Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY
Satirical news show host Stephen Colbert wasn't lying Tuesday night when he said he'd been "daft punk'd."
He was referring, of course, to French electronic duo Daft Punk canceling their scheduled performance on The Colbert Report at the last minute, at the expense of many jabs from Colbert himself.
"We booked Click and Clack over here about a month ago," Colbert said during the broadcast. "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."
Daft Punk was slated to appear on the talk show Tuesday night, but was forced to cancel due to contractual obligations of appearing on the MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 25, according to the Hollywood Reporter. MTV and Comedy Central - which broadcasts The Colbert Report - are both owned by Viacom.
Despite the no-show, it wasn't all bad news for TV viewers. Colbert debuted a clip in which he dances to Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky, alongside an illustrious crew of celebrities including Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Hugh Laurie and Jimmy Fallon.