumpedAShark
  • 4 Points
  • 05:21:06, 7 August

I was wondering how they managed to set up all the people in the dancing montage in such a short amount of time...

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  • colbertguy
  • 6 Points
  • 05:21:46, 7 August

They've been working on that for the past 3 weeks almost

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  • DeezNutsButterNJelly
  • -1 Points
  • 05:12:43, 7 August

No. On the digital guide on Comcast the only description for the episode was "Daft Punk performs."

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  • colbertguy
  • 6 Points
  • 05:15:47, 7 August

That's on Comcast. I can assure you, that was never the case. I know for a fact Verizon/Fios Cable nothing was listed

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  • DeezNutsButterNJelly
  • 3 Points
  • 05:22:25, 7 August

"Colbchella" is an annual event each summer that typically has an artist performing live on each day of it. Am I correct?

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  • colbertguy
  • 8 Points
  • 05:27:45, 7 August

In the past 'Colbchella' has been a week of concerts. Last year it was an actual concert held on one day and then spread out over the course of a week while held on the Intrepid in NYC near the studio. This year it was a one-day thing

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  • GregoryPanic
  • 4 Points
  • 05:50:03, 7 August

How angry was Stephen?

Any idea how upset DP was?

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  • colbertguy
  • 5 Points
  • 05:53:50, 7 August

More so annoyed than angry to my knowledge. People were excited to kind of bring it to the man though.

And no idea. Probably not that upset.

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  • amanbelow
  • 5 Points
  • 06:04:12, 7 August

I think it's funny Pharrell didn't show for Blurred Lines. Was that acontractual issue, sign of allegiance, or something else?

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  • colbertguy
  • 2 Points
  • 06:06:37, 7 August

Not sure. Just assume he's a pretty busy dude haha

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  • amanbelow
  • 0 Points
  • 06:17:33, 7 August

That's a pretty vague answer. Colbert got a large number of people to help fill a half hour slot. Why not him? T.I. was on bass.

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  • colbertguy
  • 4 Points
  • 06:19:24, 7 August

Maybe it's vague because I'm not gonna give an answer that I don't know to be true?

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  • amanbelow
  • 1 Points
  • 06:24:13, 7 August

Possibly. I'm not trying to discredit you but rather felt it was a unique aspect to the whole situation. I cant believe someone hadn't reached out to request his appearance.

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  • colbertguy
  • 1 Points
  • 06:26:49, 7 August

Balancing DP (at the time), Thicke, the music video and a few other surprises for future shows ON TOP of producing a near daily show is already pretty crazy. I'm not that surprised

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  • amanbelow
  • 1 Points
  • 06:33:57, 7 August

the guy was instrumental in both recordings. Are you unequivocally certain no other scenario could have happened? real sorry for the pun

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  • ChainsawedVagina
  • -2 Points
  • 06:29:20, 7 August

Hey faggot, I just wanted to let you know I DL'd your show for free, and there's nothing you can do about it, bitch.

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  • colbertguy
  • 1 Points
  • 06:33:12, 7 August

My show? You have no idea what I do.

But yeah, it's available in full on colbertnation.com every morning. It's not really a big deal to me (or anyone involved in the show for that matter). But, hey, I'm sure your life is filled with a lot more excitement and money than mine.

Oh, wait. No. It's actually definitely not, you very lonely, unaware homophobe.

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  • superdave14
  • 5 Points
  • 06:15:45, 7 August

Thanks for the info.. Extremely disappointed about them not being on the show tho :(.. MTV just ruining everything now a days.

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  • MightyMF
  • 4 Points
  • 04:47:59, 7 August

So are you saying that Daft Punk was never going to be on tonight's show in person?

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  • colbertguy
  • 15 Points
  • 04:51:58, 7 August

They were going to be in person just not performing. It was part of a bit

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  • Nerfman2227
  • 3 Points
  • 04:53:40, 7 August

What was the bit about?

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  • colbertguy
  • 16 Points
  • 04:58:32, 7 August

The gist of the bit from my understanding is Stephen wants them to play/interview etc. but they are incapable of these things because the suits are too restricting

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  • Nerfman2227
  • 5 Points
  • 05:04:01, 7 August

That actually sounds pretty funny! Thanks for the info man, it sucks that they couldn't show up, but at least we know what would've happened...and we can use our imaginations to fill out the rest!

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  • colbertguy
  • 12 Points
  • 05:11:08, 7 August

One of the ideas being tossed around involved the robots making sandwiches

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  • Nerfman2227
  • 6 Points
  • 05:13:48, 7 August

If the entire episode/first act just focused on the Robots trying to do everyday tasks but failing due to their suits/robotness, that would've been amazing. God damn MTV.

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  • Spekter5150
  • 1 Points
  • 05:43:48, 7 August

So is there talk about DP appearing and/or performing on a future show after the VMAs?

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  • chefman777
  • 3 Points
  • 05:54:08, 7 August

Was the Daft Punk'd thing planned or put together at the last minute? If so how did they get Ashton Kutcher in there so quick!

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  • ExoticCarMan
  • 1 Points
  • 06:32:45, 7 August

He's tomorrow night's guest, promoting his "Jobs" movie.

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  • theddj
  • 3 Points
  • 05:54:16, 7 August

thanks OP for the scoop, i still find it hard to believe that daft punk was personally given a decision between appearing on the vmas/tcr. do you have any info on that?

