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'Chewbacca Mom' carpools with James Corden and J.J. Abrams

'Chewbacca Mom' drives James Corden to work
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  • Candace Payne -- "Chewbacca Mom" -- is tasked with driving James Corden to work
  • "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams shows up to critique Payne's Chewbacca impression

(CNN)It's official: Chewbacca Mom has made it.

Why's that, exactly? It's not the millions of views on her Facebook video. It's not the attention she's gotten from just about every media outlet, big and small, since posting the video. It's landing a seat in James Corden's car.
    We all know that late show host James Corden has some trouble getting himself to work, and frequently enlists the help of stars such as Elton John or One Direction.
    Chewbacca Mom, whose real name is Candace Payne, offers to help Corden out
    But this isn't the usual "Carpool Karaoke." There's no singing and a lot of laughing.
    Payne is too distracted by her mask, laughing through the now-classic line, "I'm such a happy Chewbacca!"
    "You know that doesn't sound anything like Chewbacca right?" Corden asks in faux-exasperation.
    And the camera cuts to "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams who disagrees.
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    "Can I give you one director's note?" Abrams asks Payne, and shows her the proper way to imitate Chewbacca.
    There are sadly no Chewbacca-inspired songs in the segment, but Corden does eventually find a mask, and the unlikely trio ends on that same laugh we've all come to love.