During his monologue about the local news travesties of the day, James Corden took a moment on Tuesday night to shut down what is quickly becoming one of the Internet's most hated categories of viral media: promposals.
On Friday, police dash cam footage was posted to a Georgia city department's Facebook page in which cops pull over a couple of teens driving around in a white truck. It turns out to be an elaborate way for the boy in the couple to ask out his girlfriend, and after this girl is frightened by an interrogation about marijuana, he surprises her with a sign reading, "Say yes or you're under arrest." She did say yes, by the way.
James Corden HATED it:
"Look, this is a family show and I would never usually say this, but f*ck this kid," says Corden, adding, "In my day, school dances were a simple affair. Everyone said no, and I stayed home. It was simple!"
You can skip to about minute two to hear his full rant, and also decide for yourself if a threat of incarceration is adorable or horrible in the video below:
Corden's remarks are reminiscent of Jimmy Kimmel's recent rant about promposals directed at celebrities. Emma Stone was forced to respond to a teen who put together an elaborate La La Land promposal that went wildly viral. Stone eventually said she couldn't attend the dance because, boo hoo, she had to work.
Kimmel is quick to point out that the actual reason Stone wouldn't go to prom is likely because she is a 27-year-old woman and dating children is creepy and illegal, even for good publicity:
Could this signal the death of the promposal trend? I sure hope so. I mean, it's cute for kids to ask each other out in nice and inventive ways, but do we all really need to hear about it?! It's also kind of a red flag when someone is asking you to go on a date just so they can get some Internet fame. Something simpler and more sincere is probably a better bet.
When I moved across the country a couple of months ago, I was trying to find a short-term place to stay while I looked around for an apartment to make my home. I've gone through my share of shady sublets, and was so worried I wouldn't land a spot that I started looking for one to book months in advance. On my first day of browsing, I came across a gorgeous and affordable one-bedroom in a really convenient location, but was super skeptical of the post because of how traumatized I am from my previous experiences.
I've dealt with creeps who ask for a cash deposit then claim they're in the hospital on the exact same day they're supposed to meet me for the keys. I've had people cancel my reservation once I've already landed in their city... Needless to say, I'm a seasoned subletter. When I found this lovely one-bedroom on Craigslist, I was sure the listing was too good to be true. So I took a proactively defensive stance when I reached out via email. I asked for boring specifications on the apartment and went over payment details with exhaustive thoroughness. I even asked if a friend could stop by to make sure there were no secret squatter tenants, or anything sketchy like that. Then, I got an email back.
TWIST: I recognized the address from the gushing fan mail I had sent it years ago. The apartment belonged to my favorite living writer and here I was, casually emailing with her directly. Flash forward a few months and we're friendly and occasionally email each other or meet for coffee to catch up. And that's how my nightmare sublet search turned into a friendship with one of the best and most famous writers of our time.
I live for real-life plot twists like this. They keep us on our toes while we cruise through this journey of life. Which is why when u/whytho37 asked Reddit to share their most insane plot twists, the results were incredible.
Scroll down for twists so good, you wouldn't believe they actually happened if you saw them in a film.