[News] Here's Why Daft Punk Wasn't on Tonight's Episode of The Colbert Report

So, excitement was pretty high earlier today when Stephen Colbert's website confirmed an appearance by Daft Punk on tonight's episode of The Colbert Report as part of Colbchella '013. Lo and behold, the robotic duo were nowhere to be found. During the opening segment of the show, Colbert explained why:

Here’s the story: it’s a true story. We booked click and clack over here about a month ago. This network is owned by Viacom, which is also the owner of MTV… Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards. Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: no one told me until two hours ago."

Apparently MTV has an exclusive for a live television performance by Daft Punk, and they, and parent company Viacom, nixed the chances of a visit to The Colbert Report. Too bad for them, 'cause Robin Thicke took the title of "new song of the summer" with "Blurred Lines." Colbert took it even further, dishing out a "Get Lucky" montage featuring Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, the cast of Breaking Bad, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and more. Watch it below.

Daft Punk will be performing during the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th, during which Kanye West is also scheduled to perform.