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  • colbertguy
  • 7 Points
  • 05:57:37, 7 August

Daft Punk'd was written today. Ashton Kutcher was in to pre-tape an interview. Also, DP wasn't given a choice as much as an ultimatum. MTV execs said they'd be in breach of contract and wouldn't have them on anymore if they went on TCR. The plan is for them to actually perform at the VMAs

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  • J___
  • 3 Points
  • 06:05:10, 7 August

You are beautiful

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  • Marebinerals
  • 3 Points
  • 06:04:36, 7 August

>1. Ashton Kutcher extremely hesitant to put on the trucker hat. He was not amused.

Can you elaborate? if he didnt want to then why did he do it? was he paid to do it and was like screw it y not.?

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  • colbertguy
  • 6 Points
  • 06:06:20, 7 August

Just wasn't that into Punk'd jokes. Guess he's a "serious" actor now. Kind of got coaxed into it

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  • Marebinerals
  • 2 Points
  • 06:12:04, 7 August

ya i figured he is trying to move away from that image, thanks for clearing that up for me.

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  • beef-supreme
  • 1 Points
  • 05:23:09, 7 August

Can you tell us what the music video would have been like if DP had been there?

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  • colbertguy
  • 8 Points
  • 05:24:39, 7 August

At the end they'd have been there with him, on stage, still doing nothing. He would have danced around them. They would have been "unable to dance in the robot suits." Other than that, entirely the same.

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  • beef-supreme
  • 2 Points
  • 05:29:12, 7 August

Thanks. Its too bad they wouldn't have gotten funky. The SNL teasers had them groovin'

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  • Spekter5150
  • 1 Points
  • 05:44:33, 7 August

Not to diminish the greatness of tonight's episode, but that would have been pretty damn funny to see.

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  • vwdave70
  • 1 Points
  • 05:34:58, 7 August

will dp eventually go on colbert report?

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  • colbertguy
  • 14 Points
  • 05:40:28, 7 August

Not to my knowledge. I'd say no, but they will be on the VMAs on October 3rd at 11 AM Central European Time, airing on C-SPAN 2 better known as "The Deuce"

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  • goodknee
  • 1 Points
  • 06:21:53, 7 August

nice.

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  • [deleted]
  • -1 Points
  • 04:50:34, 7 August

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  • colbertguy
  • 6 Points
  • 04:59:34, 7 August

Why would I lie about this? I have very legitimate reasons for not being able to disclose how I have come into this knowledge. I am more than willing to talk to an admin

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  • [deleted]
  • 1 Points
  • 05:03:01, 7 August

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  • colbertguy
  • 6 Points
  • 05:12:47, 7 August

An admin hasn't reached out to me yet. But more than glad to

  • [-]
  • beef-supreme
  • 4 Points
  • 05:06:04, 7 August

he sounds legit, I dont see any reason not to believe this, it's appreciated he's posting here on /r/daftpunk so we know the real scoop.

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  • StatusTics
  • -1 Points
  • 04:52:54, 7 August

"Entirely true" and the rest of the story are not compatible. I don't understand what you are saying.

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  • colbertguy
  • 8 Points
  • 04:56:43, 7 August

Do you not understand the idea of omission? They omitted that DP was never going to play. The contractual hoo-ha is all true, DP was not even allowed to appear on the show.

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  • Nerfman2227
  • 7 Points
  • 05:01:18, 7 August

That, in a way, makes it worse. It could almost be understandable why they wouldn't want them to perform (from their point of view): They (whoever that is) want their first big musical appearance to be at the VMAs. But the fact that they didn't even want them to show up as part of a bit? That really stings.

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  • colbertguy
  • 7 Points
  • 05:03:51, 7 August

Exactly. That's what was being argued today and what made Stephen and the writers really go after Van and the other MTV execs in the first act today

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  • Nerfman2227
  • 4 Points
  • 05:06:22, 7 August

So I'm guessing that the VMA thing is true, and they just ruined something big for MTV/Viacom, then?

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  • colbertguy
  • 12 Points
  • 05:08:45, 7 August

Yep, that's the main source of revenge. Huge fuck you to MTV. That and a cut bit revolving around Stephen continually giving the wrong time/channel/date for the VMAs.

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  • Nerfman2227
  • 17 Points
  • 05:10:05, 7 August

And kids, that's why you don't fuck with Stephen Colbert.

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  • jbkrule
  • 3 Points
  • 05:38:46, 7 August

Stephen Colbert is amazingly awesome.

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  • marsvolta
  • 3 Points
  • 05:55:42, 7 August

Oh god, a bit where he keeps giving the wrong date and time would have been such sweet, razor sharp icing on the cake.

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  • bub2000
  • 1 Points
  • 06:31:29, 7 August

> Viacom

How big is Colbert in the Viacom universe? What kind of fallout, if any, could there be? Like lesser quality guests?
I get the feeling they wouldn't be fucking around if this was for TDS.

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  • hellomurry
  • 1 Points
  • 05:43:08, 7 August

Is that really the wording on the email sent back from the mtv?

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  • colbertguy
  • 2 Points
  • 05:44:23, 7 August

Email is real. Plan was to air more, but time didn't allow.

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  • hellomurry
  • 3 Points
  • 05:48:46, 7 August

Oh man. What a dickbag.

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  • Lildrummerman
  • -2 Points
  • 05:45:28, 7 August

Who are you? Who who? Who who? Oh I really wanna know...

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  • StatusTics
  • 3 Points
  • 05:01:01, 7 August

Ah, got it now. Thanks. I was conflating "appear" and "perform" which seems to have been part of the original plan. Edit: I meant part of their original promotional chicanery.

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  • goodFringe
  • 1 Points
  • 06:17:19, 7 August

The performance fake out is Colbert's style of comedy.

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  • dubatronic
  • 0 Points
  • 06:20:05, 7 August

I would have been more pissed if they came on Colbert & didn't perform a mini-mix or something. Daft cunts.