* Their surprising appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2006, playing for the first time in the now-iconic glowing pyramid, heralded by ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' chimes.
* Their surprise appearance at the 2008 Grammys during Music/KanyeWest's performance of "Stronger". The album version of the song uses samples of Daft Punk's song "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" from ''Music/{{Discovery}}; in the Grammy show, Daft Punk themselves appeared and performed that part of the song live. This was the ''first time '''ever''''' Daft Punk had appeared live on television (they'd been on TV before, but always pre-recorded).
* After several years worth of [[AwardSnub award snubs,]] Daft Punk gets nominated for 5 Grammys for the 56th Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and winning at ALL of them.
** Their second live televised performance ever was beside Music/StevieWonder, blending "Get Lucky" with a number of other memorable songs. They essentially turned the Grammys into an enormous dance party, with literally everyone in the audience on their feet.
* Appearing pretty much [[AsHimself As Themselves]] in ''Film/TronLegacy'' and turning into a OneSceneWonder. According to the {{Disney}} executives, they not only showed up to the meeting in their robot suits, but spent the meeting (over pancakes) asking ''them'' all kinds of questions about the movie to see if it would be "done right".
* Getting Creator/LeijiMatsumoto ''out of retirement'' to not just animate some music videos, but an entire album as a silent film. The end result, ''Anime/{{Interstella 5555}}'', is distilled awesome.
* According to Music/KanyeWest, while he feels that his song "Stronger" is a great song, it does not compare to the sampled "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." Considering the person who's saying that, that's saying a ''lot''.
* Acapella group Music/{{Pentatonix}} scored one of their biggest hits on YouTube with their awesome [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MteSlpxCpo Daft Punk medley]].

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