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George Michael Started Carpool Karaoke

George Michael gave the world some of its greatest pop tunes, and it turns out he might also be responsible for one of the best late night comedy segment as well: “Carpool Karaoke.”

As James Corden explained while sitting down with a pod farm and talking to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show earlier this year, the popular segment originated from a sketch he created for the British charity Comic Relief back in 2011, years before he started hosting the Late Late Show.

In the sketch, Corden — who was playing his character from the British sitcom Gavin & Stacey — drove around with the former Wham! star as they sang some of Michael’s most famous hits.