While there were few genuine laughs to be found in last night's Super Bowl 50 ads, as even the game's best spots didn't measure up to the most memorable commercials from previous Super Bowls, James Corden found humor in sending up an iconic ad from 24 years ago.
During his post-Super Bowl broadcast of The Late Late Show with James Corden, which aired after local news (and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Corden hilariously spoofed Cindy Crawford's Pepsi Super Bowl ad from 1992.
"Nothing will ever beat my favorite Super Bowl commercial from 1992," said Corden, who then proceeded to do just that. He recreated the spot—where Crawford helped herself to a Pepsi as two stunned boys look on—with the help of the supermodel herself, who donned a white tank top and cutoff jeans, just like in the original ad. But this time she was joined by Corden, who sported an identical outfit, which didn't look quite as flattering on him.
Here's Crawford's original Pepsi Super Bowl ad from 1992:
After teaming up with Crawford, Corden debuted his latest popular Carpool Karaoke segment, this one featuring Elton John.
Later in the show, Corden parodied a second iconic ad: the Budwesier "Whassup?" campaign, which first aired in 1999. (Although it is widely thought of as a Super Bowl ad, it actually began airing before the game.)
Earlier in the evening, Colbert's post-Super Bowl Late Show featured a surprise appearance from President Barack Obama. Colbert told Adweek that he traveled to Washington D.C. on Friday to film the segment with Obama, and taped two Late Show episodes on Thursday (one aired Thursday night; the other aired Friday night) to accommodate the shoot.
However, Colbert's show ended up not including two elements that he'd teased in last week's cover interview with Adweek: a brand integration ("we've got a couple of things we hope to do … but we're still finding the right company who wants to play ball," he said) and "our own Super Bowl commercial," which perhaps was cut to make room for Megyn Kelly, who was a late addition to the Late Show Super Bowl lineup.