After Allison Janney revived her West Wing character at a White House press briefing last week, the no-nonsense press secretary showed up on The Late Late Show Wednesday night alongside host James Corden – but she wasn’t alone.
Before the chat and swag starts, Janney’s C.J.) asks, “Sir, we need to talk about the jokes for tonight’s monologue – should we talk about them in your office, which is right there and extremely convenient?”
Replies Corden, “I don’t know. I feel like it’d be more visually compelling to walk and talk.”
As is only right, the conversation quickly turns meta – and Corden even throws in an oblique Friends reference for good measure.
Safe to say it’s a sketch for all to enjoy whether you’re a West Wing fan, you’re smarter than a Whoopi Goldberg impersonator or if you’re just getting into your Cinco de Mayo mindset.
The Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights (12:35 a.m. ET) on CBS.