Has late night TV become the 'morning after' viral video?

q's pop culture panel weighs in on the worthy, contentious, and mind-boggling stories from the week in arts and entertainment.
James Corden's signature Carpool Karaoke segment with Adele has been watched 90 million times online since January while his Late Late Show usually reaches about 1.2 million viewers per night. (CBS)

q's pop culture panel weighs in on the worthy, contentious, and mind-boggling stories from the week in arts and entertainment. Opinionated and irreverent, our panel takes pop culture seriously (but not too seriously).

Today, senior editor at Chatelaine Rachel Giese, Esquire columnist Stephen Marche and senior editor at The Walrus Emily Keeler join Shad to discuss:

  • Viral videos from late night hosts are racking up more views than their nightly shows, like James Corden's Carpool Karaoke with Adele which has been watched 90 million times online since January. Has late night television become a warm-up for the next morning's viral video?
  • CGI plastic surgery is the next step in removing lines and slimming waistlines for famous actors. These alterations are less like special effects and more like surgery — all done with the click of a mouse. Is this kind of perfection alienating?
  • Whether you suspected it or were certain, now we all know for sure: Mr. Smithers is gay. The Simpsons character came out in last Sunday's episode, but was this a necessary move all these years later, or should we be showing Mr. Smithers some compassion for his struggle?
WEB EXTRA | Watch Adele's Carpool Karaoke, which has been viewed more than 90 million times since January. 


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