Perhaps no one is a bigger fan of The People v. O.J. Simpson than James Corden. Last week, the host of The Late Late Show talked to Khloé Kardashian about what the show gets wrong. Corden had no such guest to discuss this week’s episode, though he did tease bandleader Reggie Watts about it (“It’s Wednesday, so you know what means, Reggie?” “Something to do with orange juice?” “In a way, you’re right”).
Instead, Corden discussed some of his own opinions about the show, such as his confusion over the number of hourglasses in Judge Lance Ito’s (Kenneth Choi) office. “I understand the need to murder someone more than I understand the need to have that many hourglasses,” Corden said.
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This week’s episode was titled “The Race Card” and prominently discussed how race factored into the trial. Corden even compiled a short video of every time race was mentioned in the episode — it’s almost 30 seconds long. In addition to race, one of the main themes of The People v. O.J. Simpson has been assessing the magnitude of the trial’s influence on modern pop culture. Corden added his own take into the mix, expertly mashing up a scene of Marcia Clark (Sarah Paulson) calling Christopher Darden (Sterling K. Brown) with Adele’s “Hello.” He even set it in the sepia tones of the iconic Xavier Dolan-directed video. Makes you think.
Watch the full clip below.