Linkin Park posted their episode of Carpool Karaoke (which also features Ken Jeong) to their Facebook page today. The episode is a rather difficult, yet fulfilling, watch for long time fans as the late Chester Bennington sits at the driver seat belting some of the band’s greatest hits.
Throughout the entirety of the episode, Jeong makes claims regarding why he should be an honorary member of the band, providing his own rendition of the songs, introducing lyrics such as “too-da-loo stupid, too-da-loo Mike’s stupid,” referring to Mike Shinoda (the band’s lead songwriter). He even goes as far as to have Chester pull over and blare music in a random neighborhood for him to put his dance moves on display.
Contrary to what’s expected, Jeong actually busts a few moves, entitling them “hot dogs and ketchup”. Chester joins him, providing yet another tear-jerking moment. Before long, other members of the band join in on the dance move. Mind you, this is in the middle of a suburban neighborhood, and the local watch committee is activated as they peer through their windows at the hilarity. “Toodaloo motherfuckers,” Jeong says as they drive off and carry on with the karaoke.
The conversation switches from the subject Jeong’s wet dreams to what the band’s weirdest jobs were before their rise to prominence. Chester explained his former occupation of being a $4/hour leaf blower prior to explaining how he would like his kids to go about fulfilling their dreams: “I just want my kids to find something they’re passionate about.” He further explains how musically inclined his daughters are. Jeong details how prior to acting he was a doctor and a karaoke singer, before inviting the band onto a party bus where they all engage in a rendition of “Sweet Home Alabama.” Jeong then decides to grab random people off the street and invite them to chime in.
The footage was shot just six days prior to Chester’s death, and shows him as a person seemingly living life to the fullest. It serves as a reminder that mental illness isn’t often something that can be seen, but is rather something festering beneath the surface.