I’ve watched this video a few times now and still can’t decide who was the bigger prick. See what you think:
Was it Corden for shoving his chins into an old man’s face, or Stewart for believing he could beat Corden at his own game? Was it wrong for Corden to so relish slagging our gallant Knight, or was Sir Jean-Luc pitifully deluded in thinking the audience were loving his lame gags? It’s all of the above isn’t it? So it’s a draw. Except it isn’t, because it’s lowered my estimation of the great thespian. Maybe Patrick thought Extras gave him a comedy pass, but I thought he had too much class to go toe-to-toe in such a tawdry scrap with the likes of Corden, whose sudden World Cup ubiquity is as likely to enforce a spell out of the spotlight as propel him into the top flight. Even his Official World Cup Song with Dizzee Rascal is, at one point, an incitement to violence that harks back to a Hooligan age:
“Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough”? Really? You’re going to sing that? On the streets of Soweto? Where the people have suffered slightly greater hardships than being unable to buy a Yorkie from an all-night garage? Please, Mr Corden, I’m afraid the most likely response would be “you’re going to get your f*cking head kicked in” and I hope it happens sooner rather than later to teach you humility enough to lay off gloating over old men with far greater talent than you’ll ever possess. Start showing a bit of class, or I’m going to have to come round your house and insert a vuvuzela into you.
Now if only I could stop cringeing at that video. Oh Picard, please don’t make it so. Eeeuuurgh.