James Corden drives Gerard Butler insane with Cockney rhyming slang
Don’t look to James Corden to help in a crisis. In a sketch from The Late Late Show, the late-night host annoys a hurried Gerard Butler by giving nonsensical, rhyming answers to questions like, “Did you see a man run past here?” Corden’s answer: “What, that dodgy-looking tea leaf?” See? Not helpful.
Corden bills the sketch as a deleted scene from London Has Fallen, which stars Gerard Butler as a secret service agent. It’s easy to see why it would have been cut: Corden’s character doesn’t stop substituting words that rhyme with the real word he means — he replaces “train” with “Michael Caine,” for example — until Butler points a gun in his face.
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Watch the sketch above, and read our review of London Has Fallen — which is now in theaters — here.
The Late Late Show With James Corden