My response to hearing that James Corden was taking over as host of The Late Late Show was probably similar to most with a “what’s that?” followed by a “and who’s that?” Playing the Baker in the Into the Woods remake aside, I had no idea who he was or what to expect.

However, then he started with Carpool Karaoke and I became obsessed. I fell first for him with Jennifer Hudson:

But would argue the Iggy Azalea and Justin Bieber versions are most impressive simply because he took two unlikeable humans and made them charming.

That said, the Carpool Karaoke videos seem to get a decent amount of circulation on the interwebs, so I think it better to share some primo examples of clever thinking from Mr. Corden.

Like when he played DJ Skat Kat with Paula Abdul:

Or when he introduced the exciting new game Nuzzle Waaa?:

Or lastly when he worked for a few hours at a mattress store and exposed someone trying to buy a mattress for Natalie Portman:

It’s just really enjoyable to watch someone bring so much joy and positivity to the airwaves. I’d say to the time slot but since I a) go to bed at 9:30 PM and b) don’t have cable anymore, I don’t really have that perspective…