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Colbert

Makes Black's 'Friday'

Into Awesome Jam

4/2/2011 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Stephen Colbert is truly a magician -- because with the help of Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and a special "American Idol" guest, he managed to turn the Rebecca Black song "Friday" into ... dare we say it ... a good song.



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w    

Can someone help me out here, in the video at 5:01 there is a dude holding up a QR scan, did Jimmy do a story on that during the episode, or was that just random at the end?

1266 days ago
17.

carlitos    

colbert rocks

1266 days ago
18.

Superman    

God help us!

And btw, why does Colbert have a hand mic and an ear mic? Colbert being redundant.

1266 days ago
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samson    

I guess that was KINDA funny. Seriously though, God himself could come down from the heavens and sing this song and it would still be terrible. The lyrics are embarrassingly bad.

1266 days ago
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Sandra     

Thanks TMZ!!! Absolutely loved and it was great fun to watch!!

1266 days ago
21.

Rich    

That was awesome haha
Stephen is God

1266 days ago
22.

YongHJ    

great performance! it's all about the performance, even if the lyrics aren't good.

1266 days ago
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theroundearth    

If you want to see (and hear) what a good interpretation can extract from this song, listen to the "Friday" cover by Kyle Puccia.
It's ironical and serious at the same time and very well sung. It's on Youtube.

1266 days ago
24.

Candace    

Awesome!!

1266 days ago
25.

Lady G    

Awesome

1266 days ago
26.

smb    

Hey, that's an excellent song! BTW, I just adore Jimmy Fallon!

1266 days ago
27.

Truth    

PROOF THAT WITH SOME REAL TALENT, THE TRACK ISN'T TOTALLY SHIETLESS SANS REBECCA BLACK!! TRUTH!!!

1266 days ago
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b.mclane    

Good lord I fear for this country. Reading comprehension is so low its scary.I never said the Colbert/Fallon rendition of "Friday" was High Schoolish. I said, and let me make this 1st grade simple;I said Fallon's entire show is basically high school level entertainment.Mainly because he uses the same old cronies from his Saturday Night Live days repeatedly and they are not funny. So his show comes off as mediocre at best.
Regarding the Colbert appearance. I clearly said it was a good thing for charity but not "awesome" as TMZ declared. What they did has been done a zillion times. There was zero new or awesome about it.
Now here is awesome: Craig Ferguson. He does more adlib and off the top of his head funny all by his lonesome than all the writers and big money thrown at Fallon's show could never dream.

1266 days ago
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riol    

False advertisement: Fallon said "The moment we have all been waiting for" and I expected him to start being funny. Let down

1266 days ago
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sugart*ts    

Good thing Stephen's Catholic because if he ever left the protection of his good wife, myself and no doubt millions of other women would stalk him like our own hand fed foie gras. I even get depressed when he goes on vacation; maybe another Xmas CD would pull me through though it...come on, if Aqualung has a Xmas album, there can never be too many!

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