Daft Punk, the French duo who pretend to be robots, will be joining Stephen Colbert, the American personality who pretends to be a Republican, on The Colbert Report this coming Tuesday, August 6.
It’s unclear just what the French duo—whose song with Pharrell, “Get Lucky,” should not need to be explained here—will do on the show, although it is clear that we are supposed to be wondering this very thing. They might perform. Or maybe Colbert will interview them. (Their names are Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo.) Or maybe both of those things will happen. But if Colbert does interview one or both of them, he will have to contend with the fact that they always wear helmets in public.
More information: The episode will be part of the “ColbChella” series. (The show staged something similar last year and the year before.) Colbert has recently been asking his guests to dance to “Get Lucky.”
More speculation: Colbert will likely reference the fact that Daft Punk only appear in public as robots, and may even allude to his own highly fixed persona. He might humorously draw a comparison between their helmets and Robin Thicke’s hair (Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” having — numbers-wise, at least — defeated “Get Lucky” for Song of the Summer status), or perhaps the exposed breasts in the unedited ”Blurred Lines” video.
Of course, you’ll have to watch to find out. Do you think Colbert’s got something creative planned? What would you like to see from Daft Punk?