Matthew Broderick and James Corden Parody Guys and Dolls Number

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The duo offered a Thanksgiving-themed version of “Fugue for Tinhorns.”
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Tony Awards host James Corden joined two-time Tony winner Matthew Broderick on his Late Late Show with James Corden in a segment called “Fugue for Turkey.”

Just as Rusty Charlie, Nicely-Nicely Johnson, and Benny Southstreet argue about the winning horse in Guys and Dolls’ opening number “Fugue for Tinhorns,” Corden and Broderick debate the best way to cook a turkey in this version with re-written lyrics.

As Corden said in his intro to the pre-taped segment, “People are worried about arguing with their family over the holiday over politics and all those things, but even more viciously about how to cook a turkey, and on this show, anything worth fighting about is worth singing about.”

Corden’s verse begins:
I got the bird right here
And it’s the time of year
This recipe has made it clear
Deep fry, deep fry
The book says I should deep fry
If it says I should deep fry
Deep fry, deep fry

And Broderick begins to counter with:
I’m making Brooklyn brine
It works out every time
That I slow roast the bird and it’s sublime
Slow roast, slow roast
I stand by the plan slow roast
A deep-seated pan slow roast
Slow roast, slow roast

Watch the performance, complete with kitchen choreography and prop turkeys, below:

Broderick was last seen on Broaday in Sylvia with Annaleigh Ashford. Prior to that, he appeared as Peter Austin in the star-packed It’s Only a Play, opposite Kelli O’Hara in Nice Work if You Can Get It, in Roundabout Theater Company’s The Philanthropist, and as the iconic Felix Unger in The Odd Couple. He was nominated for a Tony for his performance as Leo Bloom in The Producers, opposite Nathan Lane, and earned a Tony Award for his work in the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and his first Tony for his performance as Eugene Jerome in 1983’s Brighton Beach Memoirs.

Aside from hosting the 2016 Tony Awards, Corden won a Tony for his work as leading actor in One Man, Two Guvnors and previously appeared on Broadway in The History Boys. He also starred as The Baker in the film version of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods.

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