If Melania Trump's team is ever tempted to crib from Michelle Obama in the future, it may want to study Wednesday's edition of "The Late Late Show with James Corden."
The late-night series' recurring segment "Carpool Karaoke," the internet's most viral sensation not featuring someone suffocating under a Chewbacca mask, usually features pop singers, but the amiable host made an exception for the First Lady -- and she didn't disappoint.
Clearly giddy about getting a break from the White House, even if it meant just tooling around her backyard, Obama "hand danced" to "Single Ladies" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" with the ease of someone who knows she'll be the hottest guest on the cocktail-party circuit once her husband is out of office next year.
Even die-hard Republican mothers had to be touched by the memory of the last time she let loose in the passenger seat, offering tips while her daughter practiced her driving.
Missy Elliott later popped up in the back seat to join in on "Get Your Freak On," capping what was hands down the highlight of a late-night menu that also featured Stephen Colbert mingling with Republican delegates and Samantha Bee interviewing "real Americans" on her bus trip to Cleveland.
The only sour note: Corden babbling on a few times to such a degree I hoped a Secret Service agent would lean in the driver's window and stick a muzzle on him.
Mrs. Obama was already in the news this week after Melania Trump's speech contained a couple paragraphs from Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic Convention eight years ago, which comedians have pounced on like a hungry lion at red meat.
That's no surprise. The Melania Misdemeanor is a lot easier to explain and ridicule than more complicated, and infinitely more pressing issues, which Bill Maher pointed out during his monologue on a special edition of "Real Time." He then proceeded to follow up the scolding with a couple more jokes at the expense of the possibly future First Lady.
But Maher and his left-leaning panel, which included Dan Savage and Michael Moore, saved their real virtriol for the Trump children, at one point comparing the boys to Nazi youth.
I usually relish the outrage spewing out of Maher, who has long been TV's best angry man -- although John Oliver and Bee are now giving him a run for his money -- but these attacks were served with a little too much bitterness, especially with so many other rich targets available.
Maher and friends could use a relaxing spin around the block, preferably with Stevie Wonder blasting on the car radio.
"Real Time" returns Thursday along with the first ever live edition of "Late Night With Seth Meyers."