Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade hit pop culture like a monster truck crunching so many parked cars on Saturday, so basically every late-night comedian had no choice but to comment. Every major late-night host devoted portions of their shows to parodying the elaborate Rachel Roy diss track; but fortunately, there's enough going on in Lemonade that each comic found a different angle to take.
On the Late Show, Stephen Colbert showed that he gets that he's not who Lemonade is intended for and that's fine, by sending up his own essential white manliness. "[Lemonade] makes powerful statements about women being disrespected, especially black women," Colbert says, "and I know you have been waiting for a white man to explain it to you." He then elucidated what things like "Becky with the good hair" mean in a segment called "Stephen Colbert White-Mansplains."
Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel did his own Lemonade explainer, telling the somewhat complicated backstory of the drama surrounding the album through emojis.
On the Daily Show, Trevor Noah made the not-so-obvious comparison between Lemonade and Donald Trump, with Trump as Beyoncé the scorned lover, and the mean ol' Republican National Convention as Jay-Z. He then presented Orangeade -- a version of "Hold Up" with Trump taking a baseball bat to car windows.
On the Tonight Show and Late Night, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers didn't do a full parodies, but they each told some Lemonade jokes in their opening monologues. Fallon had the best joke, saying "if you're watching from your bed, get comfortable, and if you're watching from an air mattress, hang in there, Jay-Z."
The funniest take on Lemonade, though, came from James Corden, who turned his Late Late Show monologue into a meta-commentary on doing a monologue, telling Trump jokes in a breathy Beyoncé voiceover and stripping down to his skivvies. It was the purest parody of the night, and it was hilarious.
Which was your favorite take on Lemonade?