The segment, called “Popsicle Schtick,” began as a bit between Meyers and his writers, who would present him with groan-worthy jokes tampered with flashy graphics. The animated version of Superstar—with Jesus and his disciples as popsicle sticks—is one such attempt at a save. Watch the video above.
Jesus Christ Superstar is the next musical up for the live television event treatment. Airing April 1 on NBC, the concert event stars John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, and Alice Cooper as King Herrod.