Along with the passing of Prince late last week, pop culture was dominated by discussion of, dissection of, and numerous re-watchings of Beyoncé's HBO special, Lemonade, and the surprise release of an album of the same name during the TV show's premiere.
Naturally, it didn't take long for late-night to insert itself into the conversation. The Late Show host Stephen Colbert made a 46-second clip called "Stephen-ade," but James Corden may have won the battle of the Beyoncés with his nearly four-minute-long "Lemonjames: A Visual Monologue."
In the clip, Corden goes full-on Beyoncé, donning the superstar's light-colored, cornrowed hairstyle, her now-signature yellow dress, and even a bra-and-panty set while sharing his recipe for lemonade — half-talking, half-whispering his monologue while parading through artistic backdrops.
"I try to write a monologue for you night after night," he says at the beginning of the clip. "Even when we don't have a show I write a monologue, but you don't see that."
As the sketch continues, Corden continues to pull inspiration from the Lemonade special, making one joke that references one of its most talked-about lines.
"Does that make you laugh like Jimmy with the good hair?" an apparent reference to late-night rival and fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon ... or maybe Jimmy Kimmel?!?
Check out the full video above, and visit HBO.com for ways to view Lemonade.
Cover image: The Late Late Show With James Corden via YouTube