Rebecca Black‘s maligned song “Friday” was given a spectacular, if comedic, treatment yesterday on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."
Dressed in a tux, Stephen Colbert dropped by to perform the song for his BFFSM (best friend for six months) Jimmy Fallon on the show, E! News reported. Accompanied by Fallon’s house band, the Roots, Colbert delivered what could be described a deadpan, karaoke-styled version of the track.
Fallon and former "American Idol" champ Taylor Hicks joined in the singing with Colbert; the over-the-top performance was topped off with an appearance of the Knicks City Dancers and rained-down confetti and balloons.
Colbert’s appearance goes back to when Fallon had earlier said that if the fans could generate $26,000 for charity by yesterday, that the host of "The Colbert Report" would perform the song.
Not only were the funds raised, but NBC Universal also matched that contribution with an additional $26,000, making the grand total to over $86,000. The funds will go to DonorsChoose.org.