James Corden Jokes About Drought, Cuts Ribbons as He Plays L.A. Mayor for Day
"I don't really want to be the mayor if I'm not cutting ribbons."
On Thursday's Late Late Show, James Corden took on a powerful job for the day in the latest installment of his recurring "Take a Break" segment. For this iteration, the host pretended to fill in for L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
"How often do you talk to Batman?" asked Corden after offering his services. To avoid confusion, Corden donned a sash as he jokingly took over for Garcetti.
Corden also gently mocked the city's efforts to combat the drought. After meeting with his mayoral team, he led them in a chant. "Everybody say 'Drought? What drought? Let's take a shower,' " he offered.
Later, the late-night host suggested adding Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to the state flag of California, made fun of the water-drop costume used to promote responsible water usage and asked for cloths to help him "unveil" things.
"I don't really want to be the mayor if I'm not cutting ribbons," said Corden when he was told he had no ribbon-cutting duties that day. Instead, he walked around with giant scissors he claimed he'd brought for just such occasions, cutting ribbons in front of elevators, bathroom stalls and on top of lunches.
At the end of the day, Corden released his "plan to make L.A. better," which included imposing a one-selfie-a-week restriction for L.A. residents and banning DJs. When it was time to give up his "unbelievable amount of power," Corden put up quite the struggle. Watch below.