Rob Gronkowski, Liev Schreiber and Luke Wilson played a game on The Late Late Show, in which the three celebrities threw footballs at holes on a spinning target, while James Corden was strapped in the middle. Seems like a fun game, right? Sure, if you're not James Corden. Let's try to imagine how this segment came about:
[The Late Late Show office, two days before filming]
Corden: "So, who've we got on Thursday's show?"
Producer: "Luke Wilson, Liev Schreiber and Rob Gronkowski."
Corden: "Gronk?! Oh man, we have to do something with him. What do you think?"
Writer: "Well, we were thinking of playing a game with them. Try to one-up Jimmy Fallon."
Corden: "Go on."
Writer: "What if they threw footballs at a rotating target, and there are three holes on it and they have to see who can get the most points by throwing the footballs through the holes. The catch is: You're dressed in full football gear and strapped to the target, and one of the holes is directly beneath your dick."
Corden: "That sounds like an awesome idea. Let's build it."
[One day before filming]
Corden: "Oh man, this contraption looks great. I think we're gonna have a great segment. I know Gronk's great at football, you think the other two will be as good as him?"
Producer: [thinks about it for a few seconds] "I think you'll be fine."
[Filming day; Corden is strapped to the target]
Corden's brain: "Oh God, why did I agree to this? My crotch is sticking out right in front of them. They're totally going to aim for my dick, aren't they?"
Rob Gronkowski's brain: "I'm gonna aim for his dick a couple times."
Luke Wilson's brain: "I'm gonna aim for his dick a couple times."
Liev Schreiber's brain: "I'm gonna take this game seriously, but also try to hit his dick a couple times."
[the machine starts]
Corden's brain: "No no no no no no no no no no no no! Ow! No! I regret this!"
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And that's how I think television is made.