For his latest “Crosswalk The Musical” segment, Late Late Show host James Corden took to the streets of Paris to put on a wonky production of Les Misérables, which aired on Wednesday (June 19). He managed to wear a beret, hang out with a mime, and play bocce along the way — pretty much every French cliché you can think of.
In the hilarious video, much of the recreation takes place in front of the iconic Arc De Triomphe, but the best part is the pedestrians who pass by, watching with confusion. As Corden’s team works hard, baguettes are the host’s main directing tactic, whether it’s to critique them or cheer them on.
Corden stands in front of the Eiffel Tower at the beginning of the clip as he explains, “It was only a matter of time before the crosswalk company set foot on French soil, and here we are. Paris.” Then it cuts to a shot of Corden riding a bike filled with flowers and baguettes down the Parisian streets.
“We have come to Paris to fill their hearts, their minds, and most importantly, their crosswalks with the greatest — and unless I’m mistaken — only French musical of all time,” he says as he hypes up his crew.
At the end, Corden pops a bottle of champagne and screams through the streets. “They loved that! They loved it! And I don’t think it is egotistical in anyway to say I’m a f–cking star. I need a croissant.”
Watch the hilarious clip below.