As is my wont these days, I spent part of Saturday on YouTube looking for fresh takes on Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” and halfway up the list was the legendary Stephen Colbert/Roots collaboration on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from the first of April, which was, you’ll remember, a Friday.
I was surprised to see it there, given NBC’s and Hulu’s assiduous policing of the scene, and perhaps even more so to see it reversed on screen. The uploader explains:
For those who still wonder why this video is flipped as a mirror image it is due to copyright reasons. YouTube scans all videos upon uploading for copyrighted material and without mirror imaging uploading this video would not have been possible.
I wonder what will happen when Hitler finds out.